Monday, October 25, 2010

Critical Food Safety At Port LaBelle Bella View

Naples Man New Port LaBelle Restaurant Operator - Food Inspector Notes 2 Critical Items

LABELLE, FL. -- The Bella View Restaurant at the Port LaBelle Inn received it's first official food safety inspection October 19 and two critical food safety issues were found.

The state inspector observed encrusted material on can opener, a "critical" violation, one "that, if not corrected, are more likely to contribute directly to food contamination, illness or environmental damage," according to the inspection report.

The second critical violation was the identity of food misrepresented on the menu. "Florida" grouper was listed on menu, but the only grouper on the premises was not Florida grouper. The restaurant reportedly corrected that violation and new menus were being printed during the inspection.

The Bella View Restaurant at the Port LaBelle Inn in northern Hendry county will attempt to bring a successful operation to the location after many prior owners and restaurant operators failed over the years, not finding enough customers to make the place profitable.

There had also been a history of critical food safety issues over the years, according to state inspection reports, and a failure of all but one operator to have a restaurant license.

Ladislav Stranavsky, of Naples is the new owner and filed to do business as the "Bellaview Restaurant" on September 29 with the Florida Secretary of State office. The restaurant is inside the Port LaBelle Inn, leasing the space from the motel.

Stranavsky's last recorded business venture was Yummy CCG, a limited liability corporation in Bonita Springs that began operation in June of 2008 and went out of business 12 months later.

He also has been operating a website called for several years.


  1. Anonymous10:31 AM

    Yay, Don! Help them fail a little quicker! You're such a positive light for the area...

  2. Anonymous8:39 PM

    When Matt was the executive chef Olivias was great success...the place was PACKED every nite and the food was incredible...LaBelle loved it. but he left b/c the general manager is whacked...and the place went to the pot...

    It is NASTY dont waste your time....

  3. thats fowl7:33 AM


  4. Anonymous2:43 PM

    Hay Don. Only environmental damage is you berthing the good air that could be used to pump someones tires!

  5. Anonymous3:07 PM

    Bella View thanks you for the free advertising. Your positive reinforcement shows that both problems were corrected the day of opening. You always have the economic growth of our community at heart.

  6. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Boo Hoo poor Matt, it was rodeos fault it will be foreys boss next, problem with woman but seems he failed hey but he has lots of wack jobs to blame.hes great but no success.

  7. Anonymous3:49 PM

    Wow, does anyone really enjoy this NEWS, this is not NEWS people.

  8. Anonymous3:50 PM

    Hey Don, looks like you are getting jealous of that Stranavsky guy :o)Well at least he does something with his life.

  9. Anonymous8:55 PM

    Don. Why you never mention inspections in Big V and Flora & Ella's Restaurant? They have more violations than any restaurant here.
    Are they paying you to shut your orifice?
    Or you are just after Rodeo and now your new "victim" Bella View?
    Grow up and do something you can be proud of.
    So far, you are just a looser with primitive "radio station".

    Check it here:

  10. The Big V and Flora and Ella's were last rated here in April, 2010. See for a listing of all local restaurants ranked in order of food safety violations.

    Also, use the search box to find all published stories (at the left top of each page.)


  11. Wesley8:39 AM

    LOL guess we got another rodeo employee on here jealous of Matts success. He is the boss at forrey dim whit.

  12. Hey wesley, It is a rodeo employee (obviously, look at the grammer) I watched him type it.

  13. He must be pretty darn successful with all the attention he gets. It was a inn employee probably the "wahcked gm" That is obvious.

  14. Anonymous7:21 PM

    The General Manager of the Port labelle inn is a lunatic. OMG

  15. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Now it is called the OXBOW andit is BAD!!!!