A City Centre pizzeria has received a one-out-of-five food hygiene score.

Pizza Express, at 50 Blue Boar Row, received the rating following an inspection on Tuesday, March 5.

Each week, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspects businesses across the country, assessing hygiene and safety, structural compliance and confidence in management.

What each hygiene rating means:

0 - Urgent improvement necessary

1 - Major improvement necessary

2 - Some improvement necessary

3 - Hygiene standards generally satisfactory

4 - Hygiene standards good

5 - Hygiene standards very good

A spokesperson for Pizza Express, which operates more than 360 restaurants across the UK, said the company was “extremely disappointed” at the result.

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The spokesperson said: “At PizzaExpress we take the health and safety of our restaurants very seriously and with that, operate diligent cleaning measures which are reinforced by our very high hygiene ratings across our 360 plus restaurants.

“We were extremely disappointed to hear that in this instance our Salisbury pizzeria received this rating, which is largely down to maintenance issues and we have been working with our teams and EHO to review and rectify the issues raised.

“We would like to reassure our customers that retraining in accordance with PizzaExpress' high food safety and hygiene standards has been completed.

“Following the measures put in place, we remain confident that our pizzeria will rate highly once again once reinspection takes place.”