A Boston health inspector yesterday ordered La Belle Capoise, 884 Morton St., closed for a number of health violations.
Among the violations: Keeping cooked beef stew on a stove at just 115 degrees - when it should have been at at least 165 degrees to ward off bacteria. A city inspector also found there was no way for cooks to know the temperature because the kitchen didn't have a thermometer.
Also, "At the time of the inspection employee was observed washing pots and other dishes in the mop sink."
Another sink, intended for hand washing, was blocked by a radio. And the inspector found evidence of fruit flies in the kitchen.
Another reason for the closure: Nobody in the kitchen was certified in basic food safety.
The restaurant can re-open when it passes another inspection.