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Cambridge restaurant inspections may have you thinking twice the next time you pick up a sandwich from your favorite MIT lunch joint. While the city does not require that restaurants post health inspection ratings prominently in their facilities, it maintains an online databases of health inspection results, including those eateries located on campus.

The following inspection data summarizes data culled from these databases for MIT-area restaurants inspected in the past year.

For more information, see http://www.cambridgema.gov/inspectional/searchInspections.cfm. After the jump: is it safe to keep eating burritos at Anna’s? (Short answer: NO VIOLATIONS! Delicious.)

Anna’s Taqueria

84 Massachusetts Ave.

Inspected on 11/24/2008

No violations.

Bertucci’s

799 Main St.

Inspected on 7/21/2009

Four violations, including improper repair or cleaning methods.

Bio Cafe

31 Ames St.

Inspected on 9/19/2008

Five violations, including improper cleaning methods.

Bosworth’s

77 Massachusetts Ave.

Inspected on 12/18/2008

No violations.

Cafe 4

77 Massachusetts Ave.

Inspected on 12/18/2008

No violations.

Cafe Spice

84 Massachusetts Ave.

Inspected on 12/11/2008

No violations.

Domino’s Pizza

1 Broadway

Inspected on 2/12/2009

No violations.

Goosebeary’s (food truck)

Inspected on 4/21/2009

Four violations including improper hand cleanliness practices.

Re-inspected on 5/4/2009

No violations.

Jose’s Mexican (food truck)

Inspected on 4/21/2009

Three violations, including unclean non-food surfaces.

LaVerde’s Market

84 Massachusetts Ave.

Inspected on 11/24/2008

Eleven violations, including evidence of insects, rodents, animals, or outer openings and improper cleaning methods.

MIT Faculty Club

50 Memorial Dr.

Inspected on 4/16/2009

Eight violations, including unclean food surfaces and improper hot or cold food handling.

Royal Bengal

313 Massachusetts Ave.

Inspected on 3/16/2009

Eight violations, including improper hot or cold food handling.

Re-inspected on 3/23/2009

Two violations, including improper hot or cold food handling.

Royal East

782 Main St.

Inspected on 5/29/2009

Seven violations, including evidence of insects, rodents, animals or outer openings and unclean food surfaces.

Sepal Food

84 Massachusetts Ave.

Inspected on 12/11/2008

Ten violations, including improper cooking temperatures, evidence of insects, rodents, animals, or outer openings, and improper cleaning methods.

Shinkansen

84 Massachusetts Ave.

Inspected on 12/4/2008

Six violations, including evidence of insects, rodents, animals, or outer openings and improper dishwashing facilities.

Steam Cafe

77 Massachusetts Ave.

Inspected on 12/18/2008

No violations.

Subway

84 Massachusetts Ave.

Inspected on 12/4/2008

Five violations, including evidence of insects, rodents, animals, or outer openings.

Thailand Cafe

302 Massachusetts Ave.

Inspected on 6/1/2009

Five violations, including unclean non-food surfaces.