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Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
0050626400433
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: Al chile viola offers a great collection of incredible italian dishes...
Al chile viola offers a great collection of incredible italian dishes prepared carefully by our italian chef Emiliano and served by his wife Luz.
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely! We went back more than once!

Great little spot -pretty lighting, great menu, great staff and amazing frozen drinks!! We went back like 3 times during our honeymoon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nichole D
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great little spot -pretty lighting, great menu, great staff and amazing frozen drinks!! We went back like 3 times during our honeymoon!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to eat at Chile Viola each time we visit Santa Teresa. The food is consistently good, and the service and setting are wonderful. They make delicious pasta, and their meat dishes are good as well. This visit was no exception. Highly recommended.

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Thank DebbietheTraveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entry decoration nice, the beverages are good, excellent wine selection per glass. Chianti was very good, not much beer option. Entries very good loved tartare and carpaccio. Food.... half of table dishes were just average, octopus and beef were seasoned properly and claimed a satisfied dish, but pasta was saggy and sauce flavor was totally separated from the pasta. Deserts... More 

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Thank CuisineLov
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a supercute italian place well worth a visit when in Santa Teresa! The food is great and the athmosphere is relaxed and cozy!

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Thank Jenna A
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very welcoming family run place that caters for all types with emphasis on quality European style dishes with Costa Rican influence. Staff were very attentive and even the chef (Emiliano - sp?) came out to us for a chat. The place had a pleasing ambience with quirky lighting and felt immediately at ease. A place to go for a... More 

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Thank Owen s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there several times and miss the place allready. ...and they accept credit cards without an extra charge! Our recommendation: - homemade pasta - grilled octopus - all desserts - giner mojito

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Thank Matthias B
Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the Best Mojitos and Pasta i ever had, its just great and tasty. real italian food a must to try ....

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Thank martin z
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best italian food I've had for a long time! Pears with pecorino, Buffala mozzarella ravioli with butter and sage! To die for! We also had the kaluha/bailiys dessert that was so delicious! Ginger Mojito... also very good and very large! I can really recommend this restaurant! Nice red tables and a good atmosphere also by the way!

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Thank Elisabeth B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

It's not necessarily the most inviting looking restaurant from the road and it's located directly on an unmade, dusty road ... but don't let that put you off! The homemade Italian food was fabulous, the service really friendly and there was a vibrant atmosphere (including live music on the evening that we were there). There is an "upper terrace" which... More 

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Thank Bettina H
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We ate here twice, if that explains how amazing it was on a 9 day trip. They have a huge menu, which not every place in Santa Teresa has and were willing to make substitutions and accommodate my picky taste. We didn't need reservations either night, and the ambiance, service, and food was incredible!

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Thank Kristen C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: 0050626400433

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

Al chile viola offers a great collection of incredible italian dishes prepared carefully by our italian chef Emiliano and served by his wife Luz.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?