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al chile viola

Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Ranked #11 of 56 restaurants in Santa Teresa
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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  • Italian first
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English first
Brighton
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94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Just under a kilometre North of La Lora beach main entrance, this amazing restaurant has been the food highlight of our trip. The menu is well chosen and uses quality, fresh ingredients and the pasta is beautifully homemade. There was plenty of choice for me as a vegetarian as well for my non-vegetarian partner. The service was amazing with all... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We liked everything about our evening. The food was so good and we had live music - what more could you ask for! We had a wonderful time.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I travel quite a bit, and we LOVE great food! I have to say, this is my fourth time visiting Santa Teresa, and we were SOOO impressed with this cute, charming, romantic, beautiful, restaurant we discovered this time. The owners and staff are super nice, and the food is nothing short of PHENOMENAL! Seriously, Los Angeles has... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Adorable place, amazing food, great drinks, lovely people - definitely by far our favorite restaurant here in Santa Teresa, and one we came back to a many times during our stay here. Emiliano cooks with creativity, love and passion and runs this place together with Luz - his lovely wife. Too bad we can't take Al Chile Viola back to... More

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Boca Raton, FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This restaurant was hard to find in the dark, but once we got there, it was worth the hunt. Fresh Italian food, including homemade pasta. Believe it or not my husband ate "Bull Testicle Pasta" and LOVED It!

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CK_of_USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We ate here our first night in ST. While we found the reviewers correct in their high praises, we can't figure out why Al Chile Viola only ranks #13 in the area. It should easily find itself ranked in the top 3. We began our meal with an appetizer each; hubby got a salad that he raved about (my guy... More

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La Jolla, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Excellent Mediterranean food made by a chef from Florence, Italy. We went there two nights in a row and I ordered the same thing, yellow fin tuna with spinach crust on top. I ordered it rare and it was excellent. Probably the best crusted ahi I’ve had at a restaurant. Most restaurants grill it too much for my taste, however,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If this beautiful restaurant was located in a city in the US or Europe they would be on the news. The story goes that the chef enters the kitchen at 7am (there's no lunch) to prepare the food, sauces and pastas all day. Try the tuna tar-tar - rediculously good. The pasta is perfect, too. If you're in the area,... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Lasagne was the best! Homemade pasta and great inventive cocktails. Atmosphere really nice. Wooden tables made from tree trunks and kitschy lights. Service great. Waitress told us about each item and when asked gave us her recommendations. For fresh and gourmet in laid back environment try Al Chile Viola. We will be back next year I hope.

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Miami
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This place is amazing! We ate there 3 times trying different dishes and cocktails. The flavors, quality of ingredients and ambiance make Al Chile Viola one of the best restaurants I've been to. Period.

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