I was so excited to go to al Chile Viola. Not only was it rated well on Trip Advisor, but our hotel recommended it. Honestly...it was simply bizarre. We had absolutely, amazing, wonderful and generous appetizers, and then skimpy bland and tasteless main courses, So, for apps, we ordered the tuna tartare, bruchetta, pasta ragu, meat and cheese platter, and salad caprese. All were delicious and ample portions. But then dinner came, and it was a huge letdown. My eggplant parm was delicious, but it was literally 6 bites of food, with no side. I would have been starving when I left, had my husband not ordered the additional pasta course. The beef tenderloins were bland and overcooked. The tuna in sage was also overcooked (it was ordered, rare) and was bland. Drinks were weak. We were charged for bottled water, that they re-bottled, and was actually, tap (it wasn't a lot, but it annoyed the hell out of me)...the check was $155 American, before tip...and quite honestly, it was $50 too much for what we got. Service was on the slow side, but not the worst, Good, but not great. Go to Amici's instead...better, cheaper and more authentic. We are New Yorkers, and I am of Italian-American decent, and I know my food. You can do a lot better. Sorry, Al Chile Viola...you have a lot of potential, but a lot of room to improve!!
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