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“Lovely dining experience and a great way to end our stay in Santa Teresa.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of al chile viola

al chile viola
Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Ranked #13 of 61 Restaurants in Santa Teresa
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely dining experience and a great way to end our stay in Santa Teresa.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Atmosphere was lovely. Service was impeccable, wish I could remember her name. She reminded me of E's girlfriend on Entourage, very beautiful. We started with the antipasto it was delicious...wonderful chutney. Then 3 of us split 2 entrees. We had a late lunch. My husband and 11 year old son went for the bull's balls ravioli, how could they not? I had the steak and thinly sliced potatoes. Everything was wonderful including the passion fruit dessert that my son devoured. Made by our waitress!
Thank you for a great evening!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinners - and staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We ate at Al Chile Viole twice while on vacation in Santa Teresa. Luz and Emiliano - the owners - are incredibly warm and welcoming. Emiliano is originally from Florence and is the chef. We loved the homemade pasta, fantastic caprese and fresh fish dishes he prepared. Luz is a lovely presence in the outdoor dining area, which is illuminated by candles everywhere. The location and setting are also terrific - on the main dirt road, but set back enough that you feel totally transported. And for dessert, try the banana brownie! An incredibly yummy finale to our meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
“Unique food, Amaizing service, Magic environment...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We appreciated so much our first dinner that we went to Al Chile Viola twice during our stay in Santa Teresa. The terrasse, the food and the service with Luce and Vera who have treated our family with so much heart. This place offers the type of magic moments we are looking for when we travel.

Al Chile Viole breathes Love and Generosity.

Thank you So Much!

Isa, Martin, Oli, Manu & Louis!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Yikes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The restaurant itself is very cool .....outdoor, neat lights like at a rave, and really, really interesting menu choices. We decided to go because of the 'live' music. We chose the Bull's Balls for dinner - hoping it would give us a little extra endurance for the night! Not really sure if the the chef made an oopsi with the amount of salt he/she put into the meal (too much) or if it was a cover for what the Balls really taste like! I was looking forward to the live music that was to come, when we heard what I think was supposed to be a flutist - pretty sure he was either a newbie on the flute or intoxicated because as soon as he started playing, the cats ran away. You many want to check out the place and menu during the day and inquire what exactly the live music will be - if any.

Visited July 2013
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Homer, Alaska, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Ambiance and Italian Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

The roar of the ocean in the background and live guitar in the foreground paired with excellent italian food. Duck ravioli and a mojito followed by terra miso. The owner and chef took the time to ask about the food and the service reflects the staffs enjoyment of serving great food. Hard to beat this place in paradise.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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