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al chile viola

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Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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new york
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120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Italian place near our hotel, nice to have something different for dinner! Ordered the tuna carpaccio which was delicious, one of the best things we ate during our trip. Also ordered red snapper with polenta & chard and grilled octopus. We also ordered a fe bottles of wine, including one to go :) Service was fantastic, everyone was very... More 

Thank ecamin
Miami, FL
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Al Chile Viola is a quaint and rustic open air restaurant serving amazing Italian Food using local ingredients and a slight Tico influence. The waitstaff was very pleasant, the chef (from Florence) and his wife (Tica) were both very agreeable and accommodating (especially with regards to the portion size for our kids). Incidentally, one of the few places that accepted... More 

Thank LenaMari
Barrie, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

9 of us enjoyed a fabulous dinner. service was great. live music while we ate. the appetizers were very good. we all loved the calamari and the tartare. would go back again for sure

Thank cjb345
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were on an anniversary vacation in Santa Teresa. Our favorite dining experience was by far Al Chile Viola. Authentic, delicious Italian food paired with outstanding service and a comfortable yet intimate atmosphere. Absolutely loved this place!

Thank Kathbadank
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our yoga instructor and is a gem. The pasta was really good, the service is great, and the restaurant is eclectic, with varied seating areas and furniture and colorful lighting. Great ambiance. After eating seafood and local food for most of the week, we all really appreciated Italian food, both kids and adults alike. The... More 

Thank Randy L
Newburgh, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

This was our favorite restaurant 2 years in a row. This year we returned with our 9 month old. They were super accommodating, everyone was warm and playful with the baby and they brought things out quickly because they knew our time was limited😉. Even though it was quick, the presentation and taste was superb. It's a rare find that... More 

Thank ksiegel0926
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

We dined outside our first night in ST and enjoyed the atmosphere very much despite the dusty road. We enjoyed tuna tartar which was very very good and tagliatelle and bulls balls ravioli. The pastas were very good but didn't knock our socks off. Enjoyed a nice bottle of wine for a fair price. Service was exceptional; best we experienced... More 

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natick MA
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

FYI: tips are cash only. The meal you can charge to a card (YAY!) but the tip must be cash... We had a lovely dinner here on our first night in ST. It is located at the end of the strip, a farther walk from the other spots in town but we had a car so it was not an... More 

Thank doveyes
Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

My husband and I had our destination wedding ceremony on the beach May 3, 2014 right out in front of Red Palm Villas and had our reception dinner and party at Al Chile Viola (some of the nicest people and best food i've ever had!) We had a delicious 4 course meal, incredible cocktails, beautiful wedding cake and an awesome... More 

Thank jamiewade1015
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner at al chile viola. Food was top notch, probably the best food we had in Santa Teresa. Beautiful setting and attentive service.

Thank surfdoggg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?