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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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner (tunna and octopus) while listening to live music. They have good quality beer and the waiters are very professional. I would go back.

Thank Marc M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We accidentally stopped here and had a very good meal. Staff was very courteous and service was good.

Thank Thomas H
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Great restaurant run by the owners, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is great. I recommend the shrimp ravioli.

Thank Noelia K
new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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?