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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
+506 2640 0433
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Plano, Texas
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here twice during our trip and would have eaten here again had we found it earlier in our trip. The chef is so passionate about his restaurant - he personally came out to assist us when he somehow found out we were having trouble choosing our dinner entrees. It was a busy night, too, and he suddenly appeared... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our group went here for dinner one night and had mixed reviews. I felt the appetizers were the best part of the meal. Fresh ingredients and well made. For my entree I ordered the shrimp ravioli. The pasta dough wasn't cooked properly, so it gave the whole meal an odd texture. One of my friends ordered the Bull Balls ravioli... More 

Thank AdventureAwaitsUs
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly - the passion fruit margarita was amazing. I had to stop at two but made a couple of stops during the rest of our time to have more even without eating! Service excellent, we had two of the pasta dishes - one was the 'bulls balls' which was really lovely! The main courses were on the small side, but... More 

Thank jrw808
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the truth, very good food, tasty, homemade pasta, super good ...... I recommended this place .....located in santa teresa

Thank 841george
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The best Italian food I've ever had! The couple who run the restaurant moved to Costa Rica to open their own restaurant. We ate there twice! Highly recommend!

Thank Sheena K
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 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 13 August 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 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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186 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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: +506 2640 0433
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?