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Alvaro al Circo Massimo

#3,458 of 10,251 Restaurants in Rome
€€ - €€€Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Via dei Cerchi, 53, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 6112
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“pasta” (7 reviews)
“antipasti” (2 reviews)
“tasty food” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
€€ - €€€
Via dei Cerchi, 53, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We had a perfect meal here. Had so many little anchovies on my crostini it looked like a door knob! We want to revisit, but there will be 23!! Of us this time! Good, cold beer, too.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

A quick lunch of Spaghetti vongole, vino de la casa, cheese and coffee Very friendly and local... Roman home cooking with no frills Interesting decor and relaxed

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Went there with my two kids. Love the food!!! The special is lasagna which was awesome and also the fettucine with fungi is authentic and we love the taste. The chocolate lava cake is delicious. The owner is warm and friendly. Price is reasonable. Would...More

Thank joyhuang2016
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Great place with unique atmosphere. It is easy to notice that this is family bussiness. Prices are ok, so is the food, nothing spectacular but good enough. Beer was awesome though.

Thank Piotr F
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Went there on a family & friends occasion and we really enjoyed the dinner and the experience. Fresh ingredients, traditional roman kitchen, friendly owners and nice service. I sincerely recommend it. The antipasti and quality pasta , sea food, fish and meat, Roman vegetables and...More

Thank Marco D
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We dropped into this spot in the late afternoon for drinks and a snack before continuing our walk. A very friendly, clean and welcoming place with very fresh, mostly simple food.

Thank N8241BIdanielk
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A great find tucked behind the Colosseum. The restaurant is small and inviting. A true Italian family operation; the owner/son waited on us while mama ran the kitchen. Complementary grilled bread drizzled with olive oil and a slice of tomato started our meal. I order...More

Thank 409Judy
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch after rec from local host. Great service, great indoor ambiance, delicious pasta (we had the special of the day fettuccini with mushrooms), and a wonderful house wine (a bottle for 15 euro). Will definitely go back.

Thank Joshua P
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We were at an all day event at Circo Massimo and we were able to get a table in this nice restaurant after our long hot day outside. They were very kind to us, and the waitress even plugged in my cell phone to recharge...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 5 February 2017

For me it was really delicious, but my wife said her pasta sauce was salty. It is a nice place, we were there at 19:00, but nobody was there just we. Later at 20:00 two other companies get around. You can try, they speak English...More

Thank Tamás G
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here.
Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very
epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree
turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its
ancient beginnings to its 21st century
transformations. Whether it’s those historical
playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or
the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dei Cerchi, 53, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
  • Neighbourhood: Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
  • Phone Number: +39 06 678 6112
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