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Alvaro al Circo Massimo

#3,639 of 10,053 Restaurants in Rome}
€€ - €€€Italian, Mediterranean
Via dei Cerchi, 53, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 6112
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“pasta” (7 reviews)
“antipasti” (2 reviews)
“trattoria” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean
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Via dei Cerchi, 53, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed not too far from here and it was a great location for New Year's Eve. They had a 6 course cenone (for EUR 60) and the food was fantastic. The service we received all evening was excellent and it was great that we...More

Thank hayles_tawny
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Not what it used to be.....the food is ok but you feel that Alvaro has retired. He's still there, but has loosened-up. The pasta was ok, the bruschetta tasteless (wrong bread). The meat ok, service ok....but lost charm.

Thank Romanbiker
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Pasta and meatballs with a very pleasant vino rosso della casa. Nothing remarkable but 'nice' without breaking the bank. Was not open for dinner Sunday evening.

Thank Chrisandros
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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>  > Aventine
  • Neighbourhood: Aventine
  • Phone Number: +39 06 678 6112
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