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Alvaro al Circo Massimo

) #4,048 of 10,014 Restaurants in Rome $$ - $$$ Italian, Mediterranean
Via dei Cerchi, 53, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 6112
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“bruschetta” (2 reviews)
“trattoria” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via dei Cerchi, 53, Rome, Italy
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11 - 20 of 25 reviews

Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stumbled upon Alvaro a year ago when we got trapped in torrential storm in the middle of Circo Massimo. We had an amazing lunch that time and that's when we discovered the cannoli. This year we went back to Rome with my in laws...More

2  Thank LizzyCarrk
Reviewed March 22, 2014

From outside this place looked closed however on trying the door we were welcomed in very warmly to a typical old style trattoria. We ate a very tasty meal of antipasti, spaghetti and iced deserts. Not cheap but lovely food.

Thank Carl W
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Alvaro is a large family restaurant just at the Northeast corner of the Circus Maximus. It is a trattoria with a large menu of fresh pastas, fresh artichokes, fish and meat. Simple and straight forward, it is popular with locals and has a good wine...More

1  Thank JoeBaileyCole
Reviewed November 14, 2013

We were a party of the three here for dinner on a Friday night, quite early at 7:30 PM (note: they serve dinner between 7:30 PM and 11 PM only). The restaurant is decorated in a warm and homely fashion, with lots of dark wood...More

2  Thank elmiaberlin
Reviewed October 24, 2013

I have been in this place near circo massimo in occasion of the GF Rome, it was the closest place to the bike village. I have had a very poor experience of roman cousine with below average matriciana and carciofi, but frankly with an ambiance...More

Thank TasteSailor
Reviewed June 19, 2013

this is a typically old italian restaurant with great food. the service was very good. the desserts were fabulous.

Thank AlinaCan
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We found this place occasionaly on the way to Coloseo. It was really the only restaurant which was seen, so with out choice decide to try (actually it was 14:30 and we were not sure that we will have any food). And to tell the...More

2  Thank Ksenia V
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Myself and my mother had dinner here in September. It is a charming family run restaurant and we had fun looking at all the historic family in situe pictures hanging on the walls - working out who was who in the restaurant - you can...More

1  Thank Dublin35Dublin
Reviewed June 24, 2012

We're in Italy and the pasta isn't cooked and I don't mean al dente! There was a road drain next to our table, to be fair eating al fresco does involve getting closer to the street and the owner did place a sheet of newspaper...More

3  Thank 292fiona292
Reviewed March 23, 2012

Still excavating this area so it looks like a big oval empy area.

Thank Linda T
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighborhood 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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dei Cerchi, 53, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Aventine
  • Neighborhood: Aventine
  • Phone Number: +39 06 678 6112
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