Restaurants near the Mouth of Truth
Alvaro al Circo Massimo – Via dei Cerchi, 53, 00186 Rome Italy
Located in the heart of Rome, at the foot of the Aventine is Alvaro al Circo Massimo. It’s just a short walk from the Mouth of Truth. A family operated restaurant (the wife cooks in the kitchen) serving fresh, authentic Italian food.
They staff will greet you with a warm welcome. The wood interiors and many family pictures hanging on the walls make for a very homey ambiance.
Freshness and quality is used for all their recipes. The menu has a variety of pastas, salads, fresh seafood and meat. They also serve game. Good wine selection and fabulous desserts.
The service was attentive and friendly. The food came out quick, tasty and very good value.
Alvaro al Circo Massimo has tables inside as well as outside.
Tuesday through Saturday:
Lunch – 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Dinner – 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday: Sun 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reservations are required on the weekend
Phone number: +39 06 6786112
Metro: Circo Massimo
Circus Roof garden – Via Luigi Petroselli 47 - 00186 – Rome - Italy
A short walk from the Mouth of Truth lays this beautiful, luxurious restaurant that is on the top floor of Hotel Forty-seven. Circus Roof garden offers a beautiful panoramic view across some great historic sites. At nighttime the views of the lights in Rome are beautiful and romantic.
The Circus Roof garden menu offers fresh homemade pasta, vegetarian dishes, prime cuts of meat, fresh fish of the Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean.
The plates are well presented and attention to detail. The wait staff is very attentive and personable. They have an extensive wine list and the wait staff will be more than happy to suggest a suitable wine for the meal.
If you are looking to have drinks you should stop by from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm for an Italian aperitivo; happy hour. The drinks are a la carte and come with small appetizers.
The atmosphere, lighting, music and the beautiful view makes the Circus Roof garden very charming and ideal for a romantic dinner or a special occasion.
Special note: if you are a hotel guest you will receive a 20% off coupon for the restaurant.
Reservations are appreciated.
Phone number: +39.06.6787816
0.75 – Zerosettantacinque – Via dei Cerchi, 65 – Rome – Italy
A stone throw away from the Mouth of Truth is a rustic, cozy tavern-like place called 0.75 – Zerosettantacinque. In English it means zero-seventyfive.
The food is delicious and authentically Italian. They also offer a variety of delicious drinks, beers and wine.
While sitting in Zerosettantacinque for dinner or having drinks you can watch sports playing on T.V or enjoy going on your laptop thanks to their free Wi-Fi.
The bilingual staff is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is great, cool lights and cozy. Both food and drinks are prepared with attention to details and good taste.
You find the place full of locals, which probably indicates the high quality.
The kitchen opens at 11:00 AM, closes at 2:00 am in the morning.
Phone number: +36066875706
Anima Mundi - Via del Velabro, 1-2 - 00186 Rome – Italy
Anima Mundi is located behind the Mouth of Truth on a side street that you reach from a main street called Via dei Cerchi. This little bar built into the wall beside the Roman Arch. It may be hidden away but this is a gem of a place. The building is historic and beautiful. The interior is beautifully decorated restaurant. They have a white grand piano, barrels of wine, and many other decorations that make the environment pleasant.
The service and menu are outstanding as is the quality of the food served. The bar has a big selection of beer and wine. They have all the Italian food you love.
The staff is very friendly and attentive. Everyone in there is nice and personable and speaks English. They offer free Wi-fi for their guests. A terrace allows the guests to sit outside and enjoy the scenery.
Anima Mundi is a great place for lunch or a light dinner or just a drink at the bar.
Anima Mundi is a place where you enter as a tourist and leave as a friend.
I think it’s an excellent value for the money. Highly recommended especially for happy hour or dinner.
They have live music on Monday.
11:00 am – 2:00 am Monday through Sunday
Phone number: +39 06 960 30061
The Mirror - Piazza Sidney Sonnino 49 - 00153 Rome – Italy
The Mirror is a typical roman pizzeria that offers you inside and outside seating in a beautiful setting of an Italian square. To get here from the Mouth of Truth, you have to cross the Tiber river by the bridge and then just follow the tram tracks. After the bridge it will be located on left side.
The Mirror serves a wide selection of pizzas that are very tasty and authentic. They also offer delicious pasta, salad and seafood. They have a good wine selection and for dessert the tiramisu is amazing. Unlike many other restaurants, The Mirror does not add a service charge on your bill.
The service is quick. The staff is extremely courteous and attentive to the customer. The food is excellent and the prices very reasonable. Great pizza in a charming neighborhood.
Hours: Monday through Sunday 12 pm - 12 am
Phone number: +39 06 5812902