Best Hamburgers in Rome
Posted on February 3rd, 2024
By Rome Travel Tips

Top 6 Best Hamburgers in Rome

Embark on a mouthwatering journey through Rome, discovering hidden gems that showcase the best hamburgers you’ll ever savor. From the heart-warming Sesamo Trastevere to the exciting Knick Knack Yoda, the vibrant Flower Burger, and the meat-lovers paradise at T-Bone Station, there’s magic on every bun across the city!

Alright, let’s revise this. To understand the best burger spots in Rome, we first gotta delve into a bit of history. How did this American classic find its way into the hearts (and stomachs) of Romans? Well, my friends, sit back, and grab a snack because it’s story time!

If you’re curious about history of Italian food, you should definitely check our Rome Food Tips!

The Sizzling History of the Hamburger in Rome

So, the hamburger as we know it, in all its juicy, bouncy, meaty glory, isn’t native to Rome, or Italy for that matter. I mean, come on, we’ve got the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, gelato, pizza, and pasta over here, can’t hog it all, right?

But, like Justin Bieber for music lovers or surreal art for Salvador Dali admirers, the hamburger phenomenon swept over, and boy, did it make an impression! Now, you can’t throw a stone in Rome without hitting a burger joint – not that you should go around throwing stones, of course!

On that note, we took burgers and we did it our way, the Italian way, the best way! Yes, I’m Italian, from Rome, you do not want to argue with me about food, you know it would end with you saying I’m right.

Now let’s bite into the real meat of the matter – our top 6 Best Hamburgers in Rome. Prepare to drool, people!

Best Hamburgers in Rome –  Open Baladin


Open Baladin zigs where others zag. This isn’t just another burger joint; it prides itself on artisan creations extenuating the freshest of ingredients. Imagine biting into a burger that evokes a chorus of flavor, a perfect harmony of tender meat, crisp veggies, gooey cheese, and signature sauce so good it ought to be illegal!

They’ve not only mastered the art of burger-making but also give us a wide-ranging array of craft beers. Something to wipe down that heavenly burger, eh? And if you still have room, try their desserts. Because why not go into a food coma with style?

Location and Opening Times
Snuggled in the historic center, in Via degli Specchi, 6, a stroll away from the main attractions, getting to Open Baladin is as delightful as being there. They’re open from 12 pm – 1 am.

With prices hovering around 10-15 Euros per person, it’s a steal!

Best Hamburgers in Rome –  Kilo Restaurant


Boy, oh boy, Kilo sure knows how to whip up a berserk burger! I mean this isn’t just a burger – it’s an experience, it’s art unfolding right there on your plate. Picture this: a perfect symphony of tantalizing flavors, and innovative toppings, each meaty masterpiece crafted with Italian flair and quality ingredients to make your taste buds sing operatic arias of joy!

And let’s be real here, what self-respecting burger joint would dare present its pièce de résistance without the perfect partner in crime? Certainly not Kilo! Their curated Italian wine selection pairs magnificently with burgers in ways you’d least expect, giving a fresh spin on the burger cocktail duo we’re all accustomed to. Put your taste bud seatbelts on, because you’re in for a wild ride!

Did you know that Kilo is in our Top 7 Steak Houses in Rome as well? Check it out!

Location and Opening Times

Kilo is conveniently located in the Villa Borghese area, where Rome’s modern spirit harmoniously converges with its rich history. Venture off the beaten path and allow yourself to be lured in by Kilo’s eclectic atmosphere. A great place to eat one of the best burgers in Rome.

Here’s when you can partake in their exceptional culinary creations:

  • Monday to Sunday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Expect to part with around 15-25 Euros per person at Kilo, a small price to pay for culinary heaven!

Best Hamburgers in Rome – Sesamo Trastevere


Friends, Romans, countryfolk, lend me your ears. Welcome to Sesamo Trastevere, a charming spot nestled in the heart of Trastevere. Here, we’re talking big-flavor burgers, sauces reminiscent of Nonna’s secret recipe, and a never-ending quest for that perfect bite. With a menu that offers a culinary mashup of tradition and innovation, Sesamo Trastevere has become a shining star in the Roman burger sky.

Location and Opening Times

Venture to the cobblestones of Trastevere and you’ll find Sesamo, open daily from 11 AM to 10 PM – enough time to savor a mouthwatering burger, or two!


Expect to shell out around 10-20 Euros for a feast fit for the Caesar himself at Sesamo.

Best Hamburgers in Rome –  Knick Knack Yoda


Ready for a galaxy-class burger experience? Then prepare for takeoff into the fantastical world of Knick Knack Yoda. Space-age adventure meets food-coma-inducing burgers here. They’ve practically got a Ph.D. in flavor and fun, and the cool vibes they radiate are as satisfying as their mammoth burgers.

Did you know that this place is also named “Dar Papa” – that means “Pope’s” – because of its owner? He’s an old (not so old, please do not overcook my burgers next time I come!) man who could be Pope, or at least he should.

Location and Opening Times

Knick Knack Yoda is waiting to wow you in Piazza Risorgimento. They’re firing up the grills and the spaceship from 10 am to 2 am every day.


Munch your way through an interstellar treat at Knick Knack Yoda for a wallet-friendly sum of 10-15 Euros per person.

Best Hamburgers in Rome –  Flower Burger


The next stop on our culinary tour, dear friends, is a place that looks like it’s been dipped in a rainbow: Flower Burger. Whether you’re a herbivore or a carnivore at heart, they’ve got the goods to put a massive grin on your face. And the real kicker? Every single one of their vibrant burgers is 100% vegan!

Location and Opening Times

Join the colorful crew at Flower Burger in Prati, near the Vatican, open every day from 12 pm to 3 pm, and again from 7 pm to 10 pm.


At Flower Burger, expect to drop a cool 10-15 Euros per person for a fabulous plant-based feast.

Best Hamburgers in Rome –  T-Bone Station


Last, but absolutely not least, is T-Bone Station, a burger joint that drops the mic when it comes to beastly, juicy, meaty monsters of burgers. Meat aficionados, get ready to meet your new best bud!

Location and Opening Times

T-Bone Station welcomes carnivores and hearty-food fans in Prati, but also in Trastevere and near the Spanish Steps, all you have to do is choose. Opening times changes for each place, you’d be better to check them before going.


Prepare to spend between 20-35 Euros per person for a meaty feast at T-Bone Station.


While we can’t claim the hamburger as our own, we’ve embraced it, added a touch of La Dolce Vita, and elevated the humble patty between buns to gourmet. It’s proof we don’t just preserve our rich heritage, we also incorporate world culture and, dare I say, do it better!

Yes, the hamburger isn’t Roman or Italian, but in our hands, the classic gets a fantastic makeover. It’s the fusion of our universally acclaimed culinary skills and that exquisite meat that births some tantalizing burgers.

So, next time you yearn for the best ‘Il Burger’ in town, remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither were its rockin’ burger joints! Your path to burger enlightenment awaits. Buon appetito!

You’re not stuffed yet? Then you should check our guide to the Best Lasagna in Rome!

Related Food Tips