Last year my good pal Annie tweeted me that she had found the Best Hamburger in Rome in the Prati neighborhood. It took me a little while but I finally joined my friends, Diana, Heather and Nathalie to see if I agreed with the Scooter Maven's bold claim.
Things started out great with a silver cup of fresh potato chips arriving at our table almost as soon as we sat down. We were skillfully upsold (this is a skill I admire - really) a quite nice order of chicken strips served with a side of with a tangy homemade BBQ sauce.
The classic bacon cheeseburgers were a little overdone and a little dry. Sadly the advertised genuine cheddar cheese was Kraft slices. There is apparently no Superbowl Velveeta shortage here! The bacon was perfectly crisp and plentiful. A rare thing to find in Rome, the hamburger bun was perfect. It was soft and did not dissolve into crumbs. Nathalie's lamb burger made with mint, zucchini and stracchino and the Calabrese burger was topped with a hefty dose of n'duja and steamed brocoletti. Both of these specialty burgers were met with much approval.
Dessert was a delicious and very sharable order of profiteroles that had the nice surprise of chunks of crunchy meringue tucked beneath the rich chocolate sauce.
While I may not agree with Annie's declaration of Quarto being the best hamburger in Rome, for that I am loving the burger (and martinis) at Baccano and am very happy that the team at Tricolore are back in the burger cooking business, it is certainly worth a visit for the more creative burgers and the very friendly, helpful service.
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