Rosa Madre

4.6
383 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Rosa Madre is the most authentic Italian restaurant in Dublin. We are located in the heart of Temple Bar, one of the most exciting and vibrant areas of Dublin with great shops, bars and many five stars hotels.
We specialize in fresh fish, delivered daily by local suppliers and we guarantee to always have the finest quality available. Our seafood cuisine is characterized by the simple quality of the catch. We place our orders during the night, directly from the port where the fish is delivered to ensure we always get the freshest product available.
What 383 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Dublin for service, quality of food and overall great experience

EW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went to Rosa Madre with my wife for our 10th wedding anniversary. It was delicious. Very authentic. Quirky interior that hasn't been 'designed' in any way, just like you might find in Italy. Attentive, honest friendly staff and super tasty food and wine. We really enjoyed it.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

Il cibo è veramente buono , vera cucina italiana ! Vasta scelta di ottimo vini, ma il location è piuttosto bruttino , trascurato non in linea con il prezzo della cena . camerieri gentili..

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LS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a great meal. The space is tight so it’s a bit cramped feeling but the food was excellent so it didn’t matter.

OT
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic Italian
Great food and wine.
9-year owner was very service-focused
Wait staff was very nice too

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My second time there and more to come, the food was absolutely fantastic, love the open kitchen concept, food got to us right away, service was great. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely restaurant with great sea food.

FM
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good seafood. One of the best meals I've had in Dublin for some time.

BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food, service and overall experience were excellent. The only negative was being seated upstairs next to a temporary dehumidifier set up with giant tubes sticking out the window creating noise from the machine and bringing in the noise of temple bar through the open window. We moved 1 table away but the machine was still a distraction and took away from the experience. can only hope it is not in place the next time we visit.

Will absolutely return and recommend for special occasions. Would highly recommend the
Tonnarelli all’ Astice pasta and the tiramisu for dessert! Both were delicious and the tiramisu was enough to share.

JW
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful spot for a beautiful Italian seafood dinner. You're greeted with fresh fish and live lobster when you enter, and the engaging and cozy atmosphere sucks you in. Fresh oysters were some of the sweetest I've tasted. Scallops in the shell served beautifully. Spaghettini and clams, tagliatelle funghi were both spectacular. The wine list was extensive, very Italian oriented, with a nod towards Spain and California. Our last dinner in Dublin, and we will certainly be back!

L
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very nice meal, the wine list was a bit expensive and time between starters and main course etc. could have been a bit faster. Otherwise not a bad spot in the city centre.

JK
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Italian food and hospitality. The freshest of fish and simple pasta dishes made very special indeed.

JM
Dublin
18 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Rosa Madre is one of Dublin's top Italian restaurants having a large emphasis on fish and seafood. We had sea bass cooked in salt crust and dover sole meuniere, both of which were excellent and served with very well cooked vegetables. We started with burrata and pata negra and mellanzane parmigiana both of which were also excellent. There is a very comprehensive wine list and a great selection of wines by the glass. The dining space is very relaxing and quiet ..... so great for having good conversation. The staff in Rosa Madre are very professional and attentive. It is not a cheap place in which to dine but the prices are in line with the food quality, the standard of cooking, the lovely venue and the excellent staff.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

This restaurant is just okay. They have these creepy huge red teddy bears at the tables. The menus are sticky and the restaurant seems dated. The pasta dishes were just average, nothing special.

F
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Why internet prices different of evening prices? But food and service good

J
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely antipasti, scallops, mussels. Would definitely recommend.

VM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Just delicious. A Wonderfully fresh local seafood prepared with a minimum of fuss, great wine, I recommend the large tasting platter and try all the raw prawns especially the ruby-red ones and Dublin Bay. Friendly waiter and cute decor with teddy bears everywhere. (Note: We accidentally went to Terra Madre instead so be sure to get the right directions! ...and do not go to Terra Madre they were incredibly rude and mean!)

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Waitress was quite rude & cranky and the staff loitered around our table talking loudly in Italian to eachother. Had a headache leaving. Food was not great for the price, pasta was too undercooked and overall poor experience and won’t be returning/ recommending.

LK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, wine and service. We will definitely be back!

AO
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Firstly, Thank you to the staff who were super accommodating to our table of 8 with late comers and ordering starters to share only the start of our atypical requests. The food was exceptional and a truly authentic feel to the whole experience. This restaurant is a gem for any occasion. My affogato was a little disappointing. Should be one scoop of ice cream and a shot of espresso.... right!? but maybe thats a personal thing. It certainly wont prevent my anxiously anticipated return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic Italian food, ambiance and service!

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent as usual. Will be back again
Love the meat balls and the range of fish is amazing.

GO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night last saturday in Rosa madre food and service was excellent fish was cooked to perfection and waiter staff were very attentive will be back again soon

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice food, friendly staff. Expensive wine menu

SO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome meal- I have come to expect great food every time at Madre Rosa & to date have never been disappointed.

L
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleasant staff. Knowledgable and courteous.
Food was good, as always.

LG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Rosa Madre and return time and time again. The fish is so fresh, the food delicious and the service is so friendly and accommodating. There is a huge selection of wine and fantastic wine pairing suggestions. I definitely recommend it.

B
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Too expensive for what you get, no early bird menu.
The food is not as good as expected.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Tuna carpaccio was not seasoned, but good quality, the carbonara was too salty and the pasta genuinely under cooked. Disappointing food experience but very nice and friendly service.

M
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiters are amazing. Very warm and accommodating! Great seafood. Best Oysters I’ve had so far in Ireland! Will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great meal in Dublin.

T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ended up going here twice on our trip to Ireland because we loved it so much. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgable about the menu. The owner himself came over and told us the specials and gave us dessert recommendations. The food is amazing and fresh. The setting intimate but fun.

b
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was wonderful. On a warm evening the dining room was too stuffy though.

OT
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing fresh italian food. Seafood is fresh and very tasty. As a foodie i am happy to return again

TB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food and the wine were very good. It is authentic Italian cuisine. We were there for a birthday celebration and the staff was very attentive and accommodating. The only minor issue was a bit of a language challenge.

DL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fabulous in every way ! Food , service and setting were all perfect !

T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, attentive and kind staff, nice atmosphere, good prices.

GD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just great! Lovely time!

M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and drink, very good service and although quite pricey it's still worth it. Birthday tiramisu on the house with a happy bday song was a nice addition.

B
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Lots of fish choices.
We were there for a birthday party and were somewhat surprised that there would be a charge per person to bring along our own cake for the birthday person. A service charge to cut the cake and use their plates. Maybe that's normal but we hadn't come across it before.

LC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was to die for, staff were very welcoming and nice! Would definitely recommend it to a friend and will definitely be back again.

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