Rosa Madre

4.6
358 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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.
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L
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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LG
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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B
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 !

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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.

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

Just great! Lovely time!

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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.

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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.

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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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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really impressed with the quality of the food here. Everything is really fresh and cooked to perfection.
There is great choice of dishes.
We had daily specials to start - Crab Salad(very tasty and fresh) and Sockeye Salmon (melt in the mouth).
Shared a second course of Red Prawn Gnocchi that was delicious.
We shared the daily catch of Whole Turbot, oven baked with potatoes and cherry tomatoes. Genuinely the freshest and nicest fish I have ever had.
The service was top notch - all staff were very friendly and very helpful when choosing from the menu.
I would highly recommend and I am looking forward to going back again.

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YC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food is excellent but not cheap
As an Italian, i can’t fault the food at all and you can taste real Italy in your mouth, compliments to Chef!
The service was not as friendly as i would expect from my fellow countrymen, border line snobbish.
When asked an opinion between 2 wines, i was offered a 3rd choice (not requested) at a much higher price... never like that!
When my friend asked advise between 2 choices of pasta dish, she was not offered description which could help but rather information on the size and type of pasta. To an Italian, it would be valuable but to an Irish, not really. She was looking for a little more but our waitor was rather cool.
Overall a great experience, i had heard so much bout the food, however there are many excellent italian restaurants offering a more friendly service and fun atmosphere

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CL
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding. Best restaurant in Dublin, highly recommend. Service, food, atmosphere all excellent.

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal. This restaurant does fish well. Highly recommend the oven baked fish of the day. We were keen to get advice on an Italian white (we are more knowledgable on French wines) and didn't feel the waiter very knowledgable. That said he was a lovely guy. Wine was very drinkable. Also they did not have any Italian sparkling wines!!

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f
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We met there as a close friends gathering before going on holiday, never been there.
3 ladies and 4 guys, we all agree that it was awesome!
From the decor, the service to the food quality, maybe a little pricey but worth it.
Come on give it a try and thank me afterward :-)

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n
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We really liked Rosa Madre. Food was lovely. The true test is that I would go back and recommend to a friend.

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RG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food, professional staff, and nice surroundings, looking forward to returning

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food but slightly expensive

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great attentive service with small, intimate ambiance. Seafood was outstanding! Perfect evening.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best if not the best restaurant in Dublin! Great atmosphere, delicious food and huge selection of outstanding wine. Highly recommended, place where you need to be.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend suggested me to bring my girlfriend for a lunch and we had a lovely experience, high standard, professional service and really good food served. I truly recommend.

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EL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I know this is supposed to be a fish restaurant, but i can't help coming back for the truffle carbonaras!

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DO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal here. Staff were lovely, food was excellent, great selection of wines - we had a lovely bottle of Pecorino which can be hard to find in Restaurants here. It's great to have a quality option in Temple Bar.

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HD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Delighted to have discovered Rosa Madre. It was a busy night and service was a little slow but that was our only complaint, and they were apologetic and charming. Will be back next time we're in Dublin.

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

Unreal ! It was savage. Staff were brill and the food was excellent !

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic staff, food, and amazing wine selection

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MD
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely night out in Rosa Madre. The staff were very exceptionallly friendly and very attentive. The food was wonderful. The wine was beautiful but at the upper end pricewise. While it is mainly a fish restaurant, I'm not a lover of seeing a table of raw fish at the entrance or of the waiter showing a live lobster he was going to cook, to a guest at another table. Then that's me. Others would like this.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was outstanding but service was slow and they barely pad attention to us. Had to ask for things multiple times and servers did not communicate with each other well.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious food. Very friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable and relaxing ambience with just the right level of banter.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Rosa Madre was a great value and a nice change up in the Temple Bar area. It was small, quiet and the service was great. Not knowing Italian made it a bit difficult to order from the menu, but the food we chose ended up being fantastic.

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PT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I generally recommend this place as one of the top....ambient and service absolute impeccable....the only thing this time is that two of the five dishes ordered, squid risotto and monkfish were little too salty...I loved the rest, for example moscardini are really perfect and the crab tonnarello as well; my seabreem was perfection too and truly well served.... however since it is quite expensive I would expect little more attention on those details....impeccable the owner in welcoming us

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SU
London
19 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Italian food and service

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pasta was perfecto!

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DN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and staff. Never disappoints! 10/10 as per usual.

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a traditional classic yet elegant Italian restaurant specialising in fish
Highly recommend for a special occasion

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