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.
My wife and i go to this restaurant on a regular basis.
The staff are always very friendly and help full.
The fish is always fresh and a fantastic range available.
It has to be up there with one of the best Italian restaurants in Dublin.
We put into OpenTable that it was a 40th birthday but the restaurant did nothing. The food was average, the wine and dessert were very good. Not sure I would return.
One of our favourite restaurants. Will be back soon
Second time to eat there. Brought friends.
Go for the fish.
Stay for the fish.
And come back again for the fish.
One for foodies. And for Drinkies. Great wine.
All ingredients are top class. Cooked to perfection.
(Don't tell anyone about it so you'll be able to get a table!).
I wish they'd had a better selection of aperatifs. A kir might have been nice. (The offering was a glass of champagne at 22€, which we passed up on).
Very tasty pasta. It’s the bed one in my life. The seafood is really fresh and the soups gives a massive amount of richness.
Great staff, great meal! We will return the next time we're in Dublin!
Really good fish restaurant. Good value for Temple bar. Service was friendly. The raw fish plate was delicious.
Excellent! Best meatballs in the world. Authentic Italian Bravo!
Super food and great service. Will be heading there again.
Dinner was very good. Pasta a little too al dente but sauces were delicious. Tiramisu was wonderful. Could get a good bottle of wine for 35 euro.
Very small portions and potatoes were extra with veal and only got about 5 or 6 sautéed potatoes for €5.
if you want to try authentic italian cooking this is the right place. The ingredients are superb and the chefs are top notch. Excellent wine offer. The ambient is classy and cozy. Service is five stars (thanks again Max!). It may seem a bit pricey but it's more than fair for what's offered. We'll definitely go back.
Want to feel like family on your first visit? This is your place! Service was off the charts, yet was casual. PERFECTION! Thank you Rosa Madre for the best dinner imaginable. We loved being with you guys. You really know what you're doing!!!!
Perfect from start to finish. Staff are extremely friendly and service was great.
Really good Italian food, I ordered the truffle ravioli and they did not skim on the truffle filling. Very good value considering the price. Will return again to try more of the menu.
City centre location, nice decor and on a side note, bathrooms had hot water and hand moisturiser.. not a big deal but it is surprising how many bathrooms don’t have hot water in restaurants.
Consistently delicious, classic Italian, with a focus on fresh seafood. I also love their Millefoglie dessert.
All clean and simple and therefore nowhere to hide. Beautifully baked scallops, sole prepared properly for the table without a single bone, lumps of delicious fish in bowls with separate bowls of grilled vegetables. Wonderful homemade tiramisu. A distinguished wine list.
Myself and my husband went here on a Friday evening. We loved the place. We first fell in love with Italian food on our trip to Rome last year and this is as close as we have come to matching the true Italian feel. We would highly recommend Rosa Madre. The staff are excellent and friendly. The food is top class. There is an extensive wine menu but I think maybe a couple of less expensive wines on the list would be a good idea.
This authentic Italian restaurant in the middle of temple bar was everything we wanted. Incredible and delicious food options, friendly servers, and tasteful wine. I recommend this spot for dinner.
Misleading menu descriptions, ordered a risotto that was supposed to have prawns, was pointed out to the waiter and he went away without giving any further explanation
The seafood is the nicest in Dublin
I really do not understand all the good reviews of this really mediocre restaurant, as our experience was the exact opposite. No appreciable service, and the food was certainly not an experience either. It's a pity to have such an experience when celebrating a special night.
Great atmosphere , great food and wonderful service
Very nice restaurant, food and service were good, great selection of wines, however, I have paid less in other cities with higher rents and taxes than Dublin.
That said, I would go back.
Fabulous experience. Great wine, great food (especially the caviar). Really good waiter. Really nice ambiance. Would definitely go again.
Excellent service - choose fresh fish over pasta.
A really great evening! The food was delicious, especially the sea bass carpaccio, truffle ravioli and fresh line fish. A slight pity was that our first choice aperitifs and rose wine were not available.
But this was more than made up for by the great service and the fabulous huge red teddy bears that sit dotted around the restaurant. What a unique touch - made even more special when one joined our table!
It’s a lovely little restaurant in the centre of Dublin . It has a great atmosphere and is very comfortable. The menu is varied and interesting any food I have had always was of a very high standard they have an extensive wine list with prices for every one . The emphasis here is on seafood and Italian food . It’s good value and ideally suited for business or pleasure with a respectful but friendly casual service . I would recommend this restaurant.
Excellent service. Comfortable seating and excellent food
I can't recommend this place highly enough. I tend to be critical of restaurants in general and often leave disappointed in something. I honestly can't find anything that could have been better. The welcome and service were first class. The atmosphere was just right: busy, energetic, not too loud and not too quiet. The food was absolutely delicious. Would go back there every time I return to Dublin.
My wife & I went there on a Monday evening to celebrate her birthday. Had to ask to be moved from our allocated table of first floor because of noise/draught from a mobile dehumidifier - moved to table at top of stairs. Starters: Her Prawns with spinach was good, my Scallops in the shell were small & dry with too much breadcrumbs. Main course: Her Pasta with Sea Bass was good, My pasta with Lobster was tasty but seriously lacking in lobster. Dessert: shared frozen fruit sorbet OK. Wine: Sicilian Red (€45), one of the cheapest on extensive list, was good. Service: efficient but cold. Bill: €135. Overall: Poor value for pretty ordinary fare.
First visit and most enjoyable. Red prawn and scallop starters gorgeous. Pasta with lobster and pasta with clams lovely. Shared sea bream which was delicious. Cosy place, very hospitable. Looking forward to returning!
Was told by the host that despite our reservation, we would have to wait at least a half hour to be seated, as two other tables with reservations had already been waiting a half hour. When we said we would try our luck elsewhere, the host smirked and said we would not find a table anywhere else. We walked across the street and were seated immediately - had a lovely evening. Front of house needs improvement!
It was my first visit to Rosa Madre and I sure hope so it won't be the last. Everything about this restaurant was amazing: the food, the drinks, atmosphere and staff. Staff was friendly and polite, atmosphere was like visiting little Italy in Dublin. Owners are really passionate about their business, and it show in the quality of food and service. I could not suggest this restaurant any more, if you are in town and want quality evening to spend, spend it in Rosa Madre.
Restaurant was very nice- staff courteous, friendly and helpful. It was we thought expensive for a lunch time meal. I would suggest a lunch special and maybe it would get more footfall and then as a result create more of a buzz in restaurant. Overall the food was very tasty and we enjoyed our lunch
Booked from Australia. We travel extensively, 90 countries. We love food and cooking. Rosa madre was absolutely in our top 10 world wide. Thanks to the staff especially the lady who was delightful and certainly an asset to the restaurant.
Awesome and stunning food, the freshness and skills of the chefs are evident. Our waiters were really friendly and helpful and cannot fault a thing. Would highly recommend.
Catch of the day in the oven with no taste, very disappointing 5 olives for souce
Ravioli heavy in cream
Don't go to this tourist trap
Very nice place with good food and top service😊 We were so tied and could’t eat that much so the place took one of the courses from the bill, very nice done