Rosa Madre

4.6
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448 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
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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t
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had 2 starters (tuna tataki, aubergine dish) - both very good - 2 pasta dishes (spaghettoni vongole, forget the other one - a tagliatelle thing) - both nice - excellent fish, the spaghettoni was dry past not house made - we shared a sea bream baked in salt - that was sublime - sides of spinach (very good) and sliced roast potatoes (gorgeous).
drinks were excellently served champage and a wonderful langhe nebbiolo. to class service. nice buzz. only drawback for us was the table next to us, where a divorce conversation about who gets what was going on in hostile hushed tones - not the restaurants fault. This is a fantastic fish restaurant - the fish is the star of the show - dont expect luscious home made pasta (though they have it - we didn't get it) - do be prepared to push the boat out on a fabulous wine list. Open on Sunday evenings a plus. Will definitely return

N
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rosa Madres is one of the best places I've ever been too! The food is absolutely outstanding along with the service, I highly recommend dining here you would not regret it ☺️

TM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Super restaurant, superb food and service, but wine list very expensive.

PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great wine list - ask owner Luca to show you his new wine cellar!

EL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

From an Italian seafood restaurant I was expecting more. All the ingredients are incredibly fresh and high quality, that is why I am surprised the taste was not the best. I am honestly disappointed about the taste of the pasta all'astice. Considering that the fish is fresh, it had to be exceptionally tasty.

MS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent seafood, very good service, nice surroundings. Great wine selection.

IS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the overall experience with great food, pasta al dente,and seafood in particular great wine list ( the Chardonnay white wine collezione privata is awesome) the very professional service. No doubt we will return !

BS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff and welcoming Andre & Max looked after our table and provided us with a five star service. The tables were nicely spaced with beautiful linen.
The menu was comprehensive & well balanced, beautifully presented food which tasted fantastic.
Would highly recommend & look forward to returning again in the near future. Thanks to all.

CO
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place I keep returning to! Fish done beautifully. Had the salt crusted sea bass, scallops and dublin bay prawns. Always guaranteed a slight here! Staff attentive and knowledgeable

GC
Manitoba
415 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoy the food at Rosa Madre. The starters, scallops and prawns were delicious. The pastas were good but the carbonara seemed to be lacking the right flavor and had very little pancetta..

SG
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and very attentive service. It was a bit more formal and expensive than I had expected as thought it was going to be more like Terra Madre which is much more casual (and to my preference). But for a more formal dinner it was very nice. All our food was very tasty.

GK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a special occasion that we were celebrating this evening, which we hadn’t even mentioned on booking... even so, we were treated like VIPs! We were assigned an absolutely wonderful table, the seafood dishes we ordered were fantastic, the pasta course, WOW!! and one of our party had never tasted tiramisu, well let’s just say he has a new favourite pudding! Luca & team took care of us royally & for service, value & the insanely wonderful champagne list alone, Rosa Madre is at the top of my must visit restaurants!!!

EM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, the seafood here is outstanding. It’s a credit to the team for sourcing such wonderfully fresh seafood.

Amazing selection of wine also.

Highly recommended.

c
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We dined on fish which was excellent, cooked well, taken off the bone perfectly and well presented.

W
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the wine food and hospitality. The team have a passion for the quality of the food - great ingredients cooked simply - the perfect Italian!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely A - MAZ - ING

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fabulous food and atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

LM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fantastic definitely be back again!

KL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again we had the most amazing meal in Rosa Madre. Everything was perfect. Cannot wait to go back.

E
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was amazing, but although we had a reservation for 9pm we were not seated until almost 9:40. As it was a special occasion we were a but annoyed about this and were offered no apologies or compensation because of this.
The food was fantastic, the wine a bit on the expensive side (cheapest €9 per glass) Will hopefully be returning and hopefully will receive better service next time.

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

LM
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

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.

TW
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants. Will be back soon

MV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there but I will definitely return. I loved the place. It was like being on holidays

HT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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).

T
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great meal! We will return the next time we're in Dublin!

OM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good fish restaurant. Good value for Temple bar. Service was friendly. The raw fish plate was delicious.

PG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Best meatballs in the world. Authentic Italian Bravo!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super food and great service. Will be heading there again.

JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

RR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Very small portions and potatoes were extra with veal and only got about 5 or 6 sautéed potatoes for €5.

A
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

MM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!!!

P
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect from start to finish. Staff are extremely friendly and service was great.

JL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

LT
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently delicious, classic Italian, with a focus on fresh seafood. I also love their Millefoglie dessert.

c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

MM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.