Rosa Madre

4.6
281 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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 281 People Are Saying
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CR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Red wines should be served at an approx. temperature of 18 degrees! Our were much to warm and must be put in ice.
Fantastic meal, nice and relax atmosphere on a Sunday night (we tried to book a table on Sat night and it was really noisy)

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EF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The wine list is far too expensive. Nothing below 40e. Food was lovely and service good but overall think it’s an expensive night out.

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C
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really gorgeous food and amazing service for a date night. Food was delicious, perhaps small portions and on the pricey side however.

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WI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant in the city centre, staff were excellent & knowledgeable, great choice of fish. nice selection of wines, noise levels were prefect. found the whole experience very relaxing overall.

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LO
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were treated so well despite the fact that the restaurant was closing for lunch orders. We never felt rushed. Our waitress was fabulous. I’d a few quirky requests & none were a problem. The food order & delivery was never rushed. We had fish for main course & it was so fresh, cooked simply with olive oil & olives & absolutely delicious. It’s a lovely restaurant & we really look forward to getting back there soon

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B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food and wonderful service - so glad we found this place when we stayed in Dublin!!
Would come back to Dublin just to go to this restaurant again!

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RP
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The best place in Dublin to have a taste of real italian fresh seafood, highly recommended.
It is not cheap,but the quality of food abd service is at a very high standard

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PC
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, good service and ambience.only quibble was the music , not to my taste. You will not be disappointed.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really lovely restaurant with great service. The food was amazing, we had the special, seabass encrusted in salt to share. Fabulous wine list and the staff were knowledgable. Have already recommended and I will go again.

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B
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb fresh fish, whether balck sole, saltbaked sea bass or-especially- sea bream.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved Rosa Madre. Food was exceptional! Have been telling everyone about it!

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MB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you are looking for a place where to eat freshly-catched fish, this is the right place.
Outstanding quality dishes & wine.
The wine is a bit overpriced to my opinion, even the cheapest bottle is roughly € 40.
Bring a lot of quids!

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Q
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Fish was delicious but veggies not good. There was “dandelions” on menu but we were told it was chicory! It was not. Grilled veg poor. And burrata as a starter for one way too big! Should have had that explained and we would have shared!

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CW
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice food, the atmosphere was warm and homely. The male waiter serving us was great, attentive but not too forward or annoying.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent overall. Wife loved her seafood dishes. I had beef carpaccio starter- perhaps the best i have had any where in the US and UK. Service was 5 star without being cloying. Wines by the glass were perfect

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ND
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, a hidden gem, incredible fresh seafood, with an Italian twist, a very special wine list with a wide selection from reasonable price to the most expensive Gaja.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place. Great food. Great service. The staff really know what they’re serving. Ask for recommendations and you won’t be disappointed.

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BJ
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Consistently good. Service always attentive and to high standard without being intrusive. Food excellent- especially the seafood. Recommended!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sharped mussels to start and they were lovely. Salt crusted Sea bass and black sole for our mains were both delicious. Spinach and roast potatoes sides 👍🏽 Service was great.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very pleasant experience overall.
The fish was excellent,very fresh and cooked to perfection.
Service was very attentive, would definitely return. Authentic Italian Restaurant.

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BG
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

I have been in Rosa Madre a few times and this is the first time that I got such a Rude waiter, we were a group of 5 and he really made our dinner uncomfortable since we sat down. I am very disappointed and I am not sure if I will return. Apart from that the food lovely as always. Thanks. Blanca

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T
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent authentic Italian restaurant that makes all its pasta fresh in house. They specialise in seafood. A great wine list.

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BC
11 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great squid ink pasta and the daily special was crab with linguine - equally fantastic!

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S
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the nicest restaurants I’ve ever been to friendly staff amazing tasting food when ever I am back in Dublin this will be the only place I eat

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RO
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food and staff were nice enough, but the portions were small and the wine list was expensive. My partner and I pad €100 for starters, manis and a glass of wine each, which is well above our usual budget and I left the restaurant still hungry. It was a middling experience, and for the price tag wasn't worth it. It was a but disappointing if I'm honest, but maybe the restaurant is more suited at people who don't really mind spending a lot of money.

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A
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about our experience in Rosa Madre was outstanding, I simply cannot wait to go back! I am highly recommending this place to all friends and family. Thank You Rosa Madre team for a wonderful dinner date.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food but a bit pricey. Great place for a special occasion. Really great fresh fish veg very tasty too.

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BK
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First time at this restaurant - really enjoyed the food and wine. Very good service. Will definitely return.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

AMAZING food and great service. Don't miss it out!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, delicious food, some tables are better than the others so you need to be lucky to get a good one.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would highly recommend the restaurant. The food is truly excellent and the service impeccable. Wine list is incredible, great quality not for all pockets.

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NH
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

this is a good place, friendly good food popular everything an talian should be but a big but, there wasnt a bottle of wine less than E34 no house wine and the waiters were constantly filling up your wine glass so we were asked after the starter 'did we want another bottle? no not at those prices-extortion!

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JT
11 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice meal and friendly staff. Nice display of fresh seafood at the entrance and Nice selection of wine. Will be back soon

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JS
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the perfect restaurant for a a special occasion! The food was incredible, the service was wonderful, and the restaurant itself was very nice. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous seafood with a grsat Italian wine list to match

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DL
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, very nice selection of wine. Great service, good location and interior.

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E
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was excellent, really fresh and very authentic. The service was good, efficient but not overly intrusive. Would highly recommend for special occasion or a romantic night out. The restaurant offers a very impressive wine list, with wines from many regions in Italy.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed both the meal and the buzz in the restaurant - it can be difficult to find a decent fish restaurant in Dublin City centre so it was a real surprise and the choices on offer were superb. We'll definitely be back.

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PF
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Over-priced specials that were only mediocre. As a single diner felt unwelcome.

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D
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best fresh seafood I’ve ever had!

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