Rosa Madre

4.6
257 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • 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.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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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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CL
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Staff is amazing. Best service I’ve had in Dublin. Cosy and authentic place. Food is usually great. One of few places you can actually get really tasty and good food in Dublin which is otherwise very bland and mediocre compared to any other captial in Europe.

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FR
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. Great food and fabulous wine with an amazing list to chose from. Marvelous hosting, can't wait until the next time.

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EF
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff at Rosa Madre could not have been nicer! They treated us so well, it was my boyfriend's birthday and they organised a sparkler in his dessert and sang to him without me even asking. The waiter took a picture of us and took the time to send it to us both. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was EXCELLENT. We had oysters which tasted so fresh to start, then I had the lobster pasta and my boyfriend had the monkfish pasta. Both were wonderful. I cannot recommend this place enough, it's worth the money for sure!

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EM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend asked for a glass if merlot. I thought it was a very fancy glass.. when we got the bill we knew why the glass was fancy. 25e a glass. Is outrageous and not worth the price. That took the shine of the night. 75 euro for 3 glasses of wine. Rip off.

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M
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Authentic Italian food in a cozy ambience. Very good quality seafood, recommended for dinner.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the best Italian seafood I have ever had in Dublin. The seafood is very fresh and the cooking is just simply YUM, all the waiters are very friendly. I went with my family and ordered quite fancy food including champagne, cavies and lobster so it’s a little bit expensive, but other food is okay for normal dinner. Strongly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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DJ
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

10:30pm booking on New Years eve which started out very promising. Great seafood menu and an excellent wine list. Unfortunately they sat a couple with a 3 year old toddler next to our table. Normally I'm not precious about these things but 11pm on New Years eve is not the time to be taking out your small child. Call me crazy but I don't think people around you want to ring in the new year with "the wheels on the bus go round and round " in their ears from your childs tablet. Truly disappointed the whole thing wasn't managed better by the staff.

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LJ
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was good if a bit pricey. The staff were all very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were here for New Year’s Eve, Amazing food! Will be back!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am lost for words. How about magnificent! My wife and I enjoyed the whole experience. We will be back!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked last minute and eventhough they were about to close he still waited for us and served us really well. The pasta with crab was amazing. If you're looking for an Italian based restaurant this is the one. Medium priced aswell. Very very good

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed this restaurant and will go back when we visit Dublin again. Starters of burrata and melanzana were excellent, followed by black truffle ravioli and pancetta pasta and a chocolate cake made for a lovely meal. Wine list is huge and complex if you don’t know a lot about Italian wine, would benefit from short descriptions as the wine is pricey. We had a nice table and service was good and not rushed, looking forward to returning soon.

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EG
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best fish I have ever had! And by far my favourite restaurant in Dublin Ireland !

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AE
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed Rosa Madre. It is an authentic Italian restaurant and one of the best (if not the best) in Dublin. The service was excellent and the wine list was also of a very high standard. I hope to be back soon!

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JF
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience, authentic Italian with a great seafood offering.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

We had eaten here on one occasion before and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This time round we did not enjoy it and will not be returning. We were 5. My daughters starter of mussels were cold. My sons starter portion of carbonara was cold. The scallops in a shell were smothered in far too much breadcrumbs. My son’s main course of lamb cutlets were inedible. They were fatty, gigot chops for which we weren’t charged. My husband’s veal had too much flour on it. Both my daughters had the gnocchi. Very average. My main course of sole was the only decent main. Our bill was €400 to include one bottle of wine and 3 pre lunch drinks. We won’t be back

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PO
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely meal here, service very good, all italian staff with lovely manners. Food lovely, lovely quiet table upstairs where we could actually talk without music blaring in our ears like sone other places. Would definitely go again

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AO
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great welcome staff are happy to advise & recommend lovely lively atmosphere comfortable decor & the food was perfect freshly, good ingredients great flavours nicely presented. Wine list is extensive a little pricey but great selection of Italian finds
Looking forward to going again.

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AT
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great dinner with my fiancee. We were celebrating our anniversary in a such special place with great food and wine.

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IF
9 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Rosa Madre is definitely one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Dublin. Excellent pasta and seafood dishes- id highly recommend the scallops starter with the breadcrumbs and the pasta is all homemade. I will return on another special occasion as it’s a bit pricey. Service is really good

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N
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I found this restaurant on open table and it exceed my expectations. 5 friends met for dinner and we all had great meals . Also the service was excellent and we weren’t rushed at any time which is great when you are catching up with friends

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AD
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had table for 4. All of us had different starters and mains. We were all very happy with our choice. The food, wine, service and staff were all amazing . Definitely recommend. Aideen

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GD
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another excellent evening of exceptional wines, superb food & great buzz

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The veal saltimbocca stole the show!

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