Rosa Madre

4.6
301 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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CM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very nice.
Great seafood. Super service (attentive but not intrusive). Wine list good range but rather expensive. Overall a very nice bite.

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KM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place is absolutely amazing. The food, ambiance and service was impeccable. However, we only got out reserved table 20 mins later cos the restaurant was busy. Can’t wait to go again.

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KC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent as was our service. Would highly recommend.

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GB
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

All very good and rafinate, but really too expensive for my wallet, the wine around 50-100€. Two people at least spent 200€ for dinner.

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r
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was outstanding, my favourite fish - Branzino was cooked to perfection.

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GB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Unpredictable bill if you order one of their whole fresh fish meals (to share). Paid over €200 for 3 starters and one large fish to share and one €46 bottle of wine

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GO
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian food and wine ever
Luca is a fantastic host
Nothing any trouble

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AB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Having lived in the Dublin area all my life, I never knew Rosa Madre existed until last Friday. Booked a table based on great reviews online and I was not disappointed!

The restaurant is much bigger than I expected and had a lovely cosy, quiet ambiance. Staff were wonderful and made some nice suggestions based on the menu and the specials of the day.

The food is fantastic, not particularly fancy or fussy but just really high quality ingredients and great flavour. I would say that I thought the price of the main, a turbot dish for two was quite pricey, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and the fish was filleted by the waitress at our table.

Would definitely recommend Rosa Madre!

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m
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service from the staff was impeccable and the food was absolutely stunning and delicious!

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PB
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

You lack a decent house wine in bottle. Only by glass.
In general your wine, while good quality, is too expensive.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really good! ! A nice place with high quality Italian food. Maybe the price of wines is too high and I don’t like that, if you ask only for a glass of wine, they bring you the glass already full, without seeing the bottle. But again... good food!!

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EG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely excellent standard of costumer service. Always feel well looked after. Best restaurant in London. Amazing fresh fish and a great champagne selection .

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We went for the second time to this restaurant especially chosen by my husband to celebrate his birthday. We booked 2 weeks in advance and were already looking forward to the dinner .. as soon as we arrived they told us that the table was not available yet and they will have it ready in a couple of minutes .. that couple of minutes turned into 20 minutes .. and above all the staff (especially the guy at the cashdesk) was really rude, they didn't even offer us at least a glass of prosecco for waiting, so things didn't start great. After that we finally got to sit and ordered 2 spaghetti with clams and 2 octopus appetizers + a bottle of white wine ... very poor quantity (60 grams of pasta) and food was ok but nothing exceptional, good wine but crazy price, the only positive thing , all the waiters were very kind. fuerthermore we were expecting at least a digestive or a glass of prosecco as it was told in advance it was a pecial occasion. The bill was crazy and we were still hungry (+ 70 euros each). We won't return there any more !!

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KS
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful Saturday evening with fantastic food and amazing wines. Great service - very friendly!
We can really recommend this restaurant if you love fresh seafood!

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Not sure - the general feeling among the 4 of us was it was expensive (€75 per head for 3 courses and 1/2 bottle of wine). The raw fish did not overly impress (both taste and presentation - cut too thick and warm). The main was delicious and they had run out of 3 desserts by the time we ordered. The staff were a bit mixed (offhand at the front door, waitress was fine). So overall lovely food but pricey and not an amazing experience.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Just great by any measure.

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GS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Expensive, but delicious for sea food lovers. Quiet place and outstanding service

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MT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My second visit in a matter of a few weeks, such a lovely restaurant. The food is excellent.

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BL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant in Dublin. Food was superb. Service friendly and welcoming. Will be back

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CR
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
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
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
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
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
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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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been to Rose Madre a couple of times now and it never fails to disappoint the food is amazing and the service is excellent. The burrata is definitely one of my favorites and the truffle ravioli is to die for also tried the crab pasta and the fish is superb too can’t wait to go back and keep trying all these fabulous dishes.

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LM
Dublin
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
Dublin
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
London
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
Dublin
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
Tampa
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
N. Ireland
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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Chicago
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
Dublin
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
Dublin
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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