Rosa Madre

4.5
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525 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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HM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always fab and this visit was no different- the only thing that let's the menu down is the overpriced wine

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience
Really tasty dishes (you have to try lobster alla catalana ). Beautiful evening ,lovely service ,overall unreal

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

A pasta dish—spaghetti vongole, and gnocchi with shrimp were almost inedible. A third person who had fresh fish was quite pleased.

CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the only restaurant in Dublin I can have fresh fish and feel like I’m on holiday!
The food here is exquisite and the service and attention to detail is great.
Upbeat, friendly warming and engaging staff.
I can’t wait to return.

KS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food especially raw fish. Authentic italian

GS
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here on a whim and had the most pleasant experience! Great food and service!

BV
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here, excellent food and service in a lovely atmospheric restaurant.

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rosa Madre is a wonderful, elegant oasis in the heart of Temple Bar - a perfect spot for a quiet treat, with excellent food, top quality wines, and lovely service.

S
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waitress took fish and removed bones herself not at my request. Gave us back just more than half of fish

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Amazing selection of fresh fish, delicious pasta and great service. Best Italian I've had in Dublin and top 5 Italian restaurants I've ever been to.

s
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb all round food service and ambience will surley be back again

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was excellent, we were running late to arrive and with the kitchen closing, was allowed to order via telephone. Nice experience

EF
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Food and service was nice, but portions were very small and overpriced. Left the place hungry after 3 courses.

CG
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food experience as always. Highly recommend a visit to Rosa Madre

JK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal , ambience fabulous extremely comfortable.
Service fantastic and we really enjoyed our conversation in Irish with the waiter.
Will be recommending a meal at the Rosa Madre to all my friends when they visit Dublin.

LA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice fresh fish Italian restaurant in Temple Bar. Dishes beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Staff attentive and helpful. Not cheap but worth it!

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a super night would highly recommend

S
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They live up to their claim to being a great Italian restaurant. We were made feel so welcome. The preparation of the fish at the table was fantastic.

LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becoming one of our regular eateries in Dublin.
Cannot find any bad comments about this hidden gem.
Its fresh, its fish, and service is excellent.
Hope to be back there soon.

r
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fab food particular the turbot for 4
Only negative ..price of lowest point for wine was 35€ a bottle

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional seafood! Probably the best I’ve had in Dublin. The seabass baked in sea salt looked amazing and tasted even better. The lobster pasta was incredible. Such an authentic enjoyable experience. Will definitely be back to try something else.

R
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suoer food waiters so nice and polite good vibes overall.

G
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Dublin ! The staff is Very kind and the food is amazing!!!! Fish is delicious

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We ordered our food at 8.20pm and didn’t receive it until 9.15pm. They did give us 2 baskets of bread to keep us going but we would have ordered starters had we known the service would be so slow. We had ordered 2 pasta dishes & 1 risotto so nothing that should have taken so long.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable
Food and service excellent
Thank you

DS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant. We were unsure of a particular wine to have with our meal and the girl serving us brought us each a sample taste - which we decided to have with our meal - what a lovely touch! We loved everything here - the ambiance, the food (wow), the wine, the service and the friendly welcoming staff. The wine is a little on the pricey side, but it's not going to stop us from returning again and again.

LG
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

After 1 hour 20 mins we were told we needed to wrap it up in the middle of our main course. For €130 for two people this was disappointing. Manager was very defensive when it was raised.

DO
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, very pleasant, superb food😋😋

s
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous as always. A real treat for fish lovers. :)

F
London
28 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic
A gem

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, sea bass was delicious and waiters were friendly. Maybe a little over priced on certain items but delicious nonetheless!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as awesome as always. lemon sole to die for

B
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Although the restaurant was nice. We thought the menu was very overpriced. The wine was extortionate.

C
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Booked for a rare night out in town and ended up coming away disappointed. The food was great but the service was bad. Firstly we arrived on time but had to stand in the doorway for 10 mins while they found us a table. We were in the for waiters getting fish from the display and for other customers coming and going. We then got a nice quiet seat upstairs. So quiet in fact that the waiters barely noticed us. Our meal took 3 hours from start to finish with most of that time spent waiting to be served. It got to the stage where we ran out of water and wine but couldn’t find someone to order from. I probably should have gone wandering to find a waiter but when you’re in a nice place paying good money you expect some service. We got the excuse that it was busy and there was a large party there at the same time but if you are going to accept the booking make sure you have the staff to look after everyone. It’s a pity because the food was really good but I won’t be back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious

O
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I was very disappointed with the service in Rosa Madre. I had booked a table weeks in advance yet when I arrived I was kept waiting by the door , next to the fish tank for twenty minutes. We had to move constantly while standing there , as other customers were entering and exiting and waiters had to access the fish tank. When we were eventually shown to our table no-one offered to take our coats. We had to ask about the specials of the day when the waiter came to take our order. The food was delicious when it eventually came and the waiter was helpful when we were selecting our wine. However, when we tried to order dessert some items were not available and we should have been appraised of this when we were given the menu. Overall, I felt the service was appalling and when we brought it to attention at the end of the evening were told 'It's Saturday night and we were busy'! I would not recommend the restaurant to anyone.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Great food and hospitality.

HK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent dinner experience. The food was very good - we especially would recommend the risotto (a special main course). The service was attentive. Ambiance was okay, nothing special - but we sat across from the kitchen, and could see how hard - but with apparent pleasure - the cooks were working. The prices were a bit high, but well worth it. We will certainly eat here again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, simply delicious