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Rosa Madre

#23 of 2,008 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Crow Street Bazaar 7 Crow Street, Dublin dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly Caffe Italiano)
+353 1 551 1206
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Paris, France
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had excellent fresh, local fish and seafood at this discret italian restaurant. Service v pro - attentive and knowledgeable.

Thank Bouquin75
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to this great Italian restaurant on a work trip with my colleague. We were well served by the staff, had super attention and amazing dishes. Will come again and tell my friends & colleagues! I recommend Oysters & Sirloin Steak. Fantastic Sauvignon Blanc served with it. Grazie x la Vostra ospitalita'!

Thank Natalie S
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Flat-out, hands-down, the best Italian restaurant in Dublin! Don't bother with the menu - just listen to the specials and they will make pretty much anything you want with the fresh ingredients they have! If you're in Dublin, this is a must..!

Thank John William B
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be the best authentic Italian restaurant in Dublin surely! When you arrive in the door, you immediately feel like you’ve just walked into “a little bit of Italy.” The first thing you see is the large fish tank with live lobster and day fresh fish. All of the staff were fantastic. Our waiter was Francesco and ran... More 

Thank SineadS7
Cashel, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

"Is this a tourist trap?", I asked myself as I left the restaurant. My mum and I chose to dine here based on the rave reviews. The waiters were friendly and helpful. I had scallops to start...bland, as another reviewer wrote. The scallops were lost under a heap of breadcrumbs which lacked real flavour. It was most definitely the worst... More 

Thank cregancorcra
Trowbridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife booked two restaurants on a 2 day break to Dublin. The first was The Larder where on the first night we had a fab meal at a good price. The meal we really looked forward to on the second night was at The Rosa Madre. I don't understand why in a practically empty restaurant we are seated next... More 

3 Thank Graeme D
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227 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with friends who'd been sent (by an Italian pal) because this is the best Italian in Dublin and we weren't disappointed. The selection of fresh seafood from the fish counter was wide and very high quality. Every dish was imaginative and really well executed. The wine list is comprehensive and fair value by Dublin standards. The staff were... More 

1 Thank David F
Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I had a special night here over Christmas. We concentrated on the seafood options. We had a succulent roasted whole sea bream, spicy mussels with tomatoes and white wine sauce and pasta with clams. It was my fiancé's birthday and the staff were very accommodating with a surprise tiramisu and limoncello, as well as ensuring a quiet... More 

Thank kevinoshea1985
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff, the food, the atmosphere; it wont get any better than this if you're looking for an all italian experience. The first thing you'll meet is the tank filled with live lobsters and the ice packed, day fresh, fish. They use only the finest and freshest of ingredients and all of the staff, including chefs are italian. All of... More 

1 Thank Julya E
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this place for seafood. We had some delicious tuna, scallop and pranws. Also the pasta is really really good.

Thank Catalina N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $38
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crow Street Bazaar 7 Crow Street, Dublin dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly Caffe Italiano)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > Temple Bar
  • Neighborhood: Temple Bar
  • Phone Number: +353 1 551 1206
Rosa MADRE has a great history ... Started in 2010 was only a little cafe selling quality italian coffee... By the time the passion of the owners and the staff this small cafe expanded and became today a full restaurant with more than 80 seats... How they did ? Well the most important thing for us is the food! The ingredients are every day fresh the owner Luca check every day all the delivery and make sure that only the best will be used by the Chef Francesco Mambelli .... Recently they started to serve the most amazing fresh fish cooked in the italian way which means very simple trying to preserve the real flavour of the fish ... In fact you can find every day lobster , sea bass ,turbot ,prawns squid and a lot more ... Come to try us and you will find out what the real italian food is all about!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?