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Rosa Madre

#101 of 1,946 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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7 Crow Street, Dublin dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly Caffe Italiano)
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good Italian restaurant. Great menu choices, very good food and excellent service. Nice and cosy room upstairs. Must try.

Thank Sara L
Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Rosa Madre last week as it had been getting good press reviews especially in relation to its seafood dishes. Looks tiny from the outside but inside it stretches down past the open kitchen and upstairs is another entire dining floor. We were seated by the kitchen which I usually like but actually I felt a bit away from... More 

1 Thank BurkeG
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in 'Rosa Madre' for a special occasion. I love fish and I have been working in the catering business long time, but most of all I am fussy when it comes to pay a dinner a bit more expensive than usual. I have to say that the quality of food are worth the price and didn't not find... More 

2 Thank Katia B
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really impressed by the restaurant, service, and especially the food, because it is very difficult to find a authentic Italian restaurant. Extensive menu which features a lot of fresh fish. Food was beautifully presented and flavours and quality certainly didn't disappoint. The homemade ravioli with truffle, paccheri with fresh fish were amazing. The waiter was really nice with... More 

1 Thank Mafalda41
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two wonderful meals here of salt baked and roasted fish, seafood appetizers. The owner will tell you what is best that day and he will be right! Lots of olive oil, no butter or cream, so a nice change from most Irish restaurants.

Thank tospain
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1st visit and possibly the last to this overpriced Restaurant in Temple Bar area - Nice room but food wasn't anything special for a Lunch outing.

1 Thank Clem C
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent Italian restaurant in Templebar that raises the bar for the area. Excellent pasta and great fresh fish options. It never disappoints and we have become the regular visitors.

Thank Geoffrey C
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

A lot of Italian people work here and you see and taste it back in the food. So far the best Italian food we had in Ireland. Although it is in temple bar I would suggest it to go here often!

Thank MitchellvanVliet
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Great option for those who love Italian food! The portions are just right, not too big and not too small. The burrata with parma ham is amazing, and the Tonnarelli all’ Astice, the house specialty, delicious! The staff is kind and attentive.

Thank Thais V
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I had a tuna carpaccio recommended by Luca, owner I think. It was super fresh and delicious. He uses a special herb to garnish this dish, which he took the time to describe as being a hand picked part of the caper leaves, to give a delicate caper flavor without overwhelming it. It made the experience very special. Then as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $39
Italian, European, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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: 35315511206
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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