Rosa Madre Restaurant

The most authentic Italian style – Seafood restaurant in Dublin


About Rosa Madre

Rosa Madre is the best and most authentic Italian restaurant in Dublin. We are located in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter and one of the most exciting and vibrant areas of the city with great shops, lively bars and many five stars hotels.

We specialise in fresh fish, cooked to perfection. Our fish is 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, with local fishermen 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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Rosa Madre
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Iris OIris O
07:39 20 Aug 23
Extremely overpriced for the poor quality of the food. 30 euro for this risotto that was basically tinted rice, with 3 grilled prawns and 3 boiled pieces of broccoli on the top. Horrible presentation of the food, taste was ok. The bread in the beginning was extremely salty and not properly baked. At least the staff was good.
Pan CookePan Cooke
08:49 19 Aug 23
Olga SchwarzkopfOlga Schwarzkopf
22:54 07 Aug 23
A great restaurant for authentic Italian food and wines! Perfect for a date night - they have incredible changing dishes and a very romantic atmosphere!
Platinum GroupPlatinum Group
14:54 04 Aug 23
Top class food , top class service,one of the best restaurants in Ireland.I would highly recommend.Most of the low ratings are on the price, folks if you want a cheap meal go to McDonalds , if you want top class fresh produced fine cuisine, go to Rosa Madre.
Cat gouldCat gould
21:45 29 Jul 23
Sina SaffaranSina Saffaran
14:11 21 Jul 23
Upon the recommendation of a trusted confidante, I embarked on a culinary voyage to Rosa Madre on my final day in the enchanting city of Dublin. My expectations were met with nothing short of excellence in both service and gastronomy. My journey commenced with the oven-baked aubergines, a savory masterpiece made from fresh ingredients and caressed by a luscious tomato sauce, meticulously balanced to perfection.For the main course, I indulged in a symphony of flavors manifested in the pappardelle with porcini mushrooms. The pasta, expertly handcrafted, harmoniously danced with the earthy essence of the mushrooms and was swathed in a velvety, creamy sauce, rendering every bite an unforgettable delight.I must not neglect to mention the bread basket, graced with delectable butter, as well as the freshly crafted tomato side salad that crowned my experience, leaving an indelible impression on my discerning palate. Rosa Madre is undeniably a dining destination par excellence.
Niamh WhelanNiamh Whelan
21:59 11 Jul 23
We had our anniversary dinner here - we were let down by another restaurant and thankfully they had an opening for two without a reservation.I got the lobster pasta dish and my boyfriend got the white ragu. We both enjoyed but the portions were huge. I couldn’t finish mine! The pasta is served Al dente, I usually like it on the softer side but that’s a personal preference.The food was great but to be honest for the prices I’m not sure it was 100% worth it. Personally we would have preferred slightly smaller portions and cheaper prices.The dessert was AMAZING! A bit expensive but definitely well worth it.The service was great and I really can’t fault them in that regard.Overall we had a pleasant experience.
Philippe LemarchandPhilippe Lemarchand
14:49 02 May 23
Very conveniently located in Temple Bar but off the busy main Street. I particularly appreciated that we could get a table for 2 a few hours before going... Which is pretty much a miracle in Dublin nowadays! The restaurant is elegantly designed with a dim lit setting. This could be seen as a relaxing and private ambience but it also made it difficult to read the menu printed on gold and silver (reflective) pages with the little light on the table. Not enough contrast to read the menu. The menu was mostly fish based with a couple of meat options. There is a long wine list (probably too long) which I found very pricey. At least you can pick the normally price gin tonic and aperol spritz. The food is good but overall my friend who recommended it probably oversold it to me. First we made the mistake of ordering a risotto for starter - it was good, plain in taste by design with scallops - but it was heavy. The tuna tartare was particularly good though. For main, I found the fish taste far too fishy.. probably too intense fish stock. The beef piece was pretty big, so much that I couldn't finish while I really don't like wasting food. But also, for that price or less, there are other restaurants in town I would think on going back to first. The waiters and waitresses were great. Had very happy exchanges with them.
Sonja ZaricSonja Zaric
10:48 14 Mar 23
Amazing date night. The moment you walk in, there is a display of fresh fish on ice. We went for their specials which were Halibut and Black squid ink risotto. Both were delicious and we enjoyed every bite. Impressive wine list as well for every budget. It is a bit of on more expensive side but you get what you paid. Romantic atmosphere and great quality seafood.

Our Philosophy

The Rosa Madre philosophy is all about the quality of the ingredients. We believe that there are two key factors in keeping our customers happy and coming back for more.

First and foremost, we provide a warm and friendly atmosphere to meet friends and family. We strive to provide superior service at Rosa Madre. Our friendly staff are here to serve you.

Secondly, we provide you with an amazing variety of fresh Irish seafood. Our seafood is never frozen. We provide fresh fish and fresh vegetables. Non-seafood lovers can also enjoy the delicious pastas and vegetarian options.

Our staff are there to make your dining experience exceptional. You are Guaranteed to leave Satisfied and Happy!


Rosa Madre is part of the Open Table platform. Rosa Madre accepts online reservations for parties of up to 8 people.

For larger groups please call the restaurant on

Tel: +353 1 551 1206 or via email:


Lately, Iʼve been charmed by Rosa Madre in Crow Street it is Buzzy and Authentic. The cured beef was in absolutely prime condition…. Rosa Madre is as Italian as Ferrari.

Ernie Whalley
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Our Location

Rosa Madre Restaurant, 7 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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