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Terra Madre Cafe

#346 of 2,000 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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13a Bachelors Walk | Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 873 5300
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 21:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delicious simple traditional Italian food and even better wine in a cosy authentic setting! We were in for a late lunch, around 3 o'clock, and midweek so were the only people there. We felt like we had popped in to our neighbours for lunch the atmosphere was so relaxed and homely (Ok..if our neighbours were wonderful Italian chefs that is).... More 

Thank Amy R
Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic quaint setting, brilliant hosts and exquisite food. Some previous comments have said limited menu I believe they probably would have been better in the all you can eat buffets. The menu was diverse in flavours and all dishes we tried were cooked to perfection with excellent ingredients. The restaurant only holds a small number of tables but they are... More 

Thank charlieria
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Cool cosy intimate space boasting probably the best Italian fare in Dublin. I could have drank the olive oil straight from the bottle. The starter of Baratta Mozzarella was flown in from Napoli that morning, I never knew Mozzarella could induce euphoria in me.The ravioli with black truffle was one of the best pasta dishes, I have ever eaten..in my... More 

Thank Jenny L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great service really friendly and relaxed lovely intimate dining experience great food and gorgeous wine👍🏼🍷☕️

Thank Nicola M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I have been there.. won't go back. Menu is limited, very limited. Food is mediocre! Mozzarella was good but the way they served it was awful.. presentation was really bad! Wine was Italian.. was good but too expensive (even a glass of wine). Place is very small 4 to 6 small tables. Owner is the waiter apparently and he was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The starters almost never stopped, the creamy buffalo mozzarella and the roasted ham with red onion marmalade being highlights. Onto the secondi, the pasta was amazing, bettered only by the wine (the Valori Montepuliciano d'Abruzzo). Great team too, all friendly Italian bellos. We had a super 72nd birthday celebration there but this place would just as easily suit a second... More 

Thank laurence_veale
Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Yesterday we had dinner at this little restaurant down Bachelors Walk. Authentic Italian kitchen, fresh products, great taste and the very lovely host Marco. If you're looking for a fine experience in Italian food and hospitality, I would recommend them! P.s. He writes your name in macchiatos.

Thank mliefers
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This hidden place in the city center of Dublin is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been (at least out of Italy). The place is really small, a bit dark with candles like which I think makes the environment there so unique. High quality food and amazing service (I can only say that portions are not too... More 

Thank Sbarcience
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

a wonderful night spent here recently with friends. Wonderful red wine and food, the Mozzarella starter was full of taste and flavour as as the squid main dish. However the chocolate dessert was to die for. This is an experience like dining in your grannies 50 years ago

Thank gilmore23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have gone there a different times, and each time it has been amazing! Marco and all at the restaurant always are great fun and helpful. The food is always brilliant quality. We had a group of 17 in the private room upstairs yesterday, and again, they were fantastic, and really made it into a special event for us all!... More 

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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
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13a Bachelors Walk | Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 873 5300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?