When you think of Italian food in Temple Bar you probably conjure up images of pizza slices at 4am.
Despite this area being pitched to tourists as the very best Dublin has to offer in terms of entertainment, food and general craic, the amount of times locals step onto the cobbled lanes with a purpose feels rare enough.
When was the last time you pinged a few friends in the Whatsapp group and said “let's go grab a bite in Temple Bar”?
My guess is never. And, as I’ve discovered a few times of late, that's a real shame.
The biggest shame of all is that you’d be missing out on one of the best little Italian restaurants in the city, Rosa Madre, which is tucked away on Crowe Lane…