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Cafe Maddalena

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5801 Sacramento Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025-2321
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 59
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  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great meal in an unexpected place

We loved this meal! Great fresh food and very creative menu. I would definitely eat there again when in the area. The pomegranate chicken was exceptional as was the root vegetable salad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this meal! Great fresh food and very creative menu. I would definitely eat there again when in the area. The pomegranate chicken was exceptional as was the root vegetable salad.

Thank auntiedots
Ashland, Oregon
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest, we did not expect a restaurant in a town as small as this to be almost completely full at 6:00 on an October evening. But it was! Fortunately, they were able to find a table for two, and we had a very pleasant meal. There was no problem in having one salad spilt between the two of... More 

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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This restaurant will never have a # 1 rating because it is small and can only serve a limited amount of people. Limited amount of people means a limited amount of reviews. The food is over the top good and with Veronica as your server you can't go wrong. Thank God we made reservations. They turned away more people than... More 

Thank b r
Washougal, Washington
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We were looking forward to dinner at Cafe Maddalena for weeks. We were not disappointed. Great food and great service. The corn fritters and roasted beets and smoked blue cheese salad were awesome starters. Grilled pork chop and beef Bourguignon were superb entrees. So much food we skipped dessert. Our wait person, Noel, was new but was pleasant and efficient.

Thank grampafish1
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111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This place is an hour from our house but we kept hearing it was worth the drive so we went with friends for my birthday. It was well worth the drive and a delightful experience. The food was superb and atmosphere adorable. We will request the patio next time as it was charming. Will definitely be back.

Thank branditravelphoto
San Luis Obispo, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Maddellenas many times. Brett and Nancy do a wonderful job making everyone feel welcome and special. The menu changes weekly and is always full of delicious suprises ! Make reservations as they get busy !!

Thank Charlie F
Dublin, California
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263 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We split a appetizer of Spanish-style grilled octopus with fingerling potatoes to start. It was plenty big enough to share and had an oil sauce with smoked paprika. Both of our main courses were good, but my husband's was fantastic. He had the sea scallops. He had a bigger portion of scallops than you normally get and liked the corn... More 

Thank EveSp
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I had expected to bring my dogs on the patio but they've changed their policy so that wasn't possible. I ate in the patio anyway because it was charming and the dogs could see me. The service was excellent. I had a glass of Chardonnay which I enjoyed and the special which was grilled loin of pork with polenta. Perfectly... More 

Thank Barbara G
Olympia, Washington
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We discovered Maddalena when our water pump failed almost 20 years ago. Since then we usually try to stay one night in Dunsmuir on our travels between WA and CA. Since they are only open four nights a week, it can be problematic. We managed to stay this week and got a reservation. We were delighted to find that the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

....for all the hype we found it a little pretentious but have not returned recently....prefer eating outdoors and casual-ness of McCloud Hotel

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5801 Sacramento Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025-2321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Dunsmuir
  • Phone Number: 530-235-2725

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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