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Cafe Maddalena

5801 Sacramento Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025-2321
530-235-2725
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Ranked #3 of 13 restaurants in Dunsmuir
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Fairfield, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Thoughtful professional service at its best presenting fresh ingredients that are prepared with care. We were walkins, and received a gracious greeting and immediate service. I noticed that many of the patrons were regulars and were greeted by name. One young man merely wanted a coffee to go. He was graciously seated at the bar and soon left with a... More

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Westport, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed in Dunsmuir for a week, and after two days and three other restaurants, we would gladly have eaten dinner there the rest of the trip...BUT, they are closed Mon and Tues. I had really great salmon, and a chocolate mousse cake that was as fine as any I've ever had. Reservations are strongly advised, but sitting at the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a surprise! In Dunsmuir of all places. Early evening dining on the patio was a delight. Call for reservations as word gets around and places of this quality tend to fill fast. Open for dinner only (I think). Excellent food rivaling some of the better New York or San Francisco establishments. Delightful atmosphere. Excellent service by obviously well schooled... More

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SpokaneWA
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148 reviews 148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

One of the best meals we have ever had. Carefully prepared Salmon and Cod, amazing presentation. Happy customers, not cheap, but wonderful...

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Redding, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Had another wonderful meal at Cafe Maddalena yesterday. Food always fresh, mostly local and wonderfully prepared. Service is excellent. Ambiance is casual but very nice. A beautiful drive from Redding or Mt. Shasta or a great place to stop if you find yourself on I-5 in need of a good meal in a nice setting.

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Medford, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We decided to go to this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. Our server's name was Terra and she did a great job. Our critique covers the following. The flavors were varied, the portions were small, the bill was large. We all ordered different dishes. This food was excellent. Bring your wallet.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our hotel hosts told us that we would love this gourmet restaurant, but we did not believe that this small mountain town was home to a restaurant that could offer us a gourmet meal. We were wrong! My sister and I had enjoyed a long day of hiking and were elated that Cafe Maddalena was open at 9 pm when... More

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Redding, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stopped Saturday night on our way to our ranch in the northeast corner of the state for a wonderful meal. We called last minute, and the two of us were given the last seating (at the bar). The service was excellent, the atmosphere was unpretentious. We had a choice of prix fixe menu that included a fabulous stew that... More

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Red Bluff, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We can't wait to go back! I think this is the only place we have eaten that we didn't leave with a stomach ache and we tried many things! The food was amazing and the service was great! I highly recommend this place but you do need reservations because it's small and very popular!

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This restaurant is a jewel, and we have recommended to several friends on I-5 road trips that they plan an overnight stop in Dunsmuir to experience dinner at Cafe Maddalena. We were there in early September and called ahead for a table on the patio, a beautiful garden setting under a grape arbor. The food was equally delightful. Fresh and... More

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