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Cafe Maddalena

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5801 Sacramento Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025-2321
530-235-2725
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Mike M
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

....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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Dunsmuir, California
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have eaten here 3 times in the past and always had a nice but not spectacular meal. This was about the same. The steaks were on the thin side. We had a nice meal and will return but I wouldn't drive a long distance for the meal (we are local). We had friends from South Africa with us and... More 

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Boca Raton
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a very nice window table overlooking the street and train station, although not scenic in any way. Service was excellent. Food was tasty but uninspired. I had a beef stew, not sure why it was called that, came in a bowl half filled with rice and overflowing with pieces of tender and tasty beef, but that was it...no... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a wonderful evening here in mid-June. From the lovely table by the window overlooking Sacramento Ave., to the excellent food, service and wines, it became clear to us why Café Maddalena is held in such high regard. The restaurant was full, and there was some turnover while we ate, but there was never any sense of having to... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you are a vegetarian or dining with vegetarians, you should avoid this place. Even for omnivores, I don't recommend it. Restaurants are in the hospitality industry and should try to accommodate their guests but Cafe Maddalena is closer to the Soup Nazi and than fine dining hospitality. One member of our party was vegetarian and requested na entree composed... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had a wonderful meal with terrific service at Cafe Maddalena! Highly recommend. The restaurant has a cozy, tasteful charm. The lamb pasta dish was delicious and the creme brûlée amazing!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Always like this place. Very good food and wine. Excellent service! We love the chef's menu as it is seasonal and fresh. Everything is done perfectly.

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Was spending Tuesday night in Dunsmuir and hoped to. Turns out they're only open 5-9 Thursday- Sunday. Too bad, as the menu and reviews are great.

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Redding, CA
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

When I want to empress my friends or family from the San Francisco we head 45 minutes north of Redding, CA to Dunsmuir of all places. The menu at Maddalanas' is seasonal, fresh, delicious and well thought out. Great for celebrating a romantic evening or post hike around Castle Lake. Now days it's so popular you have to have a... More 

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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?