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

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Excellently and creatively prepared locally-sourced pieces of art. Competent, attentive staff. Medium ambience=music and space. Lighting is perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Lana W
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Grenada, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Grenada, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Excellently and creatively prepared locally-sourced pieces of art. Competent, attentive staff. Medium ambience=music and space. Lighting is perfect.

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California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

8 of us have been coming to Dunsmuir for an annual birthday celebration and we have, 5 years in a row, spent our Saturday evening at Cafe Maddalena. The staff and culinary offerings have remained consistent over these years and we are never disappointed! This is a tiny little restaurant with an exposed kitchen and a happy clientele so the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is our favorite stop on the way home from California. Who would have thought there is a world class restaurant in Dunsmuir, CA! We stay at the Railroad Park Resort and then just run a couple miles up the highway to Dunsmuir for a lovely dinner with good wine at a reasonable price. It is always a treat.

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Pacifica, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We spend several weeks a year up in the Mt. Shasta City area. Every time we are up there we make a point of going to Dunsmuir to eat dinner at Cafe Maddalena. We live year round just 10 miles south of San Francisco, so have access to and frequent some of the best restaurants in the country. Cafe Maddalena... More 

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Frequently visit Dunsmuir CA on fishing trips and ALWAYS dine at least once at Cafe Maddalena. A cafe/bistro with nice ambiance incredible food. The menu changes weekly. Always the finest meals created by a masterful chef. Very reasonably priced. I could go on and on. Dunsmuir is, surprisingly, becoming a foodie destination and this cafe tops the list for delicious... More 

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Redding, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We'd heard this was a great place, and we absolutely agree. Never had a more tender, flavorful steak. Highly recommend Cafe Maddalena.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Who knew there was such an outstanding restaurant in Dunsmuir? Perhaps if we had done our homework, but we happened upon it as we were walking around. The meal and was very special as was the service. Not inexpensive but the quality of the meal was outstanding!

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Grenada, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've lived in northern California for two years and have despaired to find a restaurant of real worth. What a delight! Perfect service, welcoming atmosphere, food to absolutely die for! Locally sourced, organic and nutritious, creatively prepared. Can't wait to go back!!!

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Roseville, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a tiny place, reservations are recommended. From any table in the restaurant, you can watch the very talented chef create your dinner, which will be excellent. We always dine here when in the area, and we have never been disappointed. Staff are friendly and efficient, and the entire experience is wonderful. This is a restaurant that would do... More 

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San Jose, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We thought we were going to a fancy restaurant, white maps, cloth napkins... well it is fancy all right: The waiter was super attentive and very polite, the water kept coming, the bread was very tasty and we hoped for exquisite food. Unfortunately, though everything was OK, it was not much more. Appetizers - the eggplant with goat cheese and... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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?