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Cafe Maddalena

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5801 Sacramento Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025-2321
+1 530-235-2725
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Thu - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have heard about this little place for years but every time we were going to be in the area it was booked solid! We planned ahead this time and made reservations! Well worth the effort! Completely plain building on the outside but the food and service are amazing! The food quality and taste rivals any expensive gourmet restaurant that... More 

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Thank sleeper188
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for a couples dinner for two. Our table was squeezed between two larger tables, and waitresses stood in the gap between tables on both sides with their buns two feet from our faces many times. The menu was quite limited, but we knew that ahead. The mushroom soup was hot and quite fabulous. The short rib dish was... More 

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Redding, California
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

A long-time local took us to Cafe Maddalena for dinner to celebrate an occasion. Had he not known about this place I would never have found it! The place is very, very small and is only open a few days during the week. Be sure and secure a reservation because the seating is so limited. I think I counted 7-8... More 

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Thank Jeff E
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This small quaint restaurant in lovely little Dunsmuir is a true gem. The menu and food are really exceptional with a reasonably broad wine list. The service is likewise excellent. I would make this restaurant a destination.

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Thank Philip P
san francisco
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

the new menu has delectable items, and there are specials too, not to mention the chalk board of inventive fresh daily desserts. Twice in the past two weeks I've had a great meal there with friends. Wines are tasty and not "the usual suspects". Service is excellent. The shimp appetizer, with a mild harissa was one of those "gotta have... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We had been told how great the food was here, so we booked. I'm vegan and the waiting staff siad the chef would make any meal vegan so I had the pasta. I would say that my meal was okay, but not brilliant. My husband though enjoyed his food. We sat in the garden area which was very nice.

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Thank micthemini
Redding, California
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358 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

What a delightful dinner ...very small restaurant on the way to MtShasta. Not very big menu, good wine selection and service was tops I had the coho wild salmon and my friend the honey crispy chicken ...all ingredients were so fresh and prepared just perfect. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Thank 530Gypsy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The place to eat in Weed. If you are driving on I-5 Thursday-Sunday and need a place for dinner. This is it. Wonderful gourmet food. Excellent service. Pricy but well worth the cost. If the weather is warm, as to sit in the garden.

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Thank Richard S
Sydney
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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

A unique restaurant in a unexpected location. The service is impeccable and the restaurant is a good place for a romantic dinner. The serves are not big compared to many restaurants. It was a little expensive for the serve sizes.

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Thank porcupinegirl
Menlo Park, California
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Off the main street but easily found - very good food and atmosphere is nice; wait staff is very attentive; dress is business casual; I would go back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5801 Sacramento Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025-2321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Dunsmuir
  • Phone Number: +1 530-235-2725

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