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Cafe Maddalena

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5801 Sacramento Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025-2321
+1 530-235-2725
17:00 - 21:00
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Obrien, CA
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

One of our favorites in northern California. We have been coming here for several years are it has always been great. On our last visit there were four of us, two having the halibut and the other two had the rack of lamb and it was excellent. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to come back and enjoy... More 

Thank CPIIIShasta
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Amazing food at modest price. My wife and I had several of the offerings and each one was fabulous. If you happen to be in this beautiful part of Northern CA this cafe is well worth the viist.

1 Thank pinkpanther23
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 

Thank sleeper188
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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 

Thank StevenD2000
Redding, California
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144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 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 

Thank Jeff E
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 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.

Thank Philip P
san francisco
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 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 

Thank dhcases
Northampton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 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.

Thank micthemini
Redding, California
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389 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 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.

Thank 530Gypsy
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 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.

Thank Richard S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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?