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“great service and fine food in a small town”
Review of Cafe Maddalena

Cafe Maddalena
Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Dunsmuir
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 28 July 2014

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 double cappacino. We ordered full meals with a bottle of Italian wine and two deserts for just under $100. Every course was delicious. The husband and wife owners were both present, she running the dining room and garden dining area and he running the kitchen, no doubt accounting for the high standards that were maintained.
It is my understanding that the current owners have been in charge for the last eleven years. Make no mistake about it, this is a serious and worthy restaurant with a light and casual flair.

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Thank bigtrek
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Reviewed 22 July 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 counter will provide a view of the kitchen.

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Thank falcon f
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

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 personnel. A "must visit" for the discerning traveler. Pricey, yes. But within reason and well worth it.

Thank John K
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

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

Thank spokanejan
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

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.

Thank Sander S
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