Cafe Maddalena in Dunsmuir

Approaching Cafe Maddalena from across Pine street, subtle clues suggest this isn’t your typical northstate eatery.
Cafe Maddelena ParkingInside you’ll find a diminutive space, making it all the more intimate. Warmer weather allows more dining on their back patio.
Cafe Maddalena inside2
Seen here, the Trio of stuffed eggs. Elegant and tasty, each with a different variation of stuffing.
Cafe Maddalena Stuffed Egg TrioSoup of the day was a rich Potato and Leek creation.
Cafe Maddalena SoupThe kitchen opens to the dining area. Our server Sarah was attentive and knowledgeable.
Cafe Maddalena Sarah
Grilled mahi with tapanade, roasted garlic aioli, rice sautéed spinach, olives & capers.
Cafe Maddalena Mahi
Crispy quail stuffed with pancetta & savoy cabbage over risotto with mushrooms & brussel sprouts.
Cafe Maddalena Quail Located at 5801 Sacramento Ave., Dunsmuir CA 96025 (530) 235-2725 HOURS: Thursday–Sunday, 5 pm–9 pm. There’s a menu at the Cafe Maddelena website. The menu changes regularly. I like how the wines available by the glass are chosen to pair well with the current menu. An indicator of the overall thoughtfulness put into their service.

They recommend making reservations, and they aren’t kidding. We had often tried to get in while passing through Dunsmuir, only to find disappointment instead. Do call ahead.

Cafe Maddalena Front

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