Approaching Cafe Maddalena from across Pine street, subtle clues suggest this isn’t your typical northstate eatery.
Inside you’ll find a diminutive space, making it all the more intimate. Warmer weather allows more dining on their back patio.
Seen here, the Trio of stuffed eggs. Elegant and tasty, each with a different variation of stuffing.
Soup of the day was a rich Potato and Leek creation.
The kitchen opens to the dining area. Our server Sarah was attentive and knowledgeable.
Grilled mahi with tapanade, roasted garlic aioli, rice sautéed spinach, olives & capers.
Crispy quail stuffed with pancetta & savoy cabbage over risotto with mushrooms & brussel sprouts.
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.