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Ella Dining Room and Bar, Sacramento, CA
Award-winning

Ella Dining Room and Bar

4.6
4.6
5017 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in America's Farm to Fork Capital. In the heart of Downtown, the family behind The Kitchen and Selland's Market Café brings you the region’s most relaxed and elegant destination, Ella Dining Room and Bar. Ella offers warm, welcoming ambiance in an inspiring space that evokes effortless European rustic luxury. The environment is modern yet timeless, dramatic yet comforting. Ella brings together the finest quality ingredients from this bountiful region to create authentic and honest fine food that nourishes body and soul. Chef and Owner Randall Selland and family invite you to savor the joys of friends, family, and great food and wine. Service is gracious and refined. Ella has signature handcrafted cocktails, an eclectic and impressive wine list, and a fresh seafood bar. We specialize in Private Parties. Perfect for business lunches, celebration dinners, and everyday enjoyment. Walking distance from Convention Center, Capitol, theaters, and hotels.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (916) 443-3772
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Dustin Harvey
  • Private party facilities
    Ella is Sacramento's most-lauded dining destination, with award-winning design and service, and clean, seasonal farm-to-table cuisine. Ella is perfect for all events, offering small and large party spaces, private dining, Chef's Tables and Cocktail Party space. See our OT reviews!
  • Private party contact
    Nicole Desmond: (916) 443-3772
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Cross street
    12th Street (Corner of 12th and K Street)
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is $12. Ample street parking at night, and 4 public parking garages within 2 blocks of Ella. Just blocks from Golden 1 Center, Convention Center, Community Center Theater, Crest Theater, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Citizen Hotel and Capitol.
  • Public transit
    Cathedral Square Lite Rail stop 100 yards. Bus stops one block in either direction from K Street.
  • Entertainment
    Dine with us before the show and you can leave your car with our valet. This is a great way to avoid the long waits in the crowded parking garages at the theater.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,017 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Most Booked

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Sacramento

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento

    Most Booked

  • Sacramento

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

5,016 Reviews
  1. thehitz

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was wonderful as was the service. Alex our waiter was great as was Damian?? Our busboy. The sommelier was also polite and informed. Other than that, it was an awful experience. They had a full house -an entire convention of people there. They never should have allowed reservations for others. It was obnoxiously loud and crowded. You had to yell to hear the person across the table from you. We even waited for our desert to be served and just carried it outside ourselves for some peace and quiet. The couple at the table next to us had a similar experience. Their first and last time at Ella. While I am sure on another night the experience could be much different I doubt that we will ever give it another chance.

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  2. Justus

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little pricy too not be perfect. Food was good with exceptions. Oysters and steak were great. Tartar was generous but unusual. Risotto was too rich. Halibut would have been amazing if not terribly undercooked. Wait staff were fantastic.

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  3. BradC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very common decor for an upscale restaurant. Nothing innovative. They probably haven't changed in decades and the location is a money maker at this point since it's well known. Both had pork chops after hearing the raves, both were like, it was good but not worth raving. To die for was the bone marrow with mushrooms. A nicely made old fashioned. Would I go back? Not really, although I don't have anything against it.

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  4. LaurenS

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to celebrate here. Love the decor, amazlying attentive staff, phenomenal food (holy marshmallow ice cream), they are a mecca for the perfect bite. Thank you for celebrating our joy with us.

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  5. JustinA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was amazing. Loved spending our anniversary here.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! I would definitely return

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional experience. Ella has not missed a beat all these years later. Bravo to Kayla and her counterpart. They both were attentive without being too much. Food was the outstanding- both my wife and I had the dungeness crab stuffed halibut. It was out of this world- props to the chefs for an amazing dish. Next time in Sacramento we will be back!

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  8. ECNF13

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    1st time. Food was good but not best value. Service was very good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best scallops I’ve ever had, the buzz-free drinks were SO GOOD, and the truffle brioche was literally to die for! The service was amazing and the restaurant had a unique but pleasant style. Can’t wait to go back!

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  10. Kayla

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were extremely strong and were in small portions for the price, the salmon and its sauce felt like it was competing against each other and the risotto was a textural nightmare.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Valentine’s Day menu wasn’t the strongest, some really salty options but was still pleasant over all.

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  12. ToddS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Can't wait to be back for another occasion.

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  13. ByronM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service as always. We enjoyed our experience there very much

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  14. James

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    For the price, I expect to have the tables to not be so incredibly close together. Hard to hear my partner with all the noise. Food was excellent, but Ella seems to be trying to charge for fine dinning prices without the service. No one takes your coat, servers are trenched thin waiting on too many tables, tables are jam-packed together to maximize seating, etc.

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  15. JennyC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! I was seated promptly. The wait staff was very attentive throughout the entire meal. Each course came out in a reasonable amount of time, and plates were cleared quickly once I was done. And of course, the food was delicious! I can't wait to visit again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    way overpriced for assembly line wedding food on Valentine’s Day. Not our typical Ella’s experience

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  17. AK13

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    They squeezed us right next to two other couples (not very private or romantic), it made it feel pretty uncomfortable to talk with my wife. We love going out to eat and would consider ourselves to be foodies, we have a handful of restaurants in our area that we frequent and hoped Ella may be a new option, but the food was not good. It was a set menu so it's tough, but 3 out of the 4 courses were very mediocre. Our Sirloin was fatty and my wife's was over cooked while mine was undercooked and difficult to cut with my steak knife. For a dinner that cost us $700+, I would push the food rating down to terrible. The waiter was great, the atmosphere is very pretty and had we not been sat one foot from the next table I imagine it would have been a much nicer feel.

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  18. CarlJ

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect food and attentive staff. We'll be going back for a birthday dinner soon. This place has it all! One Sacramento's best!

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  19. JoshC

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a little slow, but it got busy very quickly so that was understandable. This is my favorite restaurant. I had the crab melt (sandwitch) and it was underwelming. it was fine. I had a lobster roll several years ago and it was amazing. I was expecting something more like that, lumps of crab, instead it was a crab salad which isn't my thing. Also, their was way too much bread and not enough crab. good, but not great.

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  20. Sabs

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Great variety of drinks to choose from. Ella always gets it right.

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  21. LivingMyBest

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ella is now my go to place for a nice dinner. I don’t know why I haven’t gone sooner! I was absolutely blown away by the level of service and attention to detail. The food was outstanding! I will be coming back

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Love the oysters and the pork chop! The pana cota was light and delicious!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an extended lunch and the atmosphere was so relaxing. The food was delicious.

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  24. RobertF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, wine, and service. Brioche rolls, duck confit, pork chop, and desert were all amazing.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food! Its my go-to in Sacramento.

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  26. MCDavis

    Sacramento

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent everything. Prices will match the experience but worth it if you want an expensive evening with amazing food.

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  27. AndreG

    Sacramento

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and wonderful staff. We will return.

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  28. Hippocrates

    Sacramento

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wood fired bone marrow and duck liver mousse were delectable, the warm spinach salad with duck chicharron was scrumptious, and the wood oven roasted pork chop was wonderfully flavorful and tender. The wait staff are knowledgeable, informative and friendly, and service was excellent.

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  29. Lydia

    Sacramento

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks! Our service from Bogdan was impeccable.

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  30. WendyA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter Bryan was kind and thoughtful. Wonderful service and allowed time for us to enjoy the food and ambience. Was aware of possible time constraints and made sure our food was delivered on time without rushing! Will definitely be back for the Apple Crumble! Thank you again!

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  31. JfromSactown

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve dined at Ella Dining Room and Bar no less than 20 times. 18 have been perfect. In the last year, 2 have not. I hope that my 2 bad experiences are aberrations and not a trend. Yesterday the service was marginal and I felt rushed while dining. The waiter forgot to submit part of the food order. The food that was ordered in a timely fashioned arrived after a longer than usual period BUT that food was amazing. The waiter did comp my drink and the late food. A few months back I arrived on a weekend evening with no rezi. My gf and I sat at the bar. The redheaded female bartender wanted to argue about whether the kitchen could make a certain dish gluten free. I knew they could since they had done it for me twice before. She was neither professional nor nice. I hope she was just having an off night.

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  32. Kettlebelle7

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is way overpriced for what it is. For that price, I want to see wild-caught fish and completely pasture-raised chickens, pigs and cows.

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  33. MimiE

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The time at Ella was wonderful. Our server Joyce was gracious and attentive and the drinks and food were fabulous. Marion

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  34. Sara

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary and had a wonderful time. Our server, James, was a delight: so kind and attentive. Each course was delicious and we had a great time. Really appreciate the attention to detail and service.

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  35. Greg

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was okay, but not good enough for what I paid. The waiter was good, but everyone else in service should mirror the waiter's personality and service. Seems like the people who were serving water and changing our table were not allowed to talk or say you're welcome. Wish I could give a better rating since it's a hometown establishment but it's a no.

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  36. customer

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was extremely slow. Took an hour to get three simple dishes out during lunch hour. Food was well presented, but did not taste the best. Definitely would not go there if looking for a quicker lunch. Upscale atmosphere and most people dressed appropriately.

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  37. RickS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I shared the kale and kumquat salad and the salmon, with a couple of cocktails. The food was hands down the best meal we had ever eaten, and the service and ambiance were great. We would definitely dine at Ella again.

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  38. TimothyL

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful dining experience we had before a show at the Performing Arts Center.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Appetizers were good. The main courses were horrible. I had fried chicken and their seasonal fish.

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  40. Steve

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and ambience. We had a great time.

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FAQs

Ella Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 5017 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Ella Dining Room and Bar

1131 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    12th Street (Corner of 12th and K Street)
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is $12. Ample street parking at night, and 4 public parking garages within 2 blocks of Ella. Just blocks from Golden 1 Center, Convention Center, Community Center Theater, Crest Theater, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Citizen Hotel and Capitol.
  • Public transit
    Cathedral Square Lite Rail stop 100 yards. Bus stops one block in either direction from K Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dustin Harvey
  • Entertainment
    Dine with us before the show and you can leave your car with our valet. This is a great way to avoid the long waits in the crowded parking garages at the theater.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (916) 443-3772
  • Private party facilities
    Ella is Sacramento's most-lauded dining destination, with award-winning design and service, and clean, seasonal farm-to-table cuisine. Ella is perfect for all events, offering small and large party spaces, private dining, Chef's Tables and Cocktail Party space. See our OT reviews!
  • Private party contact
    Nicole Desmond: (916) 443-3772
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