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Matteo's Public

) #7 of 40 Restaurants in Nevada City $$ - $$$ American, ,
300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959
+1 530-265-0782
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (11 reviews)
“calamari” (5 reviews)
“onion rings” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is nice. Service is very kind. The outside patio is charming, there's always someone giving a music show. The food is good. I liked very much my Fettuccini Alfredo. We went there twice in a week. I recommend it.

Thank Lucia B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was down the road and tucked away and the outside specials attracted us here. We had the bourbon chicken and Philly steak sandwich. Both had their own twist to a traditional dish for each. The bourbon chicken was tasty, but had lots of...More

Thank Wy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great find. Delicious food in a nice setting. Sat out on their patio, listened to a wonderful guy sing and play guitar. Good service too. I had the fish tacos which were almost perfect (a bit too juicy is all).

matteospublic, Owner at Matteo's Public, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you !!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had a delicious meal here. We sat outside and enjoyed the wonderful evening breeze. Our food was out of this world good. We had fettuccine with clams and an incredible house salad with house dressing. Lots of beer and wine to choose...More

Thank Allison C
matteospublic, Owner at Matteo's Public, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much!!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ok, without a doubt one of the best burgers you will have! The buns are delicious also. Tasty, not fatty with a good beef flavor. When you add the trimmings.....hard to beat especially when you add their bacon! Every time we are in Nevada City...More

Thank Spearman33
Reviewed 11 April 2017

They have a great beer selection, if you are not into stouts. Friendly staff, live music for dinners, nice ambiance for pub food and outdoor tables for the summer. The hot pretzels seem to be the smallish, preformed ones you get from Costco...So really, skip...More

Thank hairballusa
matteospublic, Owner at Matteo's Public, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hairballusa- Sorry you were unhappy with the pretzels . They are medium size not small not giant. Yes they are one of the few items we do not make fresh, although we do not buy them at costco... Sorry you were not satisfied with our...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

Friendly staff, good beer selection (had a Mraz Reckless Use of Hops Triple IPA)... and an amazing burger (1/2 lb and they do the fried cheese skirt like the Squeeze Inn).

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We ordered Pulled Pork and batter fried vegetables. It was very good. We didn't stay for the entertainment, but they have that every night.

Thank SistersontheMove
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I'm a Monterey transplant-although a decade ago but have been seeking out a good fried Calamari. Matteo's does this delicacy well. The portion was large, and cooked right. I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of Pepperoncinni also in the basket. I've seen Pepperoncini...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Decided to come here for lunch. Our favorite dish is the spicy mussels. We come here frequently and never had to complain about anything. Try this establishment, you will not be disappointed.

Thank BentleyX
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Can they serve a group of 25-30
22 April 2015|
Response from matteospublic | Property representative |
Hello Sorry for the delay - We can serve a group that large - It depends on the day of the week & the time You may call for more info 530-265-0782
what are the hours of operation?
12 January 2015|
Response from minic00per | Reviewed this property |
Monday, 4:00 - 9:30, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 11:30 - 11:00, Friday and Saturday 11:30 - 11:00. Live music starts around 6:00.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-265-0782
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