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Matteo's Public

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959
+1 530-265-0782
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Orange County, California
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old brick building sets the mood. Quaint and rustic. Bar is small and she they usually have music. Food was good.

Thank Judy2step
Pleasant Hill, California
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little place that we had dinner at the day before the Victorian Christmas celebration that is done each year. We all had cheeseburgers because someone told us they were the best. And they were not wrong. The service was very good. And they had two guys playing music. They were very entertaining. Not too loud so it was very... More 

Thank Marilyn S
Nevada City, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tiny kitchen that produces amazing food. Just amazing. A great host and wonderful staff. Make sure you make your reservations early.

Thank John V
Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Had a late lunch here, wished we could have had the dinner special that came with brown jasmine rice. The quality of the food was great and seasoned heavily. Loved the garlic fries and the jambalaya was very spicy. The sausage and kraut was just alright. Wine pour was generous. We would try again.

Thank Diane D
walnut creek, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

First time there. Loved it. Very friendly attentive service. We had a Flight of 5 local beers (yum!), the calamari appetizer complimented by these delicious pickled banana peppers and a spicy aioli. Entrees were the fish tacos, fish and chips, and the special green chili cheese burger with bacon (a monster). Everything was great quality and flavor. The atmosphere is... More 

Thank Kathleen M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Menu offers plenty of good choices, food was served quickly and delicious, good customer service, nice entertainment. Very good local vibe.

Thank diana j
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Everyone in the restaurant seemed happy to be there which made me want to come again. Lived the solo singer/ guitarist. The fish tacos and Cajun omelet were great!

Thank julieNipomo
Bellevue, Washington
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have only been here twice, but both times it was more then a meal; it was an experience. The places oozes atmosphere from the minute you walk in the door...a bit funky and a bit nostalgic. I like to sit out side. The first time was for dinner and not only did I enjoy a fabulous meal, but listened... More 

Thank ronnacurrier
Nevada City, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Patio dining is wonderful. Hamburger and "fixings" are great. Best calamari I ever had. Wonderful service, great place! Fun music on Friday nights.

Thank Skyeplan
Folsom, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were short on time so we just ordered a few beers and a soft pretzel app...they were fine...but the service was....well, not good...we must have been there during shift change or something...we ordered extra mustard three times and it was as if I asked in a foreign language...went in one ear and out the other...she was more attentive to... More 

Thank beachlife1968

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?