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Matteo's Public

300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959
+1 530-265-0782
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
“calamari” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad place for lunch or to have a drink and snack. Nice ambiance. Outside eating area was pleasant even in the heat.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was really good. We went for lunch at noon on a Thursday and there was no one else in the place. The owner turned on music for us and asked about how we liked our meal. He asked us where we were from...More

Thank ibeebirdy
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Great food, casual and friendly atmosphere. Always fun - I especially enjoy eating st the bar and meeting new people

Thank mes227
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We visit Nevada City several times a year and have never stumbled upon Matteo's Public on previous excursions. We must say that we were delightfully surprised and pleased with the service and fare. The steamed clams were amazing, service was great, and servings were generous....More

Thank 4everjung
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Had a very nice experience on a warm afternoon. Had a light lunch in the pleasantly shaded outdoor dining area. A three piece musical combo entertained while we enjoyed our meal and a glass of fermented grapes. The fact that we were in the courtyard...More

Thank Duane P
Reviewed 29 July 2017

While in Nevada City today we decided to have a late lunch..we ate inside, however there is a nice courtyard..it was too warm for us. Seating inside was pleasant. Everything is clean! Our lunch was delicious!

Thank CindyLee48
Reviewed 14 July 2017

we were attracted by the atmosphere and the life music, sat outside in the patio and enjoyed it. The service was nice and welcoming, no complaints, and the food very good. We had a salad, a sandwich and a delicious burger. However, when we asked...More

Thank pilu b
Reviewed 11 July 2017

First, the food is outstanding! Have never had a bad meal. Living in Roseville, we have made a few trips to Nevada City, and we usually dine at Matteo's Public. A quirky little place with limited seating. Now, my last two visits have been on...More

Thank Darin W
Reviewed 27 June 2017 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 18 June 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
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
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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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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