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Matteo's Public

$$ - $$$American, ,
300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2410
+1 530-265-0782
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (11 reviews)
“calamari” (5 reviews)
“spicy aioli” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2410
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We love going here for lunch or dinner. Great patio and winter is cozy by the stove with music playing. Love the Coq au vin!

Thank Floozie3
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Living in the foothills area you get to know the great go -to lunch spots in the area. Matteos is definately one of these. Matt the owner is usually there to greet customers, and make them feel very welcome. Rustic pub atmosphere with great comfort...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

went for dinner and drinks with another couple. cannot complain about the service. food was just ok and there is no house wine. should have tried the cheeseburgers. heard they were great. maybe next time

Thank pb1610
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This place is tucked in a corner a block off the traffic but well worth the trouble finding it. Seating can be tight as others have discovered it so go early! All food is superb using fresh local ingredients as much as possible. A good...More

Thank Hiker-7
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I stopped at Matteo's Public for a couple of beers and a quick bite on my recent trip to Nevada City. I sat at the bar, which was close to the musician performing. It's awesome they have live music and it was excellent both nights....More

Thank Emily C
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 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 26 August 2017

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
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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, Gastropub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-265-0782
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