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Matteo's Public

€€ - €€€American, ,
300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2410
+1 530-265-0782
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (12 reviews)
“calamari” (5 reviews)
“burger” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2410
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting family in Penn Valley, we headed into Nevada City for dinner on Friday night. An Art Walk event was going on, so it was packed with all kinds of interesting folks, and parking was very limited. All 6 of us were starved, so we...More

1  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered fish tacos they came with a scant amount of fish, when I mentioned to a man who said he was the owner, he said he’d tell the staff so it wouldn’t happen again. My suggestion if you visit this spot..BYOF (bring your own fish)

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They welcomed us in at 10:20pm for a late night meal and never made us feel rushed to finish. Great staff, very friendly, great food. Highly recommend

Thank gary87xj6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my daughter and grandkids there for diner, the food was fresh and the waitstaff couldn’t be nicer. Ordered burgers for the kids and they loved them, the meals for the adults were also great

Thank afgm2014
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Wonderful service. Friendly staff. Love this little hole in the wall and make sure to take our many guests there. Great outdoor patio with music indoor or outdoors daily.

Thank I6028QIjanices
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 15 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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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 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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