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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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centerville, california
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 we eat at Matteo's! They also have great local craft beers on tap!

Thank Spearman33
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 those. The coleslaw tastes great, with rice vinegar and sesame seed oil in it...yummy! They... More 

Thank hairballusa
matteospublic, Owner at Matteo's Public, responded to this review

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 malt vinegar. Our fish n chips is made fresh and battered to order. we do... More 

Folsom, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Glendale, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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
Grass Valley, California
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 Mayo served with Calamari but not sliced peppers as an accompaniment to the dish. I... More 

Thank David T
Grass Valley
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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
Orange County, California
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

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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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016

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
Reviewed 18 December 2016

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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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Grass Valley, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?