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Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

Pizza Place and Bar$$$$
Chinatown, Washington
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  • Maggie J.
    "Pro Tip: Get the Prosciutto and Black Misson Fig pizza!"(7 Tips)
    Anna
    "The fire and smoke pizza is awesome!"(7 Tips)
    stephanie r.
    "The apple/pear salad and ginger snap drink are delicious"(6 Tips)
    Lovisa W.
    "The sliders at the bar are great and make the perfect quick bite."(24 Tips)
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  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BrownOctober 24, 2017
    Nice pizza.
  • Richo R.
    Richo RichSeptember 23, 2017
    Great pizzas!!!
  • Amy C.
    Amy CummingsSeptember 3, 2017
    Get a classic pepperoni pizza. You can't go wrong.
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HAugust 24, 2017
    chicken pesto pizza is really amazing! i was worried that the chicken would be dry/tasteless, but it was tender and the sauce was delicious!
  • Serhii L.
    Serhii LutskoAugust 19, 2017
    Nice beer and pizza. Their mini burgers were tasty and famous
  • Nery C.
    Nery CorellaJuly 14, 2017
    The staff is super friendly, the jalapeño margarita is awesome. My favorite pizza prosciutto white!
  • Brent G.
    Brent GatewoodJune 27, 2017
    Great pizza and staff. Look at the Chef's specials. Fun options.
  • Rania
    RaniaApril 8, 2017
    You can't go wrong with any of their pizze, and that burger appetizer was a whole meal all by itself. Thank you Wilbert for a great service and that winner attitude.
  • Doug W.
    Doug WMarch 2, 2017
    Fire and Smoke pizza, hands down.
  • Gunju H.
    Gunju HwangFebruary 22, 2017
    Dessert. Particularly cheese cake
  • Ezra B.
    Ezra BrooksJanuary 16, 2017
    Everything I've had here is great, but the spicy meatball pizza and the coffee and donuts dessert are absolutely top-notch.
  • Amarilla K.
    Amarilla KayNovember 20, 2016
    Desert was amazing
  • Maggie J.
    Maggie JoyOctober 28, 2016
    Enjoyed the service and atmosphere. Great stop before an event at the Verizon Center or Shakespeare Theatre Company. Pro Tip: Get the Prosciutto and Black Misson Fig pizza!
  • Niko P.
    Niko PelzSeptember 23, 2016
    Good pizza. Try the sweet and salty one.
  • Penny D.
    Penny DininnyAugust 5, 2016
    Great pizzas and salads.
  • Isabela T.
    Isabela TonialJuly 15, 2016
    Dimple salada with Grilled Salmon is awesome and also the Italian ham with arugula pizza... one of the best!
  • Isabela T.
    Isabela TonialJuly 14, 2016
    Best pizza ever!!!! Go with Italian prosciutto ham and argula or matchball
  • K C.
    K CJuly 6, 2016
    Amazing food! The wedge salad is SOO good as is the Chicken pesto pizza. The matchbox blend wine was also good. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  • Erin R.
    Erin RoyalsJune 28, 2016
    I know this is considered a pizza place, but I just ate the braised short rib and it was phenomenal. I highly recommend!
  • Eman A.
    Eman A.June 18, 2016
    Cozy place 💜
  • Jodie S.
    Jodie ShortJune 6, 2016
    Pizza was awesome!
  • Kamran Q.
    Kamran QMay 27, 2016
    Great pizzas and service
  • Gi
    GiMay 19, 2016
    The sliders are a must. Pizzas are great as well. 4/5
  • Drew W.
    Drew WApril 27, 2016
    Pizza is great for not being in NYC.
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonMarch 14, 2016
    You can custom the style of pizza you want from the menu they have. Very kind and very delicious!
  • Virath P.
    Virath PhongsavanMarch 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Just had the fire smoked pizza today and it was delicious. Didn't have that awkward fusion taste of flavors I've experienced with other pizzas. The flavors were in perfect harmony with that spicy pow!
  • Aly V.
    Aly VFebruary 21, 2016
    The meatball pizza was delicious and the chicken stuffed with mac and cheese. I recommend the apple crisp and bread pudding!
  • Professor T.
    Overpriced and overrated.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FoyFebruary 10, 2016
    Pizza, check. Sliders, check. Beer, check check check. Great Chinatown option.
  • KristiaMarie P.
    Matchbox meat pizza -- ask for banana peppers on top!
  • Richard S.
    Richard S.January 20, 2016
    The pizzas are awesome.
  • DR G.
    DR GJanuary 19, 2016
    Love the fig and prosciutto pizza.
  • Niloo P.
    Niloo ParvinJanuary 14, 2016
    Veggie pizza
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaJanuary 11, 2016
    Pizza is excellent and service was on. Great beer selection you just can't go wrong.
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BellakDecember 12, 2015
    OMG get the apple/pear salad, it's divine! The sliders are really good too, although too many onion straws. Service was outstanding as always!
  • Maria P.
    Maria PearsonDecember 8, 2015
    My new favorite pizza place desserts are amazing.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresNovember 22, 2015
    The Prosciutto + Black Mission Fig pizza is delicious sweet and savory option made with roasted garlic, mozzarella, gorgonzola, black pepper honey, and arugula.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresNovember 22, 2015
    The mini burger appetizer is a must! Hand-pattied certified angus beef, toasted brioche, pickles, onion straws, and a choice of gouda, mozzarella or gorgonzola.
  • Karl S.
    Karl SchafferNovember 2, 2015
    half and half
  • Lucie L.
    Lucie LewOctober 12, 2015
    Mini trio lamb burger crab cake burger
  • Lucie L.
    Lucie LewOctober 12, 2015
    I came here from Atlanta and this was the best resturant Ive come to thus far!!! Nicholas was AMAZING! WE WILL BE BACK!
  • Bavo C.
    Bavo CumpsSeptember 30, 2015
    Great Pizza!
  • Rowan M.
    Rowan McDowellSeptember 29, 2015
    Mussels, pizza and the cheesecake. Great coffee!
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff G-LoverSeptember 16, 2015
    Good drinks and good food here.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PopovaAugust 24, 2015
    Pizza and brunch!
  • Reacheal S.
    Reacheal Sis-MedinaAugust 20, 2015
    MB chicken sandwich was amazing waiting to try my donuts and coffee Heard it was worth it
  • Matt C.
    Matt CAugust 10, 2015
    Pizza, arancini, salad
  • Tim F.
    Tim FAugust 8, 2015
    Great pizza and an interesting drink menu.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CorvinAugust 6, 2015
    Really good service, pizza and dessert trio!
  • Amber C.
    Amber CampeauAugust 4, 2015
    Excellent pizza and sangria!
  • COA
    COAJuly 20, 2015
    The brunch pizza is excellent.
  • Liz C.
    Liz Caselli-MechaelJuly 19, 2015
    Patio pounder lemonade is delicious, and on happy hour special until 6pm!
  • Anıl P.
    Anıl PazarcıJuly 19, 2015
    Fire&Smoke, mini burgers, matchbox punch! Watch out for the desert trio unless you are 4 pax!
  • George H.
    George HawkinsJuly 13, 2015
    Shrimp & Grits and The Crab & Avacado Tower
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarshallJuly 12, 2015
    The Bloody Mary burger is incredible
  • Savannah C.
    Savannah C.July 6, 2015
    Pesto pizza!
  • Antonello L.
    Antonello LoddoJune 29, 2015
    This is one of my favorite places to eat in Chinatown DC. Try their pizza or sliders, but be ready to wait because it is usually packed
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick ChouJune 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great all around menu. Also have a nice special menu for brunch. The house red wine is good as well.
  • Naa P.
    Naa PilarJune 4, 2015
    Crab cake!
  • Naa P.
    Naa PilarJune 4, 2015
    Fire and smoke pizza
  • Harper W.
    Harper WentzApril 18, 2015
    The mini burgers are amazing! The shoestring onions on top are owe thy crunchy and just delightful! The pizza I had was also just divine. I highly recommend!
  • Trever L.
    Trever LoyndApril 14, 2015
    Very hip. Good food.
  • Lillian C.
    Lillian CheungApril 11, 2015
    Get the vanilla peach tea! Pizzas here are so good too
  • Connie H.
    Connie HaroMarch 28, 2015
    Dry chicken and burnt pizzas. Thanks but no thanks.
  • Glaelis S.
    Glaelis Sierra GomezMarch 22, 2015
    Awesome service from Manny! And the pizza was mind blowing! Try the one with prosciutto, figs and arugula! Never imagined figs on a pizza, but the sweet/salty mix was amazing!!! :)
  • Jaymye T.
    Jaymye ThomasMarch 21, 2015
    Great food, great service! The bartenders were able to make great recommendations for things to do around the city. I tried the crab cake hash that was on special. I will definitely be back!
  • John C.
    John ClineMarch 15, 2015
    Phenomenal brunch, particularly the Bloody Mary's. Go for the #6
  • Dirk G.
    Dirk GadsdenMarch 7, 2015
    The pizza is truly incredible, especially ones with their mozzarella.
  • John A.
    John AustermanMarch 7, 2015
    My favorite pizza place
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WinterMarch 1, 2015
    GREAT FOOD!!! The Pizza was awesome(and this coming from a picky NYer) Great staff and wonderful atmosphere. Recommend to anyone in the DC area.
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikFebruary 25, 2015
    I gotta say, as a native New Yorker and obnoxious pizza snob, this place didn't disappoint.
  • Himali N.
    Himali NedimalaFebruary 16, 2015
    Last year, the hosts refused to seat me at a table only offered the bar seating because I was by myself. I waited 45 min and was told to keep waiting. I only go to the Rockville Matchbox now.
  • Julio C.
    Julio CondeJanuary 9, 2015
    Matchbox blend
  • Mary S.
    Mary SchoenharlJanuary 3, 2015
    Great Pizza. Able to mix and match pizza's. Staff was very service oriented and friendly! Interesting space.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CapenDecember 18, 2014
    Good service and food. You can do a 50/50 specialty pizza which is cool. Great dynamic with their regulars
  • Olga K.
    Olga KorolenkoDecember 14, 2014
    Salad was just perfect, I'd like to come back to try it once again!
  • Zara K.
    Zara KhanOctober 24, 2014
    Do not leave D.C without having pizza at Matchbox. Fantastic pizza, great atmosphere and a great place to hang out with a group of friends.
  • Katie B.
    Katie BucknerSeptember 23, 2014
    The pizza is great, of course, but their other food is just as good. Crab tower forever.
  • Joe G.
    Joe GizziSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great brunch. Try the Chinatown cocktail or a Bloody Mary. Huevos rancheros or steak and eggs are good options. Breakfast pizza too.
  • Kortney B.
    Kortney BAugust 29, 2014
    The pizza here is incredible! Our wait wasn't too bad either in the afternoon. Also get the sliders. They will not disappoint!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BellAugust 24, 2014
    If you're here for brunch, try the steak and eggs. They're delicious!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SingletaryAugust 22, 2014
    Pretty okay. Not amazing, but the drinks are strong and delicious. Chicken pesto pizza was good, but not special. Sliders had flavor, but were overlooked and a bit dry.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Guillermo Pernot, chef of Cuba Libre, eats here on his nights off. He loves the White anchovy & capers pizza. Read more
  • anglatette g.
    anglatette glymphAugust 22, 2014
    Lunch time
  • Kita B.
    Kita BooAugust 17, 2014
    Delicious! Steak eggs potatoes mimosa
  • Ruth L.
    Ruth LaToison IfillAugust 14, 2014
    The pizza is awesome and the bread pudding is as well. Favorite drink is the ginger snap.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FredericksAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best pizza (IMHO) in DC. Nice venue, great draft beer selection.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LongAugust 9, 2014
    The seared tuna salad.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LongAugust 8, 2014
    Helina F. is a great server, the veggie burger was excellent, as was the sesame tuna salad. The thin crust pizza was a hit with the kids. Family friendly. Get the onion straws too.
  • Ella N.
    Ella NicoleAugust 8, 2014
    I go for the matchboxes...seriously. :-)
  • Nicol D.
    Nicol DAugust 7, 2014
    Great food and tasty drinks.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PerezAugust 4, 2014
    This place's forte is the, of course, the pizza. I would strongly recommend the Black Fig and the Chicken Pesto which whose flavor was daring and yet exquisite.
  • Kendra
    KendraAugust 4, 2014
    This restaurant made our trip in DC. We spent just over a week in DC and we ate here 3 times. The chicken pesto is to die for! You can order half/half pizzas to try more types! All were amazing!
  • Sean L.
    Sean LeongAugust 2, 2014
    You must leave room for the "donuts and coffee"
  • Vineet S.
    Vineet ShahJuly 31, 2014
    Mini burgers with Gorgonzola is a great appetizer to share. The Spicy Meatball and Special Q pizzas were our favorites.
  • J Simeon I.
    J Simeon Ileto IIIJune 23, 2014
    Favorite hangout and a regular at this place.
  • Juan Fco. N.
    Juan Fco. NavarreteApril 27, 2014
    Best pizza ever!
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MironovaApril 5, 2014
    Good prices, tasty food, great service and atmosphere. Would definitely come back!
  • André P.
    André PellerinMarch 15, 2014
    One of the Best pizza I ever had!
  • Cynthia
    CynthiaMarch 8, 2014
    At one of my happy places. Love sitting at the bar and soaking up the energy & conversation. The cocktails aren't bad either.
  • Nia B.
    Nia B.February 24, 2014
    I had the crab cakes- there were delicious. Lots of crab meat, pan seared, no filler, nicely seasoned. The fries were a little salty for my taste but anyway I'd definitely recommend this place!
  • Furbs
    FurbsFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy pepperoni meatball roll!!!!!
  • Honey P.
    Honey PeachesJanuary 15, 2014
    FGT are good But they aren't available@ 14th street.Location. Tend to change Menus every few months so it's worth rotating between the two locations
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MrozekJanuary 12, 2014
    Smoke and fire pizza is delish!
  • Jane P.
    Jane PyleDecember 28, 2013
    The matchbox blend wine is delish.
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin St. JohnNovember 22, 2013
    Good food and drink - you can't go wrong
  • Mara H.
    Mara HübschnerOctober 31, 2013
    Try the pizza, simply amazing!
  • Marcus W. Q.
    Marcus W. Quinichette-WashingtonOctober 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best place to eat and to have a great time when you are visiting
  • Sheila L.
    Sheila LampitocOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The spicy meatball and the Q special pizza - get it! You won't be disappointed!
  • Greg B.
    Greg BossieOctober 2, 2013
    The ambiance is great but the food was over hyped.
  • Paul A.
    Paul AntonettiSeptember 27, 2013
    Great place to eat.!
  • Idris C.
    Idris ClaySeptember 7, 2013
    Saturday afternoon customer service was excellent.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TafelAugust 26, 2013
    Get the DC Brau. Worth it for the clever mugs.
  • Alonda
    AlondaAugust 26, 2013
    The pizza is great!! Also try the 3.6.9 mini sliders, they're great :)
  • Rick F.
    Rick FlynnAugust 25, 2013
    If you can't decide between two pizzas, go half and half. Loved the fire and smoke pizza. The Ginger Snap martini was a great accompaniment.
  • Verna-Kay S.
    Verna-Kay SmithAugust 14, 2013
    Amazing pizza --- great place!!!
  • Angela
    AngelaAugust 14, 2013
    Everything I've tried has been delicious! The salads are on the small side though.
  • Jaime H.
    Jaime HeckstallAugust 11, 2013
    The food is awesome! Try the Brunch Pizza or the shrimp and grits!
  • Lisa
    LisaAugust 11, 2013
    Couldn't decide between the prosciutto and fig pizza or the Q, so I got half and half at no extra charge. Both were delicious. And Adam, our waiter, was delightful.
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah AAugust 8, 2013
    Seafood soup amazing! Huge chunks or crabmeat
  • Nia
    NiaJuly 20, 2013
    Great sliders cooked to order. Crab cake sandwich is great. But the bun was too big!
  • Kaitlin K.
    Kaitlin KoettJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Joey and Christina are great bartenders. Matchbox also boasts the best onion rings in the District of Columbia!
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea F.July 9, 2013
    Honestly one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. All the food was fantastic -- especially the doughnuts -- and the servers are wonderfully attentive and friendly.
  • Carsten M.
    Carsten MuellerJune 17, 2013
    Great selection of scotch Wiskey and Beers...
  • Kelley N.
    Kelley NuttleJune 10, 2013
    Great crab cake sandwich & no-oak Chardonnay!
  • Karen G.
    Karen GorrettaJune 9, 2013
    Smartest kids menu I've ever seen. Great place for families while still keeping the feel of a unique and cool place for adults.
  • James K.
    James KMay 23, 2013
    Start off with sliders.
  • Andie D.
    Andie DoddMay 20, 2013
    Y so salty?
  • Alex E.
    Alex EverhartMay 13, 2013
    Pizza was good. But we had terrible service. By a guy named Adam with dreads. TERRIBLE.
  • Mahesh P.
    Mahesh PsMay 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food, amazing drinks.. Am gonna be a regular here as long as I'm in DC!
  • Danny N.
    Danny NguyenApril 28, 2013
    If you're looking for matchboxes don't come here.
  • Christian💋
    Christian💋April 24, 2013
    $10 small pizza special on Tuesdays!
  • Lynne G.
    Lynne GarrisonApril 21, 2013
    Roast chicken pizza awesome
  • Kat R.
    Kat RayesMarch 17, 2013
    Holy Prosciutto and Fig pizza, Batman!
  • Blake W.
    Blake WalkerMarch 17, 2013
    Try the Fig and Prosciutto. It's amazing. Get it in a half and half with the fire and smoke if you want the spice too.
  • Fabián G.
    Fabián GonzálezMarch 11, 2013
    Awesome Mini Burgers & Pizza. Great service, ask for Sarah. Ask for an Apple Crisp for dessert
  • Marta Lynne S.
    Marta Lynne SchantzMarch 10, 2013
    Love those mini burgers! Get them with cheese. Mmm.
  • Erik T.
    Erik TorénMarch 5, 2013
    Pizza is good. Not too shabby, but could have been better. Service is great.
  • Lance F.
    Lance FiascoFebruary 3, 2013
    Whiskey Smash will get you smashed!
  • Kathryn Z.
    Kathryn ZFebruary 3, 2013
    Don't believe their website. They DO take reservations and book up quickly on weekends. This may leave you out in the cold...
  • Mikhail F.
    Mikhail FJanuary 19, 2013
    Pizza is good. The shrimp and grits appetizer is good too
  • Sophia L.
    Sophia LiuJanuary 15, 2013
    First time here from NYC! Did half-half pizza: Q Special and Prosciutto White. Enjoyed the Q more bc I'm not an olive lover. Magic brownies are great for dessert & sharing! Cute atmosphere.
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenJanuary 9, 2013
    Best pizza in DC. Hands down.
  • Sean
    SeanDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You're here for the pizza. Go with the Matchbox Meat.
  • Dara F.
    Dara FisherDecember 26, 2012
    Usually a wait around dinner time, but great, fancy-ish pizza that's also reasonably priced.
  • Ray S.
    Ray SkwarekDecember 7, 2012
    Pepperoni pizza is awesome. Also the crab soup! Great ambiance. Beer is very cold. Servers are friendly and efficient.
  • Emily T.
    Emily TierneyDecember 2, 2012
    Ordered the sausage and onion pizza - very good! Recommend their jalapeño margarita.
  • Kara G.
    Kara GladishNovember 27, 2012
    Prosciutto and fig pizza is incredible!
  • Renato R.
    Renato RosarioNovember 19, 2012
    Great Pizza!! Chicken pesto.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LynchNovember 1, 2012
    Get the mini trio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$$&@$/&@!!
  • Betsy P.
    Betsy PhilpottOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fire and smoke pizza!
  • Christie S.
    Christie StrattonOctober 11, 2012
    Amazing! Sliders are a must!
  • Anthony / Viet L.
    Anthony / Viet LeSeptember 30, 2012
    Awesome everything!
  • Kris S.
    Kris SmithSeptember 21, 2012
    Pumpin ale with a sugar rim + shot of vanilla absolute vodka = pumpkin pie.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CAugust 19, 2012
    The chicken pesto & veggie pesto pizzas are delish. If you can't choose get half and half!
  • Jim W.
    Jim WilliamsAugust 13, 2012
    OK this is just plain fun. Go to the Chinatown/Gallery Place area and head here. The place will be packed so of course call ahead but the food is good. I like the pizza's but some like mini burgers
  • Steve-S
    Steve-SAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sunday breakfast brunch options look delicious. French toast! Breakfast pizza!
  • Mike S.
    Mike ScottJuly 22, 2012
    Ask for the gourmet chocolate milk. It's one of the best off the menu secrets there!
  • Gaftie ✈.
    Gaftie ✈🌅🌴July 20, 2012
    One word. Chimay!!!!!
  • M.E. B.
    M.E. BurkeJuly 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bartender Brett is awesome.
  • Briana C.
    Briana CulverJuly 12, 2012
    Very yummy
  • Lynn
    LynnJuly 3, 2012
    Make reservations Sunday-Thursday on their website. Always on a wait, but the food is worth it!
  • Sande E.
    Sande EdwardsMay 18, 2012
    Definitely try the proscuitto and fig pizza
  • Bob E.
    Bob EricksonMay 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best wood-fired pizza on the East Coast. That includes NYC!
  • Heather R.
    Heather RobtoyMay 8, 2012
    Prosciutto and fig pizza, yum!
  • Mary
    MaryMay 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The pizza sauce is to die for! Ask for extra!
  • T C.
    T CApril 24, 2012
    Yummy yummy pizza! Great service too
  • Jacob H.
    Jacob HamblinApril 21, 2012
    Wifi Password is matchbox
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KopkaApril 15, 2012
    Great food but only ONE women's restroom/ONE men's room for a place this size? This has got to be against code...
  • arish
    arishMarch 31, 2012
    i'd stay away from the bloody beer
  • Donovan F.
    Donovan FoxMarch 22, 2012
    Great place, if you have vegetarians in your group.
  • David K.
    David KotchMarch 12, 2012
    They took white anchovies off the menu. :(
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CorreaMarch 12, 2012
    Try the Fire And Smoke Pizza - Amazing combo of spicy and melted gouda.
  • Perri W.
    Perri WinkleMarch 8, 2012
    You can do half and half pizzas from the pizzas on the menu. It doesn't say it on the menu but they do it! :-)
  • Keya A.
    Keya AFebruary 26, 2012
    The apple pear salad is bangn!
  • Sara C.
    Sara CFebruary 12, 2012
    one word. BRUNCH
  • David G.
    David GrubmanFebruary 11, 2012
    Be prepared for long waits
  • Scott N.
    Scott NoonFebruary 6, 2012
    Eat at the bar with Chelsea and Kat! Damn fine pizza and great service.
  • Brunch and the City
    Brunch and the CityJanuary 21, 2012
    The bloody mary with bacon is the perfect drink to kick off your morning brunch Read more
  • Jen S.
    Jen S.January 15, 2012
    Excellent 4 cheese white pizza!
  • Kristy S.
    Kristy SmithJanuary 15, 2012
    Best pizza around! Also try the mini burgers and doughnuts got desert.
  • Rafael L.
    Rafael LemaitreJanuary 13, 2012
    Their honey mustard dip is incredible.
  • Jacqueline G.
    Jacqueline G.January 8, 2012
    The donuts for dessert are amazing
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EmgeJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sandwiches and Bistro chips are some of the best kept secrets at Matchbox where the masses go for the Pizza that they are known for.
  • 1979MF 🙈
    1979MF 🙈January 2, 2012
    They have Fireball!!! Whiskey!!
  • Maurice J.
    Maurice JonesDecember 21, 2011
    Gotta try the Apple/Pear Salad!
  • Katherine K.
    Katherine Kennedy AllenDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brunch in town. My recs: brunch pizza, veggie frittata, cast iron steak & eggs and of course a bloody #6 with bacon
  • Conner S.
    Conner SwettDecember 3, 2011
    Great place. Pizza is real brick oven and not just thin crust. Get early on weekends as the wait can be long and bar fills up quickly
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneOctober 26, 2011
    Shrimp and Grits! Veggie pizza! Pomegranate Martini! I love this place.
  • Jim R.
    Jim RileyOctober 22, 2011
    The four cheese white pizza isn't very good
  • Keri R.
    Keri RichardsonOctober 22, 2011
    The chicken pesto pizza is like heaven in a plate with cheese. Amazerful!!!
  • KDUB
    KDUBOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    3-6-9 Do it! Do it!
  • Victor J.
    Victor JonesOctober 9, 2011
    Tuna tartare is amazing....
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GottliebSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    go for the mini burgers!
  • Agnes F.
    Agnes FajutaganaSeptember 4, 2011
    Get the huevos rancheros for brunch! Its so good I had to come back the next day for it.
  • Gibbons D.
    Gibbons DysonAugust 24, 2011
    "Slammin" would be my one word description for this place.
  • Zack F.
    Zack FrancioseAugust 20, 2011
    3 6 9 mini burgers are the best deal. get 6.
  • Tracy L.
    Tracy LaiJuly 28, 2011
    Angus beef sliders. Must have!!!
  • Chad D.
    Chad DavisJuly 20, 2011
    Pizza is in their name, but really it's about the sliders.
  • Chad D.
    Chad DavisJuly 20, 2011
    Pizza is in their name, but really it's about the sl
  • Steve S.
    Steve SichtermanJuly 19, 2011
    Definitely some of the best bartender in the city!
  • Dwight S.
    Dwight SmithJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I LOVE this restaurant. My favorite? The 3.6.9 sliders for sure. With smoked Gouda. Mmm. To die for!
  • Rachael K.
    Rachael KingJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It seems unoriginal, but trust me, this pepperoni pizza is like no other. Do it.
  • Lovisa W.
    Lovisa WilliamsJune 29, 2011
    The sliders at the bar are great and make the perfect quick bite. Read more
  • elena l.
    elena lauJune 15, 2011
    Crab soup, sliders, smoke and fire pizza.... All amazing, best of all was the cozy outdoor seating!
  • Danyelle R.
    Danyelle RickardJune 10, 2011
    Amazing service, amazing food!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KearneyApril 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Their sliders no longer come cooked to order, apparently, or they've forgotten what "medium rare" means.
  • Rae_7410
    Rae_7410March 20, 2011
    Try their brunch! Their steak and eggs were excellent. Also, an interesting Bloody Mary and other morning-beverage list. Worth a trip on a Sunday late-morning/early afternoon.
  • Beth S.
    Beth SantosMarch 11, 2011
    you could order anything and it would be good.
  • Stacia K.
    Stacia KuceyeskiMarch 11, 2011
    Get the fire and smoke and the four cheese pizza and split with your friend. Each one would be too much but half and half is perfect.
  • Burger Days
    Burger DaysMarch 8, 2011
    While Matchbox is known first and foremost for their pizza, their Bistro Burger served with bacon and Gorgonzola on a buttered brioche bun is one of the best around.
  • Liz P.
    Liz P.February 28, 2011
    mini burgers with gorgonzola cheese...the onion fries come by the pile; eat them all. delicious food great service!
  • Suzanne Y.
    Suzanne YuenJanuary 24, 2011
    I got the Fire n Smoke pizza n it was SO spicy even though it was good. I don't recommend it if you are not spice tolerant. I think the pan seared scallop n the mini burgers were great though!
  • Ryan U.
    Ryan UnderwoodJanuary 18, 2011
    TeamTRI loves the apple/pear salad. Matchbox Meat pizza superb! Thin crust is outstanding. Rock'n service. Great decor and vibe.
  • Martin S.
    Martin SloanJanuary 15, 2011
    Stop in to matchbox for brunch soon. the bloody Mary burger is excellent and the bartenders Chelsea and Becky are even better!
  • John M.
    John MerrittJanuary 10, 2011
    You gotta get the Belgium waffles here. They rock! Also, some of the best service I've had period.
  • Kessaya S.
    Kessaya SpeckmanJanuary 6, 2011
    white pizza. prosciutto, mushrooms, arugula. you'll just die from the bliss.
  • Vincent I.
    Vincent IatestaJanuary 2, 2011
    Fire & Smoke amazing - but 2 slices max...do it on 1/2
  • Bill S.
    Bill SobelDecember 27, 2010
    really enjoyed dinner...with two good friends and great food!
  • Kiara W.
    Kiara WalkerDecember 21, 2010
    Great for brunch! I had the french toast and bacon, i was stuffed! the cocktails are great too and a beautiful interior
  • David P.
    David PorrasDecember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything I've had here is fantastic. Top your burgers with gorgonzola!
  • Mitchell W.
    Mitchell WilliamsDecember 20, 2010
    Ask for Sarah E. She was absolutely AMAZING!
  • Heather V.
    Heather VDecember 4, 2010
    The pizza is amazing but the bread pudding is straight slammin.
  • CaesarNYC
    CaesarNYCNovember 27, 2010
    the meatballs and peppers roll is awful!
  • Nathaniel S.
    Nathaniel ScrogginsNovember 23, 2010
    The Matchbox punch and the coffee and donuts are delicious!
  • Dwight S.
    Dwight SmithNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Love love LOVE the 3.6.9 mini burgers! Juicy, succulent and absolutely mouth watering...you must try them!
  • Bryan W.
    Bryan WaltonNovember 5, 2010
    Stop by Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar for a Pyrat XO Mojito!
  • Rachael  D.
    Rachael  DeppNovember 2, 2010
    The Fire & Smoke Pizza is the truth!!!! Spicy heaven.
  • Agnescia W.
    Agnescia WirantoNovember 1, 2010
    the service is good. you can ask for more cheese :D
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KarasekOctober 27, 2010
    Add arugula to the prosciutto white to take it to the next level. Read the "Matchbox Story" to learn about their awesome location. Read more
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy Sheppard,E.S.G.October 10, 2010
    the manager is awesome, the customer service is excellent
  • Mike J.
    Mike JonesOctober 9, 2010
    Fire & Smoke with a glass of red... AMAZING
  • John W.
    John WSeptember 26, 2010
    Enjoy some of the best sliders/mini-burgers in DC.
  • Marcel H.
    Marcel HillieSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit at the bar, particularly when Shannon M. and Laura M. are working. Be awesome to them because they are awesome.
  • Nikki
    NikkiSeptember 2, 2010
    Fire & Smoke Pizza. Spicy, spicy, spicy, and absolutely delicious!!!
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 25, 2010
    Between the best pizzas in town and juicy little mini-burgers that come, as advertised on servers' shirts, in sets of 3, 6, or 9 (we recommend 9), no wonder Matchbox is on fire in D.C.!
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GuilloryAugust 24, 2010
    Mini-burgers are tender and juicy, pizza is almost at NYC standards
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GuilloryAugust 24, 2010
    Try the mini burgers with Gouda cheese and the oven dried tomato pizza with buffalo mozzarella cheese they are both delicious! Being from NYC it was nice to find a good pizza place in DC
  • Michael D.
    Michael DorrisAugust 19, 2010
    Closes early! Boo!
  • Dionne T.
    Dionne TyusAugust 13, 2010
    The best sliders and brick oven pizza....
  • Allison
    AllisonJuly 18, 2010
    Fire & Smoke is goooooood
  • Canden W.
    Canden WebbJuly 18, 2010
    Mini-burgers are what's up!
  • Jeb G.
    Jeb GavinJune 23, 2010
    The sliders were damn good. Didn't need the Parmesan, but with the thin pickles and Gouda, they were great. Very juicy for small burgers; the buns didn't get too soggy, which happens with brioche.
  • Sharon P.
    Sharon ParkJune 12, 2010
    The Veggie Sandwich is out of this world! We also liked the ginger snap drink.
  • frank s.
    frank strongMay 17, 2010
    I'm a meat eater, but veggie pizzas here are excellent.
  • Leonard T.
    Leonard TysonMay 1, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the palm springs at brunch
  • Milli M.
    Milli MikeApril 23, 2010
    Yummy sliders and pizzas!
  • stephanie r.
    stephanie rogersApril 14, 2010
    The apple/pear salad and ginger snap drink are delicious
  • Damien H.
    Damien HewsApril 5, 2010
    Mini burgers are a must. 3, 6 or 9... go for 9 but will need to share!!!
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SalazarMarch 23, 2010
    Not too gingery Ginger snap, but great anyway; tasty, moist sliders with fried onions - wow!
  • Lorri E.
    Lorri EdwardsMarch 17, 2010
    great food! Love this place. Pizza and slidders are amazing. Located in Chinatown. I have always found parking when I visit here too.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DeitzMarch 5, 2010
    Put some of the shaved onion strings on your sliders. That's right.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WilkMarch 5, 2010
    The ginger snap drink is delicious! The pizza is great too!
  • Diana Z.
    Diana ZhouMarch 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Matchbox DC and get the fire & smoke pizza. authentic wood-fired pizza = yum to the nth power... also it's muy caliente! Read more
  • Yuri V.
    Yuri VictorFebruary 26, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If God ate pizza, He'd eat at matchbox. At the fucking bar. And He'd cuss because God rocks you. I reccommend the following bartenders: Shannon, Laura, Eric and I'm warming up to Lauren and Lindsey.
  • Anna
    AnnaFebruary 25, 2010
    The fire and smoke pizza is awesome! And super spicy. Read more
  • Anna L.
    Anna LFebruary 18, 2010
    The sliders and spinach salad are unparalleled.
  • Cakes S.
    Cakes SawFebruary 8, 2010
    Fire and smoke pizza and shrimp and grits. The classic pepperoni is good too.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeFebruary 1, 2010
    Just started working back downtown. First place someone took me for lunch. This place has great food, especially pizza!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MansfieldJanuary 31, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Sit at the bar. You can order anything on the menu and the bartenders, Shannon M. + Laura M., are terrific.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MJanuary 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Wine and dine at the bar.. The bartenders are fantastic ;)
  • Venu
    VenuDecember 25, 2009
    Order gouda sliders medium rare and the Fire & Smoke pizza
  • Maxie
    MaxieDecember 24, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Matchbox and get a pizza with white sauce.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SoellDecember 15, 2009
    Enjoy a Fire & Smoke pizza with a glass of Delirium Tremens
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KetsdeverNovember 16, 2009
    Yummy. Easily a top 25 place to eat in the city. Easily accessible at the Chinatown/Gallery Metro. Trendy-ish. Only downsides are the occasional wait and beverages on the pricey side.
  • Beth L.
    Beth Lawton BartelsNovember 6, 2009
    Best dinner in a while... recommend sausage and sundried tomato pizza + cookie desert.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StiefOctober 21, 2009
    The Kobe Sliders are the absolute greatest thing on the menu. Make sure to splurge for the cheese topping. Nobody does gourmet mini burgers better than this place!
  • Matt C.
    Matt ComptonJuly 6, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    nothing like three miniburgers and a Dead Guy Ale for lunch.
  • Jaimee L.
    3 / 6 / 9. i tried the 6 - bloody mary with old bay spice and bacon. yes, bacon.
  • Alberto P.
    Alberto PallaresSeptember 23, 2017
    Muy buena opción, pizza y precio muy razonable
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyNovember 29, 2014
    Pizza secenekleri hep etli vejeteryan 1 tane o da cok basarili degil asiri yagli. Kotu diyemem ama onermem
  • Christian A.
    Christian AlbaSeptember 15, 2014
    Combinaciones muy originales, buen precio y la jalapeño Margarita deliciosa!
  • Romo A.
    Romo AndrésApril 16, 2014
    De lo mejor que he probado últimamente. Buen sitio, muy buenos precios y la pizza Q Special una verdadera delicia. El servicio es excelente.
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