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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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  • Richo R.
    Richo RichSeptember 23
    Great pizzas!!!
  • Amy C.
    Amy CummingsSeptember 3
    Get a classic pepperoni pizza. You can't go wrong.
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HAugust 24
    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
    Nice beer and pizza. Their mini burgers were tasty and famous
  • Nery C.
    The staff is super friendly, the jalapeño margarita is awesome. My favorite pizza prosciutto white!
  • Brent G.
    Great pizza and staff. Look at the Chef's specials. Fun options.
  • Rania
    RaniaApril 8
    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
    Fire and Smoke pizza, hands down.
  • Gunju H.
    Gunju HwangFebruary 22
    Dessert. Particularly cheese cake
  • Ezra B.
    Ezra BrooksJanuary 16
    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
  • My Lists
    My ListsMay 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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • Alberto P.
    Alberto PallaresSeptember 23
    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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