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Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

Pizza Place, Breakfast Spot, and Wine Bar$$$$
Capitol Hill, Washington
151 Tips and reviews
  • pizza
  • seafood
  • grits
  • crab
  • brunch food
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  • Austin
    AustinSeptember 1, 2014
    Just had amazing brunch. The banana bread French toast and the huevos rancheros were both spectacular! The brunch pizza looked good as well.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SanfordAugust 5, 2015
    Knowledgeable and helpful staff. I tried the braised short ribs. Excellent! Asian inspired sauce. Excellent atmosphere. Large portion size!
  • Kari M.
    Kari MallatJuly 18, 2015
    All the food and desserts were absolutely excellent....our server Chike aka Pollo Loco was phenomenal...would highly recommend and will definitely be back :-)
  • Steven N.
    Steven NorthDecember 20, 2013
    Amazing atmosphere at a table near the oven. Great drink selection minus not having pappy 23. Deff order the black fig and prochuitto. Amazing
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SanchezApril 24, 2013
    The meatlover pizza is AMAZING!! The sliders were great too! SIlver Patron margaritas were delicious! Must go again anytime I'm in town!!
  • Apryl R.
    Apryl RobertsJanuary 11, 2016
    Everything that I have ever tried here is good, but my fave is the shrimp and grits appetizer.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LNovember 3, 2014
    We ordered the huevos rancheros off the brunch menu. They were delicious! I also had a great mimosa called the Capitol Hill.
  • R. (Dot) B.
    R. (Dot) BrownNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love their 3.6.9 burger sliders and the crab bisque. The pizza is also great! Overall, you can't go wrong with this place.
  • Liz E.
    Liz EvansOctober 13, 2016
    Came here for brunch and wanted to eat everything. Very good wedge. Pizzas are great to share. Atmosphere open and homey.
  • jillybeans32
    jillybeans32June 1, 2015
    The prosciutto and black fig pizza is delicious! Sat at the bar and the bartenders offered very prompt service. :)
  • Laura B.
    Laura BruceSeptember 9, 2016
    The spicy meatball pizza is to die for! & they bless you with pepperonis for the pepperoni pizza. Love their pizza!
  • Kim
    KimJanuary 25, 2011
    Start with the mini burgers, wash it down with a micro brew, and then experience the best pizza ever! You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FosterApril 7, 2013
    If you're here for brunch, get the brunch pizza or live with regret for the rest of your life!
  • Naomi W.
    Naomi WilliamsJune 21, 2011
    If you order a pizza you can get one type of pizza on one side and another type on the other side. Try the spicy sausage and Q chicken. Read more
  • serina a.
    serina arellanoAugust 10, 2013
    Sit outside when the weather is nice. Watching people and the city. Can't say no to bistro burger too.
  • Desi B.
    Desi BjornSeptember 19, 2012
    It's definitely all about the Salmon served on cheese grits with spinach!
  • Jonelle H.
    Jonelle HenrySeptember 5, 2011
    The apple-pear salad with salmon is the bomb! The small size is more than enough if you're watching your portion size!
  • Tasha
    TashaJanuary 6, 2013
    Highly recommend the beet salad! Huge serving (enough for 2) and it's absolutely delicious.
  • Merve K.
    Merve KaynakMarch 7, 2014
    Awesome fruit pizza! You should absolutely try it !
  • Adam M.
    Adam MartinNovember 24, 2013
    The service was amazing!!! Ask for the chef and he will engage you! Can't wait to go back...
  • Susan G.
    Susan GiannoneApril 21, 2015
    I had the wedge salad and it was fantastic! Along with their fabulous pizza!
  • Rachele
    RacheleMay 2, 2013
    Chicken pesto pizza is really great, and if the waiter recommends dessert, ORDER IT!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DeFilippisJuly 7, 2013
    Order of cinnamon rolls with whatever (amazing) brunch entrée is a must.
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah ViningMarch 28, 2011
    Order the mozzarella/tomato pizza and add arugula. Pair their Malbec with it. Also can't go wrong with 3.6.9 sliders!
  • Liz C.
    Liz CargillOctober 14, 2015
    I'd consider their small pizza as large (I don't live in the states though). Happy hour from 3pm!
  • Mitch K.
    Mitch KaplerMay 8, 2011
    The breakfast pizza was bomb. Pretty impressed with establishment's execution. Can tell owners/managers thought about this entire operation A to Z.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DelfinoApril 19, 2011
    Half fire and smoke pizza--easy on the spicy---half oven dried tomato and goat cheese----delicious!! Got the small and was so filling!!
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon StegallMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The prosciutto and black fig pizza is AMAZING!!! This coming from a very picky eater!
  • Colette M.
    Colette McAfeeOctober 23
    Good veggie fritata for brunch! Also a pretty decent bloody Mary.
  • tangee s.
    tangee streeterJanuary 21, 2013
    cool brunch spot. I really enjoyed the home made cinnamon rolls.
  • Danyelle B.
    Danyelle BWJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    i almost always get the prosciutto and fig pizza. it is exquisite!
  • Marcel P.
    Marcel PéanAugust 30, 2013
    Brunch was great! Banana bread French toast and a side of eggs! Very good!
  • Kris
    KrisAugust 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fire and Smoke pizza is fantastic for those of us who *really* like spicy. Sliders are the best I've had in town.
  • 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
  • John S.
    John SimpsonApril 7, 2012
    Get the crabcake Benedict. Usual brunch item only w/ the crabcake wrapped in bacon
  • Essence M.
    Essence MooreApril 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food! Pizza and the shrimp & grits are my fave!!
  • LaVar
    LaVarAugust 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The summer salad!!! That goat cheese and grilled peaches ain't nothing but the truthtotally satisfied
  • Byron J.
    Byron JohnsonJanuary 2, 2012
    The bartenders at Eastern Market are awesome. Great atmosphere and great food.
  • Dave S.
    Dave StroupNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Protip: order the Matchbox Meat pizza but request the Chipotle fire sauce.
  • Emmanuel P.
    Emmanuel PhotographyByEmmanuel.comJune 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the MEAT LOVERS pizza with meatballs in place of the bacon!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MinkoffAugust 31, 2014
    Salads and individual pizzas. Service is amazing!
  • Tasha
    TashaNovember 10, 2012
    The beet salad is delish! Enough for 2.
  • Tanya
    TanyaJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Do the donuts, shrimp and grits, fire and smoke pizza, gingersnap drink. All are soooo yum!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for the shrimp and grits as an entree. Delicious!!
  • Brittany H.
    Brittany HodgesAugust 10, 2011
    Special Q pizza but sub the reg tomato sauce for the chipotle tomato sauce
  • Brittany P.
    Brittany PerkinsMarch 31, 2013
    Salmon and Grits!!! Best dish ever!!!
  • LaVar
    LaVarAugust 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Kip & Alvin are the perfect combination behind that Well Stocked Bar!!
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MonsalveApril 2, 2015
    Nate is a fabulous and friendly bartender. Look for him.
  • Gelinda
    GelindaDecember 11, 2011
    If you're for something other than pizza, try the cream of crab soup. It's one of the best I've tried.
  • Stephanie U.
    Stephanie U.January 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best drink: matchbox punchBest App: mini trio Best pizza: anyBest entree: salmonBest dessert: doughnuts
  • J J.
    J JJanuary 24, 2011
    Best pizza ever. Try the fire and smoke. I added wild mushrooms and sausage.
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy MountcastleApril 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pepperoni onions and arugula pizza. Beers a little stale selection.
  • Vanda R. C.
    Vanda R. CalhounFebruary 29, 2016
    Loved my shrimp and grits!!!💜😊
  • Paul D.
    Paul DaveyOctober 11, 2014
    Can't beat the sliders
  • Quinton H.
    Quinton HershiserSeptember 1, 2010
    It's all about the Chicken Pesto pizza, a chopped salad or 3.6.9. as starters :)
  • Marcia C.
    Marcia ChuppSeptember 16, 2013
    Huevos rancheros was wonderful and so fresh!
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGNovember 22, 2015
    Chicken pesto pizza with a glass of wine... Great dinner option.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Chinatown is an amazing brunch cocktail!
  • D
    DMay 29, 2013
    Steak, 4 eggs, garlic bread and potatoes for $14. Steal.
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy MountcastleOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Matchbox meat awesome. Red pepper bisque not so much.
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan McClainMay 22, 2013
    The shrimp and grits are amazing.
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MJuly 24, 2010
    Try the bacon wrapped shrimp with cheese grits. I get it every time I go.
  • Ted V.
    Ted Van HoutenMarch 30, 2014
    80s tunes during brunch? Yes please. :)
  • Karen
    KarenOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Cream of crab soup is great. Lots of crab.
  • Hannah J.
    Hannah JamesOctober 2, 2014
    The pizzas we had were delicious
  • Eric S.
    Eric SpiegelApril 12, 2010
    The fire and smoke pizza was so spicy it was not enjoyable. The coffee and donuts made up for it though!
  • Amber H.
    Amber HayesMarch 16, 2013
    Prosciutto and Fig pizza was awesome!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LSeptember 16
    Get the cinnamon buns
  • Chic C.
    Chic ChocolateFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere and great food! The mini burgers are awesome.
  • Anne Marie S.
    Anne Marie SuchanekMarch 2, 2015
    The brunch pizza is unreal!
  • Donte T.
    Donte TurnerAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't decide on a pizza? Order half one way and half another way!
  • Robert C.
    Robert CapazziSeptember 26, 2010
    Love the Burgers and the Pizza is also good. Beer is a little pricey.
  • Montaign G.
    Montaign G.March 27, 2011
    Order the Lemon Quencher! Ask to sit in The Matchbox!
  • Eddie G.
    Eddie GivensSeptember 14, 2013
    Best mimosas ever!
  • Desi B.
    Desi BjornOctober 28, 2012
    Didn't hear what they called this. It was a BDay special. It's good.
  • Blithe
    BlitheDecember 14, 2014
    Excellent service. The workers are adorable.
  • Toni Rae S.
    Toni Rae SalmiOctober 31, 2010
    The waitstaff was great about substitutions, supplying a gluten free menu, and giving a table of 6 separate checks
  • Devon S.
    Devon StevenMay 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Coppa and arugula pizza is nom nom good.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WhiteOctober 17, 2013
    Pretty much everything is good here.
  • kazahel
    kazahelAugust 22, 2010
    Whoops--that's free dessert. Either way, it's a nice treat if you're there for a birthday celebration.
  • Heidi L.
    Heidi LongJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great pizza and a great bartender
  • Jen
    JenDecember 20, 2012
    Pizza is superb and cocktails are Magnifico!!
  • Venu
    VenuAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fire and smoke plus gouda sliders for the win.
  • Kathryn S.
    Kathryn SmithMay 21, 2016
    Wood stove Pizza
  • LaVar
    LaVarAugust 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Alvin(Bartender) is the man
  • kazahel
    kazahelAugust 22, 2010
    Free desert (from a selection) on your birthday. Tasty food but somewhat slow service. Nice atmosphere.
  • Josei ==> @ShoesNFood w.
    The spicy crab bisque is the best.
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick StichMay 29, 2012
    The meatball pizza was awesome.
  • Paul A.
    Paul AntonettiSeptember 27, 2013
    Best pizza in DC hands down!
  • JastaElf
    JastaElfOctober 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Manu is a wonderful waiter! :)
  • Rye S.
    Rye StinsonJuly 13, 2013
    Sliders are a must!
  • Milton B.
    Milton BellAugust 20, 2011
    Try the cast iron stake and eggs!!!
  • Janet M.
    Janet McIntoshApril 3, 2012
    They aim to please at matchbox. Yum yum yum!!!!!!!
  • LaVar
    LaVarAugust 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    GodDAMN! That Ribeye and Zuchini... Done!!!
  • Ultressa D.
    Ultressa DiamondMarch 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • Josh T.
    Josh ThompsonNovember 14, 2015
    I enjoyed the meat pizza.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WhiteOctober 17, 2013
    Wow, everything is spectacular.
  • Mike S.
    Mike ShiviliJune 21, 2016
    Everything was amazing !!
  • Amina S.
    Amina StarApril 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The bartenders are the BOMB!!!
  • Glen S.
    Glen SearsOctober 13, 2013
    Try the Matchbox Meat Pizza
  • Naomi W.
    Naomi WilliamsJune 21, 2011
    They have a delicious cream of crab soup. Read more
  • DéMone
    DéMoneFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The cream of crab soup is everything.
  • Desi B.
    Desi BjornSeptember 19, 2012
    The Mac n Cheese
  • Daniela B.
    Daniela BenzaquenNovember 6, 2014
    So good veggie omelet and bloody
  • Paul F.
    Paul Fulton-WoodsJune 30
    Been here 5+ times
    Best pizza in the neighborhood.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasMarch 6, 2012
    3.6.9. burgers and great pizza and salads.
  • Kat H.
    Kat HansonApril 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Jalapeño margarita. Do it.
  • Brandon T. L.
    Brandon T. LuongMay 5, 2012
    Good pizza! Love it!
  • Taylor
    TaylorNovember 12, 2011
    Crabcake Benedict is pretty good.
  • Grace C.
    Grace CunninghamSeptember 18, 2011
    Spicy meatball pizza is spicy
  • Brittany H.
    Brittany HodgesAugust 10, 2011
    Try the Tequila Sunsrise with fresh squeezed OJ
  • Randy H.
    Randy Hill (Boochie)August 18, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the Shrimp N Grits and its not just for black folks either!
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LAugust 18, 2011
    Can't go wrong but the pizza is delicious
  • sacha J.
    sacha JeanNovember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Crab bisque soup is very good!
  • Todd L.
    Todd LongMay 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pizza is the best in the DMV
  • Willie L.
    Willie Lo LoFebruary 24, 2011
    wtf....i'd slap your mama for that Cream of Crab Soup
  • Gina W.
    Gina WellerApril 26, 2010
    GO to Matchbox and order the donuts. YOu will not be disappointed!
  • Kier M.
    Kier MatthewsNovember 18, 2010
    The pizza is fantastic. Service a bit slow.
  • Adu G.
    Adu GFebruary 4, 2015
    Go visit Nate at the bar!
  • Kia G.
    Kia GOctober 1, 2011
    Try the mini trio appetizer!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BitelyJune 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Doughnuts and Kahlua for dessert to top off a great meal.
  • bob k.
    bob kendrickOctober 21, 2013
    Fantastic pizza.
  • Tobi D.
    Tobi DavisJune 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuna Nicoise. Have it.
  • Tanya
    TanyaDecember 26, 2013
    Nate makes a meaaaaan Martini!!!!
  • Tonia TaknCharge C.
    best pizza in town
  • Tasha
    TashaNovember 17, 2012
    Try the Matchbox Punch!
  • Pete N.
    Pete NOctober 20, 2012
    This place is excellent!
  • Helen G.
    Helen GoldsteinJuly 9, 2011
    Sit and eat dinner at the bar!
  • Sara Y.
    Sara YezefskiJune 11, 2011
    Decent looking gluten free menu!!!
  • Alvah L.
    Alvah L.July 5, 2013
    Food was delish but the service was mediocre considering the prices. Or maybe it was just our server.
  • LaVar
    LaVarAugust 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Summer salad's last day is on Sunday
  • LaVar
    LaVarJune 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Drinks!!!
  • beth b.
    beth baldwinAugust 16, 2009
    if you get a skillet specify how you wAnt your eggs. otherwise you'll get cold, runny over easy eggs. bleh
  • Nick W.
    Nick WaltersFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Steak sandwich... Hands down
  • Kenny S.
    Kenny Stephens MBADecember 1, 2012
    The food is good!
  • Dale B.
    Dale BanksNovember 15, 2011
    Creamy crab soup
  • Danyelle B.
    Danyelle BWFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    they changed the veggie pizza. i miss the old recipe :(
  • James W.
    James WoodsonNovember 15, 2010
    Matchbox Meat pizza is the best!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DainoffOctober 11, 2011
    Chocolate bread pudding!
  • Sammie D.
    Sammie DFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Matchbox meat pizza, 'nuff said!
  • Kyle T.
    Kyle ToddOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Everett = great aervice
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanJanuary 6, 2012
    Try the pizza.
  • Valecia C.
    Valecia CaneryNovember 10, 2015
    Uhh pizza....
  • Adrian
    AdrianJune 5, 2011
    Bomb diggy bloody Marys
  • Joan F.
    Joan FernandezJuly 18, 2010
    Pesto chicken pizza delicious
  • Edward Alan M.
    Edward Alan MooreAugust 26, 2010
    Best bartenders in DC!
  • Greg A.
    Greg AMarch 16, 2010
    The Firegrill pizza was GREAT
  • Kickball T.
    Kickball TeamJune 14, 2009
    go for brunch and get the stuffed French toast
  • Mike C.
    Mike ClarkOctober 3, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    get the fire & smoke pizza with Nates saves insanity sauce...
  • kitsVA
    kitsVASeptember 26, 2013
    Overpriced for lunch unless your company is paying
  • Michelle
    MichelleNovember 24, 2009
    Sit in the Matchbox booth!
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