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Matchbox Palm Springs

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155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Mercado Plaza. (Upstairs), Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Tahquitz Canyon & Arenas)
There is one transit stop 50 yards from our building on the main strip of Palm Canyon Drive, in down town Palm Springs.
760778600
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11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: what makes a great pizza? It starts with a great oven! Ours is an...
what makes a great pizza? It starts with a great oven! Ours is an authentic wood- fired masonry oven where the fire has burned constantly since the day we opened. Modern gas and electric ovens cannot produce the intense heat needed – over 800 degrees – to achieve the crispy, smoky crust that our oven provides. With dough made fresh daily in-house, our goal is to make the best pizza in Palm Springs!the space. The challenge? How do you build distinctive restaurants in unique urban spaces? Our original location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC was a Chinese grocery in a structure 15 feet wide and three stories tall. Our newest location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington was a 90 year old vending machine warehouse. matchbox Palm Springs was opened in 2005 in a second floor location with spectacular views of Mt St. Jacinto and Palm Canyon Drive. Our partnership group, with backgrounds in restaurant operations and construction simply have a great time designing and building all of our projects!
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great pizza, location and service

Just had pizzas here for our family. As a fellow Brit, Errol made us most welcome. Pizzas were great, local beers really good too. Good value and well worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Robin T
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I love to go here every time I go to Palm Springs! Gourmet pizza, Great appetizers and GREAT drinks! They have a good wine selection as well :) They had an amazing Sorbet last time I was there as well that was perfect for the hot summer night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Ask for a balcony table to people watch...they dominate the main square of the town. The house salad is amazing and can be shared by two people. Then get a pizza which you can do one half of one preference and the other half something else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Just had pizzas here for our family. As a fellow Brit, Errol made us most welcome. Pizzas were great, local beers really good too. Good value and well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Great location and ambience . Try the Bloody Mary burger. You'll never eat at McDonald's again. Loved the variety of cocktails too. Great service !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had dinner there with friends and we had a geat time. We had salad sliders and pizza that we shared. The salad was ver good and also the sliders. The pizza has thin crust and was exceptional. The staff was very friendly.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was a great place for Pizza, and drinks. The Pizza is terrific, and the service was great. Since they have several balconies, we sat near the window and were able to see the fire works as well. The service is top notch, and the staff was great. I would suggest to make reservations prior to getting there. The wait... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great ambience and great food and drinks. Staff is very friendly and fast service. Reservations are recommended!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The location is central and has great views. We had one of the little table for two balconies, which was probably a bad idea in retrospect as the misters are far too high to combat the heat. Maybe it's just because we were on the balcony, but the service was glacially slow. The food is fine, the pizza was decent,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Nothing remarkable, but the pizza was delicious, as were burgers and the meatball. Service is a bit hit and miss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Don't expect NY style pizza. The pizza combinations are fresh and inspired. The apple/pear salad is always good. Good wine list. It's best to sit outside and look at the mountains.

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Additional Information about Matchbox Palm Springs

Address: 155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Mercado Plaza. (Upstairs), Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: 760778600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: French, American, Pizza, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Mercado Plaza. (Upstairs), Palm Springs, CA 92262
    (Tahquitz Canyon & Arenas)
  • Public Transportation: There is one transit stop 50 yards from our building on the main strip of Palm Canyon Drive, in down town Palm Springs.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760778600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American, Pizza, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene

Description

what makes a great pizza? It starts with a great oven! Ours is an authentic wood- fired masonry oven where the fire has burned constantly since the day we opened. Modern gas and electric ovens cannot produce the intense heat needed – over 800 degrees – to achieve the crispy, smoky crust that our oven provides. With dough made fresh daily in-house, our goal is to make the best pizza in Palm Springs!the space. The challenge? How do you build distinctive restaurants in unique urban spaces? Our original location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC was a Chinese grocery in a structure 15 feet wide and three stories tall. Our newest location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington was a 90 year old vending machine warehouse. matchbox Palm Springs was opened in 2005 in a second floor location with spectacular views of Mt St. Jacinto and Palm Canyon Drive. Our partnership group, with backgrounds in restaurant operations and construction simply have a great time designing and building all of our projects!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?