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Matchbox Palm Springs

155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Mercado Plaza. (Upstairs), Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Ranked #46 of 264 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tahquitz Canyon & Arenas
Transit: There is one transit stop 50 yards from our building on the main strip of Palm Canyon Drive, in down town Palm Springs.
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!
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67 reviews 67 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The décor in the restaurant is really nice and that is what attracted us in. The waiter was far from friendly which set the tone for the evening. It was the food though that was the low point. The appetiser was ok but as the main course arrived half way though had to be abandoned. The main courses were pretty... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We visited Matchbox following a recommendation. We enjoyed a shady spot overlooking the main "drag". I had an enjoyable beetroot and goats' cheese salad and my husband enjoyed his Caesar also. Great service from Zacharay who let my husband taste the beers and advised on different offerings. It made a big difference. I understand that pizza is a very good... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Very impressed with this restaurant and as title says we visited twice in our 4 day stay! Lovely ambiance and very good service from Daisy. We had beet salad - very very tasty, 3 sliders - far too much for a starter as come with loads of crispy onions. Also had steak & mushroom pizza, succulent and tasty, chicken pesto... More

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Sherwood, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had the Fire & Smoke pizza, consisting of chipotle tomato sauce, smoked gouda, fresh basil, and peppers. AMAZING if you like spicy!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I was recommended to eat here from Bill, the manager at the Orbitz In. All I can say is Thanks Bill. I had the 4 cheese pizza, it was so good I came back a secondtime in my 4 nights in Palm Springs. The ambiance was great. I sat out doors overlooking the courtyard and main drag. The service was... More

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San Clemente, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A nice place to relax and people watch - decent selection on all drinks and staff were friendly and attentive.

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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Having frequented this restaurant quite often when in the valley this is another good review for the great people at Matchbox Palm Springs. A friends birthday was the occasion and we were a group of 10. Please call ahead for reservations for a large group of people such as this even on an off-night such as a Tuesday. There are... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Having been to some average restaurants in Palm Springs, we were a bit apprehensive coming here but we shouldn't have been. From being shown to our table to leaving the door with leftovers, the service and food were both amazing. Brian, our waiter was great and the pizza and salad we had were delicious, I can't recommend this restaurant enough.... More

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Palm Springs, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you can score a table on the balcony overlooking palm canyon drive take it. You will enjoy the view! The pizzas here are some of the best in town. You can do half and half pizzas so you can try more of them without having to order all of them. There are so many great toppings and combinations it... More

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Aveley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Had a good meal here, upstairs away from the hustle and bustle. Pizza was delicious and my partner had roasted chicken which was good. Not a huge amount portion wise but that's a welcome relief after 3 weeks of colossal amounts being put in front of you! Errol our server was really friendly and made us feel very welcome. I... More

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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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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: American, Pizza, Bistro

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