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Matchbox Palm Springs

155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Mercado Plaza. (Upstairs), Palm Springs, CA 92262
760778600
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Ranked #44 of 268 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
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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Alberta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great place for dinner as a couple or with lots of friends. Good food with great atmosphere. Outdoor tables are great on Thursday nights to sit and watch everyone at the street market. We have been there many times and will continue to go there.

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Jamestown
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was on our list of places to eat in Palm Springs. The trip was our belated honeymoon. We started with the Calamari and jalapeno and lime jelly was a nice treat. My husband can't eat hot or spicy food and it was neither. Great! Then we ended with a pizza. It was the best food and service ever! We... More

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Shediac, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is one of my fav casual restaurants in Palm Springs. It’s located on the top floor behind the Sony Bono fountain and has a cool environment that is part outdoor and part indoor. It can accommodate a romantic dinner for two or a group of 20. It has wonderful outdoor tables that face the street and the courtyard. The... More

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I choose a different restaurant to go to every week the "Famous Wednesday Date Night." we each take turns to choose where we would like to dine for the evening. Matchbox is at our #1 place to dine and enjoy the Palm Springs Strip. Matchbox, has a delicious trio app wonderful cobb and chopped salads, delightful pizzas,... More

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Lakewood, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had been to the Washington DC location earlier this year so when I found out Palm Springs also has one, I knew I had to go. It was a bit different from the DC experience. Our favorite drinks, jalapeno margarita, which we first tried in DC are not on the menu in PS. However, once we asked, the drink... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Buratta salad was FABULOUS! not really a salad but more like a deconstructed pizza with a scoop of buratta served along side flat bread, roasted red peppers, roasted tomatoes and pesto sauce. We also had the prosciutto and fig pizza, and the prosciutto and white pizza (kalamata olives and delicious cheeses). Both were lovely thin crusted, gourmet style pizzas cooked... More

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Calgary, Canada
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186 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Matchbox was recommended by a friend and we decided to try it for a late Sunday lunch. The restaurant wasn't very busy and we were able to get a table on the Juliet balcony on N Canyon Drive. What a great spot for people watching! Our server was fabulous. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some excellent... More

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Downey, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I go in to the area about 6 times a years for a quick overnight Getaway Matchbox is a nice place to eat pretty reasonable rate and a complete and varied menu for every palet!

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Palm Springs, California
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14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

4 Golden Spoons One of my favorite places for lunch, Matchbox in Palm Springs, has some of the best thin-crust pizzas this side of Italy! They tell me that the trick is a wood-fired masonry oven that heats up to over 800 degrees which gives the pizza a crisp, smoky crust. They also have a selection of fantastic appetizers, salads,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My wife and I love Matchbox so much we made a reservation here immediately after booking our flight in August - before even looking for a hotel! I can't speak to any entrees because you should be ordering the specialty pizzas when you dine here. We love the concept, decor and all around experience. Of course you will need to... 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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