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Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

713 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3733
+1 202-289-4441
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
“pizza” (789 reviews)
“mini burgers” (98 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
713 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3733
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro
1. Pizza never had it so good
"There was a spontaneous and fun vibe about the place"
Peter R
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2. Matchbox Pizza
"Great thin crust pizza, good beer selection and wonderful service."
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3. All your favorites
"A great Pizza, what more to say."
Tony G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While staying in Chinatown location in DC wanted to try Matchbox as I heard positive reviews through various sources. The menu had variety of options which made choosing a little difficult as I wanted to try multiple items. I decided to stick to Pizza. The...More

Thank CodyDC
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to DC and we read some of the reviews of this restaurant and thought we would give it a try. We felt really welcome by our server who was very friendly and remembered our order. He also recommended some local beers to...More

1  Thank ameliachan2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the pizza here - kind of a weird set-up with lots of different levels - got lost when trying to find the restroom.

Thank donnalee014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try Matchbox based on the high ratings. We really liked the atmosphere and location of the restaurant. Our waitress highly recommended their sliders and pizza as their specialties. So we did and were quite disappointed. My son had their pizza and he...More

Thank flastatebucs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had an excellent lunch at this spot, so I can vouch for the burger and grilled chicken sandwiches. The flavorful pesto sauce for the latter a major plus. The service was very attentive and friendly; I would eat here again if in the neighborhood.

1  Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the rice balls which were amazing and then we ordered a margarita pizza and a pepperoni and mushroom pizza and they were both amazing! Great place!

Thank Shannon K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a quick lunch after getting into town. Setting was casual, friendly and inviting. Old fashioned drink was very good. Caesar salad was very good. Burger sliders were good, not great. The pizza was very good. We split a Banana Pepper and Pepperoni...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had three different pizzas and all were excellent. My favorite was the chicken pesto, but the meat and pepperoni were also excellent. Our server was a little slow and after I ordered a coke she took off and did not get drinks for the rest...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good beers and great brick oven pizza. Other choices included some suggested mini burgers which sounded awesome! Quiet, quaint atmosphere with an impressive long old fashioned bar in the entrance. 2 thumbs up!

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Matchbox after a long day of walking DC. The wood fired pizza was excellent. I had Chicken Pesto with mozzarella cheese and my daughter had the Margherita. The Classic dessert ( brownie sundae) was great. Our server Micheal was an outstanding sever...More

Thank Margaret L
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October 5, 2015|
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Response from RJWTP49 | Reviewed this property |
Not too sure we only had dinner there twice. Best to email them direct and ask.
John H
July 13, 2015|
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Response from Vijay R | Reviewed this property |
I had a friend who I think suffered from similar allergies - they were able to work up something for him. But they don't have an separate menu for allergies, and your choices are bound to be limited.
March 4, 2015|
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Response from Traveholica | Reviewed this property |
They are known to have a gluten-free menu, at least at the S 8th Street location. I suggest you call before going, to make sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3733
    (7th and H Street)
  • Public Transportation: Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Red, Green, Yellow);Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-289-4441
  • E-mail
It was here in Chinatown that the Matchbox story began. This narrow, rectangular building was three stories tall, fifteen feet wide, and looked like a matchbox. It stood vacant for so long, a tree grew inside of it, like kindling waiting to start a new fire. Walk past the torch that lights our front door, come in and smell the hot, crackling fire from two brick ovens. Have a seat inside, where we built the reclaimed timber and steel finishes with our own hands, or relax in the sunny atrium that was once an alleyway. Wherever you choose, there’s plenty of space for intimate dinners, large parties and get-togethers. Touch vintage matchboxes from our personal collections, inset on every table, or ask for a bottle of our Matchbox Blend, made with love and featuring that spunky tree that started it all. We’re Chinatown neighborhood gathering place for fun, upscale casual dining, with local, award-winning beers, broad spectrum wines, and signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else.
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