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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.
17607786000
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene
Description: what makes a great pizza? It starts with a great oven! Ours is an authentic...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic evening

On advice from a local resident we decided to attend the PS market and have a meal at the Matchbox. The pizza was fantastic. And, there was an excellent selection of draft beers. We also tried the beet salad which was to die for. All in all a great evening. We highly recommend this restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Merv271953
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Okotoks, Canada
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Red Deer
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Matchbox for Happy Hour before Village Fest. The drinks and appetizers were very affordably. ($5 dollars for most items). The restaurant was very busy but our service was fast and the staff were extremely efficient. We noticed the place ran liked an efficient machine. The drinks and food were really good. We had pizza, fish tacos,... More 

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Thank TravellerRD
Portland Oregon
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant at night and had a wonderful time we had pizza very tasty the menu was very varied with something for every ones taste we sat by the open area with heaters it was lovely to see all the action on the street below a very nice place.

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Thank suzyPortlandOregon
Okotoks, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On advice from a local resident we decided to attend the PS market and have a meal at the Matchbox. The pizza was fantastic. And, there was an excellent selection of draft beers. We also tried the beet salad which was to die for. All in all a great evening. We highly recommend this restaurant for an evening with friends!

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Thank Merv271953
Palm Springs, California
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super Happy Hour, and a great overhead view of Downtown from their patio seating... Go on a Thursday and watch all the excitement of the Street Fair down below.. Big place but make reservations just to be sure...

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Thank SoCalFrank
Indio, California
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the pizzas here, and they have a great happy hour! I had a white pizza, and they make really cool and tasty drinks.

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Thank aairal
Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Throughly enjoyed our pizza. I had the veggie yum! Tomatoes, artichokes, pesto on a very thin crust - excellent. My hubby had the Matchbox Meat which he really liked, but said was a bit spicy.

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Thank Jill S
Calgary
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us went to Matchbox for supper while visiting Palm Springs. The ambiance was lovely, and our server was friendly and accommodating. We shared a caesar salad, but weren't too fond of it. Unique presentation is one thing, but it was a plate of three underdressed romaine hearts. It was a little bitter and not particularly tasty. I ordered... More 

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Thank Deborah T
Wixom, Michigan
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Veggie pizza was so good. Huge artichoke hearts and sundries tomatoes. Was good the next day too for leftovers. Husband got the Calamari and loved it too. Awesome atmosphere. Yum!!

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Thank caitstott7
Palm Springs, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good bar food in downtown Palm Springs. Service is good. Informal setting. Pizza is always good. Pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank TripMember111820152
Portland, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Call ahead and reserve seating on balcony for happy hour and a birds eye view of the fun as VillageFest swings into action. The fish tacos and drinks were great. It was a fun time with our group of four. I'd love to go back again!

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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: 17607786000

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, 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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?