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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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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 via mobile

I ordered a crispy chicken sandwich and a Long Island Iced Tea. I paid $26.90 for that. With tip I was over $30. That is high for a girl from MN. The sandwich was amazing. I had it served the spicy way. It comes with...More

Thank Pam H
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Reviewed 8 December 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

Food and Beverages: We were there for Sunday Brunch. I had their "Matchbox Skillet" which was a small skillet piled high with a mixture of scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese, sausage, peppers, potatoes, onions, and sausage. The flavors and textures blended well. It was delicious and...More

Thank BobT287
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two years ago we were here and this year we finally came back. The pizza is good and the price is right. The staff was nice.

Thank YannickZoldermans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here. Would visit again. Wasn’t like the Italian wood stove I was looking for but was good. Service was quick and good as well. Polite staff.

Thank TheMadDawg
Reviewed 1 week ago

In DC for work and fireworks show on the 4th of July and brought my wife and daughter along for the fun... We walked around the Pentagon Mall and decided to give the Matchbox a try... After being seated we waited a few minutes to...More

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was one of my favorites in my week long stay in D.C. I ordered the pepperoni pizza and it is one of my favorite pizzas of all time. If we weren't leaving the next day I probably would have come back again. It's...More

Thank Ricky J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant right after arriving in Washington by bus from NYC. It was warm and the service was pretty good! I had the crispy half chicken, was yummy but my favourite part was the spicy vinegar, it reminded me of what you put...More

Thank SunshineS88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we have tickets to see a show/concert/sports event at the Capital One Arena we sometimes dine here at Matchbox because it's conveniently located near the arena (one block away). The menu is varied enough to suit just about any yearnings. We dined on the...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 3 weeks 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
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5 October 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
13 July 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.
4 March 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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