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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” (55 reviews)
“sliders” (135 reviews)
“mini burgers” (97 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, 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 yesterday

The location is on H street and very close to the capital one arena. This is where this chain of high quality pizzeria got its start and is still going strong. Our server Maya was absolutely fantastic. Order the gargantuan meatball. Order the arancini. The...More

Thank Aldo B
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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 2 days ago

Matchbox has amazing Arancini - probably as good as any I had on my recent trip to Sicily and Italy - and the baked spinach/artichoke dip with pita slices was really good and full of artichoke pieces. Beer selections were good, service was pretty slow,...More

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are craving some pizza and not fast food give this interesting restaurant a look. Onion straws are also superb and the side order was huge. Lots of burgers and sliders also being eaten when we were there. Nice diverse lunch menu

Thank OriginalTaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a rainy evening so we decided to order in. The app we used was great but it took over an hour to receive the three pizzas we ordered. Needless to say, the pizza was cold. It’s hard to blame anyone, the rain, rush...More

Thank Coastal766710
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has plenty of seating, as it has three levels. It’s clean, the staff are friendly, and the pizza is delicious—best pizza I’ve ever had in D.C. We had three pizzas: Q Special, Spicy, and a build your own with veggies. All were delicious....More

1  Thank Sheri S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant with a really good menu, good variety. The speciality here is the wood oven pizza, i did not try it but i tried the crab soup and the fried calamari, and both were really good. The service was regular, but nothing to...More

Thank Teodoro I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered pizza to go. Told to order at bar. Four bartenders walked around took 5 minutes for them to acknowledge me and take my order. Waited and waited. Finally the bartender asks my name again and got my pizza pizza. It was cold. Clearly there...More

Thank Miami1982
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Good service. Great pizza. Very thin crust. Good craft beers also what more can you want? Had the margherrita pizza and the mozzarella and basil was very fresh.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed casual dining with family of five without reservations at this establishment. The pizza and beef sliders are their specialty and did not disappoint. We also enjoyed the crab cake sandwich and a salad. They have a nice selection of drinks/beer too. The place looks...More

Thank WisconsinFamilyUSA
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17 August 2018|
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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
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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.
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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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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