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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” (137 reviews)
“mini burgers” (99 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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

Very easy place to be comfortable in. Excellent thin crust pizza, great sliders, nice atmosphere, inexpensive...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chris1959DC
Reviewed 2 days ago

The 4 of us were staying at the Ritz so we decided since Matchbox was located 20 seconds away, we decided to go for their happy hour. Place was crowded and had a fun atmosphere. Our appetizers were very good which included spinach dip, buffalo...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank andrea
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mini burguers with fried onion are good entree, but not great. What I loved were their thin stone baked pizzas with cracked chili !

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mariela B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a solo traveller and sat at the bar. The service was speedy and pleasant. Liquor menu reasonably priced. The have a bigger food menu then I was expecting. I had the Pesto Artichoke pizza (small) and it was very good. It was enough...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DubStub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the very first Matchbox that my wife and I dined at as we were introduced to it by our daughter who lived near Chinatown a few years back. We are fortunate that there is now one less than five miles away from our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jim W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have dined here several times. Food is usually very good and wait staff is attentive without being intrusive. Is a very popular place for Washington Capitals’ fans to gather for a pre-game meal, so wait times can sometimes be lengthy on game nights. The “Ginormous...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carladD8037BJ
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Found this spot through Trip Advisor. Dinner after touring the museums with the family. Take the extra stop on the Metro and have a meal. Service and selection were great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dadof4Aston
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal in Matchbox pizza. The pizzas were amazing, so tasty . Definitely recommend a visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ayrshiregirl18
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Everything we ordered from pizzas to calzones to the spinach dip was excellent. Kids loved the food. Worth the visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TothTravellers
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Aldo B
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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
14 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.
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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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