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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, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, 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 1 week 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
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Reviewed 9 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in and were not disappointed. Waiter helped us with the house favorites and even gave us an appetizer as first time customers. He was an excellent waiter and the pizza as well as the appetizer were great!! Fun glass ceiling to watch while...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks small from outside but big and friendly inside. Big fleet of servers. Efficient and with smile service. Really enjoyable pizza and other food. You will love the place and people

Thank Bharat P
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Probably my favorite upscale pizza place anywhere outside of Naples. Always try to get to Matchbox anytime I’m in the DC area. The service is excellent. Fresh ingredients. The sliders are an excellent appetizer before the pizza. Many other options besides pizza, but I always...More

Thank DrBru
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We had a reservation on a Sunday at 5pm in hope of a good but quick dinner. That was accomplished as we each had a salad and 10 inch pizza. Our food arrived quickly and was good. We sat on the third floor in the...More

Thank Allegany
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This restaurant was recommended by one of the staffers at the hotel. We ordered off of the brunch/lunch menu. Our food was great and our server was friendly, and well attentive.

Thank ADDallas
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Handcrafted 10" (six slices) pizza + whole romaine salad was delicious! More than enough for two hungry adults to share. Hand crafted and woodfired with great selection of toppings. Very reasonably priced and extremely attentive wait staff. Left the restaurant happy in every way!

Thank cb55
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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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