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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” (54 reviews)
“sliders” (132 reviews)
“mini burgers” (96 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Matchbox in Chinatown used to be our go-to restaurant when we were visiting D.C.; however new ownership has brought new recipes that are just lacking. Things like the Cream of Crab soup, which was, very past tense, the best I'd ever had, have been changed...More

Thank Brandon E
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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

Thank ameliachan2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to have lunch just outside the Ornate gate of China Town. Personal pizza is for more that 1 person. I had Spinach Salmon salad that was delicious but inadequate for the $18 price tag. Service was average.

Thank DoctaPeppa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner here one night. It was really busy but we only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. All the food we got was very good. We had the chicken sandwich, mushroom pizza, and the kids menu Mac N Cheese with...More

Thank fligster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our concierge recommended this downtown location of the Matchbox group as it was within easy walking distance from our hotel on Pennsylvania Ave. Known for it's wood fired oven pizza, we instead enjoyed their signature slider type mini burgers (ordered as 3, 6 or 9)....More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feel like a potential secret is how good the sliders are on the appetizers list. Don't pass these up! Three floors of very cool space, with a perpetually hoppin' bar on the first, exposed brick on the second, and skylights on the third. Oh,...More

Thank PebleBeach7thGrn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a recommendation while traveling. Pizza is good. Salads are fantastic. The spinach and artichoke dip was okay. I probably wouldn't order it again because it bordered on bland. Service was attentive and timely. The matchboxes inside of the table top are a...More

Thank Soccerjedi2124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice meal today, great brunch menu but the service from Donnee made our experience of this restaurant even better.

Thank Gerryanne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived a little early for our 6pm reservations. The place was packed before a Caps game. We ended up waiting about 20 minutes for a table. I can only address the pizza I had for dinner as average. Toppings were scarce and the crust...More

Thank Storm886
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I grabbed lunch here, fantastic service and food. my medium rare burger with NO bun should have had MORE lettuce...but had extra pickles.....really NICE NUMI aged Earl Grey TEA.......one of my favs, sis had a chicken burger, no bun with awesome pesto.........we...More

Thank jeannette y
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6 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
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.
5 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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