Matchbox - Charlottesville
A definitive element of the Matchbox dining experience is the custom pizza oven that fires up signature thin-crust pizzas within minutes, and its surrounding pizza bar that offers a front-row view of the action. The bar at Matchbox is a focal point of the dining experience.. Hand-painted murals from local artists add further context to the neighborhood, and bring in a touch of personality as well.
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The room could use some sound absorbing material,it’s very noisy.Everything else was as it should be.
Mediocre food quality and absurdly small portions
Ordered the fried shrimp and mashed potatoes and both were excellent. Our waiter was outstanding. The prices were on the steep side, though, so it's not a place I would frequent. Overall, a good experience and would definitely go back.
Service was pleasant. Food was awful. Calamari and fried shrimp were so heavily breaded that you couldn't even taste the calamari and shrimp - truly terrible.
For a high quality meal in a unique, casual environment, Matchbox is tough to beat in this part of town. The chosen ingredients add dimension to the dishes and the experience is enhanced by attentive wait staff.
Pizza (we ordered a small pepperoni and a large specialty) was extremely poor quality (frozen pizza would have been better) and absolutely overpriced for what you get. Thin, small and overcooked (burned) at the edges. Service was fine - friendly although we kept having to ask for water glasses to be refilled. Extremely disappointed with the pizzas. Also ordered mini burgers which came w/ onion strings which were undercooked and cold. Not going back.
We went during the soft opening, so only a partial menu. Several of us had pizzas, all of which were spectacular. I had a “Light the Fire”, a fantastic blend of ginger, jalapeno, citrus, vodka and bubbles. Our servers were pleasant and attentive. We will definitely return.
Have eaten there twice, great experience each time!
We went during a pre-opening event so it was a mock menu but still a lot of choices and the food was delicious!!!! Will be going back!
They were doing a soft opening but the food was fantastic and the staff was so friendly.
Matchbox - Charlottesville does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Matchbox - Charlottesville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 284-8874.
Matchbox - Charlottesville is rated 4.2 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.