Matchbox - Charlottesville

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$30 and under
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American

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From its prime perch in The Shops at Stonefield, matchbox will delight neighborhood workers, visitors, and residents with a casual, welcoming spot for a quick weekday lunch, lively happy hour, bottomless weekend brunch, and dinner for both date nights and groups. Owned by Maurice Kelly, a technologist and former Navy Intelligence Officer turned restaurateur, Matchbox Charlottesville opens this winter, boasting artisanal pizzas, creative American bistro fare, and a come-as-you-are vibe.

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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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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3.8
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vipGordon
West Virginia
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The room could use some sound absorbing material,it’s very noisy.Everything else was as it should be.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Mediocre food quality and absurdly small portions

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nance
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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Brian
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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.

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MilesD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JoeA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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.

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MAR92
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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lindam
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten there twice, great experience each time!

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KaraR
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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megholt
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were doing a soft opening but the food was fantastic and the staff was so friendly.

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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.

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