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matchbox Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA

matchbox Charlottesville

4.3
4.3
173 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Pizzeria, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (434) 284-8874
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, Native/Indigenous, Veteran
  • Executive chef
    Marilin Gomez
  • Private party facilities
    Restaurant is available for Private Event Buyouts and also have a detached location available for private parties.
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Cross street
    Hydraulic Rd, 29 North
  • Parking details
    Free Parking in parking garage located just behind the restaurant. Also free parking in parking lot just across the street.
  • Public transit
    CAT
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 173 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Kid-friendly

  • Virginia

    Good for groups

  • Charlottesville

    Great for brunch

  • Charlottesville

    Good for business meals

  • Charlottesville

    Good for groups

  • Charlottesville

    Hot spot

  • Charlottesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charlottesville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Charlottesville

    Lively

173 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Ambience was lovely. Good was delicious. Not gourmet but respectable

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  2. Glr2

    Richmond

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The positive was the slider appetizer. Poke bowl was not good at all, zero flavor and rice was overcooked. They brought out the wrong pizza and didn’t ask if we wanted it corrected. They did remove it from our bill.

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  3. Sipper10

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We did not like the food. Pizza was underbaked and soggy. Calamari were rubbery. Fettuccine Alfredo was insipid. We will not be returning.

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  4. Aaron

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered Nashville hot chicken sandwich and there was less flavor than a chic fil-a chicken nugget. Was not spicy and the fries were rubber. Not going back.

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  5. MichaelT

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Where do I begin? First been to several Matchboxes in DC area. This location not close to them. Our salad was delivered and had to ask for silverware, then entress came out and were not our took forever for someone to replace with correct order. Sliders were way undercooked and fries were cold and undercooked as well. And we are still waiting for water we asked for when seated. Not a good experience. Will not return.

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  6. Foodie

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pizza was not great. Tasted like a frozen pizza out of a box. Staff was great and did a good job.

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  7. PatrickW

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is great, and I would recommend Matchbox highly.

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  8. cooperfam

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We like Matchbox and go there fairly often. This night the entire restaurant was very smoky and when we remarked on it, the hostess sort of laughed it off. We then asked our server who said he thought they were cleaning the kitchen, and it got smoky. We stayed and so did the smoke. It was just a little weird, but our food was fine so we ate quickly and left.

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  9. shertex

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious burgers and standout vanilla Manhattans! Very prompt service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our family's favorite spot! Great food and beverages. Lovely staff.

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  11. futuresushilover

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We love matchbox but this visit was very disappointing. They clearly didn’t want to sit us outside even though they knew we had reservations for the outside they didn’t bother to turn on the heaters for us. The pizza was good, the server was fine and the kids had a blast. But overall the owner was disappointing and started out rude.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience! From the food to the service, it was impeccable. We’ll be back

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  13. KDub

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ate here during UVA's parents weekend. It was a perfect spot for casual dining. We had a large party and booked on OpenTable. They sat us right away and the server was very attentive. Our food arrived quickly and everything was delicious.

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  14. EdNate88

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time at a "matchbox," and gotta say the food far exceeded our expectations! We got the mini burgers as an app and split a pepperoni pizza, and both were really delicious! We added a side of fries with our pizza and they were alright, but nothing special. Just frozen restaurant fries. Also, the onion straws on the burger were pretty good but desperately needed some salt. Note: this isn't the kind of place you really "need" a reservation for -- but, I am so glad we got one -- especially considering it was a Saturday after a game! Even though we were early, they had a table for us and took us right in while others were being waitlisted. Although I scored my overall visit a 5/5, I did give lower individual scores for environment and service. 1) It's loud. Just an FYI. 2) Although they have 4 large TVs showing football, 2 of the TVs were on the same game and 3 of the 4 were blue/green (I assume the red LEDs had burned out). One TV? OK. But 3 TVs tells me these TVs have been going for a while and the management doesn't want to spend the money to replace them. 3) Our server was "ok" but very hit and miss. Sometimes he was attentive, but he also spent a lot of time just standing at the window waiting on food when he should have been tending to his tables. One table walked out on him waiting on beverages. The manager, although he did do a table touch, it was a half-hearted approach and frankly, without that, I would never have known he was the manager -- he didn't stand out in his attire from the staff or patrons nor did he seem overly present in the space. Even still, would we recommend it? ABSOLUTELY! Would we return? FOR SURE!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very good and we enjoyed our meals. Staff was friendly

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place so much but staff seems to have changed and they are not as on top of everything as they used to be.

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  17. DonM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and location! I highly recommend it!

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  18. leew

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Place was so dirty we walked out before eating . Yuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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  19. LD27

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Considering I was among the first morming guests seated, and our order was in before any type of crowd gathered, the food was totally overcooked and an item left off my plate. Service was fine, though.

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  20. Dennis

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second trip and had our second excellent experience. Food and service were very good. Only negative is the noise level. A little hard at times to have a conversation. Otherwise, give it a try. It is well worth it.

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  21. JacquiL

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and delicious pizza! Wish they had goat cheese options though.

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  22. MovieGoer

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was average, the cocktail we tried sounded promising but was average. The TV had Newsmax channel playing a Trump Rally. That said, service was very good and the staff was friendly. Even when not completely full, the room gets loud because it is an open warehouse style.

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  23. RandiM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, service during restaurant week. Desserts were off the chart’s delicious!! Woth going again!

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  24. DonM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time here and the everything was really good! I highly recommend it!

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  25. LauraF

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We visited for brunch on July 4th. My shoes stuck to the floor as I walked to my table, pretty gross experience. The breakfast sandwich was just ok, nothing exceptional, and the fruit on the side was obviously old, dried out, and not appealing. The poke bowl was also just ok, worst part was the tuna—tiny pieces of fish drowning in a thick, cloyingly sweet sauce. I found myself eating around the tuna to get to the fresher ingredients. Why do that to tuna?! Service was friendly, the place was empty and now I think I know why. :/

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great, lead chef is awesome. He used to work an Zin Burger, we’ll eat wherever he’s in charge.

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  27. KatherineB

    Greensboro

    245 reviews

    4.0

    245 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed bottomless mimosas. Good burger. Pizza was good too.

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  28. KarenG

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always get the ginormous meatball. Always have enough for two meals. It’s a bit spicy but so very good.

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  29. DoriS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. We got there early. They accommodated us. Service was great. We got the food quickly. The food was fantastic. I highly recommend Matchbox in Charlottesville.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was dry and Luke warm We only had a 6 person table reservation and they charged a 20+% tip and asked for more when checking out. Very disappointing

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  31. MaryB

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful pizza. Great atmosphere and great service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations for Mother’s Day. We were first there. Staff was friendly. Food was great!! Nice clean area. Made for such a nice day!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun casual place. Salads were great but the food wasn’t spicy enough for a place called The Matchbox!

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  34. KatherineB

    Greensboro

    245 reviews

    4.0

    245 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good brunch. Enjoyed the pear and apple salad and the brownie especially. Thank you!

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  35. Laura

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was overly chatty. Over shared about her “frame of mind” that evening. Spent about a minute explaining that she had no idea whether the kitchen would split the side salad we had ordered, and that if they didn’t, we would just have to deal with it - which is fine but she literally stood there for a minute telling us maybe they will, maybe they won’t - who cares? When it was time to pay the bill, we told her we would split the bill and then as if she had not heard, she gave the entire bill to one of us. And to make matters worse, she had preselected the 25% tip. After her mistakes, excessive and pointless talking, that tip was not warranted. Ugh. Someone needs to tell her to shut up and serve, that no one cares about her frame of mind that evening. She also complained to us about her handheld device and how she was navigating using it. No one cares.

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  36. GiGi

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service. However, do not expect your to-go order to be comparable in quantity to dinning-in quantity. Very disappointing. Second visit, sat outside and once again received excellent service. However, salads were drenched in dressing and some toppings were missing. Sloppy preparation and they weren’t even busy.

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  37. Kate

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced and food was nothing special, lackluster overall.

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  38. VickiF

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoy this place very much. Good food, great service, very clean.

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  39. Wahooer

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The baby back ribs were average with little to no hint of being smoked. The appetizers and service were excellent.

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  40. MikeS

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The server asked out party to cash out early because he was “getting off soon and wanted to be sure he had time to get his tips.” He was very inattentive and we had to ask multiple times for refills on drinks including champagne and juices for the bottomless drinks.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from matchbox Charlottesville using the Order Online button. matchbox Charlottesville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 284-8874.

matchbox Charlottesville is rated 4.3 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for matchbox Charlottesville

2055 Bond St, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hydraulic Rd, 29 North
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Pizzeria, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Free Parking in parking garage located just behind the restaurant. Also free parking in parking lot just across the street.
  • Public transit
    CAT
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, Native/Indigenous, Veteran
  • Executive chef
    Marilin Gomez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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