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.
It was in a mall area. I did not know that when I made my reservation.
The food was average. Service was good.
It is a nice place, with convenient parking, good food, great service and reasonable prices
Food was excellent, drinks were delicious but the best part was the service. Our server Anna was amazing: very attentive despite it being very busy, friendly and seemed to really enjoy working there. Sat outside as inside was extremely loud. Front of house overwhelmed with reservations and crowd.
Martchox provided nice food in an informal setting. Enjoyed it
Matchbox has become one of my go-to favorite restaurants! Food is very good and menu extensive while offering tremendous service. DEFINITELY WORTH A VISIT!
This was our first visit to Matchbox and we had the Matchbox All American burger and the Crispy chicken sandwich. We both enjoyed our meals. I had the house made lemonade, which was delicious. I love a real lemonade. We like that we could make a reservation, service was good, college football was on the TV and we left with full bellies. We will come back to try other menu items. The guy next to us said his pizza was good.
love the outdoor patio! Reliably good food and service.
Always reliably good and we like being able to sit outdoors.
We were surprised how wonderful the food and drinks were and the staff was amazing as well. The Parmesan Potato Appetizer was incredible! We will definatly go again!
I LOVE dining here!
We had a great meal at Matchbox. There were 5 of us and we all tried different dishes. The Buffalo wings were really meaty and tasty, the ribs were a little dry but nice flavors, the fettuccine Alfredo was delicious, crab cake was a hit, and the burger was perfect. Great service. Definitely will return.
Our server was helpful and was able to handle our rowdy group of 10 flawlessly. The food and drinks were fantastic too.
Overall the experience was excellent. Well done matchbox! Thank you for your service today!
We enjoyed our dinner at Matchbox....I had the meat pizza and hubs had the sliders with onion straws. All was good and Marnae was a great server.
My only wish is that the decor was more like the Matchbox at Mosaic. The decor at the one in Charlottesville just feels a bit spartan......but no complaints.
Great looking pizza, great burger and amazing meatball appetizer. Nice indoor and outdoor space and convenient parking. A good place for dinner!
The various pizzas were terrific! I had the pork and fig which was scrumptious. The miso salmon was perfectly cooked!
Will be back.
We had reserved an outside “standard” table. When we arrived only high top tables were available. As there were elderly people in our group, high top tables did not work. This is why I had specifically requested standard table. Disappointing to say the least, and no attempt was made to rearrange available tables to accommodate 5 people. Not happy
Awesome server! Food was good. Will definitely return.
Poke bowl was fantastic!!!!
Food was ok, service wasn’t the greatest. Stick to the appetizers and drinks
Terrible customer service. Was seated and no one even came to the table for over 20 minutes. Not even a glass of water on a hot day. After asking the host where our server was they told us there was a communication issue with the person who was to be our server. There were plenty of other servers walking around and none of them cared to ask if we needed anything. Finally our server came and apologized and took our order. Food was decent but we only saw our server one time after she took our order. No one refilled our water asked if everything was ok or asked if we wanted anything else. The kicker was that as we were leaving we told the host that it was not a great experience and that the service was horrible. He laughed at us as if he thought we were joking. Really? Do yourself a favor - do not go here to eat.
We had an impromptu lunch during UVA graduation weekend and were delighted to have found such a lovely place during such a busy time. The pizzas and cocktails we ordered were wonderful and our server was delightful. We will be coming back again.
Lovely mixed green salad. A little too much salad dressing, but delicious. Grilled chicken was cooked perfectly.
We arrived earlier than our reservation and were seated anyway. Very nice host and server and we thought the food was well prepared.
We sat outside. Everything was a little spicy. The pizza was not crispy enough for me but the my made a new one when I complained. So service abs management good but everything had a spicy zing to it.
Had a great brunch on a Saturday morning. Skillet was excellent and the Bloody Mary was excellent.
If I went back (which I probably won't) I would stay away from the entrees and stick with hand-helds and pizza. The crispy half chicken tasted like they took a plain piece of chicken, dropped in a deep fryer and put it over a serving of plain couscous. There was almost no spice or salt. Ordered bread and it didn't come out till we were almost done with our entrées. I will say the bread was good. It was in fact the highlight of the meal.
The ambiance and service were great. Food is average for the higher price. Need to expand the menu as well.
Matchbox Charlottesville is awesome. We were quickly seated outside, at our request, even though we showed up slightly early for our reservation. The outdoor seating area is lovely -- covered, but still with enough open air to be quiet, with a nice breeze and comfortable. The staff was unexpectedly shorthanded on the busy Saturday night, but the service was excellent and attentive nevertheless. The manager brought over our spinach artichoke dip appetizer himself, noting that he had sent the first batch back. It was excellent, as was our pizza main course. Definitely recommend!
Good food, small selection.
Our second visit in as many weeks. Great atmosphere and food with amazing service. We were outside on both occasions. Nicely and appropriately spaced.
Saw some bad reviews but we had a wonderful experience. Food and service were excellent. My three children loved it as much as my husband and I did!
Manager/host was a jerk. He was hot-headed and rude.
Food and service were terrific. We had dinner at an early hour, when there were very few other patrons; so, the indoor dining noise level was very low.
Nice authentic setting. Lovely service - well-trained waitress. Delicious wood grilled pizza and out in a flash!
Great food and service! Salmon spinach salad was delicious
It was actually the best thin crust pizza that I’ve ever had! The mozzarella was amazing! I took one star off because I had requested standard inside seating and they put us outside in a corner around back.
Nice menu with something for everyone. Great staff, and the ability to be on patio with some heat and distance is a plus. Easy parking as well.
Matchbox has swanky decor and gives a cool vibe. Too bad the food doesn’t Match. We ordered 6 wings for $12. They were presented well on a plate with plenty of carrots and celery. The wings were tiny and dry. Our $17 burger wasn’t anything special, served with frozen fries. Our meal was definitely not worth the price. But I have to say our service was outstanding.
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 4.6 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.