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713 H St. NW (Seventh St. NW) Send to Phone
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Match up your pizza passions with toppings galore.
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Matchbox Restaurant Review

: If the MCI Center can boast of something besides sports events, it would be its ability to attract interesting eateries to a once-seedy part of town. And in the collection of great little restaurants comes Matchbox, noted for its diminutive size, funky attitude, and wood-grilled pizzas. That it sits next door to a Chinese eatery, a sandwich shop, and a barbecue joint only adds to its character. Indeed, what Matchbox offers is a classic thin-crusted pie with both traditional and contemporary topping selections. We mulled over such choices as the chicken pesto and the fire & smoke pies---the latter with red peppers, chipotle chiles, and smoked Gouda---choosing instead the rather basic Italian sausage, garlic, tomato sauce and mozzarella pie, starting with the house chopped salad with bits of bacon, pasta and diced tomatoes. The pizza took awhile to ready---one oven plus many customers must make for long delays, we decided. On the other hand, patrons are not limited to pizza. The menu offers a handful of sandwiches---we adored the bistro burger dripping with quantities of melted Gorgonzola---and a small selection of entrées, such as chicken farfalle (spicy pecan-crusted chicken breast), and grilled sirloin. Desserts add up to only a chocolate-chip bread pudding, and three different ice cream selections.

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