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Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

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Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro Review

The name says pizza, but this bistro also serves interesting salads topped with grilled tuna, and a selection of sandwiches like crab cakes on a toasted brioche. Main courses include bacon-wrapped scallops, macaroni and cheese, a hearty pork chop, and fish-and-chips. The pizzas are made just about any way you'd like, including vegetarian, and are topped with everything from figs to pepperoni. On the second-floor overlooking the action on Palm Canyon Drive, this is a great place to go for cocktails and small plates. Kids love the balls of pizza dough the servers dole out.

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  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch Mon. and Tues.
Updated: 05-05-2014

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    Not what it used to be

    Matchbox used to be one of our favorite places to go in Palm Springs however something has changed there...the food just doesn't have the brightness it used to have and the service has been awful. We gave it three tries this year and decided three strikes and it is out. We asked to make reservations for a small birthday celebration and were told that they don't take reservations, however when we arrived there were several tables with reserved on them...strange right...well come to find out the tables really were not reserved they didn't have the staff to cover them, at least that is what we deduced as the tables were never filled and we were there over two hours. Most of the two hours were spent waiting and waiting and waiting for our food. Another visit were served the wrong beverage and when I questioned it they took it back and replaced it with what should have been what I ordered in the first place but it was still the same thing that was wrong in the first place. So beware while Matchbox used to be a fun vibrant place to go to it is no longer...

    by Island45, 4/16/14

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