155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA | Directions 9226233.821965 -116.547196
We had a lot of fun! – I was in Palm Springs for a convention, i was part of a party of nine people who showed up for drinks. It was busy, yet we were all treated like V.I.P's. We had about six rounds of drinks, needless to say I will probably post another review about the cab that drove us back to the hotel. Will make it back next time we are in town. A great time was had by everyone!
Awesome Pizza – What can I say? The pizza is the best....... Nice to sit an overlook Palm Canyon Drive.
Strictly for the Pizza – The pizza is fantastic, but the service is young, pretty and clueless. Anything else on the menu is strictly routine. There are 20 restaurants in walking distance better than this tourist trap.
First Time – I've heard good reports on the pizza at Matchbox. Unfortunately, when we went, we were not up for that. Due to a confused hostess (Dec. 2009) we settled for a quick drink and appetizers at the bar. Our waitress didn't know how to mix drinks (where was the bartender?), the appetizers were extremely bland (esp. the calamari ...pure chalk texture) and the staff inexperienced. I'll come again to try the pizza, but this was a bad first time experience.
A great late night pizza place!. – OK. This is a great place for Pizza and a beer. I LOVE this place. Late nights here with a Peperoni Pizza and a glass of Chimey and I'm in bed by 2AM! nuff said. GREAT QUALITY FOOD! I truly love their pizza! :)
Rare combination: Great view and great food – The upstairs, open-air locale made this a great spot to people watch, especially on Thursday nights when the street market is in full swing. We had a group of 16 and the service couldn't have been more professional or attentive. Pizzas were great and the build-your-own ingredients were high quality. Sun dried tomatoes may have had more flavor than the oven-dried. The chicken parmesan was not well liked. Servers knew the wine list and made good recommendations. The margarita-tini comes in its own souvenier shaker - tacky, you might think, but the drink itself is worth a little embarrassment. Their house chianti was also surprisingly flavorful. Loved it and would return for a romantic dinner, family dinner or night out with friends. Their professional service and great food can't be beat.
Good solo experience – I was visiting from out of town, and dining solo. I went to Matchbox after googling "happy hour Palm Springs" because I was looking for a real restaurant with good food but not so upscale that it would be uncomfortable dining alone (you know what I mean, where they stick you in the worst spot and then rush you through...). The service was outstanding, and the food excellent. Happy hour menu was reasonable. I really enjoyed the more mellow atmosphere of the earlier dining also. I plan to return. You should try it too.
Crispy crunchy thin crust pizzas, steaks and cocktails are served on a lively outdoor patio high above downtown Palm Springs. – Overlooking the famous Sonny Bono statue in Mercado Plaza, this upscale bistro pleases both the 20-something drinking crowd and the more mature diner with carefully crafted cocktails, chargrilled burgers and even steak and seafood selections. It's really the pizza that has made this Washington D.C. transplant a desert favorite, though. Burning at over 800-degrees, their masonry oven continuously returns crisp and flaky pies night after night. Toppings range between spicy home-made meatballs, Italian sausage and roasted red peppers to milder vegetables, portabella mushrooms and artichoke hearts. Unlike its name suggests, the restaurant is quite spacious with a flaming rectangular bar on the outdoor patio, secluded indoor dining and even romantic tables for two on balconies perched above the bustle of South Palm Canyon Drive.
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