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Bettola
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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2901 2nd Ave S Birmingham, AL 35233
2901 2nd Avenue SouthUSAlabamaBirmingham35233
(205) 731-6499
$$Italian Restaurant, Pizza RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 10:00 pmSunday Closed
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Bettola is Chef James Lewis’s brickfront pizzeria in Birmingham serving wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, house-made pastas, charcuterie, specialty cocktails and wine.
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Brick-front pizzeria featuring straight-up Italian fare & wood-fired Neopolitan pies.- Google
"Creamy, rich, and topped with fresh basil leaves for an extra kick."
"Will be back, maybe I'll try the gnocchi next time and a dessert!"
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B Terry
a month ago
I had the quattro formaggio pasta- essentially like fettucine alfredo in concept. Unlike most pasta-and-cheese-sauce dishes, however, it tasted fantastic! Creamy, rich, and topped with fresh basil leaves for an extra kick. Wait time was not bad considering the food is fresh. Prices were decent (though lunch is cheaper than dinner), in a charming location, and the interior had a sophisticated, authentic European feel- made me feel like I was in Paris again. Will be back, maybe I'll try the gnocchi next time and a dessert!
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Fred Norrell
a month ago
My pizza was soggy in the middle... roughly 60% was like a pasta soup. Beer came from a can, and tasted like it.
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Lauren B
a year ago
So so tasty, I had a salad and my husband had the pizza and both were impressive. Service was excellent too, even on a really busy night.
Response from the owner - 12 months ago
It's great to hear you enjoyed it, Lauren! We hope we'll see you again soon -- thanks for the great review! Best, Bettola Team
Nathan English
3 years ago
Food is good. Service poor. Drinks great when you can get them.
Response from the owner - 12 months ago
We're glad that you enjoyed our food, but disappointed that you thought our service was lacking, Nathan. This should never be the case. Could you let us know when you visited? We would love to look into this situation further. Best, Bettola Management
Michelle LaTulipe
6 months ago
Was looking for a place for my daughter's birthday lunch on Monday. A lot of places that we chose were closed due to the holiday and it ended up being the best thing that happened! Beautiful, charming and an adventure of the palette. I am normally skeptical of eating out because I like to cook so much, but this is going to be on the favorites list. così buono!
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wynbnt1
a year ago
Always excellent. Recorded the Al. LSU Game and had great service cause half the tables were empty. Very good house made bread, House made Pasta & tomato sauce was simple and beautiful. Just use great ingredients and lovingly prepare them. I have been 7 times and will continue to enjoy this beautiful, simple, elegant food. Pizza in a wood fires oven, blistered okra, meat & cheese plate a little harder to order now. I just let the chef put it together. Service has always been good to great.
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Response from the owner - 12 months ago
So glad to hear you're a big fan of ours! We know it's been a while since you left this, but we hope you'll come see us again soon -- 7 times is a lot, but you'll need more than that to sample all our different sauce and topping combinations, so here's hoping you'll be back soon for more! All the best, The Bettola Team
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VJ Steinglass
a year ago
We came for late lunch. Service was wonderful, my cocktail was great, the antipasto was delicious, and the margarita pizza was perfect.
Response from the owner - 12 months ago
It sounds like you really enjoyed it here, VJ, and we're all really glad to hear it! We know it's been awhile since you left this, but we hope to see you again soon! Best, Bettola Team
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Wes Charles
4 years ago
Best pizza in the ham even if the crust is not as crisp as real neopolitan.

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