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Today 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:00 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 – 9:00 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
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
"Best pizza in the ham even if the crust is not as crisp as real neopolitan."
"The margherita pizza can not be beat and they have a nice wine list."
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Michelle LaTulipe
4 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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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 - 10 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
2 years ago
Food is good. Service poor. Drinks great when you can get them.
Response from the owner - 10 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
A Google User
3 years ago
I have eaten at places around the world, all though out the US and the meal we ate on 20Fed12 was the worst ever. Three entries and all three were terrible; one was a pizza and it was does a restaurant mess up a pizza? The sauce was awful, a couple of square pats of cheese, and a few small, small clumps of what seemed to be imitation Italian sausage .....if there is such a thing. I will not even start on the exorbitant cost of this awful, awful meal. I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone unless you want to waste your money and end up sick.
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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 - 10 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 - 10 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.
A Google User
6 years ago
The atmosphere is lovely and the service was good. The margherita pizza can not be beat and they have a nice wine list. However, I am very disappointed and concerned that they will not be open long if they don't get their act together. According to their own outgoing message, they are open on Saturdays for lunch from 11-2. I drove an hour to get there, only to realize that the restaurant was closed. I sat and waited for a bit, thinking that someone was just late in opening and other patrons showed up thinking they were open as well. No one ever showed, because they are not open for lunch on Saturdays. A few days later, when I called to ask if they were open for lunch on Saturdays, the hostess was extremely rude and seemed quite irritated and bothered by the fact that someone would call and ask a simple question. I have also heard that the service is not so good and that maybe my good experience was a fluke.
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