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Bettola

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2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
+1 205-731-6497
Today
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love good antipasta, this is the place to get it. Their bread is simple and delicious, and they have a great selection of pizzas. I always get the funghi di bosco. It used to be crowded, but now that they've expanded you can almost always get a spot without having to wait very long.

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Thank Olivia B
Avon Lake, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely evening with my man. Food was absolutely delicious and the service excellent. Staff extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine. We sat outside on a warm evening with the scent of the Rosemary bushes in the air. A most authentic Italian restaurant. Would definitely recommend and revisit.

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Thank jestephe1
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Travelled from London on trip of Southern States. Best Italian ever. Brilliant pumpkin ravioli with Scallops(!). Noelle service was amazing.

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Thank Joe M
Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

love the pizzas & pasta & salads...always feel like I'm somewhere else, like a BIG city when I dine here!

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Thank stylistdiva961
Trussville, Alabama
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Ate dinner here with my wife for her birthday. Loved the atmosphere. We sat at the bar, as it was fairly crowded, but had great service and enjoyed ourselves. The food was out of this world. We started with the calamari small plate which had a very nice spiciness to it. My wife ordered the Beatolla pizza which was one... More 

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Thank James H
Hoover, Alabama
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This small, incredible restaurant in the Pepper Place area thankfully takes reservations, since otherwise it could be impossible to eat there. The food is awesome, the service was great and I will definitely be back! I had one of their wood-fired pizzas...perfect char on the crust, delicious San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. The bruschetta starter was so delicious I... More 

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Thank xsdv8
Birmingham, United States
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife loves this place but I found it to just be OK. My pizza was good, but soggy in the middle. There are better choices for pizza in town.

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Thank Jim O
Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We took the family there for a graduation celebration. Really enjoyed the food and wine. There menu was unique with a lot of options.

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Thank Pam M
Roswell, Georgia
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309 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Wow...15 minutes to get a drink, hectic staff but, fabulous food on a weeknight. Pizza was light on the toppings but the quality was excellent. Ravioli was out of this world and snapper nicely prepared. I expected better but not disappointed to the point where I wouldn't return next time I'm in Birmingham for another try!

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Thank AnnaB1952
Birmingham, Alabama
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

James Lewis has crafted a masterpiece centered in the Pepper Place complex in Birmingham 's artistic Lakeview area. I try to have lunch there weekly. I love the Pollo Pomodaro (chicken sandwich with tomato and fresh mozzarella on a freshly baked loaf. It's truly delicious! The Misto salad that accompanied the sandwich deserves praise too. Not wanting a sandwich, try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-731-6497

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?