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2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-6497
Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Different, not bad, different

We are New Yorkers and we know Italian food, pizza and antipasta. This place has good Antipasta, like nothing you ever saw before but good. Same for the Pizza, looks weird takes pretty good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Morris County, New Jersey
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Alabama
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297 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

They have converted what was a loud restaurant due to close tables into an intolerable one by piping in loud electro funk music at nightclub sound levels. The hostess told us we had to wait 10-15 min (became 20) because they were underserved. WHat? Oh by the way we had a reservation! When we were seated at one of Six... More 

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Morris County, New Jersey
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We are New Yorkers and we know Italian food, pizza and antipasta. This place has good Antipasta, like nothing you ever saw before but good. Same for the Pizza, looks weird takes pretty good.

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Birmingham Al
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband and I joined another couple for dinner at Bettola recently. We were seated at the banquette near the open kitchen. Not long after being seated, the staff fired up the wood-fire oven, creating an enormous cloud of smoke which permeated the entire area to a point where the staff had to open both the front and back doors... More 

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Plain City, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I visited Bettola on a business trip with a large group of people. The atmosphere was very nice, our service was very good. Overall, I found the meal good but the appetizer was practically microscopic. The same was true of my entrée which was gnocchi with oxtail ragú. In fairness though, I am not sure if these were the regular... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was an impromptu visit and after flat tire and other somewhat bothersome circumstances, but the meal was outstanding and the atmosphere great. Lunch service is sort of tavolo calda style, ie you order at the bar and then sit and they bring you your order. Pizza good, sandwiches good and so are the salads. Will always go back when... More 

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Trussville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ate at Bettola last night for the second time and must say we were less than impressed this time. We had really good service which was the best part and the calamari appetizer was very good, but we both ordered pizzas and were very underwhelmed. The crust was chewy and soggy and the toppings were very scarce on both... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Bettola has been a favorite but noticed on the last few visits that they are greatly reducing the amount of the meat. My favorite is the lamb sandwich and today I had to hunt for the lamb. Only very thin slices laid side by side, it threw off the balance of the ingredients. Side salad was much smaller too. Pollo... More 

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Helena, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent service and superior food. This is a nice place to go with friends for an after work meal or just for a beverage. The hand made pizza was truly fantastic. The pasta was very flavorful and I recommend all the items on the menu. The wait staff was excellent. They were very attentive without being overbearing. Prices were reasonable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We went to Bettola tonight to celebrate our son's birthday. We were served by Serafina and she was excellent. We asked for the smaller antipasti and allowed the chef to decide our choices. The artichoke puree was delicious! The prosciutto was not overly salty and the soft cheese ( La Tur) was excellent! We took Serafina's suggestion for a bottle... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Very nice little "Italian" restaurant. The pastas are all made in the premises and are as fresh as they can be! The food is great, but the reason for the quotes around italian is on the "americanized" ingredient they use on the sauce: GARLIC. This absolutely kills the Italian authenticity and also makes the sauce taste bad instead of tasting... More 

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Additional Information about Bettola

Address: 2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone Number: (205) 731-6497
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: (205) 731-6497

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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