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English first
Helena, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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146 reviews 146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Huntsville, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Visiting Birmingham, Alabama for a very special occasion It was a great surprise to find this little jem. Simple , fresh and just special !!! My son Roberto loved the gelato !!! Grazie

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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten at Bettola three times in the last month. While the food is still very good, the service has become terrible. We walked in today for lunch and we stood at the door without any acknowledgement. Finally, the guy at the bar told us we order and pay there. In the course of taking our order, there was... More 

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Washington, DC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited Bettola on a Friday night after long work days, and were thrilled with the wonderful meal and attentive (but unobtrusive). I ordered the steak, which was impeccably cooked. We shared the calamari appetizer. In a world where calamari is too often fried to a crisp or left in a fishy pool, this was a delicious surprise. Beautifully cooked... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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79 reviews 79 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I tried Bettola for the first time during the 2014 Birmingham Restaurant Week. The deal was an appetizer (a small crostini with ricotta and tomatoes), main course (chicken and potatoes) and tiramisu for dessert for a total of $30. On the positive side, each item was very flavorful and well prepared. On the other hand every item was much smaller... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have dined at Bettola's for a number of years now and it has been a real treat to see chef James Lewis continuously raise the bar on what good food and a great experience is. There is no masking food with sauces and heavy spices. This is classic Italian and Mediterranean style which relies on fresh, top quality ingredients... More 

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FLORENCE
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was my first experience with this restaurant. I was meeting some friends for dinner and wanted to do some "research" on this place. Went to Trip Adviser and read some reviews. Most talked about the service, but I wanted to keep an open mind. It was the typical restaurant scene on a Friday evening that happens in most cities.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Generally speaking the food is very good especially considering that there are very few Italian options in Birmingham. However, time and time again the service and overall shady nature of Bettola has made the dining experience miserable. Most recently a friend that I dined with was charged for the same meal 3 times on her debit card (the same exact... 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

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