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2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-6497
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Night for Some Birmingham Italian Food

I was passing through my hometown and stopped overnight to see some family and friends. Bettola was recommended by a cousin of mine. All in all, the menu was quite varied and had numerous Italian dishes as well as an array of pizza selections. There were 10 of us and I would say we all enjoyed our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Stewart P
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Birmingham, Alabama
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

went here because we hear they made pizza just like Naples ! It was true but pizza is just a starter !! everything we tried surpassed your expectations. we were early so waited at the bar - the bartender was so congenial that we decided to just eat there ! best decision we made all night . the food was... More 

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Thank soscout1
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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107 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I went here for a business get together and everything was on point. The food was amazing. The steak tartare was the best I've had. The cheeses were phenomenal. And the service was polite, fun, and attentive. I will be returning many times.

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Thank Abconnor2
Pensacola, Florida
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230 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I like the new space that they've updated since I visited last. The pizza and wine selection are fantastic. It might be a little overpriced, but I don't think you'll find a better pizza in Birmingham.

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Thank Katie R
Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

The wood burning stove cooks up the pizza and sandwiches to perfection. The greens are always fresh and perfectly dressed. I have never been disappointed here and recommend it as a must try in Bham especially on a nice day or evening when patio dining is an option.

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Thank Casey A
Nashville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was passing through my hometown and stopped overnight to see some family and friends. Bettola was recommended by a cousin of mine. All in all, the menu was quite varied and had numerous Italian dishes as well as an array of pizza selections. There were 10 of us and I would say we all enjoyed our meals. While this... More 

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Thank Stewart P
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great fresh calamari in sauce; awesome zza; delicious drinks made by skilled bartenders; need I say more?!

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Thank Tryxie C
Waco, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My friend and I visited this restaurant on a Tuesday night. It was not crowded and we found a great table outside on the patio. We had a multiple course, Italian meal and it was the closest thing to the Italian food I've enjoyed in Italy. Great ambience, attentive waiter, delicious food. We sat and ate for 2 hours, pretending... More 

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Thank Becca K
Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

With a little help from our waiter, my husband and I enjoyed a light, but VERY tasty anniversary dinner that began with an antipasti selection that was amazing: Hot Coppa (like proscuitto with less fat), La Tur (a creamy cheese), Alto Badia (nutty, medium cheese slice) with Artichoke puree and Peach mostado. The flavors were incredible! I so much want... More 

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Thank beckdunk
Alabama
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297 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank ben-jam-in-done-that
Morris County, New Jersey
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Thank Yamalotz T

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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: Italian, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?