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2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-6497
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 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

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Lovely food, Nice atmosphere

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Stephen R
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Plain City, Ohio
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Plain City, Ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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168 reviews 168 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
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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