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101 West 1st Ave., Hendersonville, NC 28793
828.693.1080
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 293
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing dinner

Fantastic menu! Love the Greek pizza. Brick oven baked!! The absolute best. Great town and fun to walk the clean streets. Summer or winter. Going back this month

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
RodgerDSr
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Sanford, North Carolina
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Sanford, North Carolina
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic menu! Love the Greek pizza. Brick oven baked!! The absolute best. Great town and fun to walk the clean streets. Summer or winter. Going back this month

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1 Thank RodgerDSr
Machesney Park
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great environment, service and extraordinarily good food. I had the meatballs and linguine and I would have to say that the meatballs were the best I ever had in a restaurant.

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1 Thank Victor C
Prescott, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is always our go to restaurant when we are in Henderse. Unfortunately they don't take reservations and it's very popular so there is often a wait. But it's worth it. It doesn't matter what you order, it's all good. There are a number of interesting salads and creative pizzas.

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1 Thank rockies4me
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just consistent, awesome, excellent pizza, plus creative entrees besides pizza. Atmosphere great. Service excellent. If the weather is nice the outside porch is wonderful. Tip, If the wait list is out the door, place a take out order, and take it to Sanctuary Brewery on East Forst, other side of Main Street

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1 Thank Mike S
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have always experienced wonderful food and haven't experienced bad service during the many times I've eaten here. Adequate wine and beer list - not sure about full bar as we get beer and wine. Desserts are wonderful as well. All food is made on premise.

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1 Thank jagmom2151
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have NEVER been disappointed with any meal I've had here...food and drinks are wonderful - including the desserts! The waits can be 30 minutes or more and reservations aren't taken however the wait is worth it.

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1 Thank jagmom2151
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food. They did take off Chicken Picatta, which was the best entree they had on the menu. Wish they would bring it back

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1 Thank Brooke B
Naples, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly we don't rush back to this place very often because the the service is always "cold". Whomever is doing the hiring here needs to find some happier people because the pizza is great and we recently discovered that they have a good homemade gnocchi. The food would bring us back more often if the atmosphere was more friendly.

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1 Thank NatalieFrench
nc
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the mussels in red sauce, the house salad, the lamb pizza(with extra roasted garlic), and the pasta with shrimp were cooked perfectly. The waitress was attentive but not intrusive and everything came out HOT and quick. Great atmosphere for anyone.

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1 Thank finelaub
Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Read the reviews and it was that good! Soup was delicious but the pizza ... Was simply the best. Crispy, tasty delicious. Service was also great.

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1 Thank Heather P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 West 1st Ave., Hendersonville, NC 28793
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: 828.693.1080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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