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West First

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Organic, Pizza & Pasta
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101 West 1st Ave., Hendersonville, NC 28793
828.693.1080
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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 210
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best muscles appetizer

We stopped in for dinner at 5:30 pm and found the joint busy but accommodating. The speed of service was satisfactory, and the menu accommodates tastes from pasta to beef to seafood. The muscles appetizer comes in two varieties: marinara and a dill sauce. I had the latter and found the dish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Robert B
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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stopped in for dinner at 5:30 pm and found the joint busy but accommodating. The speed of service was satisfactory, and the menu accommodates tastes from pasta to beef to seafood. The muscles appetizer comes in two varieties: marinara and a dill sauce. I had the latter and found the dish superb. Small muscles all properly cooked and open... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I went here on Valentine's Day. Much to our surprise, the wait wasn't that long, even though they were packed. The food was amazing and the service was great too. We would highly recommend!

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Rincon, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very good to excellent pizza. Fresh ingredients, awesome combinations. Loved both the Goat Cheese pizza and the Mushroom pizza. And so reasonably priced. Also, the best darn slightly sweet herbal tea I've ever had. Perfect for a hot summer day, warm evening, or heck, any old time....

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Asheville, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have been here many times & have had much better experiences at lunch time. The food tastes better & wait staff friendlier. It's really nice to sit out on the deck if there is seating available.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Just a fabulous local restaurant and reasonable priced. Took the office out for lunch today. Seated immediately. Generous portions. We got the personal pizzas and all took a little home.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went on great reviews, started with a nice selections of craft beer, had a Blvd Tank 7, then we had two great personal pizzas.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Love the chicken strip salad and pizzas. You can also buy freshly baked bread to take home. The curry soup when available is wonderful. The servers are well trained and knowledgeable.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Atmosphere is great from the start. Sat on back patio and it was comfortable and cozy. If you do not like olives (like me) do not order the Cesar salad without requesting them to be olive free. Completely overtook the flavor of the salad. Pizza was good, but nothing spectacular. Definitely has the wood fire crust taste that you expect.... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Neat atmosphere, friendly staff, good service. Our drinks were spot-on and the menu had a good variety without being overwhelming. Our entrees were absolutely delicious! We'll definitely be back.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have been going to West 1st since it opened and have noticed that over the years the consistency/quality of menu items have significantly declined. We still remember the days when the bread alone was a very good reason to go there. We still llike the atmosphere and the noise doesn’t bother us. Our last visit was a couple of... More 

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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 Smoky Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: 828.693.1080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Organic, Pizza & Pasta

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?