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West First

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Organic, Pizza, 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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 218
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Wonderful pizza

One of the best pizzas ever - awesome crust, fresh cheese, and wonderful sauce. Smoky inside so we sat outside. Cramped, but worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Dot M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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350 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

One of the best pizzas ever - awesome crust, fresh cheese, and wonderful sauce. Smoky inside so we sat outside. Cramped, but worth it.

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Hendersonville, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have eaten here several times over recent years, and usually leave smelling like the food, not a pleasant thing. And that is the reason I usually avoid eating here again. On this occasion, however, it was matter of convenience and yielding to my friend who favors the place. While West First is a very successful local eatery, and the... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Many combinations--barbecue chicken especially good. Nice atmosphere, friendly employees, cozy atmosphere.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We're back again visiting our friend in Flat Rock, which of course means another great meal at West First. We've only been here for lunch, but we always enjoy WF, where you pretty much can't go wrong no matter what you choose. I have to admit to being stuck on the Max Club, a delicious blend of ingredients inside locally... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had wanted to try West First since relocating to Hendersonville. When a friend was passing through, we invited her to join us for dinner. We ordered the Greek style pizza with lamb and feta cheese, and it was excellent. The caesar salad dressing was some of the best I've ever had. House red wine was a great complement to... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at West First several times since we moved to the area five years ago. They have a wonderful variety of food - all of it delicious - and a wonderfully friendly staff. You will be glad you came!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

West First has great stone ovens for thin, delicious pizza. Sit outside to enjoy the North Carolina Mountains at their best. Great salads and delicious hummus platter. The wait staff is talented and knowledgeable.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wednesday and a little wait, but as always worth it. The Greek salad is delicious. The salad is loaded with olives, feta, eggs, half a dolthma, and a wonderful dressing. My husband had the calzone that was fabulous. The crust was perfect, and the Greek lamb pizza was spot on. You can't beat Tammy, the beautify and friendly hostess.

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Douglasville, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My family and I could not enjoy the food for the noise. There were kids running around screaming, chairs clanging and other noises. The few people there were shouting to hear each other. Next time I visit Hendersonville and want a pizza, I will go somewhere else unless I have ear plugs.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at West First (thanks to Trip Advisor's suggestion). Their pizzas must be the thing to order as we saw plenty of patrons ordering those. However, we went out on a limb and ordered a couple of the pasta dishes (one with seafood and one with chicken) and both were excellent. We started the meal... 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, 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?