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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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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, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 250
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Upscale artsy atmosphere, but only good food.

The owners here also own the wonderful bakery in Flat Rock,, which we love, and customers there had said we should check this place out. Both are known for wonderful pizza & we loved the Barbequed Chicken pizza in Flat Rock we've been there 3 times in a month to have it. The location is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Lcquinn
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The owners here also own the wonderful bakery in Flat Rock,, which we love, and customers there had said we should check this place out. Both are known for wonderful pizza & we loved the Barbequed Chicken pizza in Flat Rock we've been there 3 times in a month to have it. The location is downtown Hendersonville by the courthouse.... More 

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edisto island
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived early. 5:30 in fact. On a Tuesday. We were seated upstairs. In front of a blowing cold AC vent. So we slid over to the table next to us. Only 2 tables out of 6 were occupied at that time. We told our server what we had done as soon as she greeted us. She did not seem... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Great pizza and italian sausage. Sister restaurant to flat rock bakery. Nice staff. Great food. Highly recommend it!

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Winchester, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I sat outside on the deck. Noise inside was unbearable. Waitress served warm water so we thought maybe the ice machine was broken. The food was overpriced, slow to arrive and not that good. Add in the flies, mosquitoes and smell of the nearby dumpster and we both agreed never again!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I live in Asheville and came to Hendersonville for a musical, needed a place for dinner and this was recommended. We loved all the food from appetizer to dessert.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went on a Saturday night and had about a 25 minute wait. We had a Margherita pizza and salad. Both were very good with fresh ingredients. Parking can be difficult downtown on a Saturday night, but the meal was worth the trip.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I've eaten here before so knew the food would be good. My friend and I shared the salmon artichoke pizza and were very pleased. Other pizzas were tempting. My husband had the Greek salad with grilled shrimp which pleased him. Our other friend had the calazone which was good, but too much crust for the amount of filling. Service was... More 

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Saluda, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

West First has the best pizza around. All the pizzas are hand made and cooked in the wood fire oven which really does make a difference. I love the kale salad, too! The bartender is amazing, she has remembered the wine we like since the first time we ordered from her. Good for lunch or dinner. Some of the lunch... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After reading the trip Advisor reviews for West First my husband and I decided to give it a try and we were not disappointed! My husband ordered one of their special pizzas and I ordered their special salad. The ingredients were so favorable and fresh. The unique combinations of flavors worked very well together. The desert- opera torte was amazing... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It took guests from out of state to sing the praises of West First, before my wife and I sought it out. We knew it couldn't be too special, as we are savvy travelers and this place is in our "neck of the woods". BOY WERE WE WRONG! I was immediately taken aback by the atmosphere. Think a 1940's style... 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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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