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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, Lunch

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  • 240
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty, Fresh, and Delicious Pizza

This was our second time at West First and even better than the first. In both cases we stopped in for lunch and had a pizza. Excellent food and service and we were in and out in less than an hour. The restaurant was quite full considering it was a Monday in July. Very impressive offerings but I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
OneProudDad
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Tidewater, VA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Tidewater, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was our second time at West First and even better than the first. In both cases we stopped in for lunch and had a pizza. Excellent food and service and we were in and out in less than an hour. The restaurant was quite full considering it was a Monday in July. Very impressive offerings but I kept it... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Okay, I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian. That said, I went to West First to try their thin-crust brick oven pizza. I got the spinach pizza, which was a disaster. The spinach leaves made the crust so soggy that it never got cooked. I couldn't even eat it. How could someone even let something like this come to the table? Certainly not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful atmosphere inside or out. More than a pizza place. The salads, bread, entrees are all good. Never been disappointed and have eaten here many times. Staff seems regular, without constant turnover. Good beer selection.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Dinner was incredible. The pan seared NC trout was local, fresh and cooked to perfection. The person in our party who dabbles with creating and cooking gourmet meals as a hobby said the shrimp, spinach and tomato tagliolini is one of the best pasta dishes she's ever had - one of her top 10 pasta dishes ever.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

West First is a great place for dates, lunches with friends, or work dinners. I have had a few experiences with a poor waiter, but the great quality and overall positive attitude of most of the staff makes it a wonderful place to go. Ask what their specials are, because they change and dont be afraid to try something new!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great thin crust pizzas and great selection of micro brew beers. The place has a modern hip feel to it and the staff are very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited West First for lunch at the recommendation of a local. The Margherita pizza was as wonderful as many others say it is. The sauce and flavor were excellent. I also had a small salad with goat cheese, pistachios, etc. and loved it. The dressing was light and a perfect accompaniment . The service and ambiance were also first... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went to lunch with a friend today and ordered the pizza everyone rates so highly my margarita pizza arrived,it looked great,smelled wonderful but the crust was SOGGY, Not wonderful. I ate one slice,totally limp ! I boxed the remainder up brought it home and cooked it in my oven. Much better. I am a local. This is not my first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I split the Margherita pizza and Greek salad and both were fantastic! Server was friendly and efficient. Great place to eat!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We made an extra trip back to this local favorite just so I could try the Mediterranean Sampler again, which included probably the best hummus (house-made) I have had in 50+ years of eating the dish. Also included were a roasted beet puree, roasted garlic, olives, carrot and celery slices, with plenty of pita slices for the hummus and beets.... More 

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Additional Information about West First

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?