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101 West 1st Ave., Hendersonville, NC 28793
828.693.1080
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza & Pasta, Organic
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had a very pleasant meal at West First. Went on a Thursday evening at 7pm, so there wasn't an overwhelming crowd. Was seated immediately at a fairly quiet table, and waited on promptly by a welcoming waitress. Ordered a glass of red wine, a side salad, and spaghetti (fettucini ?) with meatballs. The wine was good, the salad crisp... More 

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Easley, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My family has a cabin in Hendersonville but I've never stumbled upon this restaurant. It's located on a side street of Main. The atmosphere was eclectic and relaxed. The pizza and pasta were delicious! Good beer and cocktail choices as well. I will be going back for sure!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went there with a group and we were told that they now had a no separate checks policy that had just been initiated. That concerned us since we had not way with a group our size to separate the checks ourselves. It worked out in the end because after we split up in different tables to avoid this policy,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Was walking past headed to another place for lunch, decided to try West First. We were an Australian, Californian and a NC local. All left singing the praises of this place. Wood fired oven churning out pizza and adding to their sandwiches. The Key lime pie was about the best I have had. Any restaurant which has Rombauer wine is... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

lived here for several years and never tried this restaurant. My wife and I decided to go this week and was really surprised. We both had salads and I added a bowl of chili. The food was great and prices reasonable for the quality. We'll be back.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

West First gets 5 stars across the board! It came highly recommended by a "Foodie" I trust as being some of the best pizza south of NY, and I totally agree. We arrived at 12:30ish on 12/31. We found easy parking-bonus! We were seated right away upstairs. It's kind of tight but has great atmosphere. Our waitress was pleasant and... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We go to plays and concerts often in the Hendersonville area. We love the town and have tried many restaurants there. We have put this restaurant at the top of our favorites. The salads and pizza are excellent, fresh and well prepared. We will return, take friends, and tell others to try it. Great waitress, too!

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Really enjoyed the food - great tasting and very reasonable prices. Family friendly. Would have been a "5" with a little less noise.

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Mount Vernon, Maine, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We have been to WEST FIRST several times and have never been disappointed. The oven wood- fired pizza is incredible. We love their salads. They offer gluten-free and vegan choices. You will not be disappointed.

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Southport, NC, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It is an a slightly up-scale restaurant in terms of ambiance and menu selections although the prices were very reasonable. The restaurant is on a side street, just off of main street near the historic county courthouse. They specialize in pizzas and pasta, but have a number of other selections. The couple with us were regulars and had the potato... 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: Pizza & Pasta, Organic

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