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West First

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Pizza & Pasta, Organic
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Best thin-crust pizza - you'll love the sauce and brick-oven style

While I grew up in H'ville, I had never been to West First until this past Saturday night. I must say I was really blown away by the margherita pizza I had. I absolutely love thin crust pizza, so this was in my wheel house. The 30% whole wheat crust is amazing. The tomato sauce is also perfect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
BoilerJack
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Asheville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

While I grew up in H'ville, I had never been to West First until this past Saturday night. I must say I was really blown away by the margherita pizza I had. I absolutely love thin crust pizza, so this was in my wheel house. The 30% whole wheat crust is amazing. The tomato sauce is also perfect - flavorful,... More 

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Sioux Falls
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you are looking for great thin crust brick oven pizza AND local brews, West First is the place in Hendersonville. I ate in and also took pizza to go. Although I was there in January and February while on business, I'd like to go back during the warm months and sit outdoors. Give it a try.....cool bar and friendly... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very is always fresh and tasty. My favorite dish is the pecan crusted chicken fingers salad.... and unfortunately, it's only available at lunch. The downside for this restaurant is the lengthy wait at times, and the noise level.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Finally a restaurant that cares about where the food is sourced and puts some real pride in what they're making... the only place in town I even care to eat. Thank you, West First, for incredible Italian style pizza, fresh salads, handmade pastas, local meats, and a great beer, wine, dessert selection... Anyone who gripes about this place just doesn't... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place in downtown Hendersonville if you want brick oven pizza. The greek pizza is always a good bet. Salads are great too, and plentiful. Love the Kale salad!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

West First has a varied menu, with pizza being the big draw. Their pizza is not your usual "kids" pizza. They are hand tossed with fresh toppings, etc. There is also other items on the menu, and a full service bar with beer, mixed drinks and wine. I guess it could be a restaurant to bring the kids, but best... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I lived in Hendersonville and dined here many times. The experiences were always positive. The varied menu offers delicious selections and the house wines are decent choices.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good thin crust pizza. Good Italian menu. Grandkids like it. No reservations an inconvenience, especially for 6-8 people. Will not open the doors before 5pm even if it is pouring outside.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love dining here regularly. Pizza and pastas great organic homemade flavors. Salads are fresh and tasty. Always worth the wait. Dining upstairs is noisy though.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The variety of pizzas they make are original, incredible choices with fresh ingredients, and delicious. Crust is baked just right and tasty. Don't miss it.

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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: Pizza & Pasta, Organic

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

Questions & Answers

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