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Bettola

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2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
(205) 731-6497
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Trussville, Alabama
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate dinner here with my wife for her birthday. Loved the atmosphere. We sat at the bar, as it was fairly crowded, but had great service and enjoyed ourselves. The food was out of this world. We started with the calamari small plate which had a very nice spiciness to it. My wife ordered the Beatolla pizza which was one... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small, incredible restaurant in the Pepper Place area thankfully takes reservations, since otherwise it could be impossible to eat there. The food is awesome, the service was great and I will definitely be back! I had one of their wood-fired pizzas...perfect char on the crust, delicious San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. The bruschetta starter was so delicious I... More 

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Thank xsdv8
Birmingham, United States
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife loves this place but I found it to just be OK. My pizza was good, but soggy in the middle. There are better choices for pizza in town.

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Thank Jim O
Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We took the family there for a graduation celebration. Really enjoyed the food and wine. There menu was unique with a lot of options.

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Thank Pam M
Roswell, Georgia
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275 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Wow...15 minutes to get a drink, hectic staff but, fabulous food on a weeknight. Pizza was light on the toppings but the quality was excellent. Ravioli was out of this world and snapper nicely prepared. I expected better but not disappointed to the point where I wouldn't return next time I'm in Birmingham for another try!

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Thank AnnaB1952
Birmingham, Alabama
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

James Lewis has crafted a masterpiece centered in the Pepper Place complex in Birmingham 's artistic Lakeview area. I try to have lunch there weekly. I love the Pollo Pomodaro (chicken sandwich with tomato and fresh mozzarella on a freshly baked loaf. It's truly delicious! The Misto salad that accompanied the sandwich deserves praise too. Not wanting a sandwich, try... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

A favorite date spot for my fiancé and me. The service has always been excellent and quick. Highly recommend the Quattro Formaggi pasta or pizza with marscapone, arugula, and prosciutto. Very authentic with large pizza oven visible in the corner of the restaurant. A bit pricey but not outrageous for a nice dinner. Their wine list and cocktail menu are... More 

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Thank amurph12
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I had a business dinner and it was a great experience. Food was delicious as was the wine. Very nice and friendly service. Nice atmosphere to conduct business. This was my first time to eat there. I will go back.

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Thank David B
Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

My wife and I are sadly disappointed and truly surprised that Betolla has risen to any level of success given the mediocre service, average (at best) food, and premium prices at this restaurant. The antipasti plate consisted of three shavings of Publix grade prosciutto, three olives, five almonds, two small shavings of parmesan, and one slice of eggplant, and yes,... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Bettola is a pizza, pasta and antipasto place that was less than a mile's walk from my hotel, so I hoofed it. The antipasto section of the menu seemed most interesting to me, so I ordered a bunch of small bites. The mortadella was really delicious - one of the best I've ever had. I wish I'd ordered more of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: (205) 731-6497

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?