We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-6497
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 74: English reviews
Birmingham, United States
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank Jim O
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
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.

Thank Pam M
Roswell, Georgia
Level Contributor
269 reviews
236 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!

Thank AnnaB1952
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
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 

Thank bookitnow
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 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 

Thank amurph12
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
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.

Thank David B
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
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 

1 Thank MtnBrook1
Shreveport, Louisiana
Level Contributor
34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank ChrisJay318
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

went here because we hear they made pizza just like Naples ! It was true but pizza is just a starter !! everything we tried surpassed your expectations. we were early so waited at the bar - the bartender was so congenial that we decided to just eat there ! best decision we made all night . the food was... More 

Thank soscout1
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
130 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I went here for a business get together and everything was on point. The food was amazing. The steak tartare was the best I've had. The cheeses were phenomenal. And the service was polite, fun, and attentive. I will be returning many times.

Thank Abconnor2

Travelers who viewed Bettola also viewed


Been to Bettola? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bettola staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?