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2930 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2913
+1 205-731-6499
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“antipasti” (10 reviews)
“gnocchi” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (40 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2930 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2913
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Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

I visited Bettola on a business trip with a large group of people. The atmosphere was very nice, our service was very good. Overall, I found the meal good but the appetizer was practically microscopic. The same was true of my entrée which was gnocchi...More

Thank AtlanticTyger
Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was an impromptu visit and after flat tire and other somewhat bothersome circumstances, but the meal was outstanding and the atmosphere great. Lunch service is sort of tavolo calda style, ie you order at the bar and then sit and they bring you your...More

Thank Rwi6
Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ate at Bettola last night for the second time and must say we were less than impressed this time. We had really good service which was the best part and the calamari appetizer was very good, but we both ordered pizzas and were very...More

Thank lzee11
Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Bettola has been a favorite but noticed on the last few visits that they are greatly reducing the amount of the meat. My favorite is the lamb sandwich and today I had to hunt for the lamb. Only very thin slices laid side by side,...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service and superior food. This is a nice place to go with friends for an after work meal or just for a beverage. The hand made pizza was truly fantastic. The pasta was very flavorful and I recommend all the items on the menu....More

1  Thank JW266
Reviewed November 26, 2014

We went to Bettola tonight to celebrate our son's birthday. We were served by Serafina and she was excellent. We asked for the smaller antipasti and allowed the chef to decide our choices. The artichoke puree was delicious! The prosciutto was not overly salty and...More

2  Thank linwhttington
Reviewed November 24, 2014

Very nice little "Italian" restaurant. The pastas are all made in the premises and are as fresh as they can be! The food is great, but the reason for the quotes around italian is on the "americanized" ingredient they use on the sauce: GARLIC. This...More

1  Thank Eduardo F
Reviewed November 20, 2014

Visiting Birmingham, Alabama for a very special occasion It was a great surprise to find this little jem. Simple , fresh and just special !!! My son Roberto loved the gelato !!! Grazie

2  Thank elisadebaggis
Reviewed November 10, 2014

I have eaten at Bettola three times in the last month. While the food is still very good, the service has become terrible. We walked in today for lunch and we stood at the door without any acknowledgement. Finally, the guy at the bar told...More

Thank TravelPhoto_AS
Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We visited Bettola on a Friday night after long work days, and were thrilled with the wonderful meal and attentive (but unobtrusive). I ordered the steak, which was impeccably cooked. We shared the calamari appetizer. In a world where calamari is too often fried to...More

1  Thank LauraFlippin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
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: 2930 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2913
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-731-6499
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