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“Hot and Slow”
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Bettola
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Ranked #97 of 939 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Alabama
Level Contributor
330 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Hot and Slow”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

As always they have some real stars on the menu. Friday they sat us in the back and the A/C just can't keep the place cool. Then it took an hour to get our food when everyone around us got theirs long before us, even though we ordered first. Simple order of pizza and pasta. The group next to us came 30 minutes after us and got their food first.
As always very expensive.
So food is good, Metro atmosphere, waiters can be snooty, wine is on average 10 more a bottle than Bottega (the white table cloth side), ours was slow and no apology even though chef had to expedite our order in the end, or we may never have eaten.

  • Visited August 2012
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Birmingham, Alabama
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Pepper Place”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

This restaurant is a great little side getaway if you want to sit outside, there are umbrellas. Usually end up here with the girls but hearty menu ok for the men too.

Visited August 2011
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Arequipa, Peru
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

Very authentic Italian food. It is my husband and I's favorite restaurant in Birmingham; and that is saying a lot. You should not miss this place!

  • Visited December 2011
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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great small Italian restaurant”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

small and cozy. outdoor eating in good weather. best gnocchi in town. everything delicious.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Love this gem!”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

If you are true lover of authentic Italian food and pizza, go to this outstanding restaurant! The food is truly outstanding...great service with a casual feel! Make sure to start with the fava bean crostini!

Visited December 2011
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