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“West First is one of the better choices in Hendersonville”
Review of West First

West First
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just off Main Street, near courthouse, this place is very popular in Hendersonville. It has a unique and interesting modern/urban salvage interior atmosphere. Service staff is generally very good, although our waitress, this time, was new and not at the top of her game. Nice selection on the menu, some unique entrees and sides. The woodfired, brick oven pizzas were very nice with some creative combinations. Prices were commensurate with quality delivered.

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Thank George T
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Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We travel a lot and this is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. The food is always fresh, delicious and satisfying. There salads are great.

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1  Thank KirklandRose
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

We chose West First because my daughter and I have celiac disease and must eat gluten free. I called twice before we chose this restaurant and both times the person who answered the phone assured me that they offered gluten free pizza and other options for people who need/want to eat gluten free. What we discovered is that they are really catering to people who choose gluten free for lifestyle reasons, not for medical necessity. Our waitress had never heard about celiac disease. She was not informed about how the food was prepared. She was kind and did follow up to get the information that we needed. The pizza while made from gf ingredients is not safe for celiacs as it is cooked in the same oven with no precautions to prevent cross contamination. My gluten free soup was delivered with toasted bread on the plate and the waitress looked at me like I was crazy when I asked for a clean spoon (the bread was on top of the spoon).

This is a nice place and I would recommend it for a typical customer. Its a shame that they don't take the few extra steps to educate their staff and provide a safe environment for diners with food allergies/intolerances.

4  Thank DFinnCincinnati
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

While the Hendersonville-Flat Rock area boosts many pizza places, this one on West First Avenue is by far tops! A modern, clean atmosphere awaits, with both indoor and outdoor seating options. Service is good, and the wood-fire oven is gorgeous. It is actually a focal point in the dining room. The salads are large and fresh, and the selection of sandwiches is good. The main reason to go there, of course, is the pizza. Best in town! Thin and crispy crust, with just a bit of char on the outside crust. Many toppings to choose from, including veggies, mushrooms, prosciutto ham, sausage, and many more. Only disappointment was that they don't serve regular/plain iced tea.

Thank Donna J
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Sitting on the outside patio in the evening was very pleasant, but the food was not as good as our first visit a few years ago. The West First salad had very little dressing and was mostly lettuce. The thin crust Campari pizza and Potato pizza were both soggy. Perhaps it was an off night, but our food was disappointing.

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Thank bstorm
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