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2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
+1 205-731-6497
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife and I went to Betolla for a date night. We did not have reservations but were able to be quickly seated at the chef's table. To start off with the bad, the service was very poor. We were not acknowledged by our waiter for an extended time and while my wife was in the middle of eating bread,... More 

Thank AustinD11
New Lenox, IL
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My friend and I were in town to watch the Davis Cup match at the BJCC, and needed an early dinner reservation once the USA won the doubles match fairly quickly. We were lucky that Bettola had just what we needed. The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere, comfortable, not too noisy, with a sense of energy and antcipation. We ordered... More 

Thank robert m
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Went in because I was in the area. The food was good. I had the calamari and a salad. You order at the bar and then it is brought to your table. No one checked on me after my food was brought out. A different experience for the cost of the food. I don't think I would go back.

Thank Beth J
Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Wonderful service, great atmosphere, delicious food. Every bit of the evening was perfect. Best calamari I ever had. Wonderful, knowledgeable server. Gracious owner/chef.

Thank aovt
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I recommend a reservation. We booked early and thought it was a ghost town we we got there. It was SRO by the time we left. Great food and wines. We did have an issue with the bill.... I'm hoping that is resolved promptly, I'll follow up on that point. I plan on going back to try some of the... More 

Thank Troy S
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Why do all restaurants make an evening meal an ordeal? We had a group of 8 that arrived at 7:45. Even though we ordered promptly, we did not get our salads for an hour and dessert did not come until well after 10. Food was ok, but portions were skimpy. The grouper was well prepared, but 5 oz of fish... More 

Thank Brian C
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you love good antipasta, this is the place to get it. Their bread is simple and delicious, and they have a great selection of pizzas. I always get the funghi di bosco. It used to be crowded, but now that they've expanded you can almost always get a spot without having to wait very long.

Thank Olivia B
Avon Lake, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely evening with my man. Food was absolutely delicious and the service excellent. Staff extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine. We sat outside on a warm evening with the scent of the Rosemary bushes in the air. A most authentic Italian restaurant. Would definitely recommend and revisit.

Thank jestephe1
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Travelled from London on trip of Southern States. Best Italian ever. Brilliant pumpkin ravioli with Scallops(!). Noelle service was amazing.

Thank Joe M
Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

love the pizzas & pasta & salads...always feel like I'm somewhere else, like a BIG city when I dine here!

Thank stylistdiva961

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-731-6497

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