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West First

101 1st Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5009
+1 828-693-1080
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (370 reviews)
“salads” (91 reviews)
“kale salad” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:00All hours
Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 1st Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5009
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I have now eaten at West First on two different occasions. Excellent food, great service and relaxing atmosphere! We will definitely be back on our next trip. I love soup but was disappointed both times I've tried it. The white sauce mussels...More

Thank Blaine K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took grandchildren Fri. @ 6:30, waited 30 min. but was seated & given great service despite having a 9 & 11 yr. old, thus no bar tab. We split half portion house salad, ordered a basket of bread & olive oil, 2 pizzas &...More

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visit this restaurant frequently and usually order a salad and a small pizza to share. We think this is the best pizza in Hendersonville.

Thank caweav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to this restaurant pretty much on a weekly basis. Great pizza, salads are made with fresh, organic produce - all time favorite is West 1st salad and Kale salad. Love the salmon and carrot cake for dessert. There are gluten free options, good...More

Thank Lori G. M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always thought there pizza was great. When I went this week, I notices they offered a Gluten Free crust. I am Gluten sensitive. I ordered the goat cheese pizza, gluten free and a beet salad. Both were excellent. I can now recommend their...More

Thank Richloufoss
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my girlfriend for lunch. The wall with the wood-fired oven is decorated beautifully. There is also a deck for eating outside. I ordered a Reuben sandwich, which was so-so. My girlfriend ordered a pizza and let me taste hers. It was...More

1  Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a woodfired oven that is beautiful as well as functional. The pizza is fantastic. Like them so much they catered my Son's rehearsal dinner. Great pasta dishes and salads and pizza. They took care of everything and delivered. Don't miss this place if...More

Thank car0lpeck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their caesar salad is the best! Love they have organic, local, gluten free options. Nice atmosphere. Can be hard to get parking and a reservation as it is popular. Worth every cent though. Love this place.

Thank Treenzs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a mistake...i just don't think the people in hville know any better...the first time i went it was fair...really disappointing spaghetti. then this time my salmon was raw and my friends steak was well done after he ordered it rare...and the place is always...More

Thank Hayes T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior of this restaurant is eye-catching and evocative. The mosaic on the oven is a work of art! I love the hummus and always order it as an appetizer. The stuffed grape leaves are consistently moist and flavorful. Yum! The tomato sauce for the...More

Thank PatriquaPatriqua
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Questions & Answers
20 June 2017|
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Response from Ron K | Reviewed this property |
No, I'm certain that it is first come, first seated.
Rita M
4 March 2016|
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Response from ncnativeazalea | Reviewed this property |
I don't know either. Please call them.
Carol R
20 December 2015|
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Response from E K | Reviewed this property |
Oh, yes! It has a full service bar. And there are tons of craft breweries in the area. Also, the Poe House is right upstairs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 1st Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5009
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-693-1080
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