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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%
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“pizza” (408 reviews)
“salad” (156 reviews)
“meatballs” (21 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 1st Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5009
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can say it the food is absolutely delicious. Service was great, food was amazing, and I’m glad I tried it. Highly recommend. I had the mushroom risotto. Perfect!!!

Thank ncjl327
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving through the area and found West First for lunch on Trip Advisor. They had good cocktails and wine selection. We were looking for healthy options and we had a wonderful kale salad, an apple and beet salad and a Greek Salad with...More

Thank Luv2go27
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty disappointed in the chicken Marsala recently. Apparently, a new cook who was inexperienced cooked my husband’s chicken dish and it was served with it pink on the inside! When our waiter took it back, a male person came out to apologize and tell us...More

Thank bgalligher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Potato pizza. Pomegranate Peachy Margarita. Heaven. The potato pizza was recommended to me and I was not disappointed. Thin sliced potatoes, caramelized onions, gorgonzola, arugula, super good. And the cocktail was way too yummy, the second round was even better. Definitely get the fresh bread...More

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had West First on my “places to eat” list for a couple years now but just never was able to go for one reason or another. Finally able to go on Halloween night and boy they did not disappoint! We ordered the chicken bbq...More

1  Thank M_Galentine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Matt Silva and the staff of West First did an excellent job catering and hosting our wedding reception at the restaurant. We had 4 excellent pizzas, chicken piccata, lasagna, humus, goat cheese dip... I could go on. We had so many compliments on the choice...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite restaurants when in town. Great efficient service, delicious food... wood fired pizzas are amazing and so are their salads, entrees. Nice selection of beer. What can I saw. We were in town for 5 days and ate here 3 times!

1  Thank PastaBabyBoop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we go to Hendersonville we make sure we eat here. Awesome pizza and salads! Great location...walking distance from The Charleston Inn B&B.

Thank Mejwu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seated upstairs without waiting around 7pm on a Tuesday night. The place was full and a bit noisy. Everyone raves about the pizza, but I chose to go with the special chicken with jalapenos, garlic, onions and coconut milk - a real mash-up...More

Thank lmvacation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a great restuarant offering “out of this world” pizza and Calzones. We went with our daughter and 3 year old granddaughter. They were so accommodating and kid friendly in this family style setting. If you are in Hendersonville, NC...definitely look this place...More

Thank Keith B
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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