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“Great food, great service”
Review of Bettola

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Ranked #75 of 974 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I recently reviewed Bettola and had a poor experience with service. My wife and I returned tonight and sat at the bar where we were served by Stewart. He was awesome. The service, from the hostesses to Stewart, were phenomenal. It was a completely different experience in regards to service, with the same fantastic and authentic food as before. Looking forward to many more great dinners at Bettola.

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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, he came along and took the plate without asking if we were done. He never came to refill our water a single time. Not even once. On to the good. The food was fantastic. Having been to Italy, this is one of the rare restaurants that seems to be able to incorporate true Italian style and flavor into their dishes. Highly impressed in that regard.

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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 the large antipasti, which allows you choice of meats, cheeses, and sauces. Our waiter, Kevin, helped us select the cheeses and suggested a very nice red wine to accompany this course. For dinner I ordered the gnocci with pork belly, and my friend had the red snapper. The gnocci was excellent and the pork belly tender and lean. A dry white wine was paired with this course. Tiramisu completed our meal.

All in all, an excellent experience.

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Thank robert m
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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.

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Thank Beth J
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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.

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