Here, we honor the farm-to-table tradition by using locally sourced meats and produce to bring fresh flavors to each dish. Customer favorites include our gnocchi, pollo pomodoro, and our charcuterie selections. Our signature Neapolitan pizzas start with dough made from scratch using caputo flour flown in from Italy, which is hand-tossed and wood-fired in our authentic brick oven from Naples. We also feature a variety of house-made pastas, roasts, and sautés, and we offer craft cocktails and wines to pair beautifully with each dish.
We’re always pushing the envelope with our creative dishes and drinks at Bettola, and we hope to welcome you in our space soon.
We will try to accommodate reservations made outdoors as best as possible! Times may vary!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Garganelli Pasta with your choice of Butter and Pecorino or Marinara
Duck Ragu, Maitake Mushrooms, Wilted Greens
The Burrata is a must order, and they have awesome wine specials
Everything was amazing! I got the scallops and buccatini and it was droolworthy!!
Delicious food, great prices, and great atmosphere!!
Love the fresh, homemade pasta at Bettola. Such a gem in Birmingham!
We had a great time at Bettola for our Valentine's dinner. The food was incredible. I highly recommend the burrata for a starter. The only reason I decided against five stars was because we had originally booked for outside due to Covid. It was explained that this might be cancelled if weather ended up being an issue. It was a cold night, but I didn't receive any cancellation notifications, so we ended up going. I assumed they might have heat lamps. When we got there, we saw that they were not offering outdoor seating. We were told inside was fully booked, but we were welcome to sit at the bar. We did end up going with this option. It was more crowded than I would have liked. I totally understand that this is a pandemic and it's hard to predict weather circumstances of course, but I think I would have appreciated some sort of a heads up before we actually arrived at the restaurant. It would have given us more of a chance to order takeout, go somewhere else, etc. However, the food was excellent, service otherwise was great, so we will definitely be back.
Food was over priced with very little flavor. Steak had citrus like flavor and a few potatoes underneath. Which did NOT taste like the type of seasoning that should be on a steak (maybe for fish). The rigatoni bolognese tasted more like Hamburger helper beef stroganoff, and was the color of dumplings with beef on top. No real sauce or seasoning. Did not try the pizza but after our dishes arrived I looked around and that seemed to be everyone else's go to. I ordered ravioli in place of the inedible rigatoni and it was odd and ok. Small raviolis (maybe 5) in a soup like consistency rather than sauce. Would not go back to eat the food. Wine was excellent George's pinot noir was worth every penny. Would go back to drink wine and visit with friends. The staff was great, you could tell they wanted to make your experience good. Fast service, cool atmosphere. They just need to get a new menu.
Amazing as always. Love the food. Over the top great service. Great cocktails.
Second time at Betolla! We took some friends who were visiting and they loved it! The food was awesome and the service was so prompt and friendly!
This was our first time visiting Bettina. Food was fantastic! I can’t wait to go back and try something new. We were reluctant because we read the noise levels were high and the music was strange. We did not experience that at all. Great atmosphere!
Went for a friend’s birthday! Great service and yummy food
We made a reservation the weekend of Valentines Day! When we got there our table was waiting! Our server came right out with a big friendly smile! He suggested a nice bubbly for us that we loved! We had the marinated olives and bread for an appetizer! Very tasty! I ordered Lobster Pasta and it was so delicious and creamy! My husband had snapper topped with herbs and pistachios! Our friend had steak and ravioli that looked amazing!! Our server was top notch and name was Elvis!!
Beautiful place and very calm but at same time exciting vibe😍
Bettola is an amazing dining experience. Everyone from the hostess to the servers were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. My fiancé and I both had pasta dishes and they were phenomenal. Would highly recommend dining here.
The food was fantastic as it always is. I love everything about this place.
I have eaten out very few times in the past year, due to the pandemic. But an out-of-town friend was here this evening and we wanted a good meal with outdoor service. Bettola was perfect - the food has always been terrific, and we felt very safe eating outdoors with our masked server. Great job, Bettola!
The food was outstanding! Like, crazy delicious. Our server wasn’t overly friendly, but she brought us our food in a timely manner. Maybe she was having a bad night.
Very good meal and our server, Elvis, was fantastic!
Great place, we enjoyed it and would go back. Funky menu, salads had a bit too much dressing on them but all in all the food was good and service was exceptional.
Delicious food, great service, love the ambiance.
Dinner was amazing! The service was great, too. We had two kids under the age of 10 in our party and offered kid friendly options.
This was our first time here. And we will def come again. Great atmosphere. The food was great. And the staff is very friendly
Great meal. Great service. Great atmosphere.
We really enjoyed our time at Bettola this past Saturday. Great food and the service was excellent.
Consistently one of the best restaurants in Birmingham
not our first time to eat here. have always enjoyed Bettola. our food was fresh and prepared well - if you want a great pasta dish, try the quattro formagi. our server Danielle took great care of us; all staff we met were friendly and helpful. we'll be back.
Daughter leaving foe school.
Fantastic service and food. I will definitely be back
Food was delicious here and the ambience/vibe of the restaurant was perfect for us. So glad we found this little gem
Bettola has the best Italian food in the city.
We have lived in several large cities and travel frequently, and it's one of the best restaurants anywhere. It is Italian food as it should be.
The recipes are well-imagined and well-executed: drinks, appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. We dine there frequently, and never tire of it--possibly because almost everything is put in the wood-fired oven, including some of the pasta dishes like the sugo pomodoro.
Recently, our servers--Elvis and Danielle--have been excellent, but if we ever had a complaint in our many visits, it's about new servers. If that happens, just mention it to someone in charge, and they'll make it right. Stuff happens, everywhere.
By the way, if you've only been there at lunch, the experience at dinner is very different, with a much fuller drink and food menu.
Bettola is not terribly expensive--about 50% - 60% of the price of more expensive and better-known restaurants in town, depending upon what you order and how much you drink. The food is as good, if not better, than almost of those restaurants, and no place in its price range even comes close--that includes many chains, where you could spend more and get only inedible mediocrity.
All five members of our family are happy that Bettola has survived the pandemic, and we look forward to many more visits.
I was very happy till I saw one of chefs behind bar talking to a customer with kids with his mark pulled down. He deliberately pulled it down while working on food in the pizza area and was engaging with a family. I was quite surprised.
We waited almost thirty minutes for someone to serve our table. Then another 20 for a cocktail to arrive. Made our reservation over a month out and we sat by the hall door to the bathroom even though an identical table was open next to ours. Frustrating to say the least!
menu was “out” of a a lot of items for an early 5:45 reservation. cauliflower app was “out” which is one of my favorites. grouper was substituted for red snapper but portion was much smaller with grouper . Not their best tonight for food . Service was good.
Excellent. Have never had a bad meal or experience at Bettola.
Great food and drink in relaxed atmosphere. My group enjoyed the carbonara, pomodoro pasta, gnocchi and rigatoni
Excellent food, especially snapper. Very friendly and knowledgeable server.
One of the best Italian restaurants in Birmingham
I had the Lasagna and antipasta for an app, wine and dessert. It was delish
Great food, easy atmosphere, very personal staff!
Such a great night! Everything was perfect!
Excellent food and wine. Spacious outdoor seating with wood-burning fireplaces and great service.
Bettola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 731-6499 ext. 2.
Bettola is rated 4.7 stars by 765 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.