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Bettola

4.7
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665 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bettola is a casual upscale restaurant located in Birmingham's Lakeview district. Founded by award-winning chef James Lewis, Bettola offers a wonderful array of foods from the Campania region of Italy in a warm and modern setting.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 665 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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maryc
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated outside of the covered area which was fine, but, we did not receive much air flow from the fans that were in the covered area.

The patio is lovely, but, at the end of our meal (luckily) it started to rain. I think perhaps some vines or some type of planting over the pergola could provide some shelter during the rain or perhaps table umbrellas since Bham is known for lots of rain.

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CharlotteG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from scratch! Incredible ambience outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect delicious food great service

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RhendaK
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It wasn't what I expect. The pizza was soggy and burnt. Calamari wasn't fried but the sauce was good but calamari chewy.

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vipKathy
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, not rushed. Lovely outdoor seating while still distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bietola pizza never disappoints

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Erin
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Overall the food was amazing. The AC was out when we went so with the oven for pizzas it did get hot. We unfortunately ended the night having the server spill the wine on our clothes so that was a bummer but overall good restaurant

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vipGary
Birmingham
50 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service, food and atmosphere are always excellent and it is obvious that Chef James takes it all seriously. If you have not enjoyed dining in the expanded patio, you are missing a virtual Italian Piazza.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoors was great. Fans helped. Not too loud . Waiter was helpful with wine selection.

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LeaD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was fantastic - overall a 10!

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CarlaK
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new patio dining set up. We always preferred to sit outside but with the expanded seating it is even better. Friendly staff with mask. Good social distancing table set ups.

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vipmaggie12
Birmingham
48 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! We always enjoy dining here. Outdoor dining was warm but Bettola has done a lot to make it as pleasant as possible.

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TMoore
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere! Seemed to do a great job with social distancing and staff wearing masks. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Everything was great except the mosquitoes

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BhamRestaurantRaider
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bettola is an incredible spot that has something for every appetite. The outdoor seating was socially distanced perfectly. The staff took lots of precautions and took very good care of us. if you're looking for a great date night location, this is it.

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MikeP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Not cheap, but good food is generally isn’t. I’ve never had a problem paying for a good meal and that’s exactly what we got. Small plates were bigger than expected too. Enjoyed my first trip and will certainly be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal outside! The atmosphere was perfect and the food was delicious!

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vipGary
Birmingham
51 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bettola always offers a very pleasing dining experience and the expanded outdoor dining venue is awesome. Nate, our server, was very attentive and responsive. The food is always high quality fresh ingredients with excellent taste and preparation.... just try the savory lasagna. Also, during the summer BHM evening, the cocktails are very refreshing.

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Annie
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My food was delicious as always but my moms pizza was a little undercooked in the middle.

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Caro
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, as always...but recent renovations have made the noise level even worse. Hoping they take some action to ameliorate soon; otherwise will think twice about frequenting Bettola. Had to shout to be heard by the person sitting next to me: conversation with the 3rd person in our party, across the 4 top, was impossible.

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Nancy
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bettola is one of our favorites! Consistently good

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vipShannanB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We booked outside seating- then when we got there they were not serving outside. Last few times i have been there- service not great. Food came out quick and was good.

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ConnieB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite, consistently good. Robert took great care of us.

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Bobbie
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service and food! Charcuterie board is even better than bottega!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Atmosphere & Great Service!

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RichH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 5:45 on a Saturday. We were in and out in 40 minutes. Amazing service and great food.

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KMurphy
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! One of my favorite places in Bham!

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Alpbham
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Delicious as always. Our waiter was excellent! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great, but our server was pushy and rushed us out the door. There were plenty of open seats and no one was waiting for a table so I am not sure what the rush was. Not sure I’ll come back to eat in, I’ll pick up where I can enjoy at my own pace.

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RosaS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the filetto and salad. Also had the antipasto and drinks. The steak was the best, cooked to perfection and great in presentation. The antipasto was also wonderful with all meats really high quality. I love the place, have been many times, but keep coming back because it's so good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Bettola! For a quick bite or a special occasion, Bettola’s atmosphere and ambiance is inviting and delightful. I’ve been coming in pretty often lately and was welcomed with a hug from my favorite server! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back.

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GlennS
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bettola consistently provides a very good dining experience

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KearsonR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was really good! Our waiter Josh was amazing!!

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Patrick
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and second on Valentine’s Day! Always a great time with wonderful food with quick and friendly service. Shout out to Stan the Gm

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, and we’ll definitely be back. It was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

This restaurant is disappointing for a special occasion. First, bench seating!!!— where everyone is crammed together and you are forced to listen to your neighbor’s conversation, and they get the “privilege”of hearing yours. The food came out quickly, thankfully, because we were ready to leave as soon as we sat down. The server was very kind and gracious, but we did not enjoy the food. The menu was limited and difficult to read because of the small font and dim lighting. Overall, this restaurant is better for a quick lunch but not a special occasion dinner.

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ShaneW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very well done! No complaints at all !! I recommend highly!

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vipClaire
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a terrific experience! We love this as our go-to every time.

FAQs

Bettola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 731-6499 ext. 2.

Bettola is rated 4.7 stars by 665 OpenTable diners.

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