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West First Wood-Fired, Hendersonville, NC

West First Wood-Fired

4.7
4.7
347 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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At West First Wood-Fired we create handcrafted food with a Mediterranean aesthetic, and feature whole-wheat thin crust pizzas, organic pastas, rustic salads and soups, desserts and breads.

Enjoy a sophisticated, dynamic dining experience while watching your food freshly prepared in our open kitchen or dine alfresco on our beautiful deck. Our full-service bar offers martinis, local brews and eclectic wines.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 693-1080
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Richard Silvey
  • Neighborhood
    Hendersonville
  • Cross street
    1st Ave and Main Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 347 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

347 Reviews
  1. parkerjechs

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation and was promptly seated. Attentive staff. Excellent food.

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  2. CoCo

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent along with the service and ambience. I had the shrimp scampi us and my friend head mushroom pasta. I will be back before I leave on Sunday.

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  3. MichaelT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, inviting atmosphere and awesome food!

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  4. EmilyM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always delicious and great service! Highly recommend

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  5. bisbob

    Western NC

    38 reviews

    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife’s chicken piccata (?) was dry and overcooked. Somehow it tasted good anyway. On the other hand my meatballs dish was decidedly not as good. I ate two pieces and left the rest to be thrown away. Our shared caprese salad starter was tasty, although not the best quality mozzarella. All together I’ll be looking to eat elsewhere next time I’m in Hendersonville.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the salmon. It was great to have a non-pizza option. (Although I did try a friend’s pizza and it was excellent)

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  7. Bryan

    Charlotte

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great thin crust pizza with lots of options to customize. Wish they had more dark (stouts/porters) beers. Great service and usually you need a reservation.

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  8. Alice

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and service. Excellent service! The acoustics are a bit loud

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  9. NieceOfaStar

    Western NC

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    West First is always our "go-to" restaurant. The quality of the food never varies - its always GREAT! I absolutely love their house salad!! PIzzas are definintely the best in Hendersonville and so many choices to make your own unique pie. Crust is thin and crisp! YUM. The wait staff are all friendly and efficient, bartenders excellent! Best to make a reservation - they are always busy.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizza is out of this world - with enough options to please everyone. I recommend a salad to go with the pizza…even their simplest house salad is far above what you get at most places. Have yet to try the pasta dishes but I can safely assume all dishes are made with the freshest and finest ingredients available. Highly recommend.

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  11. Welovewestfirst

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our all time favorite restaurants. We go every time we come to town.

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  12. Zman

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    In more than 10 yrs, we've never had a bad experience at West First. The pizza and salads are exceptional, whether off the menu or the daily specials. The service is top notch even when the place is packed!

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  13. Cabster

    Charleston

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience, again. What a wonderful local offering with warm attentive service!

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  14. jill

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the dinning experience here. Everything is farm up table and homemade. You can taste the difference. Make sure you reserve your table in advance. This is a highly sought out restaurant

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  15. QuietSpot

    Detroit

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating here is a must for us whenever we are in Hendo. The place is great and we will be back for sure.

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  16. KimA

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food! Food quality is always good! Service is attentive.

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  17. Marilynh

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Two couples ate dinner. One was almost finished eating before the other's came out. Porch was quite warm but quiet, allowing for conversation. Inside was very loud. Food was tasty.

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  18. Louise

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We're locals, we know the pizza places around here, and we love this place. Make a reservation EARLY. Park for free on Washington St, just a block-and-a-half away (Hendersonville recently instituted a complicated pay-for-parking system downtown and no one likes it).

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  19. LuzBlacker

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent as usual . Our waitress amazing . West first is always a great experience

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  20. Beegalpat

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken Piccata very bland. Upstairs table- really would have preferred table on first floor. Waitress had to redo both couples’ bills 3 times Creme brûlée very good

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
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  22. Hotspot1

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service - great food!! This is amongst the best joints in Hendersonville, NC!!

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  23. steven

    Memphis/West TN

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great pizza, pasta was bland. Very loud and crowded

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  24. JilG

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal! House made pasta with house made meatballs and marinara was excellent! Chicken piccata was also really good. Our service, by Michelle was excellent. We have been here many times and West First Wood-Fired never disappoints.

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  25. RoseS

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The pizza my husband ordered was excellent. However, I ordered the shrimp scampi and expected some garlic to be in the sauce as well as some butter. The sauce was tasteless. The shrimp were okay. This dish didn't live up to the previous experiences we had at West First Wood-Fired. I will stick to the pizzas!

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  26. JeanO

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizers were delicious, entrees didn't live up to expectations, good service, very busy & noisy, might be quieter during off-peak hours

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  27. TonyD

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent pizza, shrimp scampi and the garlic knots are a MUST!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful waiter. He was very prompt, and make sure we were taken care of.

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  29. JosephS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best pizza south of Philly! Can’t give anyplace a higher rating

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  30. ElizabethB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pizza and salads in Hendersonville! Great service!

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  31. SusanC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had made a reservation for four to entertain our guests that were visiting. First we were going to be seated at a table in the main room, but it was next to a table filled with children, and we asked if we could move and they graciously said, of course, put us at another table and then my group decided they wanted to sit outside, so the staff graciously moved us to the patio area, we always bring people here because we know we will get a great meal with great service. Thank you West first, for being our go to spot.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Made last minute reservations for my family for my birthday. My husband and I had only eaten here once. I remembered it as just OK. Since I always give a restaurant a 2nd chance, this would it. First for the good. The hostess staff was efficient and pleasant. Our server was friendly,attentive & efficient. My husband liked the hibiscus tea. Unfortunately that’s where the good stops. I noted on the reservation that it was my birthday. There was no mention of that from any of the staff. But I can live with that. The food was the WORST I’ve had in a long time. My brother and parents had never been there and I was embarrassed that I brought them. We had 2 chicken piccata, 2 shrimp scampi and a trout piccata. My brother said the trout was just OK. My parents aren’t complainers so they ate but I could tell they weren’t enjoying. My mother, like myself, seasoned her food multiple times. My chicken piccata and my husband’s shrimp scampi was the most flavorless food we’ve ever ordered. The chicken tasted and looked like it had been boiled with no seasonings. I’ve never had a piccata that wasn’t pan seared and/or lightly battered and seasoned appropriately. My pasta was just as bland & overcooked. There were only 4-5 capers on the dish. The piccata sauce that should have provided flavor was flavorless - there was very little of it and it tasted like weak lemon water - no butter/wine/garlic flavor at all. I managed to eat 1/4 of it just to put something in my stomach since I hadn’t eaten all day, but it required using everything on the table - salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese- multiple times to give it enough flavor to get it down. My husbands shrimp scampi was the same. The shrimp seemed good quality - just no flavor - not even garlic. IF we decide to give it another chance it will ONLY be to try the pizza. I did notice most people ordered pizza. That should have given me a clue. Lesson learned. I’m at a loss on how the ratings in general are so good.

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  33. MerleG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the outdoor covered area and bringing visitors to West First. Food is consistently good.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with a vibrant atmosphere!Staff we’re very accommodating. The pizza selection is great!

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  35. Krinda

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere. Food great most of the time. Current seared scallop with heirloom tomato and polenta did not meet my expectations No tomato and not sear on scallop and lumpy polenta. ;-(

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  36. Localeater

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff, lively atmosphere, delicious food! The place gets noisy but it’s a great dinner spot for friends and family!

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  37. CharlotteF

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 7 and everyone was very pleased with their food. We were seated on time with no wait. Will definitely go again and will recommend it to a friend.

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  38. Cindy

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite spots to dine in Hendersonville! Warm atmosphere, great service, and delicious food!

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  39. DonS

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation and when we arrived, they seated us right away on the 2nd level with a window seat overlooking the courtyard of the court house. The establishment was packed, didn’t really expect that for a Monday evening. My wife and I enjoyed our drinks. We split the seasonal salad and Greek chicken pizza. We loved everything and would order it all again. Our server Lauren was outstanding!!!

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  40. DiannaC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Hendersonville. They always provide consistent quality of food and we enjoy the relaxed atmosphere there. The servers are very professional and friendly. Pizza and salad are our favorites and they are fantastic!

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West First Wood-Fired is rated 4.7 stars by 347 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for West First Wood-Fired

101b 1st Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5009

Additional information

  • Cross street
    1st Ave and Main Street
  • Neighborhood
    Hendersonville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Richard Silvey
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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