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West First Wood-Fired

4.7
4.7
151 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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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. TH

    TedH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hey love the prosciutto pizza. Need to have u guys bring back the sausage garbanzo beans soup omg. Miss that Thnx customer for 17hrs.
  2. PM

    PamelaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    West First always offers delicious food whether an amazing pizza, home crafted soups and salads, or main dishes. We ate in the winterized outdoor space that was heated throughout with vinyl sides. It was quieter than the main floor and rather cozy. We enjoyed our meals and look forward to the next occasion that takes us to West First.
  3. L

    Liz2

    Western NC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michele was our server, very attentive and pleasant. We love this restaurant!
  4. TP

    ToddP

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always look forward to dining at West First whenever we come to Hendersonville.
  5. S

    Suzanne

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Service was excellent, food was very good, drinks were special. The noise level some call energetic, I call it annoyingly loud. Need to soften hard surfaces. Also it is always too cold in this restaurant. I’m sure it’s hot in the kitchen and for the servers, but it’s difficult to enjoy a dining experience when you’re shivering.
  6. T

    Tcsoff

    Savannah

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thankfully had a 6:30 reservation for our party of 5 Friday evening. We were seated promptly. Our server was terrific as was our beer, salads and pizza!
  7. v

    vences

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great setting and great service but pizza was DRY. Will try it again sometime but probably have a pasta!
  8. PR

    PeggyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress and hostess were amazing. Super welcoming and friendly. The meals were enjoyed by all…especially the mussels!
  9. g

    goggles

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I remembered their pasta dishes to be better than they actually were. The pasta was undercooked and tough.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Delicious food. Will definitely be back!
  11. SN

    SisNana

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary at West First Pizza and had a wonderful time!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good. Loud outside. But fine.
  13. CB

    CleoB

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Very thin crust pizza was good, but the pasta was awful. Marinara was soupy and bland. Garlic knots were tasty.
  14. DD

    DellD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance focused on a beautiful wood fired pizza oven. The Bronzed Salmon is exceptional. Nice selection of wine. Very friendly staff.
  15. BM

    BetsyM

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Hubby and I had dinner at West First Wood-Fired for the first time and really enjoyed it. Great little table for 2 in the window above the door. Laura our server was friendly and attentive. Hubby had the Greek salad and Marghrita pizza. I had the seasonal salad and fettuccine Alfredo. We both enjoyed our dinners very much. We will be back.
  16. N

    Noname

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table was ready when promised. Wait staff worked as a team and the food was delicious! Everyone at our table enjoyed what they ordered.
  17. SS

    StaceyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect. Definitely will return!
  18. JB

    JonathanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had wonderful cooperation with the staff and our party as we were meeting three friends on a trip home to Kentucky! They got us a table and let us visit with drinks and appetizers before ordering our dinner. A great evening, wonderful staff, great food and service!!
  19. 9

    993carrera

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    West First is a regular in our rotation. Food is always delicious and the bar rotates beer & wine selections. Service first rate.
  20. k

    kvcvick

    Miami

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great. Mushroom pasta is excellent. Service was a little slow compared to other times.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Emily was very friendly and we got our food fast
  22. G

    Goggles

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have never been disappointed at West FirstRestaurant in Hendersonville, NC. We have enjoyed their pizzas and their specials. This time we had the fresh trout special and a vegetarian pizza. I would only suggest that there be a couple more draft taps for beer. The price charged for wine is reasonable. Be sure to make a reservation!
  23. NA

    NernieA

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Was out of the special however. Table was ready on time
  24. CD

    CatherineD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, excellent service, meal and ambiance at West First.
  25. BC

    BuckC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Unwilling to accomidate a vegan in our group and not confirmimg how the salmon should be cooked.
  26. DK

    DavidK

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Ambiance was bustling, bistro-like (noisy but not deafening). We were seated promptly at our reservation’s time. Server quickly got us drinks & took our order. Food delivered in good time. Nicely done salmon and pizza. Did not venture to upstairs seating area, downstairs seated perhaps 75 people plus a dozen chairs at bar
  27. JJ

    JonJ

    Charlotte

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All good, and overall good service. Really good thin crust pizza.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Highly recommend it.
  29. L

    Laraine

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Abby was an amazing server. Our reservation was honored right on time with the seating requested. Food was brought as ordered in a timely manner even though the restsurant was full with a waiting line. Dishes came out exactly as menu described. Energetic atmosphere. Very enjoyable. Would definately go back.
  30. BK

    BobbyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we enjoyed the restaurant and staff we will be back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waited 30 minutes past reservation time for our table.
  32. B

    Bekahneli

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was very attentive, and knowledgeable about wines. The food was amazing!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was great! Food is always great,too!
  34. L

    Liz2

    Western NC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our son's 50th birthday! Our waiter Josh was awesome as always. Great food and a wonderful evening.
  35. m

    miles

    Naples

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best waitress Emily had it down very timely attentive waitress with a great personality
  36. J

    Jane

    Western NC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Lauren, our server was absolutely amazing, helpful and attentive. This is the 5th time we've come and there are no garlic knots. Also, husband disappointed that lasagna has been taken off the menu. Maybe plan on having more dough? Seems to definitely happen on Mondays. Still love West First, my opinion...best overall restaurant in our little town.
  37. D

    Drgizmo

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Salads and the potato pizza were absolutely amazing!
  38. NV

    NancyV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Best pizza in town! Or in the area. Excellent service.
  39. DT

    DawnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful warm environment. Our party got a bit of everything and it was all excellent. Will definitely return!
  40. RR

    RestaurantRat

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Happily, we were seated promptly at our reservation time. Restaurant was crowded, so not surprised that service was slow, although server was pleasant. Our drinks (wine) were delayed, not brought until we were halfway through the meal. Salad on daily menu was good, but I think they used the wrong dressing—no hint of pear in the “pear dressing.” Pizza was was tasty and toppings fresh, but it was not very hot and the crust, except the rim, was soggy, or at least very soft. Had to eat with knife and fork. Our table was extremely sticky, all over, but I have been told that when restaurants used (per COVID Rules) certain alcohol-based disinfectants it softened the shellac and no amount of cleaning will remove the stickiness. Tables would have to be refinished, an labor intensive and/or expensive proposition.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from West First Wood-Fired using the Order Online button. West First Wood-Fired also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 693-1080.

West First Wood-Fired is rated 4.7 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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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