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West First Wood-Fired

4.7
4.7
107 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 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 107 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for Groups

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was served Luke warm and the quality was not up to the usual standards. I would think twice before coming back again.
  2. GM

    GregM

    Western NC

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Every once in awhile, I just have to get a West First pizza and it isn’t hard to talk 7 friends to go with me. Half got pizzas, the rest got different pasta dishes, and everyone really enjoyed themselves.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We didn’t wait long for a table, Tammy came to our table right away
  4. T

    Ttap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered shrimp scampi, pizza and key lime pie - all excellent. Plenty of wait staff. Great experience.
  5. LS

    LeslieS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious chicken piccata, and mushroom pasta. Our server was very efficient and a great sense of humor. Will definitely go back. The pizzas looked great.
  6. W

    Wayne44

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Calzone was extremely delicious !
  7. MB

    MitchB

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was a very busy Friday night with many people waiting. Our reservation was only delayed five minutes. Very impressed with the decor and menu. The menu was somewhat limited but it is a pizza place. Excellent choices for the pies, so go there for them. We had 2, and both were perfect. Service was excellent. Our only concern was the noise level. Conversation between two couples was a challenge, as it was very loud.
  8. MJ

    MarkJ

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not just pizzas, but that is their speciality. Reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere if a bit noisy.
  9. f

    fishinfool22

    Birmingham

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food, service too.
  10. K

    barbK

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. Great restaurant
  11. QS

    QuietSpot

    Detroit

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at West First and the food and experience was amazing. I am so glad that they are now on Open Table and we will be back for sure.
  12. JC

    JohnC

    Tucson

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service!
  13. A

    Ashley

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was excellent! The pizza was amazing, great service and reasonable prices! We were in town visiting but wish this place was in our hometown! I got the potato pizza and my husband got the margarita. So delicious!
  14. BJ

    BarryJ

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mussels are great and best pizza in town! Definition recommend.
  15. GE

    GregE

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd visit, and it was outstanding, just as the 1st time. this is our favorite restaurant in Hendersonville. Food is delicious, staff courteous, restaurant is clean and location off of main street is great.
  16. j

    jima25

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pizza in town! Love the draft beer selection.
  17. L

    Liz2

    Western NC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and we have found our favorite pizza place! Josh was our waiter and was helpful and attentive. Thank you Josh
  18. D

    Debbie

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun place to meet friends for dinner
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Reserved 630, showed at 6 and still didn’t get seated until after 630. Food and staff are amazing, pricey, but worth every bite. Shrimp scampi is amazing.
  20. LO

    LutrelleO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always a treat to go to West First. The food is always awesome and so is the service.
  21. DM

    DennisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Reservation was filled exactly as requested. Service was very good
  22. CJ

    CJT1

    Fort Lauderdale

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Kale Salad-nothing special; overdressed, just kale and a handful of nuts and cranberries . Margherita Pizza- EXCELLENT; perfect wood-oven crust, tangy sauce, fresh cheese. WINNER. Chicken Picatta- fresh, well prepared chicken and pasta; a bit too much salt and capers. Good service. Fun place.
  23. SP

    ShannonP

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This is a good restaurant but they are a little over the top and cocky about how they serve you. The head hostess was short with our party because we were 20 minutes late and i had given a credit card to reserve the table for 6. I was disappointed she had to be so rude with us and asked us to go downstairs to a random bar and wait. Not very appreciative.
  24. D

    Dianadines

    Tampa

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We read the reviews and this place sounded great. It was as we hoped- atmosphere, flavor,variety and service extraordinaire. Unique pizzas, reg pizza, calzones , pastas and salads. Super experience!
  25. C

    Cricketphan

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We took advantage of the very nice weather by sitting on the porch. The noise level there is easier to handle, and the overhead protection is always welcome when the weather turns wet. Food & service are excellent, whether you sit inside or out!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. A little too loud. Would definitely dine again.
  27. CS

    ChrisS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Outside table not available despite our online request to dine outdoors. Were told that outside table would be available in 30 minutes so we decided to wait. 50 minutes later our outside table was ready. Disappointed by the wait yet West First food and service did not disappoint.
  28. D

    Donnie

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We actually dined there twice… with and without a reservation. Both experiences were great. We lucked out without a reservation on a Monday a little later in the evening. They were very happy to accommodate us and service was exceptional. The wait staff was efficient , knowledgeable and very professional and personable. The wood fired pizza and seasonal salad was delicious. The following night We made a reservation and was given only two time preferences. Seems it is a very popular venue for locals and travelers. We had the home made pasta marinara with house made meatballs. It was exceptional. We were each given 5 good sized meatballs with our meal. Never had that happen. Menu items were both authentic Italian and creatively prepared using local produce, dairy products and cheeses and meats. Highly recommend this restaurant. Reservations recommended.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, and the service was excellent.
  30. L

    Laura

    Jacksonville

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    West First is a must for any of our many Hendersonville visits. Wonderful food...
  31. ZZ

    ZsaZsa

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 6 of us seated upstairs; waitress was excellent; all of our food was superb- only disappointment was they did not receive any mussels on the delivery truck that day.
  32. c

    cgouldc

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very noisy but good
  33. j

    joelw

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great meal
  34. N

    Nana

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food , but too loud.
  35. PL

    PamL

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    We enjoyed dinner and our waitress was excellent. I loved your name sake salad and the salmon pizza was wonderful. The noise level was horrible. We had to scream at each other at our table (3) to hear. I realize it was a Friday night and patrons were happy to be out and about but it was ridiculous. We were sat at the top level left pocket corner table where the sound got caught in from around us. Take that table out!
  36. B

    Bri225

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations for our first time here and we were hosting out of town guests. The food and service were amazing. We will definitely be back! Already made reservations for our next visit. Can’t wait!
  37. R

    Rosebud

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love West First! It was a great restaurant to meet friends for a birthday celebration. Tammy's service was incredible as was all of our food and drinks.
  38. NW

    NancyW

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our gathering of friends enjoyed everything about our experience at West First. We expected nothing less, based on our previous experiences at the restaurant. Everyone raved about the food (pizza, salmon, spaghetti and meatballs, shrimp scampi) and we enjoyed the atmosphere on the outside porch. We will be back again. Our Florida friends especially raved about the food.
  39. C

    Cricketphan

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    West First is becoming our Go-To restaurant. The menu offers a wide variety of choices (including beverages), and with the summer weather we have the option to either sit indoors or in a covered outdoor area. Few area eateries are open for dinner on Mondays, but West First is open. There's typically plenty of nearby parking, and th over-all value is outstanding. We'll be back...hopefully soon!
  40. JC

    JohnC

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    An enjoyable experience as usual. We'll be back again.

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 107 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 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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