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West First Wood-Fired

4.7
4.7
159 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 28 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 159 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tami was very good, and fast at delivering our drinks and dinner
  2. LF

    LuberonFan

    Western NC

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    As alway, the pizza at West First was delicious! Their crust is the best in town, and the wood-fired oven gives the pizzas a special flavor. The porch has been enclosed, but the heat was a bit overpowering until another guest asked the staff to turn it down. The service was all right, but with some small issues. We were given very hot glasses right out of the dishwasher, so when our water was poured in, it was warm. We asked the server for ice, which she brought, but the hot glasses shouldn't have been brought to the table. She said the glasses break often so they are in short supply. the restaurant management should buy different glasses that aren't so fragile. The heat and the glasses were minor issues that certainly didn't out-weigh the good food. And kudos for being open on Monday.
  3. LP

    LynnP

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Lauren was fantastic! We have had her several times. WestFirst is our go-to restaurant in Hendersonville for a casual but delicious meal.
  4. CV

    CathyV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our pizza was delicious. Good and timely service.
  5. HL

    HeatherL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good. A bit loud.
  6. BH

    BobH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Table requested was available right on time. Service was outstanding. Food was also very good as usual. It is a noisy restaurant.
  7. T

    janiceT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my husband here for his birthday and was pleasantly surprised! It was a very tastefully decorated restaurant with excellent food and service. Easy parking also. The place was packed and it was so easy to sit and talk with each other which is nice because we both have issues with back ground noise. We will definitely make this a regular go to!
  8. J

    Jesse

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite! Excellent food. Outstanding service. Exceptional experience. Highly recommended!
  9. TH

    TedH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    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.
  10. PM

    PamelaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    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.
  11. 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!
  12. TP

    ToddP

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always look forward to dining at West First whenever we come to Hendersonville.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good. Loud outside. But fine.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
  26. 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!!
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Emily was very friendly and we got our food fast
  30. 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!
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Highly recommend it.
  37. 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.
  38. BK

    BobbyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we enjoyed the restaurant and staff we will be back.
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

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 159 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 28 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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