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West First

101 1st Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5009
+1 828-693-1080
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (407 reviews)
“salad” (157 reviews)
“meatballs” (21 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 1st Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We both have been here multiple times and have tried and array of fantastic dishes from apps to desserts. We must say our favorite is the West First Meatballs dinner. Simply amazing. Our server, always upon request, Lilly, is phenomenal. Beautiful atmosphere inside, and even...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can see why such highly rated. We went with our family who are locals. Large salads are good for two, we also shared 13 inch mushroom pizza. Fresh tomato flavor and excellent thin crust. Cheese and mushrooms blended nicely. You have full control of sauce...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say it the food is absolutely delicious. Service was great, food was amazing, and I’m glad I tried it. Highly recommend. I had the mushroom risotto. Perfect!!!

Thank ncjl327
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were driving through the area and found West First for lunch on Trip Advisor. They had good cocktails and wine selection. We were looking for healthy options and we had a wonderful kale salad, an apple and beet salad and a Greek Salad with...More

Thank Luv2go27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty disappointed in the chicken Marsala recently. Apparently, a new cook who was inexperienced cooked my husband’s chicken dish and it was served with it pink on the inside! When our waiter took it back, a male person came out to apologize and tell us...More

Thank bgalligher
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Potato pizza. Pomegranate Peachy Margarita. Heaven. The potato pizza was recommended to me and I was not disappointed. Thin sliced potatoes, caramelized onions, gorgonzola, arugula, super good. And the cocktail was way too yummy, the second round was even better. Definitely get the fresh bread...More

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve had West First on my “places to eat” list for a couple years now but just never was able to go for one reason or another. Finally able to go on Halloween night and boy they did not disappoint! We ordered the chicken bbq...More

1  Thank M_Galentine
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Matt Silva and the staff of West First did an excellent job catering and hosting our wedding reception at the restaurant. We had 4 excellent pizzas, chicken piccata, lasagna, humus, goat cheese dip... I could go on. We had so many compliments on the choice...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 November 2017

One of our favorite restaurants when in town. Great efficient service, delicious food... wood fired pizzas are amazing and so are their salads, entrees. Nice selection of beer. What can I saw. We were in town for 5 days and ate here 3 times!

1  Thank PastaBabyBoop
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Every time we go to Hendersonville we make sure we eat here. Awesome pizza and salads! Great location...walking distance from The Charleston Inn B&B.

Thank Mejwu
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Questions & Answers
20 June 2017|
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Response from Ron K | Reviewed this property |
No, I'm certain that it is first come, first seated.
Rita M
4 March 2016|
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Response from ncnativeazalea | Reviewed this property |
I don't know either. Please call them.
Carol R
20 December 2015|
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Response from E K | Reviewed this property |
Oh, yes! It has a full service bar. And there are tons of craft breweries in the area. Also, the Poe House is right upstairs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 1st Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5009
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-693-1080
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