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Great meal at Bettola last night

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I have read a number of posts on here about inconsistency issues with Bettola's pizza. While I have experienced that issue, I still find myself gravitating to Bettola more and more. The Pollo Pomodoro sandwich is a standard on the lunch rotation. Awesome bread, good chicken and a nice frito misto salad makes for a perfect lunch in my book.

The wife and I tried dinner there a couple of months ago and had a blast with the antipasta platter. Went back back Friday and had another wonderful experience. Portions are a little slim, but the selection and quality makes up for it. The condiments may be the best part. Artichoke puree is to die for. They are also featuring some really nice seasonal mostardo made from local peaches and figs. Highly recommend.

Maialona is my go to pizza. I true carnivore's delight. But we have a new challenger: the Bietola. House sausage, spinach, fontina, pecarino, marscapone and a big fat farm egg right in the middle. Let me tell you folks, this is what artisan pizza is all about. Incidentally, crust was spot on that night. Perfect amount of char and crispiness.

I just wish they offered a nice side salad option. Maybe a small misto at a reasonable price. Would have made the meal perfect.

I highly recommend an evening trip.

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Bettola
2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

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  1. I also had dinner at Bettola this past weekend. I went on Saturday night. We had two people in our party. We had an exceptional meal. We started off with the Owls Howl heirloom tomato salad. The salad was small but excellent. For the second course we asked if they could/would do a half order of one of the pastas. They were happy to accommodate and served us a half order of the gnocchi. It was a pork belly, foraged mushrooms, mascarpone and truffle oil gnocchi and was absolutely incredible! I'm not sure if we saved the best for last b/c the gnocchi was so good, but for our final course we did the Bietola pizza that AUAtty mentioned above. Wow, what an awesome pizza. From the cheeses to the farm egg to the crust this pizza was the best I've ever had at Bettola. I think Bettola can suffer from some service issues occasionally but my food has been consistently good for 5 straight visits over the last 3 months. I wiill be back again very soon. It is quickly becoming a regular spot for us! I can't wait for the market to open next door!

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    Bettola
    2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

    1. I think Bettola is probably the only place in the Birmingham area I would actually miss if I moved elsewhere. Its just awesome.

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      Bettola
      2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233