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Big Lou's Pizzeria

5 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6233
+1 352-335-7123
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“calzone” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
5 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6233
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

This place rocks and portions amply. You will have food to take home, or a new baby calzone will be rocking your tummy until the morning comes. Eggplant parm is also a winning dish. Eat here.

Thank Abington A
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Bathroom is funky! Servers are dirty looking and cooks also need a bath and or shower!

Thank Serreala
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Good pizza (get it with eggplant!), decent beer selection, and surprisingly wonderful curly fries. Nice big patio, and 9 times out of 10 the service is great.

Thank gr_pefruit
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Best pizza in town. Nice ny style and super cute place to have a beer and a slice.

Thank Jessica Z
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Thin crust, delicious sauce, fast service...and cheap! True university-student food...who would know you weren't in NYC??

Thank Suzy B
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Was in the downtown area and visited Big Lou's at lunchtime on a weekday. With the heat and humidity decided to pass on the outdoor seating and enjoy the comfort of a/c indoors. Dining area was almost full with some folks sitting at the bar...More

Thank dlwinger
Reviewed 3 May 2011

We had a great pizza at Big Lou's last week. Normally I leave longer reviews, but this one can be short because everything about the meal was great! The main item is the pizza of course. Very tasty! Delicious flavorful sauce, plenty of toppings, perfectly...More

Thank T_the_TA
Reviewed 4 May 2010

I love getting lunch at Big Lou's. Their pizza is really delicious - the only true NY-style (big floppy slices with a thin but not-too-crispy crust) and their salad's are huge. The lunch specials are well-priced and offer great portions. They have a nice outdoor...More

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 27 March 2010

Great pizza, family friendly. Haven't had a bad meal here yet.

Thank SAGregg
Reviewed 21 January 2010

This is the to-go place to order delivery pizza. We live downtown and have never been disappointed. Love the white pizzas and (authentic) wings!

1  Thank stone3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6233
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-335-7123
  • E-mail
Going ten years strong with a menu designed to make mouths water and a location that embodies Gainesville's Downtown area, Big Lou's NY Style Pizzeria comes from humble beginnings. As many local start-ups do, Lou's developed into the reputable pizza spot it is today through a patient process. Lou Wynn, or "Big Lou" himself, is originally from South Florida but was no stranger to Gainesville. Graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Health Science, Lou eventually decided to pursue the food industry. He was so inspired to build up his own restaurant (with the help of his supportive wife, Mary) that he was willing to do whatever it took to make it work - and even went as far as selling his car to pay for the original costs. Biking to work for the first few months of business is a whole new level of dedication... Nearly one decade and thousands of pizzas later, Lou's is constantly growing (currently under renovation!) While staying true to its warm and welcoming hometown roots. With a close group of team members, fun atmosphere and fresh ingredients that make our variety of menu items so satisfying, we promise any Lou's experience to leave you happy, full, and excited to come back again.
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