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Big Lou's Pizzeria

5 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6233
+1 352-335-7123
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic rolls” (12 reviews)
“calzone” (12 reviews)
“salad” (28 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
5 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6233
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

During a recent trip to Gainesville, we needed lunch on a busy day, and Big Lou's was a great choice. We grabbed take-out, and the garlic knots were dripping in yummy butter and lots and lots of real garlic pieces. They were decadently good! Everyone...More

Thank kat b
Reviewed 29 December 2012

I have never gone to Big Lou's but my daughter brought some pizza from there to our house and it was outstanding. I would certainly advise people to go there and try it.

Thank Rae L
Reviewed 18 December 2012

My wife and I, along with some extended family members went here on December 7th, 2012. The salad the brought my niece needed help - the lettuce was bad. Waiter was cool about it and brought her a fresh salad. We ordered a side of...More

Thank SteveR1966
Reviewed 14 December 2012

The salad is above average with freshness and size and the pizza is made to order just as good. Great outdoor seating to provide a bit of fresh air and people watching.

Thank Dee_Tampa
Reviewed 7 December 2012

I was there with a friend to dine. I usually ask something like a NY pizza, a very simple version, similar to Italian Pizza Margherita. It was a good pizza, a little bit sweet. The staff was nice, in my opinion is a good place...More

Thank M_Antonino
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Big Lou's is the best place to get pizza in downtown Gville. There are even a couple bars (Tall Paul's and House of Beer) that you can bring a pizza to, and this is the perfect place to order it from for those purposes. Solid...More

Thank jmsandstorm
Reviewed 28 June 2012

You'll find all sorts of folks here - students, lawyers, jurors, tourists....enjoying pizza and salads. The day we went one of the specials was a slice and a salad. They were both good and either would have been plenty for a lighter appetite. Portions are...More

Thank travchef
Reviewed 21 June 2012

AMAZING, FAST, CHEAP... a great place for a fast lunch or to hang out all evening, or for quick delivery. great food, good beer selection, even kid friendly...AND IF U LOVE GARLIC.... PERFECT!

Thank catslavebabe
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Went for lunch and had wings and pizza. Downtown flair in the employees and the patrons. Which we like lot. The pizza was solid good but the wings were the best pizza joint wings I have had. Great sauce! The pizza was good and the...More

Thank ravenkite
Reviewed 28 March 2012

The pizza is perfect here, AND they have a lunch deal where 1 slice of pizza and a soda is only $5 .... You can actually eat and drink for 5 dollars and change.... you will be full after 1 slice of pizza, its huge!

Thank Lisacrackers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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