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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 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great food. And we had Juan, the best server. Great prices and the food was wonderful. We got small pizza and small Stromboli and they were both more than we could handle

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Can't beat the quick lunch time special. In and out in 30 minutes. Friendliest staff ever. If you not in a rush the Calzone is phenomenal. I also have enjoyed the meatball sub.

Thank cbclark4
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place in a vibrant downtown setting. Lots of outdoor seating under the trees. Good pizza and salad at fair prices. Service was fine. We would return.

Thank trailmix
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Big Lou's is a casual, comfortable place downtown. Have been there several times with friends and I always get a slice & salad. The servings are huge & tasty - New York style pizza. And salads are served with yummy garlic rolls. Prices are quite...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Great pizza - I've tried "new york style" pizza at other places and none compare. The salads are very good too - try the raspberry walnut salad, it's like eating a dessert that's good for you! The wait staff are just awesome - friendly and...More

Thank Nathan K
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The NY pizza was tasty. Eggplant could of been better, but the sauce was good with plenty of cheese. It came with a nice sized salad and the side of spaghetti that came with the eggplant was plentiful. Very relaxful sitting outside.

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The calzone was excellent. The service was prompt and the employees were all very friendly. They have Big Swamp Brewery beer on tap, it was great. The small calzone is big enough to feed two people, it was delicious. I will definetly eat there again.

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We arrived on a quiet Sunday afternoon and enjoyed our outdoor dining on the patio. Veggie pizza, meatball sub, salad and fries were all superb. The service is great and they are pet friendly ...so yes "Fido" can come along ...they will even bring water...More

Reviewed 2 May 2016

Their veggie pizza is the best! They put breaded eggplant on it, a delicious surprise! The outside patio area is very nice too.

Thank TMTisch
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

My friends and I arrived on a Friday evening at a time when the restaurant is very busy. We were fortunate to get an outside table right away. The wait person was timely took our orders of pizza, garlic rolls, salads and beverages. The food...More

Thank bentprop
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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
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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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