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“Three stars, not four, because of the surly waitress”
Review of Big Lou's Pizzeria

Big Lou's Pizzeria
Ranked #46 of 646 Restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery
Description: 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.
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We've eaten several times at Big Lou's. The pizza and salads are always good and very reasonably priced. This last time the food was as good as always but our waitress was barely civil and, clearly, her mind was not on her job.
We'll go back, no doubt, but she is there, will ask for a different server.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We love this place, we always get Big Lou's when we need pizza. Hubby loves the meatball subs and the wings are often what we take for social events like pot lucks or music jams. Prices are reasonable, food is good, people are nice. Parking is a bit of an issue, as is anywhere downtown. But worth the effort.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

For us (me and my family) it is just best pizza in the town. Good location if you live next to downtown. Also the do offer delivery.

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This place appears to be one of those indoor/outdoor college kids restaurants. And it is!
The server was particularly friendly, we offered her a seat to join us, and she did. But only as long as it took take our orders, to answer a few questions about the Gainesville sites.
The food arrived, fresh, on time, and absolutely more than what we expected: Giant salad, huge piece of sliced pizza, and a delicious sausage hoagie.
If it's a pleasant day - eat outside and watch the folks on bikes, walking by, and just hanging out.

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Thank ex-Xeroid
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent pizzas, including custom options. They tend to be rather busy, but the service has been uniformly prompt and friendly. Probably our favorite downtown pizza choice.

Thank Robert W
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