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Review of Big Lou's Pizzeria

Big Lou's Pizzeria
Ranked #43 of 648 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 6 March 2018

Quaint little café, great service & very nice staff. Had the tomato, basil, roasted garlic pizza and it was the best I've had here in north Florida. The small salads are fresh and are large enough for 2. Second time back and will continue.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We had just arrived in town and wanted take out. Order was quick and timely, we had a pizza and calzone. I would say both were good. I feel this pizza was on par with other places I have visited.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The choice of pizza's here was not what I'm used to on European menus.

I opted for a 10 inch NY style pizza with Gorgonzola and cheddar. It was fine - but I was given a paper plate!

Good choice of beers. Limited choice of wine.

Did the job.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Revduncan
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Wonderful pizza, super salads. Casual laid back older place, outside seating, is a fun place to be with friends and dogs. The wait person always brings water for the dogs.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank H3487AQmarya
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My wife favorite place. Any time pizza is awesome. Lunch fast and good $
Dinner great relax and unformal place to eat pizza in the middle of great down town Gainesville.
Good selection of beer, dog friendly.
We love it

Date of visit: September 2017
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