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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 good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza
5 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6233
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizza here is so lovely and they have all the right kinds of peppers for toppings or sides. I loved the outdoor patio and the staff was very nice. One of our pizza slices wasn’t up to their standards so they brought us a...More

Thank flesh-cladmonster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little place. The pizza is delicious! I LOVE the meatballs and will often order their side of meatballs as a meal. So good! Reasonably priced, too! I love the food at this place, but the parking is tough (especially free parking). I've had them...More

Thank motkdz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is an older type restaurant pretty well taken care of and could use a makeover now let’s get to the food I’ve been doing a lot of reviews for trip advisor and like senior advisor for them As your check you’ll see so here’s...More

Thank jeffndawnn2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank D C
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.

Thank Orskil
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...More

Thank Revduncan
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.

Thank H3487AQmarya
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

Thank LFD69
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank travchef
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...More

Thank Joni E
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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
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
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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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