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Big Lou's Pizzeria

5 SE 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601
352 335-7123
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Ranked #35 of 454 restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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- Mar 8, 2014
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I have only eaten here twice and it was 2 years apart form one another. I would go more often, but I live in Minnesota Both times there I thoroughly enjoyed the pizza. Definitely not the most elegant setting, but very good pizza. Would highly recommend.

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Gainesville, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

All I can say, being a Northerner and thus by default a pizza snob, is that anyone giving the food here a bad review has never tasted real authentic American Pizza. Big Lou's has just about everything that's required to really call it a Pizzeria. I say almost because I have yet to experience the final test being their Chicken... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We go to Big Lou's at least once a month to enjoy their classic, thin pizza. We usually have a salad with fantastic garlic knots. Salad is fresh and the garlic knots are super good. Pizza is absolutely terrific. Atmosphere funky and service excellent. And you can eat outside.

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Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

solid pizza place downtown. They also deliver if you live close to UF. Great strombolis and calzones too.

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Gainesville, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lots of pizza toppings and all is made fresh to order. Specialty pizzas are fully customizable. Also, their curly fries are surprisingly tasty for a pizza place. Outside dining available.

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Tampa, Florida
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189 reviews 189 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Recentyly enjoyed delivery from Big Lou's and it was awesome. Realy crunchy thin pizza. We tried tomato & basil, chees and sausage. All three were really good and fresh! The delivery was also very fast.

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Plantation, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Went to Big Lou's for a salad and a slice of cheese pizza. Both were average. Not great, but not bad either. The plus side is that they offer free wi-fi. I will say the server Nina, has a cute, personality and goes out of her way to try and make you feel comfortable.

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Gainesville FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I was lead to Big Lou's. A very eclectic eatery in Gainesville, Big Lou's has excellent New York style pizza. I have since been back several times and tried many menu items. The chicken pesto pizza is very tasty, and a great diversion from the usual Italian meat combinations. Interior seating is modest -- if the weather cooperates grab an... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Neighborhood type pizza joint with very good pizza. Be sure to look at the specials which are generally a very good value.

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

So if you have read my other reviews you know that I am searching for the best pizza in Gainesville. Well, I didn't have pizza at Big Lou's...this time, I did the first time we were there. I thought it was good, they could have put a little more sauce on the pizza but it was good. My husband, who... More

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