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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 463 restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had dinner there Sunday night, despite driving rain the restaurant was quite full. My son and his lady friend joined me, and had ridden their bicycles to the restaurant. The staff was very cool, and let them bring the bikes in to protect them from the rain. As always, the salad was superb, the pizza was delectable, and the... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

All of our out of town guests always request to eat at Big Lou's AT LEAST once during their visit. Big Lou's offers delicious pizza, with the best sausage EVER! Hometown atmosphere, quick service and never disappoints. Can't beat the lunch special of 4.50 for a huge slice and a drink.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A great and simple pizza joint with a friendly atmosphere. Quick service with a smile. I had a cheese pizza, which is my favorite. A great pizza experience.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
1 review
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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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12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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114 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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