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Big Lou's Pizzeria

5 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6233
+1 352-335-7123
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic rolls” (12 reviews)
“calzone” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
5 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6233
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think that the title says it all. I go here often for lunch, a slice of pizza and a drink for 4-5 bucks can’t be beat. Plus the garlic knots are delicious

Thank Luigi B
Reviewed May 9, 2018

I've eaten in-house and enjoyed this restaurant through delivery services like bitesquad and grubhub. I all cases the food has been reliably hot and delicious. If you are willing to step beyond the norm of college town pepperoni you won't be sorry. The pizza with...More

Thank tallenarts
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Lous has the most reasonably priced delicious lunch downtown. I highly recommend the chicken wings. Best in town.

Thank Tommy C
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We ate at Big Lou’s based on a locals recommendation and were so happy we did. We ordered their specialty pizza, Big Lou’s. Quite possibly the best pizza we ever had! The garlic rolls were awesome too. I didn’t love the wings, but the pizza...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

I ordered pizza from here, it was so burnt if I threw my slice against the wall it would have probably dented the concrete! I don’t know what part of New York this pizzas from, must be upstate by Niagra Falls because this definitely ain’t...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Good location downtown, good pizza, great service, outdoor seating available. Sausage topping was delish!

Thank mz b
Reviewed March 10, 2018 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 March 8, 2018

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
Reviewed March 7, 2018 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 March 5, 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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