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“Calzones are DELISH!”
Review of Big Lou's Pizzeria

Big Lou's Pizzeria
Ranked #45 of 646 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 August 11, 2018

Visiting for granddaughter graduation! She wanted to eat Big Lou's one more time before she left. We had a party of 25, so we called ahead which they don't take reservations, we decided to go anyway and when we showed up, they were great! They immediately began putting tables together. We had great customer service and great food! Thanks!

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

As delicious the pizza is there, the calzone was more to my liking. They are priced reasonably for lunch meals. It is very popular, so it is almost always crowded and most of the times we had to sit outside in the heat and humidity.

Thank Haitham G
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 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

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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 prosciutto, tomato, garlic, and ricotta is outstanding. The subs and entrees are reliable and better than anticipated from a college town staple. Cheesecake and cannoli are solid choices as well.

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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
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