We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big Lou's Pizzeria

5 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6233
+1 352-335-7123
Website
Share
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“garlic rolls” (12 reviews)
“calzone” (12 reviews)
“salad” (28 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6233
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (123)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 11 August 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...More

Thank Patti B
Reviewed 6 August 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
Reviewed 30 May 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

Thank 635luigib
Reviewed 9 May 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 30 April 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 7 April 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 31 March 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 29 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank mz b
Reviewed 10 March 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 8 March 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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 50 hotels in Gainesville
Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown
878 reviews
.12 km away
Gainesville Lodge
50 reviews
.46 km away
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center
452 reviews
1.38 km away
AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown
44 reviews
1.55 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co Incorporated
513 reviews
.08 km away
Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille
758 reviews
.11 km away
Mojo Hogtown Bar-B-Que
171 reviews
.05 km away
Amelia's
252 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Depot Park
55 reviews
.56 km away
Visit Gainesville
20 reviews
.26 km away
Matheson History Museum
16 reviews
.47 km away
Tall Paul's Brew House
12 reviews
.05 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lauren B
13 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from H3487AQmarya | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
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
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing