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Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
01503 264231
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Papa Nino is a small Italian Restaurant, based in the quiet picturesque...
Papa Nino is a small Italian Restaurant, based in the quiet picturesque fishing village of Looe in Cornwall. Offering a range of traditionally loved Italian dishes and wines, whilst also taking full advantage of the wide variety of fresh fish and seafood caught daily by local fishermen.Choose from our starters selection of Mussels, Scallops, Speciality 'Hot Spiced Crab' or Minestrone Soup, Mozzarella and Tomato, Homemade Pate, Avocado with Prawns, Mushrooms in Garlic, Melon with Parma Ham or Prawns in Garlic Butter. Main courses include a large variety of Pasta dishes, lots of Fresh Locally-caught Fish, Whole Dover or Lemon Sole, Whole Sea Bass or Sea Bass Fillets plus many more. Not forgetting our House Speciality Lobster Thermidor or large Fillet Steak. Vegetarian options, Children portions, Fully Stocked Bar and Comprehensive Italian Wine List with Home-made Desserts, Liqueur Coffees and old Italian favourites Sambuca or Limoncello to finish.All served with a warm, family friendly Italian style silver-service. Come try us out, you'll be glad you did!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Holiday Dinner

Went for a meal here whilst on holiday in Looe. Had scallops as a starter which were gorgeous and the best I had from anywhere in Looe. My partner had the pâté which I tried and again it was lovely. Both had meatballs and spaghetti for main and it was great... Big portion which I couldnt finish! A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Went for a meal here whilst on holiday in Looe. Had scallops as a starter which were gorgeous and the best I had from anywhere in Looe. My partner had the pâté which I tried and again it was lovely. Both had meatballs and spaghetti for main and it was great... Big portion which I couldnt finish! A great little... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Food and service ok, worth a visit if in Looe, always busy as only very small, 2 sittings so need to book for the later one after 8.00pm

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Pleasant undemanding Anglo-Italian. Pizza, pasta or fresh fish with salad can be followed by tiramisu or banoffee pie, as the mood takes you. Jolly service and inexpensive wines make this a relaxed experience. Cash only, at least for the moment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were a party of four away on holiday. Some of us had seafood and others the meat options. I had the scallops in garlic butter for starters and lemon sole with cream and brandy sauce with pawns with salad. I can't speak for the others but the scallops were awesome, plentiful and cooked perfectly. The sole was also fresh... More 

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Desborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

You need to book a time slot for an evening meal.It was closed and we stood outside 'phoning for a booking and was invited in. We chose the 8pm slot and weren't disappointed with the food or the friendly staff. The chef came out to chat to us and we loved the atmosphere. You must try Papa Nino when you're... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

i very rarely write a review but I must say something about this place it is a lovely little hidden gem we nearly did not spot it as we were wondering down the high street looking for somewhere to eat and we are very happy that we did it was a perfect ending to a lovely stay in Looe bay.... More 

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Leeds, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I loved the atmosphere in this restaurant, intimate but yet lively. Lovely service and good food. You need to book as there is limited space so walk ins are often disappointed.

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Looe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went for a family meal whilst on holiday in Looe. This is the second time we've come here and we were very impressed with the food. The service was great, the staff very friendly and helpful. The restaurant itself is very intimate, with only a few tables, but it definitely makes for a special evening

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

we went to papa ninos on a Sunday night as a restaurant we had booked turned out to be closed and papa Nino fitted us in as a last minute booking. We were very grateful. I had the pate and Kev had the moules mariniere. Both were really good especially the mussels. Georgeous sauce. I then had the lobster thermadoor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Went here while staying a few days in looe. I had advacado filled with prawns which was good then had monkfish in white wine sauce mix not much monkfish. Wife had chicken which she said was a bit tough. Overall it was ok nothing spectacular and I thought a tad expensive

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Additional Information about Papa Nino

Address: Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
Phone Number: 01503 264231
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Looe
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Looe
  • Phone Number: 01503 264231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

Papa Nino is a small Italian Restaurant, based in the quiet picturesque fishing village of Looe in Cornwall. Offering a range of traditionally loved Italian dishes and wines, whilst also taking full advantage of the wide variety of fresh fish and seafood caught daily by local fishermen.Choose from our starters selection of Mussels, Scallops, Speciality 'Hot Spiced Crab' or Minestrone Soup, Mozzarella and Tomato, Homemade Pate, Avocado with Prawns, Mushrooms in Garlic, Melon with Parma Ham or Prawns in Garlic Butter. Main courses include a large variety of Pasta dishes, lots of Fresh Locally-caught Fish, Whole Dover or Lemon Sole, Whole Sea Bass or Sea Bass Fillets plus many more. Not forgetting our House Speciality Lobster Thermidor or large Fillet Steak. Vegetarian options, Children portions, Fully Stocked Bar and Comprehensive Italian Wine List with Home-made Desserts, Liqueur Coffees and old Italian favourites Sambuca or Limoncello to finish.All served with a warm, family friendly Italian style silver-service. Come try us out, you'll be glad you did!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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