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Papa Nino

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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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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  • 337
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 20
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  • 12
    Terrible
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
Michael Warwick

Great place, great food, attentive staff , what more could you ask wonderful we will be back. Warwick from warwick. ☺👍

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Maureen S
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Great place, great food, attentive staff , what more could you ask wonderful we will be back. Warwick from warwick. ☺👍

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Papa Ninos last week while on holiday in Looe,we go every year as the restaurant is so good. This time some of us had steaks rather than the excellent pasta on offer,they were superb the best steak I have had this year, and I've had a few. You must visit this friendly Italien Restaurant but beware you need... More 

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Gwent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Teeny tiny restaurant but such a lovely place! Fab food, small portions available for children and overall good value. Large portions, very tasty. So glad we visited tonight :)

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Workington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had the lobster pasta very little lobster drowned in sauce the sauce was dried up around the edges as if had been kept warm under a ban Marie the good thing was the waitress was lovely won't try this again

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We booked based on TA reviews and the recommendation of our B&B owner, so were hoping it'd be good. The atmosphere certainly is lovely - small, friendly, almost the archetypal ideal of a provincial Italian restaurant. My fish dish was delicious, another had a chicken dish which was tasty and big though not quite as it would have tasted in... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Simple, well crafted and tasty, real Italian food! Linguine perfect, the wine choice exceptional, Derek the owner (?) brilliant and the service impeccable.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is really small place, just a few tables so it is a bit of a squeeze. The food is excellent though . One of us had the carbonara, which was about as good as that dish can get. Service was informal and friendly. Give it a go if you get the chance.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Quaint family run restaurant, I had a beautiful steak. Portion a little on the large side. Best waitress in town I think!!

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Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We arrived in Looe on a beautiful evening and decided to try this place out after reading its great reviews, we looked through the window and every table was full. I heard someone outside saying that its advisable to book as its always busy but I went in to ask for a table on the off chance that someone was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous food. Great selection and lots of specials. Fair size portions. Staff attentive and very friendly. Please book as such a tiny restaurant you need to get a table. This gem should be nearer to the top of the list. Reasonable price and a relaxed atmosphere.

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic

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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