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Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
01503 264231
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Ranked #8 of 69 Restaurants in Looe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $25
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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!
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English first
London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

In our week in Looe we would have eaten here every night if possible! We managed to get a table on 2 nights of our stay and couldn't recommend it enough! The steak, was immense. the portions were the biggest we'd ever had for a fillet steak. Really reasonable prices as well. The staff were friendly and attentive without being... More 

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have been to Papa Nino's a number of times, with not a hint of regret. I love it here, I have had fish dishes and pasta, both exquisite. My favourite dish I have had is the Lasagne, it's the best I have ever tasted (I have ordered Lasagne at a lot of restaurants before). The food is well presented... More 

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Staff friendly and inviting, such a wide range of dishes for such a small restaurant! Very cosy and nicely decorated. Sold ale, which my partner was impressed with. Very good sized portions for your money! And the food was outstanding definately the best steak I've ever had! Very impressive little restaurant would book in advance if we were to return... More 

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Rampieux, france
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lovely little Italian restaurant with fresh fish a speciality. Nice atmosphere here in a good location in Looe Main Street. Chef is amazing to serve such nice food from such a small kitchen!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We go to Looe every Christmas but had not tried this restaurant until this year. Seating is a bit tight as it is a small restaurant. However the service was very good and the steaks were fabulous. The lobster and crab starters were delicious, and there was so much of the crab dish.The spaghetti and meatballs I'm afraid I can't... More 

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed in looe for the new year...after trying to book this restaraunt we finally got in on our last night.....and were so pleased that we did. The food is excellent..the portions are big...The staff are very helpful ust can not fault it...talk about save the best till last...I think we saved the best restaraunt till last...thank you to all... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visit Looe at least twice a year and always book a table at Ninos. We have never had a disappointment and the food and service is top class. You won't get a better steak anywhere and the steak pepe is to die for.The only comment I would make is that if you don't have a hearty appetite the portions... More 

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coventry uk
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102 reviews 102 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Ate here with my parents and husband. Service was very good, food was very nice. The two Steaks were served at your table, very tasty. Drinks were a reasonable price. Loses a point as it doesn't take card payments and my hubbys spagetti bolognaise was very dry and meaty. If in Looe, I would return

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Turned up on spec and although fully booked they offered us a table for an hour and half which was plenty. The service was brilliant, the waiters were very attentive and knowledgeable and the meal was not badly priced. One criticism would b that there was probably too much sauce but the food was plentiful and very tasty. Just b... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This has to be my fav restaurant , food is always amazing , fish is always fresh and def best fillet steak I've had . The crab gratin to start is amazing and steak Pepe for main is superb , love how they come and serve the steak to your plate and then you can decide how much pepper corn... More 

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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: British

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