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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 306
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Papa Nino's, Intimate and Friendly - A Delight

May I firstly say that I decided to go for the Fillet Steak, and what a steak. I am 62 years of age and quite frankly this is the best steak I have ever had. Cooked to perfection and incredible vale for money. My wife had the Turbot and she loved it as she is a lover of fish and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Gilbert66
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Newcastle Under Lyme
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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Newcastle Under Lyme
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

May I firstly say that I decided to go for the Fillet Steak, and what a steak. I am 62 years of age and quite frankly this is the best steak I have ever had. Cooked to perfection and incredible vale for money. My wife had the Turbot and she loved it as she is a lover of fish and... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The restaurant food was lovely, particularly the special, penne pasta with smoked salmon in a creamy mushroom and parmesan sauce. The menu also catered well for non-fish eating vegetarians, hard in a fishing village! Even better than the food though was the staff, all 3 that we met were absolutely lovely and enjoyed having a good conversation with you. It... More 

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Frampton Cotterell, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went here on a Tuesday night in March the restaurant was full we had booked so we were ok had house rose excellent pasta with fish and prawns very good pasta with lobster and prawns very good couldn't recomend it high enough

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The owner was very accommodating as, having made a reservation, we had to bring the time forward. Tables a little too close together and food reasonable. Wine by the glass very acceptable and palatable.

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Essen, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Excellent food and friendly staff. We had the tuna steak and the steak pepe. Both were outstanding! It was a brilliant evening and we will come back again. For sure.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We ate in this restaurant on a Sunday evening. The restaurant is very small and intimate, and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Thre was a good choice on the menu and it was reasonably priced too. Mushrooms in red wine sauce starter was delicious. I'd recommend booking due to th the number of table. We will definitely... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My partner, myself and our 5 month old daughter visited Papa Nino's due to being recommended. we have never tasted anything like it, the food was amazing. The restaurant is very small which makes the setting perfect as its very dainty and sets such a great atmosphere. we were made to feel very welcome and our daughter in her car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife , 2 year old and I have been coming here at least once a year for 5 years and every time we eat here the experience is joyful the food is very fresh and cooked while you wait , the staff are very welcoming and attentive, the chef even came out of the kitchen on a couple of... More 

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England
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127 reviews 127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Managed to get a table for two on the off chance. Red wine mushrooms and squid for starters, both full of garlic and very tasty. Kind prawns with salad and pasta with creamy mushrooms, both excellent. Keeps us coming back for more. Thanks

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Bournemouth, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We have eaten here many times and we always enjoy the food and the whole experience. The portions are very generous - especially the fillet steak which is always perfectly cooked. The restaurant is small and this means that you receive a level of personal service which you simply don't get so often these days. Keep up the good work... More 

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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: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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