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Papa Nino

Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
01503 264231
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Ranked #8 of 67 Restaurants in Looe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $25
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
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
St Austell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Just had a fab meal. Couldn't fault it. Couldn't fault service. However, when it came to paying the bill we found out they don't take credit or debit cards. Now, I don't have a particular problem with that except that we didn't know before hand! We were told it said it on the door and on the menu! It is... More

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Papa ninos is really excellent,food n staff perfect,steak is my favourite n papa ninos do the best steak with an amazing sauce,my husband loves the fish,its caught that day n comes with a lovely salad couldnt fault this place 10 out of 10 perfect.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great venue, excellent service, wonderful food. Superb little restaurant. Didn't book so we're lucky to get in. Well advised to book. You won't be disappointed. Scallops and John Dory very recommended.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

A cosy restaurant awaits you at Papa Nino's. The food was excellent; as seafood lovers we were not disappointed. The mussels were fresh and beautifully cooked and the main courses of spaghetti bolognese and spaghetti with fresh scallops were gorgeous. Will definitely return on our next visit to Looe. Make sure you book a table in advance as space is... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Just returned from a wonderful evening at Papa Ninos. My Husband and I chose peppered steak which was cooked to perfection with brandy, cream and peppercorn sauce served to you straight from the pan along with seasonal steamed veg...Thank you to the Chef. Nothing is too much trouble for the front of house staff also. Whilst being attentive to all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

The starter was amazing, recommend pan fried scallops, main we had our first ever whole lobster, presentation was 5★ and to finish a beautiful mango sorbet which will be hard to match! Fantastic service! We will never forget out night at papa nino's! Thanks for making out last night in Cornwall so memerable!

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

booked after seeing the great reviews on Tripadvisor, and they were absolutely on the money. amazing welcome from the hosts, banter going on between them all with the customers and the chef who was really funny. we had 3 courses and couldnt eat it all, portions were huge, the moules marinieres the best I have had in this country. felt... More

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Looe
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I called by to see some friends who'd been having dinner at Papa Nino'sand was lucky enough to arrive just as the moment the desserts were being served ... I was wowed to be given the smoothest and most succulent chocolate and brandy mousse I reckon I've ever had, along with an opulently warm glass of brandy. Nice one, Chef... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We fell in love with this little restaurant. It is essential to book as it is tiny but this adds to the atmosphere which was really buzzing. The food was excellent and the service first class. Brilliant background music. We can't wait to go again.

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Devon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We spent one night in Looe and were wandering around the streets looking at restaurant menus, trying to decide where to go, when the waiter popped his head out and told us they had a table for four until 8:30. We decided to take it, not particularly expecting much and were completely wowed by the most delicious Italian seafood dishes,... 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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
Cuisine: British

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