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Papa Nino

Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
01503 264231
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Ranked #9 of 85 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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86% Recommend
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English first
Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Located on one of the lovely seaside alleys of Looe, with a distinctly Italian ambiance, It is a lovely quaint and cosy restaurant, the atmosphere is so warm. The food is amazing! Papa Nino's has an eclectic menu with freshly prepared foods. It truly is the best food I have had in a very long while. My family and I... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went to Papa Nino for our wedding anniversary meal and had a wonderful evening. We have been there quite a few times - it is a small restaurant and has a very relaxing, cosy ambience and feels very Italian! The menu is great and the portion sizes generous. I had Parma ham and melon for a starter and I... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Small restaurant with c. 22 covers and pre-booking essential. We ate twice there in 3 days & were not disappointed on eother occasion. Food portions pretty large & the Spicy Crab house speciality was a real tasty winner! Don't ask for the recipe though as a slap might offend. Fresh fish of the day served daily was a real highlight... More

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is only small but it is fantastic. Plenty of fresh, locally caught fish that is absolutely mouthwatering. Excellent atmosphere with very professional and friendly staff. A definite must if you are in the area!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very welcoming and helpful staff plus nice atmosphere. Meals are very large so make sure you are hungry. Very tasty food and good wine. My only criticism is parsley on the garlic bread which to me is not real garlic bread, but I realise that is my personal preference. Would definitely eat there again.

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Bexley, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great meal and service. Good value for money and enjoyed the scallops for starter. Had a lovely pavlova for dessert and please note portions are big.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were going to try and eat at the restaurant next door but liked the look of this one and they had just had a cancellation, so it was meant to be. Very friendly service.Delicious monkfish and a great bottle of Italian wine. Great atmosphere for a small restaurant. How do they manage to serve such lovely meals from that... More

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

took my family there for nice meal, special occassion as not seen them for ages...over from switzerland, whole evening ruined by appalling service and chef up for fight!!! OTT reaction....totally unable to accept ANY criticism of his cooking. My sister's scallops were overcooked and tough, so when waiter came round and asked if all ok, she politely and discretely said... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Chose this restaurant because of the menu and it seemed like a family run friendly little place. The 5 tables were cramped and our table practically sat on top of our neighbors. Napkins smelt sour, taking our orders was a little complicated to say the least. Had rubbery squid for a starter followed by an over cooked scallops for the... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Dont know why this restaurant gets such rave reviews as in my opinion only average. Bread sticks tasted stale.Partner Served with wrong starter which was quickly changed.My spicy crab starter was delicious. Main courses were OK but not sensational. We felt rushed. The wooden divider in the middle of the restaurant was very dusty with a dirty old candle in... More

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