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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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  • 297
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Great food, friendly staff and fabulous prices

From start to finish it was a lovely evening. The waiter service was great and helpful telling us straight away about cash payment rather than card. We had the scallops and mussels to start, both divine then the lobster pasta and steak again just amazing. Our only regret is that we went in our last... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Kate W
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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414 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manningtree, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

From start to finish it was a lovely evening. The waiter service was great and helpful telling us straight away about cash payment rather than card. We had the scallops and mussels to start, both divine then the lobster pasta and steak again just amazing. Our only regret is that we went in our last night so couldn't go back... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great food and great service. The prices for what you get are very reasonable. We could not get a table on the Friday so ate on the Saturday. The restaurant is compact but it has a wonderful atmosphere. Booking at weekends is advisable!

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looe
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Ate here with friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Interesting and different menu. Cooked to perfection.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Warm welcome and nice food, the friends I dined with said the lemon sole they ordered was amazing. FYI - They do not take card payments but there is a cash machine just up the road.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went to this restaurant on Valentines night, the place is very small but big portions. The atmosphere was very friendly. The chef came out to say hello and apologise for our meals being late, which was a nice touch, they were very busy and we expected a wait to be honest. The waiter presented the ladies with a rose... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Small, excellent food and atmosphere.Booking is usually essenttial. ............................................................................................................

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a small, unfussy place but the welcome was warm. Food was amazing! Fillet steak was one of the best ive ever had. The lasagne was really really tasty and the spicy crab starter was wonderful. All the meals came piping hot, the service was friendly and I'm just sad we are not staying longer in looe so we... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Service was very good. Would definitely go there again. We were lucky to get in as they were busy so would book in future.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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