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Papa Nino

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Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
01503 264231
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to get a table as this is a very small restaurant and very popular. A booking is advisable as this is a restaurant not to be missed in East Looe Our meal was excellent with fish dishes and pasta. The service is excellent and very friendly. The ambiance was great. Just sorry we didnt get back there... More 

Thank Alicia633
Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small and intimate restaurant with tables for 22 only - probably a good idea to book. Really top notch Italian food at reasonable prices. On our visit they would only take cash or cheques - no cards.

Thank Terry S
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful lobster Thermidor.Great service.A really great place to spend an evening. Three courses with drinks under £80.We'll be back!!

Thank JEFF P
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant in the centre of East Looe. Popped by at the off chance of getting a table knowing how busy it gets. So pleased we did, it finished our holiday off perfectly. Little hint, make sure you book at the beginning of your stay to not miss out.

Thank Alan W
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely cosy restaurant with a few tables, so booking is advised! The food was second to none! All fresh, beautifully flavoured and amazing portions!- (ordered whole sea bass that came with a side salad and spaghetti marinara). The service was great, very friendly. Would really recommend!

Thank Megan C
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Great service and ambience. A must have are the seafood starters I had calamari and my husband had the scallops, so delicious. Then I had the carbonara which was delicious my husband had the chicken Marsala. We had the chocolate cheesecake for dessert, did not seen that fresh a little dry, would not recommend it. But would for sure go... More 

Thank Karen M
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We visited three times during our 2 week holiday it is so good. The fish dishes are delicious and the fillet steak is the best we have ever tasted, it is so tender. It is essential to reserve a table as they are turning people away every night because it is fully booked.

Thank weekender16
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We found this place on trip advisor and were so glad we went! So cozy and authentic, really friendly, helpful staff. I had half a lobster Thermidor, the others had the salmon and the steak Pepe and none of us were disappointed! Best meal we've had in a long time. The deserts are to die for as well the White... More 

Thank Ayesha K
Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Papa Nino's is a tiny little Italian restaurant in East Looe. It has amazing seafood dishes as well as a large choice of pasta, pizza, steak etc. It is essential to book as the restaurant is small but that is part of it's charm. We were greeted by Cassie who was very welcoming and friendly. The restaurant has a homely... More 

Thank Joanne P
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Amazing grub and service in this tiny little restaurant. Very good quality Italian and huge portions. The spicy crab starter is to die for and my special lobster and prawn pasta dish was beautiful. The lasagne was also very good. We rebooked for Wednesday as the steaks look too good to miss!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $25
Italian, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Looe
  • Phone Number: 01503 264231
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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