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Papa Nino

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Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
+44 1503 264231
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly welcome to a small Italian restaurant. Highly recommended is the Spicy Crab Meat for starters. We both had pasta for mains which was very saucy and a large portion size. We had garlic bread as a side this was a little soggy but this maybe because of the garlic butter that was used. A lovely touch was to... More 

Thank Sam G
Frampton Cotterell, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here formu birthday recently had the scallops to start they were very good then lobster Thermidor which was just fabulous very well cooked and the sauce was great then to finish chocolate mousse very rich great meal very relaxed restaurant we also had a bottle of there house rose wine which for the price was very good We... More 

Thank karen668
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here on Saturday, on the off chance of getting a table. They managed to accommodate us but we were told in advance we'd need to vacate by 8.15 as the table was booked from than. We decided to to accept the offer as we'd been told this was the best restaurant in Looe and it gave us an... More 

Thank brickershols
Brixham, England
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner came here 8 years ago and had a amazing meal. My partner never forgot the food and we finally came back recently and it was still great food. The staff are very warm, friendly and welcoming. A really relaxing atmosphere. the food is incredible. Loved it. Highly recommended and if you are reading this before you... More 

Thank foxyava
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Again visited Papa Ninos and again was very happy with the quality of food, helpfulness of staff and generally being accommodated in every way. The crab gratin starter is a must.... Requested the seafood marinara with a few tweaks.... Added crab, lobster and a thermidor sauce. Derek the chef duely obliged and it was fantastic. Superb.

Thank Keith M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little Italian restaurant. Warm welcome, friendly staff. Chef out front talking to customers. Seafood really good. Steak cooked perfectly. Specials board good and staff explained without asking. Good after drinks selection.....just get up and look through the bottles! Nothing too much trouble....if you can't see it ask

Thank Jonb101
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We were in Looe out of season for one night and wanting to eat early. This was the only restaurant we could find open at 6pm, fortunately they had a free table because once we sat down the place soon filled up. I had absolutely delicious mushrooms to start followed by John Dory, I was a bit disappointed with the... More 

Thank Lynn S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Just one tip if you are going to offer a Hendricks gin please don't serve it with a slice of lemon and flat tonic from a large probably plastic bottle. Cucumber and good quality small glass bottle of tonic please.

1 Thank Roblloyd149
Adelaide Hills, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to Papa Nino as it has so many great reviews on Tripadvisor, first impressions weren't that great. It looked a bit tacky but the staff were very nice and welcoming. The food was amazing !! It was freshly made and delicious !! Would definitely go back there again and suggest it to anyone !! Do your... More 

1 Thank AmieSmith333
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited Papa Nino this evening for a fabulous Italian meal..food was excellent authentic Italian cuisine..cooked fresh and super speedy..service was excellent..staff were very attentive.

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
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: +44 1503 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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