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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small restaurant - lovely staff and superb meal. The fillet steak was cooked to perfection and large for a fillet. Lobster and prawn pasta dish was absolutely delicious. Although we were really full we had to have one of their delicious sweets and finished off with coffee. I would recommend this restaurant 100%.

Thank JeanJohn
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in on the off chance. We were very lucky, they fitted us in thank goodness. Can't fault it at all. Food was excellent, lots to choose between, large portions and value for money prices. House wine was lovely and the staff were so friendly. I would definitely recommend this place. It's very small though so may be better to... More 

Thank Karen S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant maybe small but the quality of the food is first class and the staff are very welcoming and a happy team willing to make your meal special. Well done to Derek and his team

Thank pencubit
Colchester, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have past this little restaurant many times when walking around looe but finally here for long enough to try it. Is a tiny little place with only just over 20 covers. Came in on chance one night but full so booked for another night. Had prawns in garlic to start with,so many prawns and the garlic butter was flavoursome. Then... More 

Thank Ally S
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a tiny little resteraunt, but it is so good. Service is excellent and often the owner Derek will come and sit with you for a chat. It is very small but very romantic. Beautiful Italian food. I can't pick a favourite dish because they are all so good.

Thank Oceanview651
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called in at this place on the off chance, & someone had failed to turn up, so in we went. This is one of the smallest restaurants I have ever visited, but don't let that put you off, it all adds to the atmosphere. Just a perfect evening, food, wine, service, could not fault the whole experience.

Thank Jaff777
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived to find a small cosy restaurant with friendly staff. The menu is fairly simple but everything we had was delicious from the garlic bread which accompanied the generous pasta mains, to the wide range of desserts and the nice bottle of Orvieto. The best part was the price: £67 for 3 courses and a bottle of wine in... More 

Thank PistolPete2009
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Papa Nino on Thursday. What a little gem, the food was absolutely gorgeous. Scallops and prawns to start. Lobster thermidore and lobster pasta special for main. All food was gorgeous and staff are lovely. Recommend booking as small but quaint.

Thank DuoTravel123
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered salmon and prawn tagliatelle which arrived piping hot. It was well cooked but flavour could have been a bit better

Thank Kathleen C
Redditch, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Looe you must dine out at Papa Ninos for wonderful dinning experience it's only a small restaurant but it has a wonderful atmosphere with warm and friendly attentive staff. The choices on menus is excellent especially the specials board. If you love Italian food you will not be disappointed and advise you book because it's a very popular... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $25
Italian, British
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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