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Papa Nino

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

Went with my partner recently and wasn't disappointed again, we were greeted like old friends and treated wonderfully, the wine was great, the service and food is second to none, not to be missed but don't leave it too long to book your table or you'll regret it!

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Thank Seanagkenny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly eccentric and cosy Italian restaurant in looe. Squeezed in on a Friday eve (you do need to book)... and worth it as food very good and hot..

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Thank Shaun R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small place in centre of town served by a single, efficient (and friendly) lady when we visited.Mussel starter was very tasty and generous portion.We could imagine it would be very very busy in season but was quiet the night we visited. Certainly would return.

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Thank Chris E
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had arrived in Looe and was staying at Hannafore and decided to look around for somewhere to eat. We loved the look of the place and as luck had it the owner returned and asked if we wanted to eat that night. We decided to and he explained that we needed to be early due to the high number... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for early dinner with family whilst staying in Looe for November half term holiday. Food was excellent in this quaint little Italian restaurant, the Lobster and Prawn Fusilli special was exceptional. The waitress could not do enough for us.

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Thank dilly_vanilly
Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, the 'special' was lobster and prawn pasta and we loved it. The service was very friendly and made it a lovely meal for our three year old too. Good wine and a most relaxing meal.

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Thank Claire4980
Looe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Beautiful meal here on Friday, had prawns for starter and steak for main of course! Absolutely first class service as always, my favorite place to go for special occasions.

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Thank cornishman92
St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We booked Papa Nino at the last minute while wandering around Looe, and were so pleased we found it, it's a very small restaurant, but everything about it was great, the food was excellent, I had the fillet steak piziolla and it was so tender, and the sauce was lovely, the staff were friendly and spot on, I would definitely... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A little dissapointing for the price. The veal dish was tough, the meatballs were ok but not enough sauce on the pasta, and the Canelloni pasta was hard. The starters were great, well 3 put of 4 were. Avoid the mushroom starter. It's chopped up mushrooms in a sloppy sauce. It's the restaurants take on Italian food and I am... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $25
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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
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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