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Papa Nino

Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
+44 1503 264231
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (62 reviews)
“spicy crab” (23 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
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11 - 20 of 699 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here a couple of years ago as a couple and have just visited with 5 adults and 3 little kids. We almost filled the place. The staff were wonderful. They gave the 4 and 6 year olds their own table in the window....More

2  Thank Mr_Mote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The restaurant is small and very authentic. The service was excellent and the food delicious. We would highly recommend it to others

Thank Jo E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal last night. Fish was lovely well presented and plenty of it Small restaurant and very friendly. Highly recommend. Booking a must

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved this little restaurant, the food was plentiful and delicious and the service was with a smile and a chat as if you were meeting old friends

Thank tinahall1955
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a wonderful little place to eat with your family and friends or even to enjoy a romantic meal with your loved one. The owners are lovely and take time to talk to you, they even alter dishes and accept special requests about...More

Thank Rebecca K
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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and very friendly service. They were fully booked for a birthday celebration later on but still managed to fit us in without it feeling rushed in any way. The Lobster Thermidor is amazing and very large portions. Well worth a visit!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Been a long time since I last ate at Papa Nino and I was delighted to see things haven't changed much. The cooking is still done by the owner and the food is still a lovely mixture of Italian pasta and locally caught fish. The...More

1  Thank Shaun K
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal I had pasta carbonara and my partner had lasagne garlic bread and sauté potato two glasses of wine just over £30 really value for money lovely ambience lovely waitress service would definitely recommend this restaurant

Thank shazhoc
Reviewed May 12, 2017

All I can say is that food is excellent in this tiny restaurant in the heart of Looe, the portions are very big. Owners and staff are very friendly, food tastes exquisite.

Thank paulsx1
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Visited Papa Nino for dinner during our stay in Looe over the weekend. Food was delicious and generous portions. Friendly staff and nice cosy restaurant. We were able to walk in but I imagine it gets very busy over peak periods so worth booking! Really...More

Thank NataliaKS14
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dawn Q
Hi will be open on New Year's Eve ?
November 5, 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from ct2185 |
Hello, yes the restaurant is open New Years is and is open up until then too!
Adrian T
Hi I am a wheelchair users,do you have access into your restaurant? And if so would I need to pre book?
June 7, 2016|
Response from nickmBedford | Reviewed this property |
It would be tight and I would say you would need to prebook
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $25
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
  • E-mail
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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