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“Just had to go back”
Review of Papa Nino

Papa Nino
Ranked #7 of 83 Restaurants in Looe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $25
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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!
St Helens, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Just had to go back”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Just got back from a weeks holiday in Looe with two friends. We had a meal at Papa Nino's on the tuesday and booked again for the Friday. The food and service is fantastic also the staff are realy nice.On the Griday the chef popped out to see if every one enjoyed their meals. I saw him later in a nearby pub and bought him a pint.
If you like the look of the menu give it a try but be sure to book first as it isn't big inside and seems to be popular with the locals who are all realy friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Didn't live up to expectations”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

As read on other reviews I would agree that the service was great but the food disappointing ,had minestrone soup for starter,bitter and not nice,mains of pasta with mussels was very overcooked , red mullet done nicely but vegetables from heated from microwave and over done.setting nice and cosy but food not up to it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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“Great service, average food...”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Fantastic service considering we didn't book, I really enjoyed my starter which was hot and spicy crab, but the main meal was more average, which was salmon and mushroom penne pasta. I found it quite expensive for what it was. Total of £48.00 for two starters, two mains, one small glass of house wine and one large. It was nice but wouldn't rush to go back

  • Visited June 2013
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“Lovely little.restaurant cosy and intimate”
Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

We went here for our anniversary I had the local Fowey mussels delicious my partner had mushrooms in red wine said also very nice.i then had john Dory fish which melted in the mouth very fresh with nice veg and potatoes,my Partner had chicken in garlic and red wine sauce which looked and smelt fabulous and he said was very tasty.nothing fancy to look at from outside of building but great food.

  • Visited June 2013
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“The best as always”
Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Had a fab night out 32 years of being married could not think of a better place to go. And we just live around the corner to even better.
Food was fab as it is always can never fault it.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Andy L
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