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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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“lobster” (88 reviews)
“pasta” (72 reviews)
“fusilli” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Small place but very cosy. Attentive friendly service. I had prawn and salmon fettucine, which was a very large portion but delicious. Large menu with plenty to choose from. Cheese board to finish, which was plentiful.

Thank lauradoc
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow! I live in Looe and hadn't been to Papa Nino's for years after a bad experience. Clearly under new ownership since then! Out of 6 of us, 4 had the special which was prawn and lobster Fusili, it was to die for! They certainly...More

Thank Racheal R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small but cosy restaurant very friendly staff very attentive as soon as you walk in. Good menu plenty of choice lots of fresh fish. I had salmon which was cooked to perfection with fresh vegetables i really enjoyed it. Opted for cheese and biscuits it...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extensive menu of great food. Ample portions which are reasonably priced. Excellent lasagne. Very small establishment so would recommend booking if wanting to visit at peak times.

Thank bunnyofdarkness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Derek and team never cease to impress at our favourite little restaurant in Looe. Amazing food and great service. You will absolutely not be disappointed.

Thank davidreedintheuk
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We were recommended papa ninos by a taxi driver (always a good sign) and really enjoyed our evening. Big portions and efficient service. We were hoping to meet the chef, who is apparently a looe legend but we didn't see him!

Thank bigbird692018
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Yet again another fantastic meal. 8 of us for dinner, everyone had lovely food, wine and great service ... anyone going here I recommend the Steak Pepe, it’s the best :)

1  Thank Gntwithice
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Although this is a small restaurant the food and atmosphere were fantastic. Fresh fish straight from local harbour and melt in your mouth steak. Highly recommended

Thank kayann17
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We always visit Papa Nino for a meal when we’re in Looe. Yet again, another top grade meal! My wife and I had the steak, which was cooked to perfection! This is why we always have a meal at Papa Nino when we visit Looe!!...More

Thank myveight
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Booked by my son and fiancé - we visited after a longish drive. It was a Saturday night and they had booked the last table. What followed was a fabulous evening of good food / wine. The patron was delightful and despite not being able...More

Thank mark b
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26 April 2018|
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Response from Nibbaaa | Reviewed this property |
I don’t have a menu but they do seafood and Italian food and great steaks. The price is very reasonable. You will need to book as it is a very small restaurant.
3 July 2017|
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Response from Mark E | Reviewed this property |
Derrick is often in doing prep first thing in the morning
Dawn Q
5 November 2016|
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Response from ct2185 |
Hello, yes the restaurant is open New Years is and is open up until then too!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 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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