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Papa Nino

Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
+44 1503 264231
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 :)

Thank Gntwithice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I moved to Looe last year and having now tried most of the eaterys here I am very disappointed with what is on offer. As a foodie I'm beginning to regret my choice of town to retire to and feel disgruntled that I have to...More

5  Thank chabb72
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Called in here without a booking and were fitted in, The restaurant is very small so we were delighted to be found a table. The service was very friendly and helpful and efficient. The hot spiced crab starter was fabulous- one of the nicest seafood...More

Thank Kelvin P
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited loads of restaurants in loads of places and sent back my fair share of meals but never before have I been persuaded by the staff to send back an over cooked steak! A really excellent fillet steak ordered rare was served medium -...More

Thank PhilrfromDevon W
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Fabulous little place hidden down a back road in looe. Very friendly staff. You need to book though. Little gem of a place. Atmosphere very easy going. Food is fantastic.

1  Thank nanJ614YQ
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure how this place gets so many good reviews. We went for the first time this week. Food was served incredibly fast. Mussels starter tasted bitter and fish main might have been frozen with a micro waved sauce. Prices are for much better...More

3  Thank IanHaarlem1
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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!
Adrian T
8 June 2016|
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Response from Arfur-Sandwich | Reviewed this property |
Would be very difficult to get a wheelchair into the small restaurant.
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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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