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Papa Nino

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Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
+44 1503 264231
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Again visited Papa Ninos and again was very happy with the quality of food, helpfulness of staff and generally being accommodated in every way. The crab gratin starter is a must.... Requested the seafood marinara with a few tweaks.... Added crab, lobster and a thermidor sauce. Derek the chef duely obliged and it was fantastic. Superb.

Thank Keith M
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little Italian restaurant. Warm welcome, friendly staff. Chef out front talking to customers. Seafood really good. Steak cooked perfectly. Specials board good and staff explained without asking. Good after drinks selection.....just get up and look through the bottles! Nothing too much trouble....if you can't see it ask

Thank Jonb101
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Looe out of season for one night and wanting to eat early. This was the only restaurant we could find open at 6pm, fortunately they had a free table because once we sat down the place soon filled up. I had absolutely delicious mushrooms to start followed by John Dory, I was a bit disappointed with the... More 

Thank Lynn S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just one tip if you are going to offer a Hendricks gin please don't serve it with a slice of lemon and flat tonic from a large probably plastic bottle. Cucumber and good quality small glass bottle of tonic please.

1 Thank Roblloyd149
Adelaide Hills, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to Papa Nino as it has so many great reviews on Tripadvisor, first impressions weren't that great. It looked a bit tacky but the staff were very nice and welcoming. The food was amazing !! It was freshly made and delicious !! Would definitely go back there again and suggest it to anyone !! Do your... More 

1 Thank AmieSmith333
Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Papa Nino this evening for a fabulous Italian meal..food was excellent authentic Italian cuisine..cooked fresh and super speedy..service was excellent..staff were very attentive.

1 Thank bikerwife67
Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious meal on Christmas Eve and wonderfully friendly staff and chef and other guests - definitely worth repeat visit.

1 Thank hazel g
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were staying in Port Quin, Cornwall. We traveled by car to the east coast, ending up late one night in Looe. While strolling the quaint streets, the waiter at Papa Nino's came out onto the street to entice us inside to eat. We followed him in and never regreted our decision for one second. Being late,... More 

1 Thank Thomas N
Southport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been many times for many for lots of different occasions and can not fault the amazing food and the service is brilliant can't say a bad word about any of the food or the service by the staff!

1 Thank BettyB07
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89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having eaten here many times I have to admit that the times we have been 'accidentally' overcharged has become irritating. The bill is conveniently never itemised and instead the mains are added together, as are the starters, making the checking difficult, especially if there a few of you. I remember the prices and I don't work there. There is no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 25
Italian, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?