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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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Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy,intimate Restaurant with amazing food and fantastic Staff who cannot do enough for you. An essential place to eat if you visit Looe.

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My scallop starter was perfectly cooked, the husbands spicy crab was great, with just the right level of heat, the motherships melon was juicy and the plump prawns came in a tasty sauce with perfectly ripe avocado. Onto the mains and 3 of us opted...More

Thank LadyTCooks
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food Second visit to this restaurant. We came back here as we enjoyed it so much first time round. Four of us eat here on Saturday night, one of our party is a vegetarian and loved the salmon. The food is delicious my husband...More

1  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Went to Papa Ninos with my wife on a short break to Looe. Having previously dined here on other holidays, we knew what to expect and we weren't disappointed ! The food and service was excellent. The chef even took time to have a chat...More

Thank Christopher N
Reviewed 1 November 2017

If you like Italian food this restaurant is the place for you in Looe. The menu is extensive and the owner is very helpful with explaining the various dishes. He was able to modify one of the dishes for me which was super. The decor...More

Thank JOHN N
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Haven't been to Looe for a couple of years but whenever we do we always make sure we get to this restaurant .the food is top class.and the staff can't do enough for you . The scallops and the lobster and prawn pasta are to...More

Thank sammick1
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We like it here as it’s small and cosy. The food is excellent and the staff are lovely. We had garlic prawns which were lovely and plenty of them and prawn and avocado again nice. Mains we had pasta carbonara and Spag Bol again lovely...More

Thank Hellylaw
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We called this restaurant at short notice and they managed to fit us in within half an hour. It's certainly quite small inside but this just added to the superb atmosphere. The lady looking after us was very helpful and professional in her manner, and...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Our prawn starters were very fresh; and main pasta courses cooked to order and delicious. Decent house wine too. We timed our arrival poorly following in a large group in what is a very small restaurant - they took priority over all other guests. A...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We visited Papa Nino's this evening as a Family of 8, we did not book ahead but the very friendly waiter and head chef welcomed us and rearranged their seating so that we could all sit together. We found there to be a nice variety...More

Thank Martin K
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Response from Mark E | Reviewed this property |
Derrick is often in doing prep first thing in the morning
Dawn Q
6 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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