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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, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dave Haines one of the ferrymen recommended Papa Nino to us, we ordered fillet steak with peppercorn sauce & I had the Stilton & mushroom, the steaks were huge, charred, tender and delicious. The chief & front of house were welcoming and the Resturant has...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's like fast food! Cooked in advance, no time to relax, and really tasteless. Our tuna steak was grey and the awfull taste was cammouflaged by a cheap sweet sour sauce. The mussel pasta was a joke for seafood lovers. if this is italian food...More

1  Thank Tina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read a few good reviews of this place so thought we'd give it a go. Really wished we hadn't. Probably the worst food we had in our week in Looe. We should have complained but just wanted to get out of the place as soonas...More

1  Thank Jason P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Papa Nino due to the reviews previously noted on TripAdvisor in options for vegans. I recently became dairy intolerant, so dining for me can prove tricky. To say this restaurant is suitable for vegans is slightly stetching the truth as every dish on...More

1  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice small restaurant worth a visit. Large portions so could not eat all. Staff lovely and friendly. I advise booking.

Thank jono1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay in looe and the food on both occasions was amazing. The portions are huge and the seafood was so fresh it was an absolute delight. The staff and chef are very friendly and made us feel very welcome....More

Thank ian d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I’m honest, I was a little reluctant! My parents raved about this place but they had no website, didn’t take cards, no social media presence, a rather dated menu so I wasn’t expecting much. How wrong was I. The steak pepe was AMAZING! and...More

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in for dinner and the restaurant is lovely and cosy with great friendly staff. Having heard great reviews was a little disappointed. The mussels had unfortunately not been cleaned that well leading to a fair bit of grit and sand in the sauce and...More

1  Thank Foodfan1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for a meal here and first impression was good. A very small restaurant with a good atmosphere. Unfortunately I did not feel our meal was up to the standard of previous reviews. My chicken was a bit tough and the masala sauce pretty tasteless....More

1  Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 3 weeks 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
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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.
4 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
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!
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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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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