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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
$$ - $$$
Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to Papa Nino's, certainly won't be the last, decided to have an early meal on New Year's Eve, booked on recommendation, fabulous evening, very friendly and attentive staff, food was amazing, Spicy crab starter, delicious, fillet steak cooked to perfection, sauce divine, couldn't...More

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Looe a couple of times a year and always head to Papa Nino for a fantastic meal. The restaurant isn’t flash or pretentious. It’s friendly, intimate and absolutely fantastic. Great staff, excellent food always cooked, by Derek, to the highest standards. Amazing seafood,...More

Thank Nibbaaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best meals we have eaten - its a gorgous intimate restaurant with excellent 'different dishes' pushes your sence to try something different - you won't be dissapointed - lovely flavours - fish tremendous - good spicing - staff very helpful...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 December 2017 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 1 December 2017 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

1  Thank LadyTCooks
Reviewed 13 November 2017 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 28 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
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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
USD 16 - USD 25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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