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Papa Nino

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Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
+44 1503 264231
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We needed a Gluten free option and the chef was very happy to help with gluten free pasta with salmon and a cream sauce. Special Lobster and prawn pasta was also great and both servings were huge. They only take cash, but as it is not expensive this should not be a problem. Very friendly staff and it sounded like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food,amazing experience,magic Staff. Cannot wait to go back and eat there again.The steak is undoubtedly the best I have ever had (including the USA)

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Thank Mark E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in looe and saw this lovely Italian we had to go in, from the second you spent you felt welcomed and the food was outstanding all the seafood was so fresh and cooked to perfection, I would highly recommend the mussles and pasta dishes they was amazing!

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Thank Callum B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grim, grim, grim do not here ! Sloppy tasteless sauce slapped onto over-cooked fish. The same disgusting sauce used in a spaghetti carbonara - can't understand how this is an italian restaurant that rates so well on here.

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2 Thank John O
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had alovely meal 2nd visit will go back, verry freindly place,Italian home cooked food, recomend booking.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great little hidden gem in the heart of Looe. I have to admit, it's the only Italian restaurant that I know of that serves Spaghetti with fresh Scallops. For this Pescatarian that alone is enough to keep me coming back. Prompt service & polite staff who are attentative. My partner had Steak ( described as the best steaks in Looe)... More 

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Thank biggerfella
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We booked at Papa Nino looking forward to some lovely fish dishes. I had the crab starter but its more like a pot of melted spicy cheese with some crab in it. Lemon sole was very small and the salad was pretty basic. All in all the food was average but a little costly. Also I have to say its... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice local Italian, huge menu including everything you would expect and very wide choice of locally caught seafood. Friendly and efficient service - we would definitely return. Booking essential as it's tiny.

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Thank Dick C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly welcome to a small Italian restaurant. Highly recommended is the Spicy Crab Meat for starters. We both had pasta for mains which was very saucy and a large portion size. We had garlic bread as a side this was a little soggy but this maybe because of the garlic butter that was used. A lovely touch was to... More 

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Frampton Cotterell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went here formu birthday recently had the scallops to start they were very good then lobster Thermidor which was just fabulous very well cooked and the sauce was great then to finish chocolate mousse very rich great meal very relaxed restaurant we also had a bottle of there house rose wine which for the price was very good We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 25
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?