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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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“pasta” (63 reviews)
“spicy crab” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BP, England
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1 - 10 of 714 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We love Papa Ninos, we always visit on our trips to Looe. The hot crab starter is delicious and the Steak Pepe has been my favourite steak dish since I first tried it over 10 years ago. Great selection of drinks and desserts and very...More

Thank AmyLMarkC
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very small restaurant (only about 20 covers) that you might easily pass by ... but don't – the food is excellent and the staff welcoming and friendly. We ate here the last night of our holiday, but only because it was fully...More

1  Thank Catriona W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A small and intimate little restaurant with attentive staff and lovely food.I had Lobster Thermidore for the first time and it was delish ☺

Thank jane h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here on many occasions over the years and it is still worth a visit the chef Derek took over a few years ago and retained the high standards, wonderful choice of fish meals , you must book early to avoid disappointment

Thank Derek C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited Papa Nino's a few times and the food is delicious. Great service from the team. Now stop reading this review and go get some grub!

Thank FoodandTravel1746
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our meal here- partly due to the food but moreso the service. We had 2 courses and wine and both chose meals from the specials board. The only downside was that the pasta (in the otherwise perfect lobster and prawn dish) was slightly...More

Thank LozVA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

whatever you choose from the menu you will not be dissapointed, but my favourite is spaggetti marinara, but i have yet to finnish it. menu vey reasonably priced for what you get.

Thank GaryE466
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to get the last two seats in this place after finding everywhere else fully booked. The fact they could fit us in is no reflection on the place though as the food is tasty. Lovely, varied menu with lots of fish choices. My...More

Thank akm515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent value for money, really good choice of both food and drink. Very friendly service, booking essential due to popularity of the venue.

Thank paulbrown308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant based on TA high rating. The restaurant is tiny and I would say max of 22 can fit in so def book in advance. We saw many people coming in hoping for a seating but being turned away as place fully booked....More

3  Thank DJG1983
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3 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
5 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
7 June 2016|
Response from nickmBedford | Reviewed this property |
It would be tight and I would say you would need to prebook
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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