Papa Nino's

Categories: Italian, Pizza

Contact Information

47365 Hwy 12
Osprey Shopping Center
Buxton, NC 27920

Phone: 252-995-0060

Fax: 252-995-7994

Hours of Operation

Open all year round

Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

Delicious Pizza, Subs and Sandwiches are what you will get at Papa Nino’s. The Deluxe Pizza and Deluxe Calzone are big sellers. The lunch and dinner buffets feature a variety of foods from sausage and peppers, pizzas and salad.  

Papa Nino’s Restaurant is located on the west end of the Osprey Shopping Center in the Village of Buxton.  Close by is the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Cape Point, a popular fishing area.  This popular Pizzeria features a large dining room for family gatherings.


  • Share Meal Policy:  $1.00 up charge
  • Credit Cards:  MC, Visa, Discover
  • Attire:  Casual
  • Banquet Facilities:  50 max
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Kids Entertainment:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Samples:  Sample


Nino started his strong reputation on the Outer Banks with Nino’s Restaurant in Avon. His business did so well that he opened his second location, Papa Nino’s with his second oldest son, Leo, in 2007.

Chef Biography

Papa Nino's

 Leo Polazzolo does most of the cooking at Papa Nino’s. He was trained by his family in the old style of Sicilian cooking. His pizzas, calzones and sausage and peppers are delicious. Leo also learned to prepare some American favorites such as Cheese Steak, Chicken Cheese Steak, Tacos and Chicken Wings.

Owner Biography

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Nino Polazzolo and his wife, with their son, Leo, own this establishment.  Nino, who also owns Nino’s Pizza in Avon, grew up in Sicily. He brought with him the art of good Sicilian cooking to the United States emigrating to Scranton, PA.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • No additional information available.


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 5 Stars based on 1 review
  1. Papa Nino's
    Rating: 5 Stars
    absolutely DELICIOUS!

    GREAT pizza , good prices.. Everything was wonderful. I had the Miguel Burger. FANTASTIC!

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