Papa Rab’s Restaurant, Takeaway & Bar

Papa Rab’s Restaurant, Takeaway & Bar has been serving authentic Italian food and quality beverages since August 2017 and houses the largest, self-built, wood-fired pizza oven in Dumfries & Galloway.

It is owned by Rab Wight and his wife Kayleigh and together, along with their valued team of staff, have worked hard to become one of the most popular restaurants and bars in Stranraer.

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Family run Italian restaurant in Stranraer.


The menu is heavily influenced by the cuisine in Southern Italy and in particular, Calabria, where Rab stayed for numerous years and many of the dishes have been inspired by the very dishes that were served in local restaurants there.

The emphasis at Papa Rab’s is on quality by using the best of ingredients, the majority of which are locally sourced, and all dishes are made in house and prepared freshly to order. From authentic wood-fired, hand-rolled pizzas, pastas, fish and steak to our mouth watering, homemade desserts, our varied menu offers something for everyone.

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01776 700 766

Why choose Papa Rab’s

With our walls adorned with pictures of Italian landscapes, our tables covered in typical Italian red and white tablecloths and Italian music playing in the background, the atmospheric ambience could easily transport you to your favourite trattoria in the heart of Italy.

Pair this with the service from our attentive, friendly staff and you will be sure to enjoy your evening with us.

Family Run Restaurant

Opened Our Doors in 2017

Fresh pizza Dough Morning

Italian Azzuro Coffee

The Bar

Our adjoining, dog friendly bar has a cosy, welcoming feeling – we even have our own dog menu for your pampered pooches where you can also enjoy our full, extensive menu or enjoy our pizza & pint deal which is exclusive to our bar area. The perfect place for an aperitif, while browsing our menu, or relaxing with a digestive after your meal. You may come in a stranger and leave as a friend.

Live music and entertainment at weekends.



“Five of us in for a meal tonight - absolutely excellent. Rab and staff were brilliant, couldn't fault them! Would highly recommend this lovely Italian, keep up the good work folks.”

“Best pizzas in town. You HAVE to try the Panzanelle.”

“I had the pleasure of dining in Papa Rabs first class restaurant with the most attentive staff this evening. Rab was able to serve us 2 dozen of the best oyster I have eaten this year. The main courses were great, the steaks were cooked to perfection - if you get a chance to dine here, don't miss this opportunity.”

“Great wee place, excellent service, attentive staff, food arrived quickly and it was excellent, just don't be tempted to order sides with your pizza, its huge and stacked with toppings.”


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Our Story

Family run Italian restaurant
Fresh food and friendly service

Rab worked and lived in Dumfries for many years in project management/the housing sector. When building his own house over 25 years ago, his son asked if he would build a pizza oven in the garden, to which he obliged…

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