Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate

4.4
483 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Emilia’s Aldgate is a fresh pasta restaurant located in the City within a few minutes’ walk of Aldgate/Aldgate East tube stations. It's our second restaurant following on from our first critically acclaimed and award-winning restaurant.

At Emilia’s all our pasta is made fresh every morning in our restaurant in full view of passers-by and served from our fully open kitchen. In true respect of Italian tradition, we use certified Italian produce and try our best to ensure no additives, artificial ingredients, preservatives or anything unnatural is in our food. We believe that food is much better when it’s 100% natural.

Our restaurant has a mixture of chef’s bar/counter seating (overlooking the open kitchen), normal tables, high top bar seats and a covered outdoor terrace.

P.S. We care for our people, our communities and the world around us. Please visit our website (www.emiliaspasta.com) if you would like to learn more about our approach to Sustainability.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 483 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKipper
London
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely fresh tasty food as usual.highly recommended

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Mags
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good quality and decently priced pasta for a lazy lunch in East London. I opted for the pancetta carbonara, which is a rookie mistake when it's truffle season, but the pasta was beautifully cooked if a touch too salty for my taste. The bruschetta was fresh and vibrant, and the gelato was rich in flavour. The espresso machine wasn't working - a small tragedy after a decadent lunch, but the limoncello was a decent replacement.

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Romulas
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and really friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was exceptional.

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PhilippaA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely food and friendly staff but service a wee bit slow

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AmberleyH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time for true authentic Italian! Amazing and coming back tonight already!

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EricH
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The pasta was great with reasonable price for a dinner. But it was very noisy. We have to shout to chat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Waitress was rude and had continuous attitude, food was cold when it was brought out to us after waiting 45/50 minutes which was ridiculous


I’ve been here a few times but I’ve never experienced such poor service

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Alex
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find for a romantic dinner. Superb quality food at a great price in a lovely venue!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing food

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Mugatu
London
27 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and charming service. A lovely quiet Sunday interlude.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The lamb ravioli was good creamy but not overpowering but you must have a side dish like a salad to help it go down nicely otherwise perhaps too dry but that’s with any pasta dish in general , the Parmesan rocket salad with a bit of balsamic dressing was amazing ! , the amaretto sour was a bit mediocre but fun fact the straws are actually pasta ! .
We waited a while for our mains to come after sharing a bruschetta, about 20 minutes or so.
Then we made sure to order dessert while they were taking our plates away to save time.
And apparently a true Italian panacotta is runny and not firm like I had believed all my life !
I asked for the tiramisu and it was okay.
Then we asked for the bill and waited around another 20 mins and then we asked again .
No one came so we were even contemplating that if we left would anyone notice?
We had to get up from our seats to be noticed and the table next to us who had sat 10 minutes after us hadn’t even ordered yet.
I’m not sure if they’re understaffed but our experience went that great after seeing reviews on social media it just doesn’t match.
But staff are lovely I just think they might need some help I didn’t see a management figure.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing and lovely experience.
Everything was really good, especially the bruschetta which was delicious!

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Aoibh
London
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Nicest pasta I’ve ever had, lovely wine and desert ❣️

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JayneA
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, great service, but ambience slightly lacking. Would come back again though!

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hamzaA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Tbh the food wasn't as good as it seems. Pasta was a bit hard, I am not sure if it's an Italian way, but my gf agreed and didn't enjoy her dish. Mine at least was better, but the waitress got me the wrong dish and had to wait to prepare a new one. So my date ate before me :) !

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but perfectly formed menu . Cooked to perfection . Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and great atmosphere

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stneotsden
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

A unique experience with delicious food. The lamb ravioli was really special but the pasta for the bolognaise was rather heavy in large strips. The strawberry panacotta was particularly good. The place was buzzing with young people but we found it rather noisy as all around there were hard surfaces and the three loud speakers near us were hanging from the ceiling and were pointing onto a hard floor making the quality of sound somewhat disappointing.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Emilia’s pasta was outstanding! I have had food from there many times and it’s always brilliant

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JoolsC
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and very friendly, the food was delicious. It was quite pricey especially as the portions are quite small but to be honest it was enough for us. Will definitely be back.

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Welcom
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely meal at Emilia’s, the food was absolutely delicious! Staff were also very friendly. Would definitely go back again!

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Mani
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pasta. Will deffo be back! All reasonable priced too

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Lathu
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was amazing! Would defo visit again!

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KioniW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant and staff were really good and helpful. The only issue was th portion sizes. Way too small. We actually thought about it getting the same thing twice because we were still hungry

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phoeber
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The best pasta I’ve ever eaten. Incredible good value for money. Will definitely return!

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DaisyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was so good and reasonably priced. Service was a bit slow we had empty glasses for a long time and couldn't grab anyones attention so ended up leaving rather than staying for a couple more drinks

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CharlotteB
London
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, you could tell how much love is poured into the creation of it! I will definitely come back :)

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JimmyEats
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simplicity and authenticity in equal measure. Always stand out service, pasta perfectly aldente, plus the Tiramisu is pretty darn good!

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Abbey
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Super disappointed! The service was very slow - we were without water and service for nearly an hour. We saw other customers arrive after us and get served their food before we did. We then got fold we’d be taken care of, got asked what drinks we’d like, and then got no discount at the end. Was most disappointed! The food didn’t taste fresh either.

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LouieH97
London
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta was amazing & cocktails were also, nice touch using pasta straws.

Service was great also.

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DanS
London
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and fantastic service, staff were very pleasant and welcoming too. If you’re after a great London restaurant that isn’t too expensive I highly recommend.

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djcassels
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, amazing wine and amazing service. Hopefully this restaurant can keep their highest standards as it no doubt expands.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Portions are a little on the small side but the price reflects this. We had a table by the toilets so there was people queuing next to the table which wasn’t great but the service from the staff was good and very friendly. The starters were excellent especially the bruschetta! Would recommend if you’re looking for something quick, cheapish and cheerful.

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OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is just fantastic, the best fresh pasta in London. The ambience is cosy with dim lighting and candles on an evening, and the prices are very reasonable. Can’t recommend Emilia’s enough!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and was nice to be by the kitchen. Had the cured beef and buratta salad to share for starters and then 2 portions of pasta to share - honestly amazing food! Great flavours, good portions and cocktails were really reasonable (all £8)

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WendyH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service and ambience were great. The pesto for the steamed green beans as well as the pasta sauces were heavenly, unfortunately the green beans and the pasta were undercooked even though we normally enjoy crunchy vegetables and al dente pasta.

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RosieM
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, will go back! Food and cocktails were amazing, service was lovely.

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AlIsonB
Kent
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service we arrived early and they were able to accommodate us

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Nicole
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and affordable. Really enjoyed our dishes -- tomato vegetarian pasta and the cacio e pepe.

FAQs

Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7702 9944.

Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate is rated 4.4 stars by 483 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.