Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Handmade Ravioli with Organic Lamb, Parsley and Parmesan In a Light Butter and Sage Sauce
A delicate combination of lamb and herbs from the Emilia-Romagna region
with toasted sourdough Pugliese bread and adrizzle of extra virgin olive oil
4 Hour Slow Cooked Béchamel Bolognese with Grated Parmesan (Pappardelle)
Hailing from Imola, a town located on the Santerno River to the west of Bologna, pappardelle al ragú is a slow-cooked meat sauce
Lovely fresh tasty food as usual.highly recommended
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.
Amazing food, great atmosphere and really friendly staff!
Food and service was exceptional.
Lovely food and friendly staff but service a wee bit slow
Had the best time for true authentic Italian! Amazing and coming back tonight already!
The pasta was great with reasonable price for a dinner. But it was very noisy. We have to shout to chat.
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
A great find for a romantic dinner. Superb quality food at a great price in a lovely venue!
The most amazing food
Delicious food and charming service. A lovely quiet Sunday interlude.
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.
It was an amazing and lovely experience.
Everything was really good, especially the bruschetta which was delicious!
Amazing! Nicest pasta I’ve ever had, lovely wine and desert ❣️
Amazing food, great service, but ambience slightly lacking. Would come back again though!
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 :) !
Small but perfectly formed menu . Cooked to perfection . Will be back
Beautiful food and great atmosphere
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.
As always Emilia’s pasta was outstanding! I have had food from there many times and it’s always brilliant
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.
Had a lovely meal at Emilia’s, the food was absolutely delicious! Staff were also very friendly. Would definitely go back again!
Amazing pasta. Will deffo be back! All reasonable priced too
The food and atmosphere was amazing! Would defo visit again!
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
The best pasta I’ve ever eaten. Incredible good value for money. Will definitely return!
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
Amazing food, you could tell how much love is poured into the creation of it! I will definitely come back :)
Simplicity and authenticity in equal measure. Always stand out service, pasta perfectly aldente, plus the Tiramisu is pretty darn good!
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.
Pasta was amazing & cocktails were also, nice touch using pasta straws.
Service was great also.
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.
Perfect food, amazing wine and amazing service. Hopefully this restaurant can keep their highest standards as it no doubt expands.
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.
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!
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)
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.
Fantastic, will go back! Food and cocktails were amazing, service was lovely.
Good food and good service we arrived early and they were able to accommodate us
Food was great and affordable. Really enjoyed our dishes -- tomato vegetarian pasta and the cacio e pepe.
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.