Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate

4.5
346 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Emilia’s Aldgate is a fresh pasta restaurant located in the City within a few minutes walk of Aldgate and Aldgate East tube stations. It's our second restaurant following on from our first critically acclaimed and award winning restaurant in St Katharine Docks.

At Emilia’s all our pasta is made fresh every morning in full view of passers-by and served from our fully open kitchen, combining the warmth and welcome of an Italian kitchen with the theatre and passion behind our pasta.

When the weather permits we also have al fresco dining on our terrace.

Our restaurant has a mixture of chef’s table bar counter seating, bar tables, shared tables, casual seating, tables and an outdoor area. For any specific requirements please call the restaurant directly or email us on aldgate@emiliaspasta.com

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 346 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Christmas menu and it was such good value bc you can get any drink! Also deffo try the buratta :)

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Anali
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was fine! The only thing was that some of the pasta has like crunchy taste

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Shah123
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delicious meal - I'd 100% go back and definitely recommend!

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ShonaE
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing evening!!! We had the 4 hour slow cooked Bolognese and it was done to perfection. Best pasta my boyfriend and I have ever had. The food and service was perfect. Will be returning very soon.

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Tobyandmira
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The service was good, the food was tasty at first and then quickly nauseating, and the ambience was appalling - my partner and I were shoved in the back, sharing a tiny table at right angles to one another because of a giant pillar taking the other side of our table which also had all the coats hung on it. Very disappointing

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Vivian
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my favorite restaurant in town! So tasty and lovely staff!

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PGPG
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food they have is exceptional. The only minor criticism is that they didn’t have a full menu available (including a dish I’d been recommended to try) so I’ll have to go back to try the buratta stater. Overall great though. Loved it.

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Emily
Wales
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wish there were more vegetarian options.

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ValeB
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent hand-made pasta, and good value for money

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KamalT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good, tasty food and really friendly staff with a chilled vibe.

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Didi
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The pasta was not tasty and wasn’t worth the price

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AliciaC
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unreal. The best Italian I’ve ever had absolutely insane especially for the prices! So affordable. The desserts were also amazing. So impressed can’t wait to go back!

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SophieL
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and fresh. Service was quick and price was very good. Definitely revisiting

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tonip
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, just a little slow on the service front.

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LenaB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Emilia's for my birthday dinner, and it was exactly what the doctor called for! The pasta was delicious (albeit with a little bit small serving sizes!), and the ambience was a beautiful date-night vibe! The food came out quickly—in fact, perhaps too quickly! We were seated at 6:10 or so and our food was ready by 6:35! Nonetheless, I would absolutely come back and would recommend it to a friend!

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Mike
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent pasta in a nice space with great service

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AshleyP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in London hands down.

Price point is on point.

Keep up the good work!

Could do with more luxurious chocolatey desserts maybe.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, reasonably sized portions and price wise it was slighlty on the high side, but worth every penny.
Stuff was really friendly and attentive.

I would go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We managed to get a last minute booking here just before they closed for lockdown 2 and my gosh we both thought it was so tasty and by far the best we have had especially the Lamb Ravioli

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Loflanagan
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is great and the food is always spot on!

NH
NicholasH
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was first time to the restaurant and we would return back after the lockdown.

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polarbear
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience1

Tables were way too close together (less than 1m)! We had to wait a few minutes to get another table.

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DariaN
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food, great value for money and nice ambiance.

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KanF
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only reason why I didn't give them 5 stars was becasue I was unable to reach them prior to my booking on Sunday. I was worried they weren't open and called several times only for the call to either get a busy signal or ring out. I tried email and they never responded.

The food was great. My son, who is the pickiest eater in the universe loved it. In fact, I think he would have loved to have seconds of everything. Both him and my partner licker their platters clean. The service was great. The food was good. The orders arrived promptly and they honoured my request to be moved to a diferent part of the restaurant.

I will most definitely go there agin. Sadly, Covid might make that a long time in coming.

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AymaneB
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta house in town. Hands down

Went there everything was excellent; location, service, staff and most importantly the food. Highly recommended.

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CarolinaS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pasta, very authentic. Lovely staff as well!

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Andreab
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Not a typical Italian restaurant they put cream in a carbonara and the wine is not from Italy

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Anonymous111111111111111
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and felt very Covid safe. Would recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, quick service.

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SabrinaT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was ok, food wasn’t anything special

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vipclthr
London
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent pastas and good portions, good value. Tomato burrata salad and amaretto tiramisu also very nice.

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BethanyG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pasta and lovely drinks/cocktails - staff attentive and friendly!

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vieira4afc
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend .

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davidb
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Music too loud especially in the context of Covid where guidelines from Public Health England are to keep music to low levels to prevent guests from shouting and risking spreading the virus. We had to ask twice to turn music down.

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Kmur
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good pasta, but the tiramisu was a disappointment.

MB
MarkB
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food served fresh and hot, simple menu and nice venue. Good choice for vegetarians

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent, friendly and accommodating staff. Food was tasty but I found the portion sizes to be lacking for the price. Lovely setting, quite dark but clean and aesthetic.

Social distancing was in place and stuck to (for the most part). All but one staff member was wearing a mask. Contact tracing was well enforced.

Overall nice quick weeknight meal.

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alf147uk
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Food is always good although my Pasta dish (number 6 - pasta with Pesto) on the menu was quite small. Also some of the heritage tomatoes were a tad raw.

The only bad thing was the waiter NOT wearing a mask even though it’s the law that all waiting staff are properly masked up! Hence, that spoiled the evening as he was talking over us and there was a risk he could have spat into our food!

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PaulinaN
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Felt rushed by the staff the whole dinner. As soon as we entered we were told we are gonna have to leave in 1.5h and were reminded at least few times after.

JM
JMac
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great service and a family favourite of ours.

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 4.5 stars by 346 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.