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
Brilliant service, amazing food!
Pastas the highlight. Ragu on bolognese great as was ravioli and carbonara. Service was slow .. lots of people packed in a tent at the back. Food was something to return to
This place has a lot of hype but I don’t think it lived up to it. Nice enough but not the best carbonara I ever had. Expected more!
Me and my friends went for lunch on a rainy Thursday ,they had a tent set up which sheltered us from the cold and rain. Staff were great and helpful,food was nice and also the white grillo wine we had! Prices were reasonable! I would recommend the truffle pasta!At the end of our lunch we have been treated to a nice desert wine which we appreciated.
I would definitely go back!
Birthday celebration - lovely service and food! Great value for the location.
Favourite local italian. Very cosy and great service.
The gazebo looks terrible, I am sorry. I did not know the terrace would look like that. I wouldn’t have booked a table if only I knew.
Really delicious food, as far as I recall some of the best pasta I've had. The menu is somewhat limited but has 2 vegan mains, a starter and 2 vegan sides I think. Tried both of the vegan mains and they were very good; flavourful and filling. No desserts on the menu :( but reasonably priced and would recommend!
Food was delicious - pasta was exceptional; however the atmosphere was quite dark and service was quite slow.
Food was cold when it came out, took 30 mins to get some water. Dishes were okay, better off going to padella.
Great food, liked the outdoor dining arrangement, the team put up a tent and it was nice and warm despite it raining out. Special shoutout to our waiters that evening esp Ahmed, your beard is amazing.
Delicious simple food beautifully cooked!
Lovely bolognese! I had a really nice Ameretto sours too
This was the best Italian meal I have had since my first trip to Lignano Italy in 1967 the taste of the sauce took me straight back I shall certainly return as often as ican
Have eaten here in the past and it was excellent. Unfortunately the tent is awful: dark, uncomfortable and possibly not actually Covid compliant! Not enough waiting staff, so they were run off their feet and service was very slow. Best avoided until we are allowed to eat indoors again.
Great food, but our table was forgotten so waited an hour + for our mains and drinks. Understandable at the moment though and very kind & helpful when they realised
I've been looking forward to this for ages and it was everything I expected. Delicious!
Incredible quality and very reasonable prices!
The food was fresh, not too heavy, and very tasteful, only bad thing to point out was that the pasta was slightly harder than what I expected. I also felt a bit uncomfortable about the seating arrangements because we were all under tents, and we were all sat very closely to the other tables. Other than that, the service was pretty quick and overall, I would say I had a 3/5 star experience.
Great pasta, simply presented by attentive staff,
Outdoor seating with heaters
Food quality was not as expected; poor quality not very tasteful. Taste more like canteen food.
Staff were kind.
delighted to see the outdoor seating was protecting us from the wind and rain!
service was a little hit and miss, they forgot our drinks but overall food is delicious and I would go back again!
The food was absolutely amazing! The Burrata Salad, Truffle Pasta and Vanilla Panacota are definitely a must. The staff was lovely as well. Overall great experience!
It was a nice evening and food was really good! We had a nice night!
Smaller portions than expected but food was nice, seating very crowded, noisy and cold. Felt a but rushed to be quick. Overpriced and overrated to be honest.
Outside area is really tightly packed, not great for ambience but food was good, as always.
Bigger portions plz
Went whilst it was outdoor seating only, and despite not having a natural outdoor space, was a fine environment to eat in thanks to the gazebos and heaters. Seemed slightly short staffed, but all the staff were so friendly. The food is always incredible, the best pasta I've ever had and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Can't wait until we can visit again and eat inside!
We ordered walnut and chestnut mushroom pasta, carbonara with panchetta and for deserts tiramisu and Panacota. Pastas tasted very average, nothing special. Resets were nice. Outdoor setup was very good since all the table were in a tent which was protecting us from cold weather.
Food quality is good but if you are really hungry, maybe you will need add starters and dessert to main course.
No disabled toilets for my son who is 5 years old and in a wheelchair. Meant he could not go toilet the whole time we were there.
Ran out of ravioli at 3pm - the only dish I wanted.
£7 for a tomotoe bruchetta, just because it's vegan, when I'm not even vegan, is just a rip off.
Had to box up our own takeaway. Ordered two bolognaise as they had no ravioli and wanted to take some home.
Food was ok but wouldn't return simply because they cannot cater for disabled visitors.
Great changing menu with extraordinary pasta dishes
We sat in the outside tent set up for outdoor dining which was nice and cosy, as they added heaters which helped. It was lunchtime on a bank holiday weekend so seemed busy, but it took 15 minutes to even get menus or water. Bruschetta was average and for the price, seemed like you didn't get much. But the main pastas were nice and tasty. Overall, it was okay - but wouldn't recommend as it was nothing special and there are plenty of better Italian restaurants.
Food and service was amazing. Smallish menu but certainly something for everyone. Menabrea large was amazing. If your abit covid worried, it is in close proximity to other but everyone is sanitised on entry. Very fairly priced. 2 mains 2 side 4 drinks £45
Outdoor dining was warm and covered
It was a lovely experience but cold. They had two heaters on their patio, but we were seated at the back, which meant it was really cold. We ate quickly and left. The food was very tasty and the service friendly. We would have stayed longer, and have more drinks/dessert, if there would have been additional heaters in the back.
We ordered the bolognese, carbonara and homemade basil pesto pastas and they were all fantastic! Generous portions and we loved how the pasta shapes were perfect for the different sauces. Outdoor seating was done well under the tents and there was good heating for a chilly day. Can’t wait to come back!
Really enjoyed the food. Was surprisingly warm sitting outside
Delicious food, well priced and overall a very enjoyable place to eat out.
The place is elegant, nice atmosphere, nice handmade food and customer service
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 410 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.