Emilia's Crafted Pasta - St Katharine Docks

4.6
696 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Emilia’s SKD is a fresh pasta restaurant located in the heart of St Katharine Docks with a beautiful al fresco dining terrace overlooking the marina, just a few minutes’ walk from Tower Bridge.

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), window seating (overlooking our terrace and the marina), normal tables and an outdoor terrace (overlooking the marina).

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 696 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesH
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding and sitting outdoors now is even better.

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AmerJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was tasteless, a bit noisy. sitting inside was so hot no air cooling system.

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ACDTK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, small portion but with great taste. Nice ambient, try to book and sit outside if you want to absorve the location or inside if you more intimate. Overall, nice place to eat for couples or small group of friends.

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MattS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food, with stunning views into the harbour. Menu was limited but would highly recommend.

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Rodrigo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attendance good but noise ambiance .
Good food and prices!
I recommend

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BeverleyC
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit and once again the food was fabulous. Staff were attentive. The 4 hour ragu is divine

RZ
RonenZ
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great Location, small place with family atmosphere - food is authentic and great taste.

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charly
Surrey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was very slow and we felt a bit neglected at times but food was very good and settings are beautiful!

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Desmi
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal last night, salads & pasta very good. Lovely position on St Katherines dock. The staff were attentive & pleasant. Would definitely recommend. Though would need to book.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food very nice, service not so great…had eaten half our dinner by the time the side salads arrived. Took ages to get staff attention for a further drink & generally unwelcoming & disinterested server.

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MattM
Leicestershire
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice simple menu, lovely pasta and all served by a really attentive team. Lovely location too by the dock.

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Morningstar
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere was perfect. The sauce that came with our pastas tasted "canned", and not homemade.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely loved the food. Everything tasted so authentic and fresh. My only negative point of feedback would be how slow the service was, there was a table who arrived 15 minutes after us yet received their starters before us. We also ended up giving up on trying to order dessert because it was taking a long time to get our order taken. I would still 100% recommendation this place as the food was to die for, you should just go with expectations that it will take a while to get served.

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HarryM
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta I’ve ever had. Lovely setting and amazing service

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CamilaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta! The service was good, waitress was quick and attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location by the Marina. Sat outside in the sun. Food is great, like a home cooked meal. Attentive waiters. Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, staff, food and just everything about Emilia’s was amazing. Will definitely be returning!

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Emma
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta overall tasted very nice but they cook it al dente which was a bit harder than I would have liked but the pasta tasted nice with the sauce.
However the ice cream that I ordered was very frozen and not very nice to eat so I wouldn’t recommend getting that.

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OliverW
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta outside of Italy itself. Highlights are the Cace e Pepe, the Carbonara and the fresh pesto all set in a lovely quaint venue looking out onto St Katherine’s docks. You will end up wanting more than one main due to their tastyness

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Cuscus
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you like pasta then this is the restaurant quality pasta and surprisingly desserts in a fantastic location.

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MicolA
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - food is excellent and location is great.

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VanitaH
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt & efficient service. The best ravioli I've tasted. The tiramisu was mouth watering. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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LizzieA
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful view of the dock from the counter looking out the window. Excellent food and the wine I got to go with it was perfect.
Great value for money and great service too.
Can’t fault much with this place, although I think I would’ve appreciated the music to be less pop, more jazz or something to match the Italian vibe of the place. Otherwise, excellent experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

I booked a table for a standard table as I preferred to sit opposite eachother. As the website offers different options for what type of table I made sure I booked the correct one.

I arrived 5 mins prior to my booking. The waitress told me that only the table by the kitchen/bar is available and is that ok. I said that I had booked a standard table and would rather sit on a normal table. She responded very rudely that ‘as I said that table is not available and that’s just what happens sometimes’. I responded ‘but as I specifically requested the standard table howcome it isn’t available. She got quite angry and gave me a lot of attitude saying ‘as I said the only option is the high table and that’s how it happens’. I completely understand that sometimes mistakes are made and our table clearly was not reserved but I found it a little upsetting to be spoken to in this manner and not be offered an apology for the mistake been made. The waitress made me feel very small and stupid for asking the question which ruined my experience a little.

The food was delicious and the other members of staff were polite. Food came quickly, and I enjoyed the overall experience apart from the beginning encounter. It was a bit awkward sitting up by the kitchen as I felt I couldn’t have a conversation without the whole kitchen hearing it!

It would be great if when people book a table it is actually reserved so when they arrive they get the table they are expecting, and if this is not possible staff apologise and try and offer alternatives I.e waiting for the table to become free.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service with great atmosphere!

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BethanyC
London
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Probably some of the best pasta I’ve had in London! Will definitely be back again soon. Very small restaurant so make sure you book.

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

AVOID EMILIAS PASTA. HORRIBLE SERVICE AND RUDE STAFF.

Booked for an anniversary meal and requested a table by the window as this looked like the nicest and most spacious area.

Understandably requests cannot always be accommodated but when we arrived, we were instead seated outside next to a lamppost with obstructs the table and prevents sitting across from each other. This was completely unromantic and we asked to move to another free table which meant we could sit opposite each other rather than to the side. Our request was refused supposedly due to a ‘reservation’, however, literally 5 seconds later a couple, without reservation, arrived and asked for the same table and were seated. This was incredibly annoying given the occasion and both our requests had been ignored.

When asking the waitress about this she was incredibly rude, told us if we don’t like it we can leave and then she snatched the menus away.

Luckily we were able to find a lovely restaurant around the corner called Bravas. The service here was amazing and they accommodated us last minute on a Saturday evening. I would highly recommend you to go to Bravas instead for much better service and high quality food. There is also a very nice wine bar next door.

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JackR
London
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best pasta I have ever eaten in my life!

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DirkO
London
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Honest nice Italian food for a good price in a beautiful spot.

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AniS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money! Delicious food and lovely service too.

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GeorgieA
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, perhaps a little overpriced but location makes up for it.

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MichaelL
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

1st time going here, and I was great! Delicious food, amazing location, cute and quaint restaurant, and friendly staff! Portion size was slightly underwhelming, but it was well priced and very tasty so I can’t complain! Had to wait a bit, but it wasn’t an unreasonable amount of time! 100% recommend!

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AndrewK
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very friendly staff and tasty dishes. Nice to sit outside by the water too

NH
NikitaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and really transported me back to Bologna! I would just say that the portion size is a little on the small size and more would be better but otherwise great food!

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BETHANYM
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were absolutely lovely. Will 100% be going back.

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Anonymous
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was tasty and served quickly. Staff was nice.

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DilaraSancar
Maastricht
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic - one of the best pastas and burratas that I have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST pasta in London, hands down. Not sure there is a bad thing on the menu.

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Suze
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, delicious pasta , lovely small menu , if we are in the area again I would definitely recommend this place.

HS
HannahS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault Emilias - the food is outstanding and lovely friendly service too. One of my all time favourite restaurants!

FAQs

Emilia's Crafted Pasta - St Katharine Docks does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Emilia's Crafted Pasta - St Katharine Docks also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7481 2004.

Emilia's Crafted Pasta - St Katharine Docks is rated 4.6 stars by 696 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.