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Via Emilia by Food Roots - SHOREDITCH, London,

Via Emilia by Food Roots - SHOREDITCH

4.3
4.3
111 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Once upon a time an Italian guy proud to be from Emilia-Romagna region, up-north Italy, the region where the home-made egg pasta was originally invented, decided to create a whole restaurant using every single product, pasta recipe, beer and wine that come maniacally and exclusively from his region.
Covering the typical fresh pasta dishes from each Emilian city hand-made in front of you and following the original Grandma’s own recipe and maintaining an outstanding value.
Also Launching the real Gnocco Fritto in London, the typical gently-fried bread to enjoy with meat&cheese.
Offering just 40 covers, Via Emilia is intimate yet light and airy with its traditional white marble and dark stained wood. At 5 minutes walk from Old Street station and 10 from Liverpool Street

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7613 0508
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • 20% Off Food

    Multiple dates available
    20% off food. Only available to parties of maximum 4 people.

What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

111 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cibo fantastico e un’atmosfera unica. Da provare assolutamente!

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  2. nicoleg

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta and cured meats were AMAZING. The service was fantastic, the wine was delivious. I would 100% go back.

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  3. MichaelM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want to do a big group dinner with delicious, shareable food without breaking the bank, this is my TOP recommendation in London. We did the tasting menu (not required but suggested for big groups) for my 10 person birthday dinner, and it was a ton of great food for a super reasonable price. The pastas were all excellent, the recommended wine was interesting in the best way, and the Gnocco Frito bread was some of the best I’ve ever had. The restaurant was modern but not too fancy. The ambiance was overall really great, and it was made only better by the lovely staff. Since being in London, this meal was probably the best experience I’ve had with restaurant staff. They were so kind and accommodating.

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  4. XinyiC

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sorry slightly below 3.5 for me. The staff are absolutely nice and wonderful, but the food is quite average. The menu isn’t exciting enough. The space is cramped and stressful. Meat mix is nice. From neck to leg, Parma to prosciutto :3 The sausage has a beautiful black pepper aroma. And all of them are tasty, although I’d like to know more about the producer — in comparison with supermarket packs. The #9 anolen in brod is lovely like pork dumplings. The chicken soup is heart warming. I chose this one because it’s less common. It does appear more similar to pelmani. The pork, ham, and cheese filling is a cute mixture of tender meat, umami, spices, and melting cheese. My friend’s classsic bolognese ragu is also nice. Both pastas are al dente, although slightly lacking springiness other than the firmness. I’ve had better ones… The smaller portion is helpful for sampling, but still too big for a tapas style “pasta flight” across the region. With the meat starter, two pasta dishes are more than enough for us, and we had to skip the bread too. Tiramisu tastes good but personally I’d prefer it to be more moist. More soak the ladyfingers in more coffee and beat the mascarpone to a fluffier texture. Environment: Small space with small tables. The small space fits 50 people and can be difficult to get around. Cold wind comes in with customers. The staff are friendly and patient. It’s interesting to drop by if you happen to be around (reservation is recommended), but there really isn’t anything for me to come back to.

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  5. LewisI

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Via Emilia by Food Roots in Shoreditch stands out as a gem in London's vibrant dining scene, offering an exceptional dining experience that takes guests on a gastronomic journey through the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. This charming restaurant prides itself on authenticity, using traditional recipes and the finest ingredients to craft dishes that are both genuine and mouthwateringly delicious. Upon entering Via Emilia, diners are greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere, with décor that subtly nods to Italian elegance and tradition. The staff is notably welcoming and knowledgeable, eager to guide guests through the menu and share the stories behind the dishes, enhancing the dining experience with their passion and expertise. The menu is a carefully curated selection of specialties from Emilia Romagna, featuring standout dishes such as handmade pasta, which is undoubtedly the star of the show. Each pasta dish, from the classic Tagliatelle al Ragù to the delicate Tortellini in Brodo, is prepared with meticulous attention to detail, showcasing the rich flavors and textures that this region is famous for. The ingredients are sourced directly from small-scale producers in Italy, ensuring authenticity and quality in every bite. Beyond pasta, Via Emilia offers a variety of other Italian favorites, including a selection of antipasti, mains, and desserts. The wine list is equally impressive, featuring regional wines that perfectly complement the flavors of the food. Whether you're a fan of red, white, or sparkling wine, you'll find a selection that enhances your meal and rounds out the dining experience. Desserts at Via Emilia are not to be missed, offering a sweet conclusion to the meal with traditional treats like Tiramisu and Panna Cotta. Each dessert is crafted with the same care and attention to detail as the rest of the menu, ensuring a delightful end to your dining experience.

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  6. Marc

    London

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Good food, small portions, a bit overpriced, great service, crammed though and extremely loud (not energetic as opentable defines it). So loud that we skipped dessert and coffee.

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  7. nandeyanen

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    very well priced, delicious pasta. short and sharp wine list. attentive and informative staff great location. whats not to like?

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  8. MaryB

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A small menu, the pasta was delicious. It was reasonably priced, the only thing lacking were seasonal vegetables, in my view.

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  9. wondersn

    London

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The Gnocco Fritto (so heavily touted in the menu) is greasy filo pastry, served with miniscule cubes of chees; the portions of pasta are deliberately small, which would be a good way of tasting multiple dishes, but that reduced portion size isn't reflected in the price; and then the only utensil supplied is a fork (no spoon, no knife). A small restaurant can be charming, but this just feels cramped an noisy. Just what Shoreditch needs: another pretentious pasta joint.

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  10. ChrisB

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food extremely bland. Just 2 plates of boiled spaghetti. Bread was nice though. Good value I guess for a very cheap London meal, but you get what you pay for. Staff quite confusing as we walked in, the told us it was an hour wait for a table, and then I found a booking on open table for within 5 minutes.

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FAQs

Via Emilia by Food Roots - SHOREDITCH does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Via Emilia by Food Roots - SHOREDITCH is rated 4.3 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Via Emilia by Food Roots - SHOREDITCH

37a Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NN

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hoxton
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Wine
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