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Its inspiration comes from Emilia-Romagna, the culinary heartland of Italy and it aims to pay homage to that region and its food culture but also reflect – as we hope all our restaurants do – what a good modern restaurant should be with fantastic British produce, a brilliant and broad wine list and engaging waiters.
Our two dining rooms are bright and airy, designed to be a modern interpretation of the timeless ristoranti you always hope to find walking around an Italian city.
We take reservations in both rooms and the menu and service is exactly the same in both. Should you have a preference for either upstairs or downstairs, please let us know when booking and we will do our best to accommodate.
Excellent first time experience, service spot on and food different and very fast particularly the Ragu!
I really enjoyed Emilia. Service was just the right level of attentiveness, and very personable. The upstairs dining room was comfortable and relaxed. The food was a carefully calibrated mix of unctiousness and piquancy - absolutely delicious in every way. We had a Emilia-Romagna Barbera which worked tremendously well with the savoury courses - lots of juicy berry flavours and enough acidity to cut through. One point of note - the portion sizing seems designed so that you can work your way through all five courses withough feeling particularly overfed. I made the mistake of only ordering three courses, and still felt hungry. I would love to return, with the knowledge that I need to revise upwards the amount of food to order.
First visit will go again
Lovely waiters, some of whom were very knowledgeable about the wine. Unfortunately for the price the food was not worth it. The main courses especially were disappointing, with lack of balance and/or seasoning in most dishes. For half the price, the food would be good, but it either needs to be different and new, or excellent quality, and it was neither.
Excellent in every regard.
Lunch at Emilia, the third visit for me and my wife. The food was delicious, the service unobtrusive but friendly. The coffee arrived before the dessert, but this is easily forgiven within the overall experience.
Impeccable cooking, kind and gentle staff and a selection of wines worthy of a decent bid in the auction list
Delicious food, can't fault service, atmosphere, staff
Not quite as good as last time but still excellent
Light, airy and welcoming dining room, warm, relaxed and precise service, fine cuisine and excellent wine list (pretty fairly priced).
Atmosphere cold and austere,monocloured (white).Service adequate,food overseasoned and price excessive,over £300 for 4 .
Outstanding food, although limited menu. Beautiful small dining area, with quiet atmosphere, and discreet service.
The food was delicious! Everything was simply perfectly taken care of, attentive service, great warm atmosphere! Will definitely come back again.
Great food. Everything done with style and acumen. But relaxed. Service excellent.
Perfect from start to finish.
Superb food in a highly civilised location. Imaginative and delicious. It is hard to think of a more suitable venue for a quiet business lunch; or even something more intimate.
A PHENOMENAL meal, couldn't recommend highly enough, one of the best dinners I have ever had.
what a find! The timing between each course was perfect. It's rare to find a restaurant in this class that doesn't want to serve you as quick as possible so that they can get another sitting in. We loved this restaurant and will be back
Very good food! Magnificient neighbourhood. Very good service!
Wouldn’t take the pasta with truffle again. Pasta with rabbit and rosemary was delightful and less expensive.
Top notch regional food from Italy in a very elegant - evene exclusive - setting. Pricing in keen but very much worth special occasion,.
The service was excellent: frequent, unobtrusive water top-ups, not-overenthusiastic yet friendly smiles, not at all stuffy. Brief menu, I would say 4-5 items per category. The pastas were lovely, not too salty, as they are at many restaurants, and with gentle innovation. Both the snapper and the quail were done well, the quail being exceptional in its combination of savoury flavours, though simultaneously rich.
Great food and lovely staff
Definitely recommend and hope to return
Avoid being downstairs for diner, which as we were a table of more than 4 was the only choice. Dreadful
Delicious Italian dishes with original food combinations. Lovely service
Creative, beautiful presentation, delicious and reasonably priced in relation to the value delivered. Earlier is quieter.
Excellent service, food and wine list, think the desserts are a little pricey though, but will happlily return.
Also would like to see the menu change more often, so that if returning quickly, there are new things to try.
Wow. . Turn down the right alley to find the restaurant and you’re in for a great surprise. Beautiful decor, amazing food and great service. Really a very good choice for a deliciously authentic Italian meal in London.
Fabulous hidden gem. Every course was delicious. Highly recommend
Second visit in 2 weeks with my veggie partner. The burr at a with greengages was a lovely soft succulent wonder. Risotto with hazelnuts worth going back for on its own. Ravioli in the richest of cheese sauces and a fabulous venison Radu. The Bolgerhi by the glass is a steal. Lovely staff, but they need a different venue and to expand the menu a tad. More spacious
Without doubt one of the best restaurants in London
The food is absolutely exceptional, the service is attentive but not oppressive and the overall experience is truly memorable.
This is a gem of a restaurant with possibly the best Italian food in London. Everything is exquisite and beautifully presented. The unusual presence within Bonhams auction house adds some dignity to the small space. The pasta is nothing short of remarkable with amazing presentation and taste. Both the Foie Gras pasta in brod or rabbit ragu were excellent. Tremendous pigs trotter and the risotto was perfect. Accompanying wines for a limited list are reasonably priced but an extension to the list would be welcome. Staff are attentive and helpful and it’s a great place for friends or business colleagues.
This is a lovely and sophisticated spot tucked away near Bond Street. The menu is roving Italian with a few twists. Presentation is excellent, as is quality. Service is unassuming and efficient. A mixed clientele of business and leisured all seemed to enjoy the offerings. Highlights for me were zucchini fritti with a lemon mayo and the various pastas. Fig leaf ice cream is also something joyous introduced to me from here. Pricing is not cheap, but for the area is by no means excessive. A nice outdoor terrace for Summer days too.
Delightful service and generosity of spirit from the staff plus the usual extraordinary food. Great birthday evening for our daughter
Great restaurant! Food was excellent.
One gripe was that we booked for 5 people. The table was not big enough for 5. We mentioned it and were told we could sit outside if we preferred. it was raining so not really an option.
We therefore cancelled our 5th guest but had a great lunch anyway.
Fantastic venison ragu. Starters were a little underwhelming. Overall it was a rich meal. Wine was overpriced. Location may account for prices but unfortunately we have a more all-round local Italian that delivers equally good food at better prices.
Some freshness and sharpness in the menu would help.
Very friendly, unassuming and pleasant service which is a pleasure to see in Mayfair.
Birthday dinner. The staff looked after us very well and made us feel very welcome.
Really good, thoughtful cooking. Interesting menu. Understated but delicious. Also a very nice ambience - a light-filled space, and peaceful.
Another first class meal at Emilia - brilliant quality food great wine (we had an English white wine that was excellent) and the staff are attentive and knowledgable.
I took a friend here for her birthday. She loved it. She would normally drink Prosecco but was converted to the charms of their Franciocorte, rather like Prosecco but with added sherry complexity.
All the dishes were elegant and well executed. A special shout out for the courgette fritti and the bursts with peaches.
The restaurant sent her home with a box of petite fours and other dainties to celebrate her birthday.
Splendid in every way.
Emilia offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7468 5868.
Emilia is rated 4.7 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.