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.
Upstairs is a 25 cover restaurant which can be booked for lunch and dinner whilst downstairs our walk-ins wine bar offers a shorter menu of as-it-comes dishes with over 20 wines by the glass.
Faultless cooking with faultless friendly, attentive service that was perfectly judged. It's expensive but for a special treat a real delight.
Great dining experience at this really lovely little restaurant. Menu was fairly limited but with a good selection of dishes & food was perfectly cooked. Delightful service & interesting wine list.
Not cheap but worth the money
We loved this restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly and answered all our questions about the menu. They also gave us a little box of treats at the end as it was my partner's birthday which was such a nice touch. This restaurant is such a find and we are already planning on visiting again!
Great small place, exceptional service and treatment of member of the group with food allergies! Definitely going back
Outstanding Italian food.
Good food, attentive service. We were early so very / too quiet to begin with as the restaurant filled up the ambiance picked up and was very enjoyable. They also operate a BYO (with corkage) which makes the entire experience more personal
A sensational find - fabulous food and wonderfully un-Mayfair. Great service, attentive but not oppressive. I will definitely be back.
Excellent evening for 6 of us. Food was delicious along with the choice of wines. Great sharing plates to begin with followed by generous main courses. Lovely setting and very attentive staff. Highly recommend it.
The cocktails were great. The food was fantastic. The house wines were reasonably priced.
Food is delicious. Sever very friendly and helpful.
Very light and tasty food and helpful staff. Very good wine list
Relaxed with good standard of food , interesting menu and wine list - will be back
Without a doubt the best Italian in town.
You’ll want to eat everything on the menu, and the service is exceptional!
Excellent food and very attentive staff, we shared some of the dishes and the chef went to the effort of giving us two perfectly presented small plates which was a lovely touch.
The lady/manager who looked after our table of four could not have been more charming. Her wine recommendations were excellent and we enjoyed very distinctive wines we would not otherwise have chosen.
Utterly delicious food, very tasty wine. Staff were lovely and made some great recommendations
I thought most of the meal was fairly average, only the courgetti fritti blew me away - it's incredible!
The food is very good, but falls slightly between two stools in being neither classic Italian nor really creative fine dining. Food is somewhat overpriced, the wines OK but decidedly disappointing for the money.
Excellent food and great to be in a restaurant that wasn’t too noisy.
Emilia was excellent! The food, from start to finish was perfect. Service was warm and friendly. We had a great evening, all of our group eat out a lot and we all felt it was the best place we’ve been recently. Would love to come back when the weather is nicer and sit outdoors!
Wonderful new restaurant in Mayfair from the team behind Clipstone, Portland and Quality Chop House. Great menu and wine list, and excellent presentation. Although pricing is rather robust, the space is intimate and therefore quite buzzy when full. I’d certainly go back!
The food is exquisite, and very true to its namesake. The waiting staff offered no suggestions for either food or wine? Most Italian’s would never order until everything was discussed. It certainly would have added to the ambiance. That said, the staff were friendly and accommodating. We finished our wine outside to enjoy the warm afternoon. On the pricey side, but great for a special occasion.
Fantastic in every way , amazing food & wonderful service.
I read a review of this restaurant that basically said it was highway robbery, but you’d enjoy every minute of it. I found this to be accurate — the price point of the menu skews high, but the food and service we’re both impeccable. It was special — intimate, solicitous, and delicious. Perfectly lovely.
a slightly unexpected delight - highly recommend this restaurant.
Great food and wine list . Interesting and novel. Def worth a repeat list .
Hands down the best Italian restaurant in London. Superb food, incredible service and a lovely ambience.
Never trust reviews. Journalists often have an ulterior reason to being kind to a restaurant - as seems to be the case here. The food has nothing to do with Emilia Romagna. One of the waiters commented that, as prosciutto and parmigiana are part of the menu, it must have. Overall, I did not find the food memorable and thought the atmosphere was rather dead. I am a journalist myself and visited with a view to include Emilia in my new travel guide (published in Germany). Sadly, I cannot.
Lovely food and great service, not cheap, but worth it.
Small, intimate setting, good wine list, excellent food. A real hidden gem. Would recommend.
Top quality Italian with bright and enthusiastic staff. Quality of the dishes was exemplary. The only disappointment was the limited and slightly boring choices of main dish just one vegetarian, one fish and one meat. The rest of the menu was exciting. Excellent value wines.
Excellent, innovative and good value
The food was great, the service excellent, the ambiance perfect.
Delicious as always
Superior ingredients, very accomplished cooking. Rabbit tagliatelle and crispy pig's trotter especially delicious. Accessible wine list. The staff are charming and if the location were better it might be the perfect restaurant!
I VISITED THIS NEW(ISH) RESTAURANT WITH A FRIEND FOLLOWING AN E-MAIL FROM THE OWNERS WHO RUN QCH. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT, THE NEGRONIS FANTASTIC, THE STAFF CHARMING AND I LOOK FORWARD TO MAKING A RETURN VISIT WITH MORE FRIENDS. 10/10
We found the venue to be excellently appointed, the staff attentive and the lunchtime menu well thought out and delicious.
Wonderful food, friendly and helpful staff, great value. Perfect for our anniversary
It helped that it was a warm and sunny lunchtime and that the restaurant's outside space is in a quiet courtyard off Brook Street, but lunch was excellent. The full restaurant menu is not available outside so I will definitely be going back to try that, but the limited menu that was available certainly delivered. Burrata and white peaches was just right. The tagliatelle with venison ragu was possibly a bit rich for a summer's day, but delicious. And the almond cake with apricots was well worth the calories. Service was cheerful and attentive. Not sure why the restaurant wasn't busier but I expect it is early days yet. Get there while you can still get a table!