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Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate

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241 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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Emilia’s Aldgate is a fresh pasta restaurant located in the City within a few minutes walk of Aldgate and Aldgate East tube stations. It's our second restaurant following on from our first critically acclaimed and award winning restaurant in St Katharine Docks.

At Emilia’s all our pasta is made fresh every morning in full view of passers-by and served from our fully open kitchen, combining the warmth and welcome of an Italian kitchen with the theatre and passion behind our pasta.

When the weather permits we also have al fresco dining on our terrace.

Our restaurant has a mixture of chef’s table bar counter seating, bar tables, shared tables, casual seating, tables and an outdoor area. For any specific requirements please call the restaurant directly or email us on aldgate@emiliaspasta.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 241 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Das Essen war sehr bekömmlich und schön angerichtet. Der Service war gut und das Personal freundlich und zuvorkommend.

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Hannah
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really delicious food, would recommend visiting here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Very poor service. Pasta was a disappointment.

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Jess
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta and service. Will definitely come back.

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JackS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and a nice atmosphere. Would recommend.

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Jennyangel
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were sat at a very awkward table (facing an amorous couple, getting knocked by people walking past) so we asked if we could move to the table next to it but the waitress said it had been booked. We also booked a table so I didn’t understand why this couldn’t be done. We eventually caught the attention of another waitress who moved us with no issue. No one asked if we wanted a drink for over half an hour and it was the same with the bill. The food is good but the service really let it down.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I spent an amazing night at Emilia's! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was cozy and the staff was friendly and kind!
This is definitely the place where you want to go if you're looking for a proper Italian pasta in London! Super recommended👌

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vipDani
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh and was served quickly. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and we would definitely come back.

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere and excellent staff. Highly recommend!

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KimP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dining at Emilia’s. It was our first time there, the service was swift and the staff were friendly and attentive. The food was amazing, especially the desserts! Would definitely recommend coming here but also definitely book if you have a big group!

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Pidiba
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Small menu of fresh pasta dishes which all went down well. The simple barrata starter and olives were lovely. Service was a little slow considering the restaurant wasn't full but apart from that, we had a lovely meal. Would go again if in the area.

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Niran
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was extremely bad!

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KenK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service , really food and wine plus it’s quite close to Aldgate East station .. the music was also nice for the evening

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AurelieS
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was great, the service as well!
But too noisy!!

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Rachel
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Although the food was mouth-watering, VERY delicious don't get me wrong. The service was a little disappointing and the table we were placed was quite awkward. My guest had to be squished on the side and there were no chairs to put our bags. We had our table reserved so I assumed that we would get a decent seat. Other than that it was ok. Would I recommend this branch? It's up to you reading this review.

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ToniD
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food: Depressingly bad. Lamb Raviloli was soooo dry in the middle, with bland flavour, and the 'butter and sage sauce' practically non existent. Relatively small portion, so left hungry (I think 5 ravioli on the plate)
The Green beans with pesto, decent flavour but again, horribly overcooked.
Service: Average, not bad, but nothing particularly good
Wine: Only enjoyable part of the meal (minus the company). Decent drop, but was still quite expensive.

No care was given to the food, and was very depressing, as I was excited to try the pasta here.
One of the worst I have had in London. Left hungry & cannot believe at the currently good rating it has on opentable. Not sure if this is reflection of all dishes or all locations, but the 'chef' we had, inexcusable.
I would have complained on the night, but was trying to have a nice night with my friend, and didn't want to bring the mood down.

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JosephH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent pasta. Good value and beautifully crisp wine. Our waitress Maria was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes, quick service, dont sit near the doors though. Great for dinner rather than lunch.

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JennyK
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Vegan Pasta in London! Amazing choice of wine and good atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, the wine is great and the staff are great.
I have been a few times and introduced friends who also love it.

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NALANS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and service was great ! Only thing that was missing was that I asked for some bread on the side with my salad but it never came. I would suggest they add bread / garlic bread as a side or starter. Other than that really had a great experience !

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DC2000
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The service was appalling. We were a table of 4 and had been sat down for 25 minutes until we got someone's attention. That member of staff then told us we had to be out in under an hour. The opentable reservation email clear said we would have 1 hour 45 for a table our size, and when I showed them this they very reluctantly agreed we were right. It spoiled the whole atmosphere of our booking and we felt rushed, and also didn't feel valued as they had told us we had to leave BEFORE even asking what drinks we wanted.

I really love the food at Emilia's and I've had good experience at the St Katherine's dock branch, but I will be avoiding the Aldgate one in future.

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JanineL
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will happily return to Emilias, both the Aldgate and the St. Katherine's Dock location. The Aldgate location is rather tucked away and has a great ambiance with low lighting. The burrata, basil pesto special and lemon cake dessert all beat my expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very friendly staff. Pasta pronto menu is very convenient.

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RiJo
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and wine - up there with the best I have had outside of Italy. Great service and lovely staff too. Highly recommend that you go!

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SeBa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t be better - delicious food and drink, wonderful vibe and lovely staff! Thank you Emilia’s!

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Highsnobietyfood
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely amazing! The service was on point and the pasta was fresh! I would highly recommend this place :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good pasta. 10 pound for pasta and bread or salad. Staff is very kind and helpful happy to come back. Service is very quick.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious authentic Italian food made with the best ingredients and fresh on the permises. From the starters to the dessert great care is taken to serve up good quality italian cuisine.
Looking forward to the return visit!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent fresh pasta

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vipNiginaM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, lovely atmosphere, and divine vegan pasta

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vipGemstone
London
136 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great find near my new office. Found it as was searching for somewhere that accepted dining cheques. Will be a regular and recommend. Pasta is great. Would be better if staff smiled.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Flavours were fabulous. Staff attentive.
great little find.

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WilliamB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, very professional staff, pastas were excellent !

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Eatwell
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was unbelievably bad. Food was ok but 45 min to serve a pasta of the day is extreme and the side salads only came at the end of the meal when they are part of a lunch deal menu. Very disappointing. Don’t recommend if you are on a 1 hour lunch break as you will have to shove down your food if you don’t want to be late for work.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Love the friendly energy from staff, will be back for sure!

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Eve1
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That’s the third time I’ve visited Emilia’s (first two were at the st katherines venue) and I can’t fault it. The service it always great and the food absolutely amazing!! I can’t recommend it enough. Really enjoy sitting on the bar too so you get to soak everything in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good visit. My family had a lovely time and enjoyed the food, burrata and tomato was very good the Fresh pasta was very tasty. The restaurant was beautiful. The staff was great and also was very helpful to our needs. Food came out very quick, price is great! We come back for sure.

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MellissaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food at a great price. Particularly impressed with their £10 Lunchtime offer.

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EmiliaM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the trip if you’re ever in London. Great homemade feeling food :)

FAQs

Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7702 9944.

Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate is rated 4.4 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.