Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate

4.4
414 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Emilia’s Aldgate is a fresh pasta restaurant located in the City within a few minutes’ walk of Aldgate/Aldgate East tube stations. It's our second restaurant following on from our first critically acclaimed and award-winning restaurant.

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), normal tables, high top bar seats and a covered outdoor terrace.

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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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 414 People Are Saying
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DanielleG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, professional staff, delicious food and a great atmosphere.

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AneeshaR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was great and we were very excited to eat here based on its popularity and the pictures of their food. We ordered the creamy walnut mushroom pasta and the truffle cacio pepe but the actual pasta was very chewy as it wasn’t boiled for long enough it seems. This completely ruined the dish which would’ve been amazing based on the flavour of it. But we couldn’t enjoy it at all because the pasta was just not cooked enough. Really hope this was a one off.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

A poor experience it was raining and it flooded through, wetting all my food and cloths. I understand there was Bad weather but we were not given anything for the bad experience. As well as this our food was 50 minutes late and when the pasta was served it was cold. Very upsetting experience considering it was my birthday

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, amazing food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Pastas the highlight. Ragu on bolognese great as was ravioli and carbonara. Service was slow .. lots of people packed in a tent at the back. Food was something to return to

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LizzieS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This place has a lot of hype but I don’t think it lived up to it. Nice enough but not the best carbonara I ever had. Expected more!

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ElenaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friends went for lunch on a rainy Thursday ,they had a tent set up which sheltered us from the cold and rain. Staff were great and helpful,food was nice and also the white grillo wine we had! Prices were reasonable! I would recommend the truffle pasta!At the end of our lunch we have been treated to a nice desert wine which we appreciated.
I would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration - lovely service and food! Great value for the location.

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite local italian. Very cosy and great service.

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RobertL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The gazebo looks terrible, I am sorry. I did not know the terrace would look like that. I wouldn’t have booked a table if only I knew.

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gemark
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Really delicious food, as far as I recall some of the best pasta I've had. The menu is somewhat limited but has 2 vegan mains, a starter and 2 vegan sides I think. Tried both of the vegan mains and they were very good; flavourful and filling. No desserts on the menu :( but reasonably priced and would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious - pasta was exceptional; however the atmosphere was quite dark and service was quite slow.

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ClaireR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Food was cold when it came out, took 30 mins to get some water. Dishes were okay, better off going to padella.

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Habiba
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great food, liked the outdoor dining arrangement, the team put up a tent and it was nice and warm despite it raining out. Special shoutout to our waiters that evening esp Ahmed, your beard is amazing.

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GrahamC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious simple food beautifully cooked!

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PhoebeC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely bolognese! I had a really nice Ameretto sours too

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MartinW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best Italian meal I have had since my first trip to Lignano Italy in 1967 the taste of the sauce took me straight back I shall certainly return as often as ican

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HappyEater
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Have eaten here in the past and it was excellent. Unfortunately the tent is awful: dark, uncomfortable and possibly not actually Covid compliant! Not enough waiting staff, so they were run off their feet and service was very slow. Best avoided until we are allowed to eat indoors again.

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Shannon
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Great food, but our table was forgotten so waited an hour + for our mains and drinks. Understandable at the moment though and very kind & helpful when they realised

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SarahW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been looking forward to this for ages and it was everything I expected. Delicious!

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PoppyTS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible quality and very reasonable prices!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was fresh, not too heavy, and very tasteful, only bad thing to point out was that the pasta was slightly harder than what I expected. I also felt a bit uncomfortable about the seating arrangements because we were all under tents, and we were all sat very closely to the other tables. Other than that, the service was pretty quick and overall, I would say I had a 3/5 star experience.

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TomD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great pasta, simply presented by attentive staff,

Outdoor seating with heaters

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Gribaumont
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food quality was not as expected; poor quality not very tasteful. Taste more like canteen food.

Staff were kind.

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GGMM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

delighted to see the outdoor seating was protecting us from the wind and rain!
service was a little hit and miss, they forgot our drinks but overall food is delicious and I would go back again!

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Ananya
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! The Burrata Salad, Truffle Pasta and Vanilla Panacota are definitely a must. The staff was lovely as well. Overall great experience!

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Giga
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice evening and food was really good! We had a nice night!

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yasminm
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Smaller portions than expected but food was nice, seating very crowded, noisy and cold. Felt a but rushed to be quick. Overpriced and overrated to be honest.

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SarahP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Outside area is really tightly packed, not great for ambience but food was good, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bigger portions plz

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Briz
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Went whilst it was outdoor seating only, and despite not having a natural outdoor space, was a fine environment to eat in thanks to the gazebos and heaters. Seemed slightly short staffed, but all the staff were so friendly. The food is always incredible, the best pasta I've ever had and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Can't wait until we can visit again and eat inside!

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Rustam
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ordered walnut and chestnut mushroom pasta, carbonara with panchetta and for deserts tiramisu and Panacota. Pastas tasted very average, nothing special. Resets were nice. Outdoor setup was very good since all the table were in a tent which was protecting us from cold weather.

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Ricardo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food quality is good but if you are really hungry, maybe you will need add starters and dessert to main course.

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JustinH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

No disabled toilets for my son who is 5 years old and in a wheelchair. Meant he could not go toilet the whole time we were there.
Ran out of ravioli at 3pm - the only dish I wanted.
£7 for a tomotoe bruchetta, just because it's vegan, when I'm not even vegan, is just a rip off.
Had to box up our own takeaway. Ordered two bolognaise as they had no ravioli and wanted to take some home.
Food was ok but wouldn't return simply because they cannot cater for disabled visitors.

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AndreaS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great changing menu with extraordinary pasta dishes

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RMMG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We sat in the outside tent set up for outdoor dining which was nice and cosy, as they added heaters which helped. It was lunchtime on a bank holiday weekend so seemed busy, but it took 15 minutes to even get menus or water. Bruschetta was average and for the price, seemed like you didn't get much. But the main pastas were nice and tasty. Overall, it was okay - but wouldn't recommend as it was nothing special and there are plenty of better Italian restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Smallish menu but certainly something for everyone. Menabrea large was amazing. If your abit covid worried, it is in close proximity to other but everyone is sanitised on entry. Very fairly priced. 2 mains 2 side 4 drinks £45

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was warm and covered

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was a lovely experience but cold. They had two heaters on their patio, but we were seated at the back, which meant it was really cold. We ate quickly and left. The food was very tasty and the service friendly. We would have stayed longer, and have more drinks/dessert, if there would have been additional heaters in the back.

FAQs

Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. 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 414 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 bookings at the moment.