Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate

4.5
332 reviews
£25 and under
Italian

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Casual
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
  • 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 332 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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LenaB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Emilia's for my birthday dinner, and it was exactly what the doctor called for! The pasta was delicious (albeit with a little bit small serving sizes!), and the ambience was a beautiful date-night vibe! The food came out quickly—in fact, perhaps too quickly! We were seated at 6:10 or so and our food was ready by 6:35! Nonetheless, I would absolutely come back and would recommend it to a friend!

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Mike
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent pasta in a nice space with great service

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AshleyP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in London hands down.

Price point is on point.

Keep up the good work!

Could do with more luxurious chocolatey desserts maybe.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, reasonably sized portions and price wise it was slighlty on the high side, but worth every penny.
Stuff was really friendly and attentive.

I would go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We managed to get a last minute booking here just before they closed for lockdown 2 and my gosh we both thought it was so tasty and by far the best we have had especially the Lamb Ravioli

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Loflanagan
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is great and the food is always spot on!

NH
NicholasH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was first time to the restaurant and we would return back after the lockdown.

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polarbear
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience1

Tables were way too close together (less than 1m)! We had to wait a few minutes to get another table.

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DariaN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food, great value for money and nice ambiance.

KF
KanF
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only reason why I didn't give them 5 stars was becasue I was unable to reach them prior to my booking on Sunday. I was worried they weren't open and called several times only for the call to either get a busy signal or ring out. I tried email and they never responded.

The food was great. My son, who is the pickiest eater in the universe loved it. In fact, I think he would have loved to have seconds of everything. Both him and my partner licker their platters clean. The service was great. The food was good. The orders arrived promptly and they honoured my request to be moved to a diferent part of the restaurant.

I will most definitely go there agin. Sadly, Covid might make that a long time in coming.

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AymaneB
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta house in town. Hands down

Went there everything was excellent; location, service, staff and most importantly the food. Highly recommended.

CS
CarolinaS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pasta, very authentic. Lovely staff as well!

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Andreab
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Not a typical Italian restaurant they put cream in a carbonara and the wine is not from Italy

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Anonymous111111111111111
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and felt very Covid safe. Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, quick service.

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SabrinaT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was ok, food wasn’t anything special

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vipclthr
London
24 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent pastas and good portions, good value. Tomato burrata salad and amaretto tiramisu also very nice.

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BethanyG
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pasta and lovely drinks/cocktails - staff attentive and friendly!

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vieira4afc
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend .

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davidb
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Music too loud especially in the context of Covid where guidelines from Public Health England are to keep music to low levels to prevent guests from shouting and risking spreading the virus. We had to ask twice to turn music down.

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Kmur
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good pasta, but the tiramisu was a disappointment.

MB
MarkB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food served fresh and hot, simple menu and nice venue. Good choice for vegetarians

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent, friendly and accommodating staff. Food was tasty but I found the portion sizes to be lacking for the price. Lovely setting, quite dark but clean and aesthetic.

Social distancing was in place and stuck to (for the most part). All but one staff member was wearing a mask. Contact tracing was well enforced.

Overall nice quick weeknight meal.

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alf147uk
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Food is always good although my Pasta dish (number 6 - pasta with Pesto) on the menu was quite small. Also some of the heritage tomatoes were a tad raw.

The only bad thing was the waiter NOT wearing a mask even though it’s the law that all waiting staff are properly masked up! Hence, that spoiled the evening as he was talking over us and there was a risk he could have spat into our food!

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PaulinaN
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Felt rushed by the staff the whole dinner. As soon as we entered we were told we are gonna have to leave in 1.5h and were reminded at least few times after.

JM
JMac
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great service and a family favourite of ours.

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ThuL
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pasta, especially the ravioli with lamb. I’ve been there a few times and definitely will come back!

AJ
AJ27
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints as always, definitely the best pasta restaurant in London.

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vipGraceL
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A fabulous eatery. The limited menu only makes it better as you know it’ll be faultless. We went with their EOTHO deal which was fabulous. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We went during covid/eat out to help out.
Definitely value for money even without the promo.
The only one thought which would prevent me going there again is the portion sizes for the main courses is quite small.

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Lara
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, generous portion of pasta with cheese, absolutely delicious. Can't wait to come back!

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vipVirginiaP
London
219 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Emilia's has a simple, easy approach to cooking. Cheese on bread. Sauce on pasta. Scoops of ice cream. Creative, inventive, orginal twists on Italian food, these are not. If you are looking for an imaginative take on desserts, or creative fusion antipasti, this is not the place for you. If you're after bread and pasta, quick and simple, Emilia's will deliver. My sense is that with a central London postcode, Emilia's would be best trying a bit harder, especially with its desserts and antipasti. But no doubt there is a clientele for this kind of restaurant, especially for local offices in the daytime.

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vipAaron
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very average. Not very "crafted". The lentil ragu had cold cherry tomatoes and penne that probably came from a box. It bears no relation to pasta I've made fresh.

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MeganH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta, great service, always a nice dinner spot.

JP
JoeP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, fresh, tasty. Lovely staff. Good with Covid approach.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waitress gave a seat that was not very nice I asked for another seat which she said ‘may be reserved for bookings ‘ even though I had a reservation. Also I was told as I arrived 5-10 mins early for my booking (one of two people) I would have to give my table back early. Another person who arrived at the same time was not told this by another waitress. Unfortunately experience wasn’t the best and I have been to better Italians restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great! All was great!

MP
MoragP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food really good.
Restaurant was a bit dark, hard to read menu

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Melanie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best pasta in London! Hands down!

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Mikki26
N. Ireland
22 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very disappointing. This restaurant has had great reviews on many social platforms but the main course was not much better than national chains. Starters and desserts however were good. There was not much social distancing between staff and customers which we found disappointing also.

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 4.5 stars by 332 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.