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Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate, London,

Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate

4.4
4.4
839 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 17:00–21:30 Thu–Sun 12:30–21:30

  • Phone number

    020 7702 9944

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Aldgate

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking (pay and display bays) on Leman Street (2 minutes walk to the restaurant).Tower Hamlets residents parking also nearby.

  • Public Transit

    Aldgate Tube station (Circle, Metropolitan and District lines) - 3 minutes walkAldgate East Tube station (Circle, District and Hammersmith and City lines) - 2 minutes walk. Busses:15, 25, 67, 115, 135, 205, 254, N15, N25, N205, N253, N550

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 839 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • City of London

    Italian

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  1. SA

    SusanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensible amount of dishes to choose from on the menu, so you did not feel overfaced. Portion size was good. Attentive service with friendly staff.
  2. JP

    JackieP

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just delicious honest food that was enjoyed without being rushed. Great menu choice as well. Nothing bad to say at all.
  3. JB

    JimB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time we had been to this restaurant and we were very pleased with what we found. The staff were professional and friendly and the food was exceptional. We were a party of 5 and all ate different meals, so we can say that all the dishes were of the same standard. The pastas were all very well cooked and the sauces flavorsome. The 'icing on the cake' though were the deserts which were absolutely awesome!
  4. EC

    EmmaC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely beautiful food. Would without hesitation come back.
  5. RC

    RachaelC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful pasta yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum
  6. H

    Hobbezak

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice pasta's. Not big portions but with one or two sidedishes a fine meal. Timeslots are not ideal, because you feel a bit pressured.
  7. LD

    LinaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Portions were rather small compare with other pasta restaurants. Manager very rude. Pasta was cold and my friend found a wire from a scourer. I’ve never been to a pasta restaurant were no Parmesan is offered. We had to asked for it and to add insult, the manger brought it without a serving spoon, which I had to asked for and she gave me a fork. Not a place I will return.
  8. EF

    EvaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The truffled caccio e pepe was outstanding! A bit spicy but truly lovely! Next time I go to the UK, it’s a MUST!
  9. CR

    CharRew

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    My partner and I had to wait long periods of time between getting served and all way had different servers. My good wasn’t great. And I felt the tables were to close together to feel comfortable
  10. NW

    localNWneighbor

    Portland

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food every time. Friendly staff. Great flavors.
  11. p

    paperstone

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love everything about this place. Wish it’s brighter than dimmed (well to be fair I went as a solo diner and wanted to read). Pasta was flavourful and very very well cooked but was slightly disappointed that it wasn’t explicitly described on menu that the truffle pasta was from truffle oil and not truffle. It did taste very good but yes would really expect that menu is clear and mentioned the truffle oil rather than truffle as an ingredient. Would come back for another trial of other items. Ambience is cosy and staff are friendly and attentive.
  12. JT

    JamesT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I've eaten here twice in recent weeks and my fiance has asked for a main dish without grated cheese (parmesan) on it. Both times, the waitress has nodded and taken our orders but both times the food has arrived with grated cheese on all main dishes, despite our request for one without cheese. We then had to wait for another dish to be provided without cheese. The highlight was mascarpone gelato - very nice :-)
  13. S

    Sonia189

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was superb, however we weee advised we could only stay for an hour when the reservation was booked for an hour and a half. And as soon as our reservation time came to an end, we were told to leave which ruined the ambience of the evening.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall was very nice staff were lovely and accommodating. Found the carbonara to be a little but on the salty side but was still edible.
  15. C

    Curly00

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was not enjoying my main course, all my fault for ordering the wrong option. The chef and waitress noticed and were very concerned. Although it was totally my error but they made me something else anyway, thank you so much
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had! I ordered the ravioli and it did not disappoint. I tried my daughters’ bolognese and pancetta carbonara. Both were excellent. The flavor was amazing and definitely lighter than Italian American versions. Loved the taste of Italy without having to go there!
  17. KC

    KarineC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good service with a spanish waiter who did his best to help me and my family to feel comfortable and order good meals.
  18. VI

    VIVY5

    London

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We heard great things about the restaurant and was very much looking forward to visiting. However, we were slightly disappointed with the service provided by the staff who was allocated to our table. I believe he was trying to be engaging, but it was quite an awkward moment when we were asked our birthdays one by one. He then forgot to put our main orders through, which meant we waited for 30 mins before being able to tuck in. Two other staff ended up serving us and apologised with some lovely dessert which was much appreciated, but the first staff never apologised and only returned when the bill arrived, which he pursued in saying happy birthday to one of us whose birthday was 2 weeks ago.. Overall, the food did not disappoint but I will probably visit the other branches in St Katharine Docks and Canary Wharf in the future.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Staff were not very attentive and lacked training. Food was great.
  20. j

    jessicab

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, and extremely good, attentive service
  21. JH

    JasonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good venue and use of space. Nice small menu to focus on good authentic ingredients/dishes. Very competitive / reasonable pricing. Maybe a little light on meat dishes, but the veggie options still tasted great. Upside is it's a good choice if you've got veggie guests. Only slight negative was perhaps a touch too loud when completely full, although given the choice I'd prefer that to an eerily quiet restaurant!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Team were patient , punctual and food was delicious
  23. TP

    TerenceP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had a table by the window at lunchtime,which was pleasant. Service was friendly but unobtrusive.We enjoyed our food very much.Espresso was especially good.Music was rather loud .We had a nice time and will definitely eat there again.
  24. EA

    EmadA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were just amazing. One of the best pasta restaurants i have ever tried.
  25. E

    Elena

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food - extremely good value and would definitely recommend!
  26. RU

    RogerU

    Limbourg

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Allways a good place to eat, however the pasta was a little undercooked this time.
  27. SW

    SarahW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious, The burrata was amazing and the service was great from beginning to end! The Vibe of the restaurant was also lovely
  28. SJ

    SteveJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I have mixed feeling about Amelia’s crafted pasta restaurant. The food is great but when we ordered pasta with dessert and something to drink, we were presented with a bill for neary £70. I asked for a break down they didn't want to at first so I insisted and found they included 3 glasses of wine and 1 beer when we only ordered 1 glass of wine and 1 beer and included services charges for the extra drink. The restaurant did apologised after and refunded the difference but I'm not happy for the many people that would have overlooked the overcharge cause I nearly did.
  29. D

    Davie

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were 'first-timers' last night, fully enjoyed the whole experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food! Authentic.
  31. BS

    BrittyS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The service was slow but the food was good! Nice quite and quaint place for dinner!
  32. CH

    ChristopherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was outstanding...I would definitely eat there again...Thank you so much
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pasta was amazing, like there was dead silence at the table when everyone started eating at the table! Only tiny nit pick is that the tiramisu was a bit too wet, which is why four stars - pasta was 5.
  34. N

    Nessa

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE, IF YOU WANT FRESH, DELICIOUS ITALIAN FOOD COME HERE.
  35. P

    Penelope

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal particularly the fresh pasta. Service just right - attentive but didn't feel rushed. We'd definitely go there again.
  36. SR

    SamR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent pasta, quick service, great staff. Gets quite loud when they turn the pasta-making machine on though.
  37. S

    Stef

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The pasta was amazing and tasted delicious. You could tell all of the dishes were very well crafted. We had the orders taken a bit slower than expected, but once our order was taken the food came out fairly fast. They then took our orders for dessert very quickly, but once we finished the servers disappeared. We had to wait about 25 minutes and had to eventually go up and ask a random waitress to let us pay our tab. Wouldn’t recommend because the service is very poor, but if they nailed it down the restaurant would be awesome.
  38. SB

    SamB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Delightful meal, particularly enjoyed the food and the pasta rules on the boards around the restaurant.
  39. JT

    JohnT

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good pasta and service. Pannacotta was delicious Would recommend
  40. AS

    AS15

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I saw lots of advertising for Emilia’s and was looking forward to going however when we arrived for a birthday celebration meal the first thing they said to us was “you only have 90 minutes” and showed us to our table. The service was poor, staff didn’t smile or put any effort in. The food was nice but portions were small. Service was extremely quick (we had eaten our starter and main after half an hour of being there) - but when we asked if we could wait 10 minutes before ordering dessert the waiter made a face and said she’d have to check how long was left on our table. We felt very rushed and decided to get dessert at another establishment as we felt rushed and unwelcome. This was despite there being at least 3 free tables while we were there.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate is rated 4.4 stars by 839 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate

77 Alie Street, London, E1 8NH

Additional information

  • Area

    Aldgate

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 17:00–21:30 Thu–Sun 12:30–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking (pay and display bays) on Leman Street (2 minutes walk to the restaurant).Tower Hamlets residents parking also nearby.

  • Public Transit

    Aldgate Tube station (Circle, Metropolitan and District lines) - 3 minutes walkAldgate East Tube station (Circle, District and Hammersmith and City lines) - 2 minutes walk. Busses:15, 25, 67, 115, 135, 205, 254, N15, N25, N205, N253, N550

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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