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Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Aldgate

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260 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 260 People Are Saying
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SteveE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great pasta served with knowledge and experience resulting in fantastic tasting food, recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy with food and service, did not appreciate not only was the VAT discount not passed to customer but an additional 5% ‘tax’ was added to the bill - this is just not right.

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vipsaima
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Would definitely recommend

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VictoriaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and nice staff! Also easy to get the government 50% off, thanks!

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LaurenTina
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here - the perfect date night - thanks Emelias!

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SaleemA
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gorgeous food and lovely low lit ambient restaurant. The waitress was brilliant and the staff helpful and friendly. It was a candle on the table away from being perfect. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely fresh pasta dishes, tasty with good sized portions..

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maxwell
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was nice though didn't stand out massively more than the other pasta restaurants we know and like in London, though that also says a lot about the quality of Italian pasta currently around. Burrata salad was very nice

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IsaacK
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was tip-top. The menu concise and easy to read. Enjoyable ambiance. Although the waiter spilled a drink accidentally, he was most apologetic, cleaned it up thoroughly and replaced the beverage free of charge. No complaints.

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Dani
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta dishes are so delicious and fresh, and then the desserts just finish off the perfect meal.

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AmoO
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta in London and the best service around!
The desserts are highly recommended too... and the bresaola and everything on the menu...

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly a very authentic italian experience at a very reasonable price. The warm service is an added bonus! Thank you team aldgate, will be back!

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Jess
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was barely warm, such a shame because it tasted really nice but would be reluctant to go again to pay for cold pasta

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MartinP
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Didnt enjoy the dragging of furniture to prepare for close noise while we were there
Food was cooked brilliantly, but was hoping to see more interesting and a variety of flavours on the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the branch in the docks many times so we decided to try the one in Aldgate, the pasta here is even better! Thanks Amed for your amazing service.

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Nick
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pasta, carbonara in particular was very good. For the money brilliant, brilliant actually not matter the value.

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ziggy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and very smiley service. Would definitely go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with how personal the service is in this restaurant. From the food to the service, the whole experience was great!

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good pasta, nice service and good value for money!

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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
18 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 !

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 260 OpenTable diners.

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