Emilia's Crafted Pasta

4.5
231 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
  • Cosy
Emilia’s is a fresh pasta restaurant located in the heart of St Katharine Docks with a beautiful view over the Docks just a few minutes walk from Tower Bridge.

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 overlooking the yachts in the Docks which we do not take reservations for (tables for this are available on a walk in only basis).

Our restaurant has a mixture of chef’s table bar counter seating, window seating, casual seating, tables and an outdoor area. For any specific requirements please call us.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday:
12pm - 9.30pm
Friday - Saturday:
12pm - 10pm
Sunday:
12pm - 9.30pm
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Phone number
020 7481 2004
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Please email hello@emiliaspasta.com for more information regarding private party bookings.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wine
What 231 People Are Saying
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CM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent pasta, wine and service with a great view in a stellar neighborhood.

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CP
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pasta and great customer service. Best pasta I have tasted outside of Italy

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DF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was rather tight on space and I didn’t realise we would be eating on what is a breakfast Bar.. i didn’t have my glasses and asked the waitress what the vegi options were... reply... no1 and 5... that’s selling it... not..
I thought the waitress was rude and unfriendly.. when we lef I said good night and she didn’t look up..
I was so looking forward to this place.. but never again.. shame

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MB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A simple menu of great pasta dishes; really fresh and tasty!

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LB
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Super tasty pasta however the béchamel bolognese does not need all that cheese on it as it is pretty rich and the SPECIAL spicy bolognese should be on the menu full time......it was delicious.
Really pretty views also especially with the Christmas lights.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The pasta is good but the portions are very small. We left the restaurant feeling really hungry and we spent a good £50.
It was a disappointment, not reflecting the Italian portions at all.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food. The menu is very simple but excellent. Highly recommended..

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On my frequent trips to London I never miss an opportunity to introduce friends and family to Emilia’s. Great atmosphere; great food & friendly people. Should actually not give away this secret!

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R
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The burrata starter was amazing, the pasta dishes were really great, the service was great (quick, kind, attentive). All in all, a good experience. The only downside were the desserts. Both choices (the lemon cake with honey and ice cream and the special) were drowned in honey and there wasn’t much of a balance at all - too sweet. Apart from that, an awesome pasta place - I thoroughly recommend!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta outside of Italy by a mile. Their food feels like a warm hug.
Fantastic cozy place, lovely staff.

My favourite place in London hands down.
Have been many times and will continue to go.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and location.

Shame there are no toilets and you have to use the publics lavs round the corner. (which were disgusting)

would have been 5/5 otherwise

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AT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We arrived on time for our booked seat on Saturday lunch time, but as expected the crowd wasn't too bad. The waitress took our order not too long after, we waited for about 10 minutes. The food didn't come as quickly though, it took a good 20 minutes for it to come. I order the pappardelle with the bechamel bolognese and my friend ordered the pancetta carbonara. My food was decent, but my friend's carbonara looked like the egg was cooked in high heat, it was slightly scrambled. This was disappointing, and furthermore, I wanted to ask for salt and pepper and extra parmesan but no one responded. The waitress even remembered to give salt and pepper to the table next to us straight away.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious pasta and sauces, in the middle of St. Kathrine's Dock.
Highly recommended!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta. Good for date/solo wanders...

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J
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The customer service was amazing but the food was beyond average it was like tinned pasta sauce and yeh

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great service, super atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

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M
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff are lovely and service was good. Pasta delicious but portions a little on the small size. A great meeting point, casual and comfortable. Booking is a must.

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GS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small authentic pasta restaurant, good service flavoursome dishes

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really liked Emilias. The location is perfect by St Katherines docks. It is fresh pasta with different types and flavours. A small menu but easy to chose from! I had the special spag bol which was really filling and full of flavour.

The service was very good and were able to recommend good dishes.

The only thing I didn't like was the red wine by the glass - the rioja tasted a little off.

Other than that I would highly recommend!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Portions too small for price. Red wine awful. Staff great lovely location just not good value

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KO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious and served quickly. The beef ragú was rich and delicious and the pasta was fresh and tender. The wine selection, like the menu was small but I enjoyed the sauvingnon blanc on offer and my boyfriend enjoyed the Italian style craft beer. We got the brownie dessert on the waittresses recommendation and it was sinful and delicious, however one portion was enough between the two of us as it was very rich.

I have already recommended it to co-workers and friends. I really enjoyed the experience.

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M
London
25 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always :)

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Endroit très agréable, pas très grand et les plats délicieux 🤤 Le service est très sympa et attentionné. Une petite terrasse sur le quai Sainte Katharine’s , très agréable quand le soleil brille où la soirée douce.. A recommander !

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TF
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We reserved a table in advance and were placed facing the wall. Walkin patrons were seated at a table or facing the window. I feel there should have been a better seat available to us.

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RK
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great, very nice staff! Espresso was a bit cold, but all in all still a recommendation!

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SF
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small choice on the menu but good variety. Pasta and sauces are all homemade and top quality. Lovely ambiance and friendly staff. Highly recommend the burrata to start and the pesto casarecce.

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L
London
23 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine and service. Made me feel like being in Italy.

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waitress a bit pushy. Bill delivered to our table without us asking for it.

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J
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best pasta in London. Interesting place by the water, attentive service, unbelievable food.

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GF
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Pasta was overcooked and the sauce was a bit tasteless. Not dreadful, but not proper

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal here the other evening. Staff very attentive, food was superb, very fresh and tasty.

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TL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here 4 times with different people in the past 2 weeks! Delicious crafted pasta. The beer and red wine is really good. Staff is friendly and polite. I am a massive fan of their bolognese and their chestnut and walnut pasta. This place is super popular so it gets busy but turnover is quick although, they do not rush you at all. Can't stop recommend this place enough, have raved about it to my parnter, my work colleagues, family and friends!!

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OT
Dusseldorf Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Die Pasta war super - sowohl von der Qualität als auch vom Geschmack ausgezeichnet. Die Gerichte sind geschmacklich abgestimmt und somit ergibt sich ein sehr leckeres Gesamtbild. Der Nachtisch war von gleicher Qualität und war eine super Zusammenstellung verschiedener Geschmäcker. Das Restaurant ist zwar etwas versteckt, aber der Ausblick auf den Pier hat schon was an sich.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding italian restaurant with authentic food and cosy atmosphere. one of my favorites in london

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SH
London
23 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Booked for birthday lunch with group of friends and had a great time! Service to begin with was a bit slow, however picked up. The food was amazing, the bresaola and burrata and 4 hour slow cooked Bolognese was delicious!! The salted caramel brownie was also divine. Reasonably priced and great food, will definitely be back again. Definitely recommend booking.

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great location, lovely staff. I regularly go here and even when dining alone the atmosphere is great.

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J
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious homemade pasta!

The dessert was also very good.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The pasta is very good, one of the the best i've ever had in London. There aren't so many dishes, but those 7-9 are very good. There is an open kitchen, non so many seats ( i think no more than 40), it is pretty quite. If you are looking for something as quite as good, it is perfect.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and it was a perfect Sunday date with my better half. Scenery is stunning and location is perfect within walking distance to other iconic locations in London.

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