Emilia's Crafted Pasta

4.6
201 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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 201 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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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
20 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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We exceeded our time by half an hour but they still graciously serviced us. Appreciate it a lot!

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Keep up the Good work! I will be coming back for more!

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KJ
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very small restaurant with a cosy atmosphere. Only two x 4 seat tables in the middle, then bar style seating around the sides. I had booked for 2 people and we were shown to two seats facing a brick wall...not so appealing. Luckily, two other people had just finished so we could move and sit looking out of the window onto the water and boats, which was much better. A simple menu, but very nice, tasty food. Very good table service. Reasonable pricing.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fit!
More than worth the money.
Great service, great location, great music, great menu, great date spot.
Booking a must.
Brilliant!

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AD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a lovely restaurant, serving decent food. The service was also good.
However, we were kicked out. It’s almost impossible for 5 people or order 3 courses and be done without 90 minutes. The turnaround makes you feel unwelcome. I didn’t ask for the bill, but it came anyway.
Plus there are no toilets in the restaurant... odd!

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L
London
15 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food in nice, informal atmosphere. Perhaps little loud inside. Nice outside.

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BW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food good but not outstanding and expensive for what it is, quite small portions. Our waitress was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Music played a little too loud for v small restaurant. Nice little spot with outdoor seating.

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JM
London
22 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I wanted to really like Emilia's as there are a lot of great things about it : Cosy restaurant, outside seating with no smokers, interesting but short menu.
However, the food was not quite up to standard for somewhere serving fresh pasta (and I'm not saying the food was bad).
I shall try this place again as I do like the idea etc, but I think the kitchen wasn't quite performing on this occasion.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I booked through the opentable website but when I arrived they did not ask if I had booked. When I sat down they then asked if I'd booked!!...also on my booking I stated the special occasion and they failed to even acknowledge this...if they ask the question then why not acknowledge it!
The food was excellent, this took away the poor service issues and made it very worthwhile.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Très bon restaurant italien, plats servis rapidement et produits frais. Belle découverte. Personnel accueillant. Par contre les quantités sont faibles.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably excellent quality food, small but perfectly formed menu, great flavours. Everything homemade, who knew pasta could be so good? Negronis are excellent too. Super value

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S
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food are amazing with a view, definitely will recommend to friends.
Must try the bolognese

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went there for a dinner for two with my friend, and we both loved it ! Good location on the docks (very romantic by night). Not expensive at all for the quality of the food ! The only negative point is that the place is small and gets really noisy when it's crowded. I will come back though !

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D
London
27 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

I lovely small restaurant in St Katherine's Docks. A small number of timbale inside and outside giving a great view of the boats. The service is very fast and the food is delicious. The vanilla ice cream was amazing, but I did find the portion hard to finish. Half the portion at half the price would be better.

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I
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food at a brilliant price, great location with lovely view of St. Katherine's docks. Will definitely be returning soon!

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food as always. Although portion sizes could be bigger. Waiting staff are professional and friendly enough. Unfortunately on this visit we waited a very long time for our main courses. However it was worth the wait in the end. Delicious!

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my first time here aswell as my boyfriend's and we both thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant, the food, the atmosphere, the vibe.

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! I had an amazing pasta dish and I will certainly be returning.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant! So delicious. I've had about 75% of the menu and everything is delicious!

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s
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a little concerned about booking this restaurant having seen mixed reviews on line; however we were very pleased we did as it is a super little find. The food is simple but was so very tasty !! There is not a large amount of choice on the menu but I feel sure everyone could find something to suit their palette, everything that came out of the kitchen looked scrumptious and both myself and my partner were delighted with our choices (I had the Lamb Ravioli and he had the Ragu Bolognese dish). Portions sizes are just right when you have a starter and a main, we did not have room for dessert !! We sat inside as it was a little chilly but on the right day a table outside would be great for people watching, as well as the view of the Dock of course. All in all we think we will go back again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Pasta was delicious but everything was too salty. The place is too densely packed with people and customers have to step over each other making it uncomfortable . The loos were filthy and out back—an inconvenience. Having said that, it was fun and the pasta was great

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S
London
18 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, but way too cramped. Waitresses not especially friendly.

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GL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply stunning, yet again! Food and service were outstanding.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food is great, but service might be a bit slow.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding pasta and the service was excellent even though they were staff members down. Would highly recommend.

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f
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The pasta was unexceptional and not significantly better than something you would buy in a supermarket. The service was also brusque and unfriendly. I had expected more.

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E
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My partner and I were in London for my 50th birthday weekend and were looking for somewhere in St Katharine Docks to have dinner on our second night. The only reason I didn't give the service five stars is that when we turned up, despite having booked, we were offered seats perched side by side at a window bar, rather than at an actual table - that wasn't what I'd had in mind for a cosy dinner! Luckily some people left their table outside at exactly the right moment and my partner asked if we could please sit there instead, which the waiter let us do. From then on it was great - our waitress was lovely, the food was wonderful and despite its being a Saturday night we didn't feel hassled or hurried in any way.

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S
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Had a family get-together and decided to book a table at Emilia's Crafted Pasta, based on the good reviews. We had booked for a table of 6, when we arrived we were placed on a table clearly used for 4 people. We had to perch on the corners of the table and sit uncomfortable tight to be able to all fit our dinners on the table. We had to ask for our drinks order to be taken and then again had to ask for our food order to also be taken. I would suggest that you make a table of 5 or more, aware of the tight space and that actually you do not cater to large groups atal since you do not have the space. Portions were relatively small and overall was not impressed and pretty disappointed all round with our experience, especially after reading your reviews. We would most likely not choose to dine here again nor would we reccomend to friends especially on a special occasion.

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M
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food - when the weather is nice, try and secure a spot outside for the views of the docks.

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