Emilia's Crafted Pasta - St Katharine Docks

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£25 and under
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Italian
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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.
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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Friendly service, not rushed to make choice. Small portions served, particularly ravioli and the main choice of tomato and burrata salad was disappointing. Great location and would recommend but say that the portions were small and didnt represent good value.

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ZG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible pasta- 7 options and they do them well! Delicious antipasti and dessert too. Only issue is that after we ordered our starter and drinks, these were brought promptly to us but then the waiter forgot to ask for our main... maybe he was giving us enough time to really savour the burrata, but we felt enough time had passed and had to ask to order. But otherwise, service was friendly and the food was exquisite. Really recommend!

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JA
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, fabulous food, fabulous location on St Katharine Docks.

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AP
London
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE IT! Every time I come here in never disappointed and the food is wonderful :-)

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice food, cosy place, great view

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING FOOD, STAFF AND LOCATION!

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Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

My experience was “meh”. Not good, not bad. The food was ok, but a little over priced for what it really was, and my pasta was undercooked (no - not al dente.... it was just undercooked.)
No one ever came back to ask if my food was good, and the service was VERY slow.

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LB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing. Staff were friendly and efficient. Good value for money. In a lovely location. Only negative the restaurant is really small.

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely authentic pasta served in small but quaint dockside location. Certainly book in advance as people were being turned away constantly!

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BG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Have eaten many times in Emilia's, the St Kats branch head and shoulders better than Aldgate. My only observation is I think the time has come for them, to change their Menu.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rarely write reviews, and somehow my review got deleted so that should show how important it was for me to review this place! The food here was outstanding, from the bread and burrata to the main courses, Emilia's was great! There were a number of vegetarian options and the pasta tasted hand crafted/homemade and was cooked very well. The view of the docks was very nice, too! The service was also excellent, and not confusing or such as tourists. It was important/useful to make a reservation ahead of time, though. I definitely recommend it! Thanks, Emilia's, for being awesome!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a great setting.

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NN
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is fantastic. Besides the food and service the location on the dock is lovely. A must!!!

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Emilia's is one of my favourite restaurants in London. The food is AMAZING and in such a lovely location too. Service is friendly and quick.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simle, Fresh, Delicious. The staff were gracious and accommodating to our loud, rowdy table. The food is really the star here, and the view is equally delightful. Exactly the type of restaurant we now enjoy most.

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MB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the restaurant. They ran out of some pasta entrees.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than expected, the dishes were excellent and very fresh. Recommend it to everyone who loves pasta.

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C
London
40 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely Buratta and pasta , relaxed atmosphere but have to use general toilets in another area . Very pleasant staff and I would return .

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NB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lovely pasta place. Small venue with a small menu specializing in wonderfully made pasta. Service was a bit slow at the end as they were trying to close up, but the staff was friendly and helpful.

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E
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

cozy ambience sitting at bar area very close by the kitchen you saw chef preparing our dishes. overall quite relaxed place to dine and the pastas were decent and good portions

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Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good homemade pasta, tiny restaurant, good and friendly service

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M
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super Preis/Leistungsverhältnis, schöne Umgebung und leckeres Essen 👍

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta is outstanding and the staff are warm and welcoming. A lovely place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere with a beautiful view of St Katharine Docks.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am obsessed with this place. I discovered Emilia’s last time I came to London in September and made sure to bring my boyfriend when we came into town this weekend. This is my favorite Italian restaurant I’ve found! The food is fantastic, it’s a little hole in the wall, there’s a great view of the docks, and I love how quaint it is. Thank you for making the food as great as I remember and the ambience romantic :) I will keep coming back here every time I’m in London!!

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F
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A familiar place where you can enjoy proper Italian homemade pasta in a special place as st katharine docks , which I would consider a secret place in London. It makes possible to forget the noisy and the frenetic atmosphere of London giving you the opportunity to taste one of the best food tradition!

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SM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food; good service; very busy, because the restaurant is small, but the food doesn’t take eons to arrive. Really good for groups and couples alike. I would definitely come back here.
The menu could be expanded. But the variety of dishes was sufficient, and there was nothing I wouldn’t have eaten; there’s definitely something for everyone.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time and definitely the third time will happen soon

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pasta and good portion sizes.

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HG
London
173 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent pasta dishes at a very good price. Much better than going to a pasta chain restaurant! Lovely setting in St Katharine Dock too.

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ME
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and food, very recommended, will definitely come back

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The ambience was quaint and adorable. The service was attentive and swift. Overall excellent experience and phenomenal dishes.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta was just incredible! I asked for a simple Parmesan and butter sauce and some black pepper. So so good.

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m
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious and sympatic ! Tanks for this moment

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food and red wine really good. Location is great. A bit noisy but overall much appreciated !

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was superb, wine was great and the service was really prompt and the staff were attentive and helpful explaining the dishes and wine. Amazing music too! The toilet was a bit far away and down a dodgy little alley but apart from that the perfect evening

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SZ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

hand made perfect fresh and so tasty paste .
Pesto was so good an salmon carbonara too.

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HB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great pasta and flavours.
Treated ourselves to dessert - did not regret that salted caramel brownie!

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JI
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I think that the dishes are too small for the price. Well, I don't mind paying 14 pounds for pasta - but I need it to be filling....

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a
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Positive: Homemade pasta. Delicious
Negatives: Bland sauces and limited menu. Not much meat selection. Dessert appeared dry and not homemade.
Good but sorry to report not great.

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QA
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was very friendly and efficient. Was disappointed to be moved from our table before we had quite finished since we had been given no indication when we booked that we only had the table for a period of time.

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