Emilia's Crafted Pasta - St Katharine Docks

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Italian
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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K
London
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as usual. Limited menu but what they do have is excellent.

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

Delicious pasta, great location and lovely staff

A
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very intimate and cute location. Would recommend it for dates as well as for a quick bite to eat that isn't to spenny.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pastas!

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MP
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the location great - though it is a little bit overpriced :)

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth time at this restaurant and still amazing pasta!

SK
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent hidden gem overlooking the docks and handmade pasta

Really enjoyed it. We were 6 of us and all the pastas were really good

AC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Authentic Italian food at attractive prices for London and for such a pleasant setting. I only wish Chef would learn how to make Tiramisu though, so that it can be added to a dessert menu that did not appeal to me personally.

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good italian restaurant !! Don't forget to book in advance if you want to have the opportunity to taste their delicious pastas

LD
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Although the food was nice, service was way off.

1. Got dumped in the corner with the wall for a view, 30cm away from my face.
2. Close the door so we don’t have to see the dishwasher being constantly loaded and unloaded.
3. Is it not custom to have a new knife and fork after the starter. The gent who cleared our table, took the dirty knife from the starter and dumped it down in front of us.

MA
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Emilia's pasta is fantastic quality authentic Italian pasta. The service, value for money and atmosphere were all perfect. The only reason I gave it 4 stars not 5 was the state of the toilets. They are round the back of the building along, an empty corridor and there's supposed to be a keypad entry but the lock was completely missing. I felt quite unsafe there, cut off from the restaurant and the outside world. Also, the toilets were in a bad state - one was out of order and the other that I used had no seat. It was like using a nasty public toilet that is never cleaned or maintained.

WG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pasta and green beans I have ever tasted. Staff are amazing.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall we had a very nice dinner and the pasta was delicious.

D
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was simple but excellent.

The only problem I had was booking with OpenTable. I wanted to change the booking from 3 to 5 people several days before we were due to eat, but the OpenTable booking app would not let me. I also tried calling the restaurant and emailing them, but I got no response so maintained original booking. However when we were there, the table next to us was free so we would have been able to increase the size of our group. This is annoying and should be resolved, but the problem is with the booking process and not the meal itself.

n
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 1service 3ambience 2

Both pasta dishes lacked salt. Overpriced for the quality of food served.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great location. It's cool with a touch of Italian style and class.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place and the food was delicious! I will come back!!

E
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food good prices and the staff were super helpful when i need to add extra people to my booking and they organised holding a birthday cake for a few days before we arrived

HP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere for a casual dinner. The burrata starter was really nice and the walnut main was delicious! One thing I would say is that you have to like al dente pasta to like the food. Luckily I love it!

SM
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely fresh food, quick and efficient service and lovely location.

J
Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta lika mamma used to make! What a find - sitting overlooking the dock eating fabulous pasta and enjoying delightfully friendly service. Highly recommended.

SK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as ever with helpful and friendly service.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location, we sat outside and was like being on holiday with all the swanky boats. Very helpful staff, good service. Food was delicious!!

L
London
28 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine, as always

CA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great location, and staff are helpful and friendly.

RB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Excellent location but quite a small place. Would go again but only if in the area wouldn’t make a special trip to go back as not that different food wise to any other pasta place.

EA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As an Italian I always avoid pasta places in order to avoid disappointments,
but this time i got a very pleasant surprise with Emilia's crafted pasta : amazing flavours and al dente cooked pasta.

Prices more than affordable and very friendly staff

Will definitely go back

Erika

o
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice location, nice food and reasonably priced, maybe not worth going out your way for but definitely worth it if you need to eat in this area.

HA
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous little place. We arrived early evening when it was relatively quiet and sat inside, the staff kindly moved us outside once a table freed up. The staff were attentive and friendly, even when it got much busier they handled the pressure well. Food was quick to come out, fresh and delicious. Especially the burrata and cream mushroom and walnut pasta. Wine was well prices and enjoyable. Sitting outside next to the water topped everything off perfectly. We will be back, thank you!

GK
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They make pasta that you can eat without sauce. Yes, It's that good. However, they also make sauces that you cannot resist. From starter to dessert, it is just perfect.

b
London
133 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

RIght there with some of the best pasta dishes on offer in London.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic place for lunch or dinner. Delicious food, freshly made on site with interesting specials and a reasonable wine choice. Place is tiny so book ahead although the seats around the window are perfect for 2 or eating alone and watching the world (and boats) on the dock. Third visit this time and never disappointed - it would be good to have a few more specials at lunchtime as the menu doesn't change but then it's all so good (definitely have the Burrata to start!) I am happy to have the same each time.

TM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it is seriously good food, with really friendly staff and great service. It is very reasonably priced and the taste is amazing. Can't recommend highly enough.

AH
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely place, the service was great, but the staff had a lot to do, so we did have to wait for a little bit at points to order - but we didn't mind, managed to get a seat outside and it was a lovely evening. Had the burrata and bolognese - they were top notch!

MT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very helpful staff.. as we were lucky enough to get seats outside, we had great view and wonderful ambience. Good food . definitely recommend this restaurant

AC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average but wasn’t impressed. Tried other fresh pasta places recently that were better.

Starters were good though.

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

It closes early at 21.15 if you want somethig to eat they answer the kitchen is closed.
It's really noisy . food is really good.

YR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was a little underwhelmed, as I had expectations quite high. The staff were very friendly and helpful but overall it was a little disappointing. The restaurant is small and the mushroom pasta dish I had was very bland.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pasta. Short menu but still a good range of choices.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely team lunch at Emilia's the food was really good - everyone's dish looked great but the pasta in ragu sauce looked outstanding. Would definitely like to visit again and try the various dishes - you can really tell the difference in quality with the pasta made on site which was delicious.

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