Via Emilia by FOOD ROOTS
Covering the typical fresh pasta dishes from each Emilian city hand-made in front of you and following the original Grandma’s own recipe and maintaining an outstanding value.
Also Launching the real Gnocco Fritto in London, the typical gently-fried bread to enjoy with meat&cheese.
Offering just 40 covers, Via Emilia is intimate yet light and airy with its traditional white marble and dark stained wood. At 5 minutes walk from Old Street station and 10 from Liverpool Street
Saturday: 1.00pm - 11.00pm
Sunday: 1.00pm - 10.30pm
As usual superb food and service.
Stumbled upon this Hoxton Square restaurant and with no regrets. Hand made pastas and cheese from Emilia-Romagna region. Delicious.
Great experience booking and organising a menu for a party of 11 diners. Never had to wait long for help.
The food was delicious, small portions but the point is to share and try as many things as possible, we had the gnocco fritto (fried dough pillow) with a soft cheese to start and three pastas between two people. All of them were very good and the prices were not bad. All of that plus a beer was around £20pp. The only downsides were the seating, it's mainly stools which is not very comfortable, and the service was a bit overwhelming/overbearing. Even though I mentioned I had lived in the region the food was from, the waiter recited a memorised speech about the food to us, which was unnecessary. There was a bit too much talking from the waiter, it would be better if he asked if we had any questions, rather than recite things to us.
We had a wonderful meal at Via Emilia, and made the right decision in following the staff recommendations: some delicious dishes - and a great wine - that were new to us. The short menu demonstrates a commitment to executing a limited number of dishes really well, with the result that even the simplest plates were full of flavour and interest. Highly recommended.
It was great
The quality, preparation and presentation of the food is fantastic and genuine! Wine selection is excellent for the Lambrusco and the staff very friendly, informal to the right degree and professional.
Fantastic food and very high value for money. Just a little too loud due to the place being small with many tables but it is absolutely acceptable as it helps to keep the prices right! The only suggestion is maybe to book for a late table if you are planning a romantic night out so there will be less people or maybe try on a week day instead of week ends.
Excellent choice of Lambrusco and absolutely you must try the gnocchi fritti with squaquerone and proper Parma ham!
Wow this place is an amazing discovery of delicious beautiful food and incredible wine. Love the regionality of the menu - truely felt like we were in Emilia romagna in Italy. Lovely service - very friendly team. A joy.
Pasta Pasta or Pasta
Good for that but no other choices on the menu.
Authentic from a northern region of Italy but small sharing portions gives the place a certain style. Low stools instead of Chairs makes the experience a little rushed and uncomfortable.
Not for a romantic meal.
Delicious food. Very good value for money. Nice atmosphere ! WIll definitely come back!
Great little restaurant! Really simple menu of pasta and gnocchi but all done amazingly.
They were a bit swamped because it was valentines so the service wasn’t flawless but they said it was the busiest day since they opened - so it’s totally understandable, and they were really nice.
Really nice food from Emilia Romagna. The portions were generous and the lambrusco really good.
Non-cooked food such as cheese and a meat platter was great. One pasta dish was cold and the other one (tagliatelle al ragù) was distinctively average. What bothered us most, however, was the service. We were shown to a counter table upon arrival and when we expressed our discontent (as we had booked in advance), a waiter just said “it’s busy”. When we told the same guy about the cold pasta, he just said, “Really? No way!” He was friendly, but we just found him rather inexperienced. This place has a lot of potential and hope they will improve their service and quality of cooked food over time.
Ottimo prezzo/qualità. Particolarmente buono il gnocco fritto con salumi (Coppa, crudo, salame ). Tortelli ricotta e spinaci buoni e tortelli di zucca più che buoni. Dolce poca scelta...ma un classico tiramisù che non delude mai. Vino un Lambrusco sorprendentemente buono.
The fried bread appetizer is delicious
The pumpkin ravioli was out of this world. Foodie friendly.
Amazing food and wine. Really enjoyed it. Only downside was we were right beside the door and it was freezing so we kept getting blasted with cold air! Will def be back.
Excellent experience. Great introduction from the waiter to the concept behind the restaurant. Not like a run of the mill Italian - all products sourced from Italy. Delicious food. Quick service. Bit of a find.
Excellent service and exquisite food. Slightly disappointed with the portions on one of the pasta mains but that was the only point for improvement. The pasta was incredibly fresh and the bread cheese and meat recommendations from the maitre d' were a real first (and I've had a lot of meat and cheese platters!). The pasta was all incredibly fresh. Top draw.
Great authentic food, very well prepared and presented. The service was great, if not a bit busy. Initially the ambiance was great as most conversations were quiet but as the friday night crowds started to fill up the place, noise levels started to get a bit too much. Very very reasonably priced menu and amazing pasta.
Delicious, authentic food all made in house. Have been to sister restaurant In Parma and just as good. I imagine it will start to get busy soon!
Great experience. Nice food and wonderful service
Really authentic northern Italian cuisine. It's amazing to get proper gnoccho fritto in London and the cured meat and salami was excellent quality. The mushroom tagliatelle was my favourite of the pasta dishes...you do need more than one dish per person, as the menu says. Service was very friendly and helpful. My husband and I really enjoyed our meal.
Amazing food and absolutely the best value in town!!! the gnocco fritto is a MUST!