Via Emilia by FOOD ROOTS

4.5
25 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
After our first restaurant "In Parma by Food Roots" in Central London, we opened Via Emilia. Once upon a time an Italian guy proud to be from Emilia-Romagna region, up-north Italy, the region where the home-made egg pasta was originally invented, decided to create a whole restaurant using every single product, pasta recipe, beer and wine that come maniacally and exclusively from his region.
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 11.30am - 11.00pm
Saturday: 1.00pm - 11.00pm
Sunday: 1.00pm - 10.30pm
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Phone number
020 7613 0508
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Area
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
25 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
59%
Very Good
32%
Good
7%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.4
value
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OT
5.0Dined 2 days ago

As usual superb food and service.

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VS
5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Stumbled upon this Hoxton Square restaurant and with no regrets. Hand made pastas and cheese from Emilia-Romagna region. Delicious.

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OT
4.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Great experience booking and organising a menu for a party of 11 diners. Never had to wait long for help.

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ML
4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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.

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BP
4.0Dined on 6 May 2018

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.

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B
5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

It was great

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OT
5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

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!

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EJ
5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

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.

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J
3.0Dined on 20 March 2018

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.

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HP
5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Delicious food. Very good value for money. Nice atmosphere ! WIll definitely come back!

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A
5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

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.

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CN
5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Really nice food from Emilia Romagna. The portions were generous and the lambrusco really good.

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LE
3.0Dined on 20 January 2018

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.

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MP
4.0Dined on 5 January 2018

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.

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FT
5.0Dined on 16 December 2017

The fried bread appetizer is delicious

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OT
4.0Dined on 11 December 2017

The pumpkin ravioli was out of this world. Foodie friendly.

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MO
5.0Dined on 8 December 2017

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on 6 December 2017

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.

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n
4.0Dined on 2 December 2017

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.

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C
5.0Dined on 10 November 2017

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.

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PJ
4.0Dined on 1 November 2017

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!

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l
4.0Dined on 31 October 2017

Great experience. Nice food and wonderful service

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BM
5.0Dined on 29 October 2017

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.

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J
5.0Dined on 21 October 2017

Amazing food and absolutely the best value in town!!! the gnocco fritto is a MUST!

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