Latest News

Ciao, We’re expanding!

Emilia’s is expanding – we’re going to be opening our third restaurant this winter in Wood Wharf, the beautiful new neighbourhood of Canary Wharf!
Click here to find out more

We’re hiring!

Want to join our pasta family? We are currently recruiting for all positions.
To apply, please send us your CV, a short covering paragraph telling us why you’d like to work with us and mention the position you would like to apply for to hello@emiliaspasta.com
We’d love to get to know you better!

Latest News

Ciao, We’re expanding!

Emilia’s is expanding – we’re going to be opening our third restaurant this autumn in Wood Wharf, the beautiful new neighbourhood of Canary Wharf!
Click here to find out more

We’re hiring!

Want to join our pasta family? We are currently recruiting for all positions.
To apply, please send us your CV, a short covering paragraph telling us why you’d like to work with us and mention the position you would like to apply for to hello@emiliaspasta.com
We’d love to get to know you better!

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About Our Concept

At Emilia’s we love-soul warming comfort food. Everything we do revolves around the essence of Italian cuisine – freshness and simplicity. We believe Italian pasta should be served in a casual way with the generosity and warm welcome of previous generations. Just as Nonna would have done it.

Our pasta is freshly made every morning and cooked with a respect for the tradition and techniques passed down the generations from the cooks who taught us our craft. We add to that tradition by following the science behind the pairing of pasta shapes with the right sauces, so you get all the delicious flavour in every mouthful. And we make fresh pasta affordable for all to indulge in on a regular basis, just like Italians do.

Essentially, we want to bring back memories of that warm tingling feeling in your stomach you got as a child when your Nonna cooked you a delicious bowl of pasta after coming home from playing outside. At Emilia’s, we create happiness in a bowl using only natural, fresh and simple ingredients.

We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurants,

Andrew Signature

Andrew Macleod, Founder of Emilia’s

P.S.

We also care for our people, our communities and the world around us.
Please click here to learn more about our approach to Sustainability.

P.S.

We also care for our people, our communities and the world around us.
Please click here to learn more about our approach to Sustainability.

Our Restaurants

Emilia’s is the culmination of our founder’s travels around the Emilia-Romagna region and other parts of Italy. Each restaurant interior combines the simple, earthy, cosy and homely atmosphere that our founder experienced on his travels with individual features that capture and reflect the history of the building and its surrounding areas.

Both our St. Katharine Docks and Aldgate restaurants have identical main menus. In addition, each restaurant has its own seasonal specials menu where you can find more creative and experimental pasta dishes.

MAIN MENU
DESSERTS
WOOD WHARF BAR MENU
MAIN MENU
DESSERTS
CANARY WHARF BAR MENU

We take bookings at both restaurants and also leave space for walk-ins. Reserved tables are held for a maximum of 15 minutes at busy times. If you are running late please call the restaurant. To contact either of our restaurants, please see below. For any other enquiries, please email hello@emiliaspasta.com.

Once you are seated in our restaurant, please click here to register yourself to ensure compliance with the government’s guidance for dining in our restaurants.

FAQs

Are we dog-friendly? Do we serve gluten free pasta?
Click here to see the answers to the above questions and to read all our FAQs.

St. Katharine Docks

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Unit C3 Ivory House,
St. Katharine Docks,
London, E1W 1AT

Temporary opening times

Sunday – Thursday

12:00 – 21:00

Friday and Saturday

12:00 – 21:30

Contact Details

+44 (0) 207 481 2004

skdocks@emiliaspasta.com

Unit C3 Ivory House,
St. Katharine Docks, London, E1W 1AT

Temporary opening times

Sunday – Thursday 12:00 – 21:00

Friday and Saturday 12:00 – 21:30

Contact Details

+44 (0) 207 481 2004

skdocks@emiliaspasta.com

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Aldgate

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77 Alie Street,
Aldgate, London,
E1 8NH

Temporary opening times

Monday – Wednesday

17:00 – 22:00

Thursday – Sunday

12:00 – 22:00

Contact Details

+44 (0) 207 702 9944

aldgate@emiliaspasta.com

77 Alie Street,
Aldgate, London, E1 8NH

Temporary opening times

Monday – Wednesday 17:00 – 22:00

Thursday – Sunday 12:00 – 22:00

Contact Details

+44 (0) 207 702 9944

aldgate@emiliaspasta.com

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Emilias Pasta Wood Wharf

12 George Street,
Wood Wharf, London
E14 9QG

Emilia’s Wood Wharf will have its own evolved identity while continuing the tradition of combining the friendly homeliness of an open Italian kitchen with warm, rustic interiors.
Click here to find out more

12 George Street,
Wood Wharf, London
E14 9QG

Emilia’s Wood Wharf will have its own evolved identity while continuing the tradition of combining the friendly homeliness of an open Italian kitchen with warm, rustic interiors.
Click here to find out more

Sneak peek
Press release
Emilia’s WW Story
Emilias Map

Restaurant Stories – St. Katharine Docks

Our St. Katharine Docks restaurant has a rustic, intimate ambience evoking the small trattorias on the side streets of Modena. This feeling comes from the handmade terracotta shaded floor tiles sourced from rural parts of Emilia-Romagna and the Carrara marble dining counters overlooking the open kitchen.

With a front terrace for al fresco dining overlooking the docks, this picturesque marina location offers a city getaway feel that might have you thinking you’ve travelled from Modena to the Italian Riviera.

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Restaurant Stories – Aldgate

Our Aldgate restaurant has a bustling city feel with a nod to the more extrovert nature of Italian culture. Our large tables are perfect for sharing and feasting, whilst the rustic terracotta-plastered walls and a Cotti d’Italia textured terracotta tiled- cladded bar take us on a journey back in time through Emilia-Romagna.

As you step into Emilia’s Aldgate you will feel like you’re in a bustling workshop, where talented artisans are at work. The open kitchen, spanning the length of the restaurant, adds a touch of theatre to the custom-made, manned marble pasta counter at the window, giving guests a 360-degree view of handcrafted pasta being made and cooked.

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Restaurant Stories – Wood Wharf (coming soon)

Walking into Emilia’s Wood Wharf will be like entering a bustling trattoria in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region with an ambience created by natural terracotta-plastered walls bathed in natural light, rustic Iroko furniture, creamy crema marfil marble counters and hand-painted Italian tiles. Chefs making fresh pasta greet diners at the window in a special dedicated custom-made area visible from all sides.

The thoughtfully designed interior cleverly combines a vibrant bar area with a custom table bocce for some competitive socialising in half the restaurant, with a cosy rustic restaurant section for more intimate moments and lingering conversations. As with all Emilia’s restaurants, the custom-designed kitchen and bar areas will be fully open for diners to watch the theatrics of drinks and dishes being freshly prepared. Outside, alfresco diners will enjoy views of the water and green open spaces as well as the stunning architecture of Wood Wharf.

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Sneak Peak
Emilia’s WW Story

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Critical Acclaim and Accolades

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With Emilia’s you are reminded that when made with care, the simplest of Italian dishes can be nothing short of exquisite

Featured articles: London’s best Italian restaurants (2019), The best places to eat pasta in London (2019), Restaurant reviews (2017 and 2019)

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This small restaurant has recently spawned a second site in Aldgate, but pasta consumed overlooking a boat or two is difficult to beat

Featured articles: The best pasta restaurants in London (2020), House of Carbs: the London restaurants championing pimped-out pasta and indulgent dining (2019), London’s best pasta dishes (2018)

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Emilia’s have concocted an almost scientifically precise menu (they’ve studied how long pasta shapes need to be cooked for the best al dente bite)

Featured article: Restaurant review 2017

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With pasta masterclasses coming soon, this is a great little neighbourhood pasta bar that should become a regular for anyone in the area

Featured articles: Best Italian restaurants in London (2019), Best Italian restaurants in the UK (2018), Restaurant review (2017)

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Founder Andrew spent eighteen months studying the science and geometry of pasta to ensure they were bringing Londoner’s the absolute best. All that effort certainly shows in the beautifully crafted fresh pasta that’s on display in the open kitchen – and it tastes every bit as good as it looks too

Featured article: The best restaurants to eat pasta in London (2019)

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Emilia’s Crafted Pasta is a proper feelgood restaurant where every strand and parcel of pasta is crafted just as it is in the small trattorias of Emilia Romagna: fresh every morning. Prices are reasonable and you’d be a damn fool not to pair a rich plate of carbs with something appropriate from Emilia’s wine list

Featured article: 32 pasta restaurants in London that deserve your attention (2019)

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This is the bowl you want to settle down to, this is comfort food. £12 for a portion of pasta is what you should be paying. The béchamel bolognese is exceptional

Featured article: London’s Best Pasta?! (2017)

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