Emilia's Pasta Aldgate - food spread
The Facts
NAME: Emilia's Pasta
IT'S: A pasta restaurant in Aldgate

04-02-2019

OPENED: February 04th, 2019
SOFT LAUNCH: Feb 4-Feb 17
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Andrew Macleod
DID YOU KNOW: Emilia’s homemade basil pesto with casarecce is a nod to family tradition in Genoa, a heartwarming dish of pasta layered with pesto and filled with parmesan
LOCATION: Aldgate
ADDRESS: 77 Alie Street, E1 8NH
CLOSEST TUBE: Aldgate East
OPENING TIMES: Sunday-Thursday 12:00pm-9:30pm; Friday & Saturday 12:00pm-10:00pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 020-7702-9944; Email: [email protected]
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Emilia’s Pasta

OPENED 75 DAYS AGO

Emilia’s Pasta expands with a second location in Aldgate.

Following the success of Emilia’s Pasta at St. Katherine’s Docks, chef and pasta perfectionist Andrew Macleod brings his signature dishes to a bigger setting in Aldgate.

Emilia's Pasta Aldgate - interior

The Spot:

Emilia’s Pasta takes Italian tradition very seriously, reflected in the menu and design. The space resembles a country workshop in the Emilia Romagna region, all dishes follow time-honoured methods with carefully sourced ingredients, and pastas are freshly made on site. Wherever you decide to sit, the open kitchen provides an entertaining experience of chefs stretching and rolling dough.

Emilia's Pasta - spaghetti with tomato and basil

The Food:

Proving less is more, Emilia’s Pasta offers a menu of seven different pastas that – unlike your spag bowl at home – aren’t drowning in sauces. Think casarecce with parmesan and basil pesto, lamb-filled ravioli in a light butter and sage sauce, and rigatoni with a winning combination of tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil. If you’re not a carb-loving enthusiast in the know, the menu handily highlights the different pastas with drawings at the top.

Emilia's Pasta - pasta in parmesan

The bigger kitchen in Aldgate brings in a board of daily-changing specials, but before you get to the main event, make sure to order Emilia’s famous fried parmesan balls. You won’t regret it.

The Drinks:

Drinks follow suit. Emilia’s Pasta serves a short wine list of Italian vintages, classic cocktails (think Aperol Spritz and Negroni), as well as artisanal soft drinks usually only found in Italy (Lurisia Gazzosa lemonade).

Emilia's Pasta - rigatoni

The Damage:

Pastas are priced at around £10-£14; cocktails are £8.

In a Nutshell:

Chef Andrew Macleod embarked on a pasta pilgrimage across Italy to learn from local chefs (someone’s got to do it), ensuring London gets a taste of the real deal closer to home. Now all we need is Italian weather to match: the outdoor terrace is looking a little lonely.

Emilia’s Pasta is offering 50% off food and drinks until Feb 17 (please note: the restaurant is currently fully booked but walk-ins are welcome).

Featured image: Emilia’s Pasta

The Facts
NAME: Emilia's Pasta
IT'S: A pasta restaurant in Aldgate

04-02-2019

OPENED: February 04th, 2019
SOFT LAUNCH: Feb 4-Feb 17
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Andrew Macleod
DID YOU KNOW: Emilia’s homemade basil pesto with casarecce is a nod to family tradition in Genoa, a heartwarming dish of pasta layered with pesto and filled with parmesan
LOCATION: Aldgate
ADDRESS: 77 Alie Street, E1 8NH
CLOSEST TUBE: Aldgate East
OPENING TIMES: Sunday-Thursday 12:00pm-9:30pm; Friday & Saturday 12:00pm-10:00pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 020-7702-9944; Email: [email protected]
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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