Restaurant Review: Emilia’s Crafted Pasta Restaurant. We’ve recently moved into the area and discovered this idyllic pasta restaurant overlooking the marina at St Katharine Docks. If you’re looking for the best pasta restaurants in London, places to eat at St Katharine Docks or Italian restaurants near Tower Hill you must seek out Emilia’s Crafted Pasta Restaurant.

“Adorable restaurant overlooking St Katharine Docks serving fresh pasta made daily which is perfectly paired with a delicious homemade sauce,” Homegirl London

Emilia’s Crafted Pasta Restaurant Menu

If you love pasta, then you’ll be in for a real treat at this restaurant who specialise in making their own pasta and pairing it with the ultimate sauce. They take their pasta very seriously here and the food is made with passion, so you can feel the love and taste it too! The menu is concise but carefully considered so you’ll find enough choice whether you’re a vegetarian, fish or meat eater.

Fine Green Beans With Basil Pesto

We started off our meal with creamy burrata and toasted ciabatta with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. This was a very simple dish but heavenly. I could have eaten it again and again! Other antipasti options were mixed marinated olives and finely sliced bresaola with rocket and parmesan salad or toasted ciabatta. Or you could share one of the salads as a starter like the flaked yellowfin tuna with mixed leaf salad, fine green beans, egg, heritage tomatoes and red onions with a honey mustard dressing. Or keep it simple with heritage tomatoes, burrata salad, fresh herbs and extra virgin olive oil.

Creamy Burrata And Toasted Ciabatta

I was looking forward to trying their pasta and decided on the casarecce with creamy walnut sauce and chestnut mushrooms. What a pleasing dish this was, a sublime balance between a creamy sauce and al dente pasta. The other vegetarian options were rigatoni with homemade tomato sauce, freshly chopped basil and buffalo mozzarella. Alternatively, it was casarecce with homemade parmesan, pecorino and basil pesto.

Casarecce With Creamy Walnut Sauce And Chestnut Mushrooms

Homeboy opted for the flaked yellowfin tuna fillet with homemade tomato sauce, peperoncino and freshly chopped parsley. The rigatoni pasta tubes were a fitting pairing for the sauce. He enjoyed the heat from the peperoncino hot chili peppers. The other fish dish was bucatini pasta with smoked salmon (or pancetta) carbonara with pecorino and beaten eggs. Meat lovers would certainly appreciate the pappardelle with four hour slow cooked béchamel Bolognese or the handmade ravioli with organic lamb, parsley and parmesan in a light butter and sage sauce. We also sampled a side of steamed fine green beans with homemade basil pesto which was a great little dish.

Flaked Yellowfin Tuna Fillet With Homemade Tomato Sauce, Peperoncino And Freshly Chopped Parsley

Who can resist Italian desserts? Certainly not us that’s for sure! You get a choice of five which include amaretti and cantuccini biscuits with a double shot of amaretto. Lemon cake with flaked almonds, vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of honey. Affogato with espresso and vanilla ice cream.

Emilia’s Special Which Was Vanilla Ice Cream Topped With Honey, Crushed Amaretti And Canuccini Biscuits

We selected Emilia’s Special which was vanilla ice cream topped with honey, crushed amaretti and canuccini biscuits. The ice cream was amazing and the sweet kick from the biscuits a joy. Homeboy wanted the salted caramel chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and sprinkling of chocolate. The brownie was exceptional and one of the best we’ve ever tasted!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie With Vanilla Ice Cream

The drinks list is limited but you have a good selection including Italian wines, Prosecco, Italian craft beers, four cocktails, digestif tipples and artisan Italian soft drinks which were very good. Prices are £3-8 for antipasti, large salads £10-12, pasta dishes £10-14 and desserts

Emilia’s Crafted Pasta Restaurant Interiors

Open Kitchen

The restaurant is small in size but totally adorable. It overlooks the marina with seating outside so in the summer it would be a very romantic spot. Inside you have a counter and stools with a view facing the marina. Tables and chairs in the middle and then more stools with a view of the open kitchen. We were seated at first with a great view of the chefs in action but decided to move so I’d have better light to take pictures. This was a pity because it would have been a real pleasure to see our food being created. You really do get the feel that you’re a guest in a Italian family kitchen which adds to the ambience and experience. The space is totally charming and a brilliant place for a cosy date night.

Emilia’s Crafted Pasta Restaurant Information

Restaurant Exterior

To find out more about this restaurant view the Emilia’s Crafted Pasta Website. The restaurant address is Unit C3 Ivory House, St Katharine Docks, London E1W 1AT. The nearest stations are Tower Hill (Circle and District) and Wapping (Overground). Current times for first and last orders are Monday to Thursday 12-9.30pm, Friday and Saturday 12-10pm and Sunday 12-9.30pm. Half the tables are kept for walk-ins and the other half are available to book. Check the website for more information about booking groups. Make sure you visit this lovely restaurant, you can thank me later!

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London, exterior image from the restaurant. Thanks: Homeboy for accompanying me. Disclosure: The meal was free, and it was very much appreciated, thanks very much.
  • 0207 481 2004
  • Take Reservations: Yes!
  • Unit C3 Ivory House St Katharine Docks, London, E1W 1AT, UK