Emilia's Crafted Pasta - St Katharine Docks

4.6
870 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Emilia’s SKD is a fresh pasta restaurant located in the heart of St Katharine Docks with a beautiful al fresco dining terrace overlooking the marina, just a few minutes’ walk from Tower Bridge.

At Emilia’s all our pasta is made fresh every morning in our restaurant in full view of passers-by and served from our fully open kitchen. In true respect of Italian tradition, we use certified Italian produce and try our best to ensure no additives, artificial ingredients, preservatives or anything unnatural is in our food. We believe that food is much better when it’s 100% natural.

Our restaurant has a mixture of chef’s bar/counter seating (overlooking the open kitchen), window seating (overlooking our terrace and the marina), normal tables and an outdoor terrace (overlooking the marina).

P.S. We care for our people, our communities and the world around us. Please visit our website (www.emiliaspasta.com) if you would like to learn more about our approach to Sustainability.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 870 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place great food just a bit tight on space but will return

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Never had burata before, soft and delicious and bruschetta very tasty.
Lamb ravioli was gorgeous. Walnut pasta was lovely
Tiramisu was slightly disappointing as was very custardy and lacked that special taste.
Overall good value for London. Would recommend

RS
RebekahS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my fiancé absolutely loved eating here! I booked it for his 25th birthday and the location was beautiful and the restaurant smelt so good the second you stepped inside. The food lived up to the aroma. I ordered the ragu and my partner ordered the lamb ravioli and both were cooked to an exceptional standard. We will be coming back here next time we’re in London

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Megan
Bristol
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing value - definitely go 😍

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LROH
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cosy setting, lovely uncomplicated food. Very friendly staff

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Sjsim
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good pasta specially smoked salmon.
Good service.

YG
YummyGrandma
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The picturesque window view across St.Katherine's Dock was great. The excellent menu contained a good choice of dishes and the wonderful pasta lifted the spirits on a cold day. The creamy walnut sauce on the casarecce is certainly a dish I will have again and the burrata with toasted sourdough bread and a drizzle of olive oil was a very tasty starter. As it was my husband's birthday lunch we each had a glass of very nice Prosecco. The friendly staff even put a candle on my husband's dessert which was an appreciated touch. The venue is not large but it was continually busy and this is always a good sign. We have already recommended this restaurant to other family members. One last note, I did feel that the price of the meal was good value.

EA
EmmaA
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went there 23/11/21 for my birthday and had outstanding food, can tell the staff care about service and quality. Definitely recommend to Everyone

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Food was outstanding. Unfortunately, service was terrible. Our waiter avoided our table, and we had to constantly ask other staff for assistance. Thankfully, the waitress that took our main order was splendid. When the waiter did came, he dropped things off and walked away, without asking if there was anything we needed, and he never checked on us. We were disappointed to see that an over 12% up charge was added to the bill for a service fee, when the service was the worst we’ve ever had at a restaurant.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was phenomenal, can’t recommend enough, I will be having dreams about this food.
Service was fast and super friendly although we were asked to pay and leave for another party to arrive which is fair enough, just only gave us 10 minute warning. I
So amazing and will be returning very soon!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Great value and such good service will definitely visit again

JN
JulieN
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely simple pasta, delicious food. bit of a mix up with my dessert which came as a separate drink to the expresso so instead of being £3.50 was £7 but I didn’t want to rock the boat for a few pound. Service charge added as standard. Lovely little restaurant and would love to go again someday.

JE
JEBHDP
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, the pasta was so fresh and tasty! Definitely try the pistachio gelato!!

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RonM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super fresh pasta restaurant! It's the best one in London

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good wine

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing pasta and starters. Very cute little restaurant but there is no onsite toilet. The tiramisu was quite runny, so wouldn’t get it again. Friends said the creme Brûlée was good

KW
KarenW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most scrumptious pasta and pudding in the cutest little restaurant in a beautiful location. Only con was no toilets.

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Foggy
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Inside was a bit cramped and too noisy with the music - we decided to sit outside which was fine but a bit chilly. Saying this, amazing food and great value for money!

YA
YASMINB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely my fav restaurant in London! I love the area and the atmosphere along with the food and service, is perfect!
Super fresh and high quality food! Super recommend!

JC
JamieC
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat . Attentive staff . Lovely food and good value for money

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Ellie
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were super friendly and the food was incredible!

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Gareth
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A lovely little dinner place. Great service from a very friendly team. Delicious pasta dishes!

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TedS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

I was really looking forward to visiting here after seeing their great pictures on instagram etc.
The pasta itself was the best part but the sauces were substandard.
The pesto pasta had almost no flavor whatsoever.
The other main dish (béchamel bolognese or something similar) was actually quite tasty but served with a huge portion of cheese so the flavor was over powered.
The service was slow and then drinks were tiny.
I rarely leave reviews but I am because I want this place to be better. I will visit again to see if I just went on an off day perhaps.

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RichardB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The lamb ravioli is a winner - thoroughly recommend that.

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Danielle
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Lovely fresh food, very small resturant but with a nice vibe. Starters were the star! Shame about the lack of toilets as having to leave the restaurant to go pop to the toilets isn't ideal.

JH
JoshH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best pasta I have ever had, can not recommend this higher.

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IreneM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pasta was great, I would absolutely recommend this place!

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katiem
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, excellent venue, fabulous food. This was our first visit and we will certainly return.

MG
MichelleG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely setting at St Katherine Docks. Amazing food & great service. Highly recommend x

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VeronicaB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Loved all the food and thought the restaurant was really cosy and romantic until a table of 5 showed up and ruined the atmosphere by shouting and talking so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves talking. Luckily we were right at the end of our meal but if they’d been there from the beginning I think we wouldn’t have had a good time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Soo lovely the service and the food

LJ
LukeJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous again
Counter table
Lovely 😊
Minimal and simplistic but hits the spot👍🏻

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and value for money was very very good! Service was quick and not in your face. The indoor seating is quite cramped with little space between tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Day trip to London finished off with a lovely meal
Very good value and lovely food

MC
MarieC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous! Just the sort of authentic place you dream of finding. Lovely setting, food and staff all at reasonable prices. Will definitely go back.

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LisaC
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic meal here last Friday night as part of our twin boys' 13th birthday weekend celebrations in London.

The setting, atmosphere and food are stunning - the staff very friendly, welcoming and attentive.

Would highly recommend as an alternative to the usual chain restaurants, a much more authentic experience, with freshly made and cooked food, with that famous Italian welcome!

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Jpgc
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, we really enjoy the food and the service was very professional and nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful meal, perfect for a lunch date with my husband. Can’t wait to come back. Thank you

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Catalina
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience1

I didn't like that my homemade pesto pasta was a bit cold. And didn't like that the waiter was avoiding us. I know it was busy, but still, it's a small restaurant

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HELENH
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great , really tasty and a great price. Table was a little cramped but otherwise everything was great !

FAQs

Emilia's Crafted Pasta - St Katharine Docks does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Emilia's Crafted Pasta - St Katharine Docks also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7481 2004.

Emilia's Crafted Pasta - St Katharine Docks is rated 4.6 stars by 870 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.