EMILIA’S CRAFTED PASTA
What is it? A small pasta restaurant with bar-style seating and a menu featuring meat and fish.
What did you eat? Spag bol. Or, to give it its full title, four-hour slow cooked bechamel bolognese with grated Parmesan and pappardelle.
How was it? Toothsome, fleshy and soothing. With unashamed bias, I delighted in this dish (usually £11), revelling in a rare opportunity to sink my teeth into the long fat ribbons of pasta. Found typically in Florence laced with hare or wild boar, it was great to find this wide-boy tagliatele transported so close to the Wharf.
Jon’s verdict: Not perhaps the most romantically laid out joint, Emilia’s offering is pure Italy with a strong, short menu of classics spiced up with a few appropriate beverages. More for fuelling than a long meal, it’s nevertheless a jewel in the strip, not least as it’s giving away free pasta today (October 25) in honour of World Pasta Day to all who visit. Who knew? Go to emiliaspasta.com
Emilia’s Crafted Pasta is a small Italian restaurant with bar-style seating and a menu featuring meat and fish