EMILIA’S CRAFTED PASTA

The Wharf - - Bethnal Green, Limehouse & Wapping -

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

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