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What

Where

Where

Italian

Pasta Emilia

Average price $65
8.3/10
442 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $65 Special request

The chef recommends...

Spaghetti a Aglio Olio e Peperoncino
$28

Spaghetti served with with a chilli and garlic

Pappardelle di Farro con Broccoli, Pomodoro e Mandorle tostate su ceci (V)
$29

Spelt Pappardelle with broccoli, fresh tomato, toasted almonds served on our chickpeas puree

Gnocchi al Pesto Emiliani di Basilico e Rucola (V)
$29

Our house made potato gnocchi served with Emilian organic basil & rocket pesto

Dietary options

Gluten free, Halal,

Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.3/10
based on 442 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.3/10
Service :8.1/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Graeme C.
    Graeme C.
    • one review
    3/10

    Overpriced , over serviced and substandard food Food was clearly prepared and dry . Arrived at 7 and pushed our well before 8 Never again Simple as that

  2. Rob H.
    Rob H.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    The food was ok tonight, we have found that it can be variable on our visits (the last time we had the lasagne, it wasn’t cooked through and had clearly been frozen which was hugely disappointing). This time the food was ok, but our table was in the middle of the walk-way / corridor, most uncomfortable as the restaurant was so busy. We eat out a lot, and are local to that restaurant but we will not be returning - purely because it’s not a pleasant environment for a meal for two, but it does look ok for larger groups, and the meals are overpriced for frozen pasta.

  3. Scott M.
    Scott M.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Absolutely delicious home cooked Italian. Great service and atmosphere.

  4. Glen I.
    Glen I.
    • 7 reviews
    5/10

    Have been a few times. Most recently a Saturday night. I was full which is good to see. Was noisy to the point of uncomfortable. I’ve learned they have a couple things the do well (pasta) every thug else is a bit hit & miss. The caprese is an overpriced joke!

  5. MICHELLE B.
    MICHELLE B.
    • 7 reviews
    6/10

    Second time here. Service wasn't very attentitive and the atmosphere was a little disappointing compared to my previous visit. Food was still on point.

  6. Natasha S.
    Natasha S.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    This little restaurant was such a lovely spot for a lunch! The food is warm, fresh and classic italian. I highly recommend the Pasta! It was delicious and the service is so friendly!

  7. Annie C.
    Annie C.
    • one review
    8/10

    I was pleasantly surprised! I used to be a regular customer but had a bad experience about 2 years ago and vowed never to return. Tonight it was my birthday and we returned and had a very nice night. The food has always been great but I think the staff were very inexperienced and abrupt last time.... this time they were all fantastic. Very professional and friendly. Food was lovely too. Will return again for sure.

  8. Lai Yee L.
    Lai Yee L.
    • 3 reviews
    7.5/10

    Food is very good quality. Service was ok, they are friendly but continually interrupting our conversations to make us place our orders for drinks, mains and dessert was annoying. It really felt like they were trying to rush us out. But it’s a beautiful restaurant and great food so I will visit again.

  9. Robert G.
    Robert G.
    • one review
    10/10

    We have been waiting a while to visit, but it is expensive, so we made it for a special occasion. Worth the wait. Best pasta I have had in a very long while. Staff were super friendly and interesting in their own right without being pushy. A real find!

  10. Freya R.
    Freya R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Amazing Italian restaurant with simple dishes that are executed extremely well! Staff super attentive and friendly, and everything came out very quickly, so we never felt like we were waiting around for our meals. Will be back for sure.

  11. Barb L.
    Barb L.
    • one review
    10/10

    From the moment we walked in, this Italian restaurant brought back memories of our trip to Italy. We were served by the owner herself who was absolutely lovely. The food was outstanding. We sat for 2 1/2 hrs and enjoyed a lovely dining experience. It was worth every penny

  12. Stefan J.
    Stefan J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Surely one of the most authentic Italian food experiences in Sydney. Delicious and beautifully presented specialties and an impressive selection of organic wines, served by friendly Italian staff in a true trattoria atmosphere. Take someone there to enjoy a night out in northern Italy!

  13. Jim K.
    Jim K.
    • one review
    9/10

    I thought the price was a little high for two plates of pasta and two glasses of wine and some pane. $102 plus tip.

  14. Caroline D.
    Caroline D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Favourite Syd restaurant- always great food

  15. Zinthi M.
    Zinthi M.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely loved the atmosphere at this place and the food was delicious!!! Had the ragu pasta which was so delicious. Such a lovely vibe here...

  16. Alessandro D.
    Alessandro D.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Good service and high food quality

  17. Mitchell M.
    Mitchell M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Was a little bit cramped, but everything else was lovely. Plan to go back again to try all the other dishes, we ate a bit too much so we were unable to enjoy dessert.

  18. Jordon D.
    Jordon D.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    Food was good! Spaghettini was a little over cooked so had a noodle consistency, as opposed to pasta

  19. Pierre V.
    Pierre V.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Great atmosphere! Looks like you are in la mama’s kitchen. The quality of the food was great as well. I just found the service a bit slow but we had plenty of time that day ????

  20. Alex T.
    Alex T.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    We loved our cozy Sunday lunch at the Pasta Emília- felt just like eating at your grandmothers house for a Sunday meal; warm and relaxed in a country house with great food and an Italian wine. The pasta special featuring the tagliatelle with fresh asparagus and celeriac purée was delicious among so many others; tagliatelle with mushroom sauce, tagliata di manzo and pan seared swordfish! The service was incredibly warm and friendly with knowledgeable suggestions. We will be back - Grazie Mille Pasta Emília!!!

More information

How to get to the restaurant

259 Riley Street, 2010, Surry Hills, Australia

Directions to get there

Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Sydney City

About the restaurant

Pasta perfection - and more!

You can’t fake passion and a deep love for food, and Anna Eoclidi is an example of someone who truly loves food and all that it symbolises. Anna is the heart and mind behind Pasta Emilia, which originated in Bronte before relocating to the current Riley Street space. The cafe or ‘mensa’, which is a typical Italian dining hall, serves homemade and genuine food, nothing complicated and sophisticated. All the recipes, ideas and inputs behind the delicious fare comes from Anna’s Italian heritage and background, with all dishes made from biodynamic ingredients. Having grown up in a small village in the Emilia-Romagna region, which happens to be the pasta-making capital of Italy, there’s no doubt Anna has a special knack for pasta - her creations are award winning. Just try her duck and truffle tortelli with sage and butter or the strozzapreti with beef ragu' and parmigiano and you’ll be hooked. Thankfully you can buy Anna’s homemade pasta and sauces to DIY at home. Embodying all there is to love about Italian food and hospitality, Pasta Emilia has to be one of the shining stars of Surry Hills.

Best dish: duck and truffle tortelli with sage and butter

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