Overlooking the water, the George Street restaurant will be the handmade pasta brand’s largest yet and will join existing sites in St. Katharine Docks and Aldgate.
Emilia’s Wood Wharf will have its own ‘evolved identity’ while continuing the tradition of ‘combining the friendly homeliness of an open Italian kitchen with warm, rustic interiors’.
The site will have room for 100 guests in total - 70 inside and 30 outside - and will feature terracotta-plastered walls, hand-painted Italian tiles, rustic Iroko furniture and a fully-open kitchen.
There will be new dishes and cocktails including homemade parmesan crisps made with 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano, and a cocktail menu based on locally sourced fresh fruits mixed with Italian spirits.
This will complement Emilia’s existing menu and signature pasta dishes, all based on an ethos of ‘freshness and simplicity’.
These include pappardelle with four hour slow-cooked béchamel bolognese; and homemade Genovese pesto with casarecce.
Macleod launched his first Emilia’s Crafted Pasta restaurant in 2016 in St. Katharine Docks and followed up with a second site in Aldgate in 2019.
“I’m very excited that we’re continuing our mission to bring hand-crafted pasta just like nonna would have made to more and more people, and this time in one of London’s most exciting developments in a beautiful setting surrounded by green spaces and water," he says.
"Comforting fresh pasta should be affordable for everyone to enjoy on a regular basis and we look forward to being the leaders in growing this category of restaurants.”