Once upon a time an Italian guy proud to be from the Emilia-Romagna region, up-north Italy, the region where the home-made egg pasta was originally invented, decided to create a whole restaurant using every single product, pasta recipe, beer and wine that come exclusively from his region. Covering the typical fresh pasta dishes from each Emilian city, all dihes are hand-made in front of you following his original Grandma's own recipe and maintaining an outstanding value. The Emilia-Romagna region is considered the "food valley" in Italy thanks to its famous pastas such as Tortellini, Lasagne and Bolognese. Via Emilia's signature dish is the popular Gnocco Fritto: a mouthwatering lightly-fried bread served as a starter along with cured meats and cheese. Seating just 40 guests, Via Emilia is intimate yet light and airy; with its traditional white marble and dark stained wood, the interior combines the conventional with quirky use of aged steel, copper and caged displays adding a modern twist to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant is located 5 minutes walk from Old Street station and 10 minutes walk from Liverpool Street.