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#22 of 4,629 Restaurants in Sydney
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Central Business District
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Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 6117
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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230 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A special restaurant for a special night. They do it well! Food and beverages excellent. Friends paid and yes, you pay for what you get. Quality food, cooked to perfection. Knowledgable and service oriented staff. We had a table of birthday celebrators - a night to remember.

Thank WyseOwls
Sydney, Australia
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144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dark atmosphere exaggerates the perception of quality whereas the food is really quite dull. Very dry meatballs ( traditional). Solid wine list but few of the younger vibrant styles. Great if you like a mature restaurant but not in the league of modern younger alternatives at the same price point.

Thank graham_international
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was gifted with a gorgeous bottle of olive oil for my birthday upon arrival. The olive oils were delicious - especially the orange infused oil with a selection of breads. the waiter was confident in reassuring me of my food choices - I love it when a waiter knows what's best. Exquisite flavours, textures, presentation and service. I felt... More 

Thank Lia Z
Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked inside the Strand Arcade where all the shops were closed by 6pm except Pendolini. We visited it on Wed night but it was packed with a good atmosphere and yet you did not feel or hear the noise. The captain was very experienced in recommending the dishes and wine. As we were not too familiar with Italian, we let... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently celebrated a friends birthday at Pendolino in Sydney. The Food and Wine selections are excellent. The four of us all enjoyed the food, wine, service and atmosphere. I had two issues with our night. The first was that my seat backed onto what seemed to be a major thoroughfare for the staff and every time some one walked... More 

Thank _ragarratt
Franschhoek, South Africa
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love Italian, and we always get excited to attend a rave review restaurant in a foreign city. We were not disappointed. Pendolino's is a classy act of service, style, and magnificent food and wine. We shared a crab spaghetti which was sublime, and then followed a grilled calamari dish with toasted almonds, capers, olives and quinoa... More 

Thank Travelnut064
Tumut, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there with friends recently , its been a few years since our last visit . The food is amazing whilst the wine list is incredible . Great atmosphere , we shall return .

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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there during a nice weekend in Sydney and we had an amazing lunch. Been at Pendolino several times and always found it awesome. Food is very nice, service too. A bit expensive but totally worth it. Vibe and atmosphere also excellent.

Thank robi_berry
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is great and the food is very authentic and varied, the wine list was extensive and reasonable priced. In one of the review it mentioned that the portions were on the small side, the portions we received were definitely on the generous side. The service wasn't quit up to the standard of the food and location, but it... More 

Thank Jason C
Bowral, Australia
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548 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Great city location in The Strand Arcade. Fine, white linen, modern Italian cuisine. Stunning entree of marinated salmon and tuna. Very good mains, both choosing slow cooked options. You need a side of greens and they were a bit over dressed to provide that nice fresh accompaniment. Cheese plate was great with 4 cheeses to select from. If you take... More 

Thank Joanne P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$57
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9231 6117

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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