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Pendolino

#28 of 4,621 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
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
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

This restaurant used to be good and quite the place to go for a quick business lunch. I found the staff disinterested, the surroundings tired and the food average. Plenty of other much better places to spend my money.

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Thank KJMK1404
London
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

My husband and I arrived in Sydney about 10 days ago and had fabulous meals at Sokyo, Momofuku, Cafe Paci so we were expecting more of the same last night at Pendolino.... Our hotel had made an 8pm reservation, to our big surprise we encountered the most rude waiter ever when we got there who made us feel extremely unwelcome.... More 

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6 Thank MISG
Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The food serve here are excellent, good quality and well presented, especially the pastas which is very authentic true Italian taste. And you will never go wrong with whichever pasta you choose from the menu as all of them taste so good especially the Pappardelle which we like the best. And I love their range of olive oil too which... More 

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Thank Ann K
Singapore, null, Singapore
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164 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

So as you all may know I have allergies and so I ask the waiter Quinto if I can have a simple dish of spagetti with tomatoes and basil. Simple right. Nooooo... after he was told no by the kitchen we asked to speak to the Manager. who went at great length to explain why they cant do it but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

I dined at Pendolino for the first time last Friday with a small group of friends. The restaurant was cosy and service was excellent even though it was full. I ordered pan-roasted ocean trout for main course and Black Chocolate Millefeuille with Black Currant and Blackberry Sorbet for dessert. The ocean trout was cooked just right but was not a... More 

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Thank L C
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

The pasta dishes here are fabulous! The service just as good. Upstairs in the Strand Arcade, it was quite unexpected to find a restaurant like this. Obviously not so secret to the locals! Great wine list too.

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Thank Caren M
West Pennant Hills, Australia
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Beautifully presented plates all with a twist of the imagination. Work of art on the plate. Not overly large portions but not stingy either. The 10 hour cooked beef is brilliant and the home made pasta is as equally impressive. Its worth a 5/5 but I always leave a little room for improvement. The decor is nice but as with... More 

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Thank Frank G
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

I’ve been going to Pendolino’s for many years, and I would have to say it is my favourite fine dining Italian restaurant in Sydney. The menu selection is classic Italian, and the food is exceptional. The service is great and the staff are very polite. But what I love most about Pendolino’s is that it stays true to its Italian... More 

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Thank John R
Port Macquarie, Australia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Chose to have Saturday lunch here as we were in the Strand Arcade. Unfortunately we found the service to be patronising and unhelpful. The wine list was extensive but overpriced. The food was delicious but the servings were tiny for the money. Their is clearly talent in the kitchen but badly let down by the front of house staff. We... More 

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1 Thank Andrew L
Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

No faults here. In Sydney for the day with my husband, 13 year old daughter and her friend. Yelp reviews were good so we dropped in for a quick lunch. Although we were probably not dressed suitably the staff were gracious and welcoming. The food was divine and seasoned perfectly, portions were generous and the wine list was well balanced.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$57
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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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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