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87 Nguyen Hue St | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3821 8181
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Authentic italian cuisine. Great service. If looking to get away from traditional Vietnamese cuisine for a night ... this is the place.

1 Thank Michel P
Dusseldorf, Germany
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The quality and taste of the food (had Pasta) is great. The service is also great! Friendly, helpful & very good english! Prices are also more than fair (Pesto Pasta 190.000 Dong) You can sit outside in the cosy garden, which is quiet nice green or inside. You can order via iPad. Its good located in the 1st. District. Tolles... More 

1 Thank AnNeuXi
Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited for dinner today. Food is okay and price is fair. However, they never accept our discount card after issued the bill. We just remembered the card during checking, then showed the card to the staff when she brought the bill. We asked her to confirm again but she told no acceptance once issued. We can follow their... More 

Thank take_morsaw
Giovanni S, Manager at Pendolasco, responded to this review

Dear customer, we investigate about what happened in your case and we have to admit that is full fault from our side regarding this episode. As manager of Pendolasco restaurant i would like to give you my best apologize and i assume the full responsabilty about your what happened. I also would like to thank you for this response that... More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real Italian restaurant located in central position of Saigon,the first one to open in Ho Chi Minh. Went there with a friend on a wednesday evening,the restaurant was quietly busy.Even if the entrance look small the restaurant was very big,and we enjoyed a nice dinner sitting in the patio.They have a pizza oven which add quality to the pizza and... More 

Thank Alex S
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely surprise- that was THE most outstanding chocolate mousse EVER! We will be back for more. Thank you for the great service

Thank Bryony J
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fancied some stomach filling italien food and would never step inside this premises again...... I tried the pendolascos in thao dien in september and said never again i decided to give their other restaurant another chance just as i happened to be walking past......... The food they serve is so average. Its edible and will do the job but its... More 

Thank Flaherty K
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Normally avoid western food like the plague when I'm on holiday but tonight our daughter had an upset tummy and wanted something plain. We weren't disappointed. Really nice wood fired oven pizza and great atmosphere. Lovely surprise

Thank Martin S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All the ingredient where there in my Nicoise salad and pizza 4 cheese. Probably even of good quality. But it had no bite or flavour. Cheese pizza was dominated by tomator paste. All as if herbs or spices were not available. I did not finish it.

Thank Rob B
Pendolasco1998, Manager at Pendolasco, responded to this review

Dear Rob, We are sorry that the food you try in our restaurant doesn't match with your taste, maybe if you can come back ans ask about me (Matteo) or our chef Alessandro we would be glad to give you personally some advice and suggest our best plate with our best product. Hope to see you soon @ Pendolasco, best... More 

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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

In Nguyen Hue, I notice there are many new&fancy restaurants opening up. And sadly most of the fancy restaurants -especially western food- seems pretty expensive if you evaluate the dish in terms of taste performance and dish size. In that sense, I think this place is quite reasonable. From appetizer to desserts, the plate is big and serves right amount.... More 

1 Thank Hannah Heejung K
Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The restaurant has a small sign and is located down a long hall, so not so easy to find. However, the atmosphere was lovely and the food excellent. I was surprised to find such wonderful Italian food in Vietnam. It was not the typical Italian fare of spaghetti and meatballs, but more unusual dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Nguyen Hue St | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3821 8181
Our fully air-conditioned dining room, resembles a large italian authentic "trattoria". A large list of Italian wines available as well as a selection of other international lables " Our staff will be ready to help You with the right choice ".
Following a great success in the heart of the city, the Pendolasco family has opened a new branch, for all the people living in the many residential areas located around district 2. What was once an old villa has been brought back to a beautiful restaurant that with its decorations, resembling the ancient Pompeian drawings, gives a special warmth to all the guests. As the original Pendolasco, the new restaurant offers authentic Italian dishes such as the traditional : " Wood fire oven Pizza " Looking for a good meal delivered to their door steps ? Try Our great delivery team !

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?