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Pendolino

Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
02 9231 6117
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Ranked #42 of 5,201 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $57
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I've now eaten at Pendolino three times. It just keeps better and better, and the latest visit was fabulous. Our meal started with a basket of three wonderful breads and three delicious olive oils. All the breads were excellent, though I would have happily settled for just the olive bread - the best I've ever had. Instead of having a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

From the moment of arrival, we could not have felt more welcome at this superb restaurant. The service was outstanding, friendly and efficient. The freshly baked breads with a selection of fine oils, was just the beginning of a fine dining experience. And the wine we were helped to choose,from the waiters home region of Italy,was delightful. We'll be back.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had been to Pendolino on several occasions and although the food was good, it wasn't great. This time we had a set menu and it was beautiful. The entree of Agnolotti di Carne was silky smooth and the beef and thyme sauce was an excellent complement. TheTrota Salmonata in Padella had an exquisiet blend of flavours in the fennel... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been to this restaurant three times in the last 18 months, and the last time was a few weeks ago at the end of July. The food is superb. It needs to be because the location, on the 2nd floor of the Strand Arcade in George Street has no view, unlike many other iconic restaurants in Sydney. I've tried... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A group of us went to Pendolino Caffe for a late lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was great as was the wine. Auntie Lidia’s Chicken Meatball Soup with Quadrettini Pasta was my personal favourite. The staff were attentive and polite.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Food, Atmosphere, service, all top notch. could not fault anything but just didn't reach the heights of some of Sydney's best. Value for money (although expensive) was very good for this class of food. Don't look behind the closed blinds though, looks the windows hadn't been cleaned since they built the strand.

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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Pendolino is amazing!!!! We have eaten at Tetsuya's, Aria, Quay and other Italian's like Buon Ricordo - Pendolino beats them all!!!! The only downside you know before you arrive - it doesnt have a view - but for a winter meal it is cozy and lovely... I can't rave enough. We have the beef carpacio and i ithink it is... More

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16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Three people for lunch and everyone enjoyed their pasta - butternut lasagna, beef angoletti (spelling?) and seafood spaghetti. The pasta was very fresh. The bread came with three different types of olive oil that the server introduced to us. I didn't have a taste of the bread but the person that did eat it said it was delicious. Service was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I took our family to dinner to this place. We wanted to try out Pasta at this place. To our surprise Pasta that we ate was one of the greatest Pasta that we have ever eaten. Quality of food was really great. Staff are very friendly and know their menu. Service if pretty good even if they are busy. This... More

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sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We tend to go here on special occasions, it's that sort of restaurant. It's not cheap and not expensive, sitting in the middle of the range. On each of our visits, the food and service have been faultless. The staff are friendly and greet you upon arrival. They know what's what on the menu and can respond accordingly. Service if... More

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