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Pendolino

#52 of 4,614 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
02 9231 6117
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Italian Food

We had dinner at Pendolino before attending a concert at the City Recital Hall. The restaurant itself is warm and inviting. The service is excellent. And the homemade pastas just downright terrific. I love squid ink pasta and Pendolino's is the best I have ever had-- even better than in Italy. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Pendolino before attending a concert at the City Recital Hall. The restaurant itself is warm and inviting. The service is excellent. And the homemade pastas just downright terrific. I love squid ink pasta and Pendolino's is the best I have ever had-- even better than in Italy. My dish was delicious with various seafood. My partner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pendolino is a great restaurant - really good up market Italian food, fantastic service, and wine list. the atmosphere is always good. The last time we went - about 12 months ago it was not as good as I remembered - however this time the atmosphere was back to being friendly and professional. its a great location too - at... More 

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Thank Wheathouse
sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real fine dining Italian restaurant, with exquisite flavours and unique combinations of food groups. If you are a foodie this is a must. Recommend the degustation menu matched with wines, the somalier was informative and interesting as he explained each wine. The wine was wonderfully matched with each course, they pride themselves on providing relatively unknown wines from more... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is beautiful and the restaurant has an elegant atmosphere.,Great homemade pasta, interesting dishes and helpful staff. Convenient with the section for a fast lunch and the one for fine dining.

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Thank Angie T
Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at Pendolino and we had a very enjoyable night. The food is excellent - I had the polpettine and homemade ravioli, while my wife had the oysters and beef - all very delicious. We finished off with the Semifreddo which is one of the best desserts I have ever had. All the... More 

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Thank Peter P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our meal was delicious The service was excellent . Make sure you make it to dessert . A restaurant for special occasions . We will definitely return . A memorable dinner

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Thank SLS176
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, great atmosphere, ticks lots of boxes across all age groups - not too trendy, but, a good amount of hype. However, it is just at that 'too expensive' level, and, the biggest 'no,no' was is for a restaurant of this calibre to charge a credit card surcharge! bad move, Pendolino's. Not about the money, about the morals. Didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last Saturday Nite with friends . The restaurant is lovely, great atmosphere, staff are friendly, attentive, smiling always. The food is just delicious, full of flavour . Pastas are made there by the chefs. For entree I had the spinach ravioli pasta with sage butter which was yummy, main we all had the 10hr beef which just melted... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pendolino is all about fine Italian dining. So I wanted to write about a simple late lunch we had. My husband and I shared two entrée size pastas during a busy day in Sydney. With home made pastas and exquisite toppings, we delighted in both the squid ink bucatini and the spaghetti with ground barramundi and prawns.

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Thank La-di-da-01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough about the wait staff and how attentive they are. The food is delicious and everyone enjoyed their meal. It is a nicer restaurant so dress a bit nice and it is pricy but worth the cost. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 02 9231 6117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 57
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
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.