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Pendolino

#125 of 5,416 Restaurants in Sydney
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 216
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wow

What an amazing take on Italian food. We went with family on their recommendation and from the minute you enter the staff show how professional they are. Your waiter for the night introduces himself and puts you at ease instantly. All our group of 6 ordered different meals and we were all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
alderwiser1
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Newcastle, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

What an amazing take on Italian food. We went with family on their recommendation and from the minute you enter the staff show how professional they are. Your waiter for the night introduces himself and puts you at ease instantly. All our group of 6 ordered different meals and we were all impressed with what we were served, both in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This restaurant is tucked away on the top floor of the strand arcade. On entering it, you are transported to a trattoria where the wine recommendations are reliable, and will encourage you to try something different. Good, hearty Italian food. Great date night restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Pendolino which is on the 2nd floor of the Strand Arcade in George Street, Sydney. You wouldn't believe such a beautiful restaurant with terrific atmosphere was hidden away in this attractive oldie worldy multi storey arcade. Loved the pumpkin lasagne and partner went back another for another visit to enjoy again the three cheese and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A really typical Italian restaurant and we like to eat there every time we visit. Very good food and Italian wines with a helpful sommelier. A little bit gloomy inside but always busy.

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of dining at this magnificent restaurant. Everything about the evening was flawless. The breads & oils were so good you will be tempted to buy some to take home. For entree I had the spinach ravioli with burnt butter and sage. For main I had the duck. For dessert I had the ricotta fritters with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a great restaurant. The knowledge of the menu by the wait staff was outstanding. I have coeliac and require a complete gluten free diet - nothing was an issue. Only that I missed out on the pasta - which is amazing (so I was told!). Wine list is extensive and the somelier was very helpful. Was really busy and... More 

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Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

if you like an authentic Italian restaurant - crowded, noisy, no space between tables, no space on the table, constant bumping by unapologetic waiters who are all so genuinely Italian that they will argue with customers about what was or wasn't ordered in a manner bordering plain rude - then this is the place for you. Because despite these issues,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Classy restaurant with modern italian food, which was exquisite. Service was perfect. I will definitely come back here.

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been to Pendolino many times and it always delivers. The spaghetti chitarra and ravioli are incredible and the service is consistently knowledgeable and efficient. The restaurant has a very cool NYC vibe to it. The only slight blemish in my opinion is that some of the tables are way too close together, making it less intimate. The tables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

As a special treat, my wife booked us a table for the 5 course Valentine's Degustation dinner with matched wines, which was an absolute winner. The wait staff were friendly and professional and the sommelier was extremely knowledgeable about the wines being offered with each course. We were at the first sitting for the evening and our dining experience certainly... More 

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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
  • Phone Number: 02 9231 6117

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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