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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 #51 of 5,175 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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87% Recommend
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Located in the beautiful Strand Arcade, the food brings you back to Italy. Very authentic quality ingredients. Papadelle mushrooms with truffle oil is rich and flavorful but a bit salty Slow roasted duck leg is soft and moist. Overall tasty food in nice ambience.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I went Pendolino with workmates around early 12pm for business lunch. Pendolino is located on top floor of Strand Arcade in Sydney CBD. It has a gorgeous and fancy look if you enter for restaurant. However, what we had experienced was very terrible. Although there are not many people, the hospitality service were very poor and didn't bring the menu... More

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Sydney
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had a great time for an informal date night... the restaurant can be quite loud, so keep that in mind if you want something a bit more intimate. My few and quite minor minor complaints, is it is a little dark in the restaurant and the pasta mains are not quite filling as I would have liked, so dessert was... More

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Greystanes
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Beautiful meal, attentive service, wonderful ambience, treat yourself to something special, the charm of the Strand and then going to the top floor to eat was amazing, it topped off a great night. Thank you

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

While dining in shopping centres isn’t really my thing, visiting The Strand Arcade late last year, made me feel like a naughty child, unwrapping my Christmas presents early. Niño Zoccali’s two restaurants, La Rosa and Pendolino, sit at either end of this picturesque Victorian arcade. The older sibling has a dark, moody seriousness. It softly whispers: red wine; then seduces... More

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sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The location in the magnificent Strand Arcade (tick). The ambiance (tick). The service (tick). The food - very disappointing. Two of the dishes we ordered were SO over salted they were terrible. One was the sage leaf lasagne; def over salty, and the other was the pappardelle mushroom pasta which was inedible due to the salt content. Very, very disappointing... More

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Fairfield, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I met friends for lunch while visiting Sydney. Great place for a long lunch, good food and wine list. It is very popular among the local folks. We were not rushed and were able to enjoy a long lunch, plenty of time to catch up. It is in the Strand Building on the third floor in the heart of the... More

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NSW
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place was amazing. The two pasta dishes we ordered were divine. The dessert looked spectacular and taste matched. Staff were attentive and quick. Would come here again !

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We made a booking for a birthday party for 10 people on saturday night. While the food was good, the wine list impressive, I cant say the same about the attention of service. I suppose on saturday night when waiters are running around trying to make sure everything is in order, you get less personalised service. But does it have... More

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Taree, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Looking forward to our first visit the the Pendolino we were somewhat disappointed. Firstly, as noted by other reviewers they need to clarify that you are are not getting free water when you take the option of still water over the sparkling. There is no option offered for complimentary water unless you specifically request it. Wine list is extensive and... More

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