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Pendolino

#68 of 5,231 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Pendolino
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Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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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
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Brilliant modern Italian
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
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Catchy22
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Sydney, Australia

Very fresh, fantastic tasting modern Italian. One of the best wine selections from key chosen regions of Italy. Beef Carpaccio must be the best in Sydney. Think I'll become a regular. The... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 196
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very fresh, fantastic tasting modern Italian. One of the best wine selections from key chosen regions of Italy. Beef Carpaccio must be the best in Sydney. Think I'll become a regular. The service was perfect and made a brilliant meal better.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

LOVE the food here, especially the beef carpaccio,we always order this dish everytime we come here. All the pasta and risotto are beautiful, they used to have the squid ink pasta that really divine, but I didn't see it anymore in the menu lately. The complimentary bread basket is really good, and the olive oils smooth and tasty. Service is... More

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Melbourne
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visited this restaurant with some friends, and when we walked in on this particular Monday night, the place was full which we took as a good indication. Make no mistake, this is a high class Italian restaurant. The food was very nice. I had spaghetti with seafood - essentially a marinara however it would be doing it a disservice... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited this restaurant for the first time to attend a wine night comparing the Hunter to Italy. The wines were outstanding and perfectly matched to the dishes. I had heard wonderful reviews of the food and was not disappointed in the slightest. The restaurant may be slightly loud, however the atmosphere, food and service are second to none. We will... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Located in the beautiful Strand arcade in the heart of the CBD, Pendolino is a fine restaurant with quality Italian food, a tremendous wine list, and good service. The meal begins with a delicious matched serving of bread and olive oil (the restaurant takes its name from an olive tree). Setting is both intimate and boisterous, great for a romantic... More

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Sydney
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I really wanted to love this restaurant. Gorgeous setting, my favourite cuisine, and a fantastic reputation. Unfortunately it didn't stack up. I have only ever been to one other restaurant that was as loud (Jamie's Italian), but I think this was worse. My wife and I had planned a romantic night out but we ended up spending the night communicating... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The pasta at this restaurant is amazing. Absolutely delicious dishes and we had dessert and cheese to share and they were also fantastic. It is a pretty big restaurant, we went on a Tuesday night and by 7pm it was packed so obviously very popular. Will definitely be going back

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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107 reviews 107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We hadn't made a booking but there was a table for two they didn't take reservations on. So we took a seat! The staff were efficient, if not a little distant and merely per-functionary. It was somewhat busy but not mad still. The yellow fin tuna tartare was flavoursome and ample for an entrée. Followed by eye fillet and -... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had an after business meeting there for dinner with a large group and the menu made our mouth's water. The homemade bread selections were intriguing and provided excellent variety. The entrees were excellent with freshly made pasta, interesting salads and enticing flavour combinations. The main courses were excellent, chitarra spaghetti, slow cooked duck, risotto and cooked to perfection with special... More

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Erskine Park
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My partner booked us in for our Anniversary dinner, and I had such a great time. The food was fantastic, and the staff excellent. The only hiccup on the night, was that my partner had changed the booking night, and it had not been moved in their book. They had a table for us, and upon seating, I noticed that... More

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Additional Information about Pendolino

Address: Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9231 6117
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City Centre
Average Prices: USD 24 - 57
Cuisine: Italian

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