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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 #37 of 5,160 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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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Cherrybrook
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Over priced and under sized entree about $28.00 for a ladle of pea soup, sorry it was supposed to be risotto. Very disappointed service was polite but not friendly I will not go again or recommend, sydney has much more to offer.

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Hobart, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I had truly devine meal with every course superb. Perfect service was offered with attention to detail. Wine selection amazing. The atmosphere was good for couples and groups alike. We loved it.

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Chattanooga TN
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Excellent attentive and personalized service. Food was extremely good, extensive wines for any budget my wife and I went and agree this could be the best meal in Sydney after four visits. We sat outside on the patio and it was not noisy

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Auckland, NZ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I found the room slightly claustrophobic, with tables close together and not enough light to see what I was eating. By and large our food was very good, but my ocean trout dish was badly oversalted, and with prices like these I expect better judgement in the kitchen. The service was very good, pleasant and attentive, but the constant pouring... More

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