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Pendolino

#130 of 4,210 Restaurants in Sydney
#142 of 4,548 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, Pasta
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Impressive Italian

My first visit to Pendolino. Business lunch with 11 others and we were all very happy indeed. Very central location in the city and easy to find, important as I'm not from Sydney. Great ambience, staff were very friendly, great food with a great selection of wines. I'll definitely be back next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Jen B
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My first visit to Pendolino. Business lunch with 11 others and we were all very happy indeed. Very central location in the city and easy to find, important as I'm not from Sydney. Great ambience, staff were very friendly, great food with a great selection of wines. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in the city.

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Carlingford, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The location was a bit out of the way but the food and service were the stars, Friendly attentive staff, the wine suggestion - Cupone 2010 was smooth and luscious. The trio of olive oils and house made bread were a great start, the oysters, leather jacket and duck were all superb the flavours really came through in everything. It... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This week I was lucky enough to go to Pendolino for a third time to have a business lunch and it was once again an amazing experience. The service was excellent - friendly, accommodating and there when you need someone but without being too much in your face so you can continue your conversation easily. The three types of bread... More 

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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Suggested a business dinner here and wasn't disappointed. Food is beautifully presented, is unique in flavour and I recommend for a special evening.

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My favourite thing about Pendolino is that you can ask for a wine recommendation and it is always good and doesn't cost the moon. I love the Buratta salad entree and the vegetarian ravioli with burnt butter, not to mention their own three types of olive oil and three types of bread.

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Eugene, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We loved the ambience at Pendolino which is said to be perhaps Sydney's top Italian restaurant. Our night there had culinary highs and no shortage of attention from staff. However, wait staff was in a constant rush and we felt constant pressure to make quick decisions. It started with water selection where, before we understood what was really happening, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Easily one of my favourite places to dine in Sydney for business. Great service, delicious food... Ok... It's up there in price (especially the wine) but the service is top shelf and the food amazing!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We were really disappointed with Pendolino as we had heard so much great reviews about it. Took them 20 mins to give us the menu and they didn't serve us our salad even when we finished our pastas. Our bottle of wine was also half served when we finished our mains before dessert & we had the worst service at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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152 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The only problem with Pendolino is that at some point you have to leave. I am so pleased I have been introduced to this gem of a restaurant, it will definitely be visiting whenever I'm in Sydney. The service is impeccable - swift, professional and unobtrusive. A member of staff is by your side before you've even turned your head.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I visit here regularly and have never been dissapointed. Yesterday I tried the baked ocean trout - YUM! I usually go for their pastas, given they are made in house but felt it was time to try something else. When I was there last week I had the beef which I can highly recommend, it was like velvet. I really... 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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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