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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 #50 of 5,235 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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English first
Sydney
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We dined on a Friday night, and the place was buzzing.Not a place for romantics. Pricing - $300 for two, three courses, 2 glasses of wine each. The food and service justified the price. Food was fantastic, especially the pasta dishes. We had pasta as entrees followed by duck and the mushroom tart. Although I couldn't fault the mains, the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visited Sydney and booked Pendolino's based on its good review history and that we love Italian food. Being with my partner I was looking for a romantic dining experience and one that would be a little private. Well, on a Saturday night this isn't the place for private & romantic. Although, there are small tables in the restaurant that may... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

OK I only had one main, the rigatoni with king prawns and calamari but the only good thing about this dish was the pasta. The king prawns were actually shrimp, the calamari minced and serving size moderate for $32. The service was fast and attentive but the place was very noisy even though it wasn't full. Promising atmosphere and location... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I met a darling girl friend for lunch and I just loved the place - it was perfect. Our waiter was divine and spoilt us. We had so much to catch up, we yacked for Africa, but enjoyed the three stunning breads and three assorted oils, and ate every morsel!! We then had the yellow fin tartare which was just... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fantastic Italian cuisine. Their burrata, ravioli and the semi fredo are not to be missed. Make sure you have reservations

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's ridiculously difficult to find somewhere worthwhile to have lunch in Sydney on a Saturday, as so few good restaurants open, and most of them require bookings months ahead. Pendolino is in the Strand building, with a romantic atmosphere, good service and delicious food to recommend it. The yellowfin tartare and mushroom pappardelle were excellent, expertly matched by the sommelier... More

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French
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Don t get me wrong it is a good Italian restaurant, very good sommelier but for sure not the best in town... Sorry chef ! Of course nice high class place, service (and of course price) but food wise even if good, not the best.

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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Pendolino is on the George Street end of historic Strand Arcade. The service was excellent as was the food. The main courses were priced in the high AUD 30 to 40. I had the Ten Hour Slow Cooked British Breed Beef with a Parsnip Puree, Grilled Green Shallots, and Pearl Garlic. It was excellent. As other reviewers have noted, the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've now eaten at Pendolino three times. It just keeps better and better, and the latest visit was fabulous. Our meal started with a basket of three wonderful breads and three delicious olive oils. All the breads were excellent, though I would have happily settled for just the olive bread - the best I've ever had. Instead of having a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

From the moment of arrival, we could not have felt more welcome at this superb restaurant. The service was outstanding, friendly and efficient. The freshly baked breads with a selection of fine oils, was just the beginning of a fine dining experience. And the wine we were helped to choose,from the waiters home region of Italy,was delightful. We'll be back.

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