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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 #69 of 5,258 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $57
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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191 reviews 191 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Very good Italian and very classy, too. Excellent service from very attentive wait staff and an outstanding menu with an incredible range of sophisticated, modern Italian choices. Great cocktail and wine variety, too, including a very drinkable Chianti Classico by the glass. Pricey, but worth it. Tip: the beef carpaccio is the perfect starter for any meal!

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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I ate here for Lunch on a Friday. The restaurant is quite noisy (I'm deaf and wear hearing aids!) so try for a corner seat if you can. We felt our waiter was a little off-hand in his service and the way he spoke to clients. We were surprised to see the table beside us served by... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 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
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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
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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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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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