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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 #42 of 5,211 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
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 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had been to Pendolino on several occasions and although the food was good, it wasn't great. This time we had a set menu and it was beautiful. The entree of Agnolotti di Carne was silky smooth and the beef and thyme sauce was an excellent complement. TheTrota Salmonata in Padella had an exquisiet blend of flavours in the fennel... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been to this restaurant three times in the last 18 months, and the last time was a few weeks ago at the end of July. The food is superb. It needs to be because the location, on the 2nd floor of the Strand Arcade in George Street has no view, unlike many other iconic restaurants in Sydney. I've tried... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A group of us went to Pendolino Caffe for a late lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was great as was the wine. Auntie Lidia’s Chicken Meatball Soup with Quadrettini Pasta was my personal favourite. The staff were attentive and polite.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Food, Atmosphere, service, all top notch. could not fault anything but just didn't reach the heights of some of Sydney's best. Value for money (although expensive) was very good for this class of food. Don't look behind the closed blinds though, looks the windows hadn't been cleaned since they built the strand.

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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Pendolino is amazing!!!! We have eaten at Tetsuya's, Aria, Quay and other Italian's like Buon Ricordo - Pendolino beats them all!!!! The only downside you know before you arrive - it doesnt have a view - but for a winter meal it is cozy and lovely... I can't rave enough. We have the beef carpacio and i ithink it is... More

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