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Pendolino

#160 of 4,197 Restaurants in Sydney
#177 of 4,612 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Excellent Italian dishes

The food serve here are excellent, good quality and well presented, especially the pastas which is very authentic true Italian taste. And you will never go wrong with whichever pasta you choose from the menu as all of them taste so good especially the Pappardelle which we like the best. And I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Ann K
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I arrived in Sydney about 10 days ago and had fabulous meals at Sokyo, Momofuku, Cafe Paci so we were expecting more of the same last night at Pendolino.... Our hotel had made an 8pm reservation, to our big surprise we encountered the most rude waiter ever when we got there who made us feel extremely unwelcome.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food serve here are excellent, good quality and well presented, especially the pastas which is very authentic true Italian taste. And you will never go wrong with whichever pasta you choose from the menu as all of them taste so good especially the Pappardelle which we like the best. And I love their range of olive oil too which... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

So as you all may know I have allergies and so I ask the waiter Quinto if I can have a simple dish of spagetti with tomatoes and basil. Simple right. Nooooo... after he was told no by the kitchen we asked to speak to the Manager. who went at great length to explain why they cant do it but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I dined at Pendolino for the first time last Friday with a small group of friends. The restaurant was cosy and service was excellent even though it was full. I ordered pan-roasted ocean trout for main course and Black Chocolate Millefeuille with Black Currant and Blackberry Sorbet for dessert. The ocean trout was cooked just right but was not a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The pasta dishes here are fabulous! The service just as good. Upstairs in the Strand Arcade, it was quite unexpected to find a restaurant like this. Obviously not so secret to the locals! Great wine list too.

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West Pennant Hills, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautifully presented plates all with a twist of the imagination. Work of art on the plate. Not overly large portions but not stingy either. The 10 hour cooked beef is brilliant and the home made pasta is as equally impressive. Its worth a 5/5 but I always leave a little room for improvement. The decor is nice but as with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I’ve been going to Pendolino’s for many years, and I would have to say it is my favourite fine dining Italian restaurant in Sydney. The menu selection is classic Italian, and the food is exceptional. The service is great and the staff are very polite. But what I love most about Pendolino’s is that it stays true to its Italian... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Chose to have Saturday lunch here as we were in the Strand Arcade. Unfortunately we found the service to be patronising and unhelpful. The wine list was extensive but overpriced. The food was delicious but the servings were tiny for the money. Their is clearly talent in the kitchen but badly let down by the front of house staff. We... More 

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Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

No faults here. In Sydney for the day with my husband, 13 year old daughter and her friend. Yelp reviews were good so we dropped in for a quick lunch. Although we were probably not dressed suitably the staff were gracious and welcoming. The food was divine and seasoned perfectly, portions were generous and the wine list was well balanced.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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117 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had a great dinner here, loved everything we ate! Picking the perfect 3 course I'd go with the ravioli to start (best I've had), pan roasted ocean trout plus the rocket, pear and parmesan salad and finish off with the frozen almond milk, honey and nougat. That's a really tough call though because the slow cooked beef was delicious and... More 

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Additional Information about Pendolino

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
Average Prices: USD 24 - 57
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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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: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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