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Pendolino

#145 of 4,249 Restaurants in Sydney
#163 of 4,670 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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  • 244
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  • 40
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  • 8
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best risotto and pasta ever!!

My daughter and I had lunch at Pendolino's in early August and it was probably one of the best decisions I made that week. I'd last eaten there a couple of years ago and wondered whether the meal would be as good as my memories. It was better than I remembered. My roast pumpkin risotto was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Mano W
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I had lunch at Pendolino's in early August and it was probably one of the best decisions I made that week. I'd last eaten there a couple of years ago and wondered whether the meal would be as good as my memories. It was better than I remembered. My roast pumpkin risotto was perfection - taste, texture... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was a fabulous place to realize that Italian is not all pasta and pizza. It is very refined, reasonable priced, excellent service and a great dining experience. We had the 6 course degustation menu which was well priced at $140 per person and also had the matching wines for an additional $60 per head. The quality of the food... More 

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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This has got to be my favourite Italian Restaurant in Sydney. Dined here again on Friday night, did not have a reservation so was pleasantly surprised to get a table. My carpaccio was so delicious and my husband had the squid ink pasta which was incredible, so full of flavour! The service was fantastic, by both our waiter and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Although the dish was salty but I had Best desert ever. Strongly recommended but remember to tell chief don't put too much salt!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Had a client funciton in the private dining room. Highly recommend this place. It is on the 2nd level of the QVB building in a hidden spot and the ambiance is super nice - dark and romantic in the main restaurant and a bit more open in the dining room. The food was great, especially the tuna tatare. The only... More 

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Taken here by colleagues when in town on a business trip I had one of the most memorable Italian meals in memory. The service was impeccable. The food exquisite.

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Sydney, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This restaurant used to be good and quite the place to go for a quick business lunch. I found the staff disinterested, the surroundings tired and the food average. Plenty of other much better places to spend my money.

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?