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“A nice way to spend our Anniversary” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pendolino

Pendolino
Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
02 9231 6117
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Ranked #152 of 5,105 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $57
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A nice way to spend our Anniversary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

A lovely lunch and a great atmosphere. The beef was superb as was the mushroom pie. The semi-fredo was a good way to finish.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Poor service, food average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is not the same Pendolino I dined at when it opened. I have been here a few times now and am not sure after this last visit that I will return again in a hurry. The food was average, the wine was average - the list is difficult to navigate and the sommelier had a real attitude that made it hard to select well. And please can someone lift the lights just a little for weekday lunch, it would improve the atmosphere for business lunches.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Escape the noisy streets of Sydney and ascend up into the Strand Arcade and enter the soothing environment of Pendolino. Home made pasta, home made delicious bread and infused olive oils lets you know this is no basic Italian restaurant. The wine list was absorbing to a wine nerd and the service was personal and efficient. Loved how all the staff had Italian accents - must be alleviating unemployment back in Italian! Food was fresh, innovative and very tasty. Wine matched perfectly and it was one of those rare business dinners that stretched to 3 courses. Going back next time I am in Sydney.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food, limited wine list”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Excellent ambiance, dark surroundings, very good menu and really first class food. Only criticisms: not many red wines, and as usual for Sydney, horrendously expensive (3 x retail) for a pretty average drop

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is an excellent restaurant tucked away in the Strand Arcade, fine Italian, first class service. Highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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