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“You must go here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pendolino

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
Price range: $24 - $57
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“You must go here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Tucked out of the way in the Strand you would easy miss this. But word of mouth is clearly working. We just popped in fir lunch but were so impressed with the service snd the atmosphere. I had the most delicious soup-actually on the menu as the best- and some yummy breads with gorgeous olive oil. This is a must go to.

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Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 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
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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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