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“Great pasta” 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 #37 of 5,162 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
Balwyn, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great pasta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Fantastic restaurant with excellent wine list. Ravioli in burnt butter sauce is to die for, and worth a visit for this alone. Not cheap but not overly expensive for Sydney and certainly worth the money. Quality service and excellent food made for a great dining experience

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Our group of 5 has a great classy evening meal at this restaurant in September.
Sitting inside we all had 3 courses served with prompt but not intrusive attention.

The desserts were finished with much oohing and aahing as they were all delightful.

Overall the serves were appropriate and the flavours were complimentary and surprisingly distinctive but subtle, including the beef carpaccio with truffle infused oil.

The average cost was about $170 per head which included pre dinner drinks, 3 courses and wines during the meal - we thought that, although expensive, the total experience was value.

We would certainly enjoy this restaurant again ( this was our second meal there - the first one was a lunch two years ago) for a special occasion that will fulfill high expectations.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Always good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I have dined at Pendolino on numerous occasions including private dinners , meeting friends and impressing a new clients. Pendolino is a place that fits every occasion. The staff are friendly and always professional but what keep me coming back is the food is consistently excellent. Interesting, fresh and seasonal and beautifully prepared and presented.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Salty dish swimming in butter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

In Sydney on business travelling in my own. Chose this place from the choices of restaurants around me using the trip advisor app. Nice atmosphere, service was good...a bit too swift. I had the seafood pasta and other than it tasted too salty and it was swimming in melted butter, it was quite a nice dish.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food, efficient service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Ate here on my own on a business trip to Sydney. The hotel restaurant where I was staying looked dismal and somehow I ended up here and was glad I did. The service was efficient and the food amazing. I had the bone marrow pasta and that was complimented by a nice glass of sangiovese recommended by the sommelier. The granita desert sounded unusual but was a really great way to end the meal.

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