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Pendolino

#54 of 4,425 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Central Business District
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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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure why we hadn't known about Pendolino but the friends we were with had been several times and never disappointed. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals- the starters, mains, shared dessert and three bottles of wine- all fantastic. And great coffee! Obviously others knew about the restaurant as it was full with others arriving when we left, which was late... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lunch at Pendolino - everything was amazing. From the hand blended olive oils (which are on sale at the restaurant and online) to the fabulous Italian food. I'm not a fan of squid ink but the Salmon with calamari topped with the Squid Ink wafer - amazing! The restaurant is lovely, service attentive and wine selection great. Can't fault it.... More 

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere,professional service and the best Italian food I HAVE HAD ANYWHERE.If you are visiting Sydney put this on your list!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to try if you want an authentic classic Italian experience - with a fantastic choice of wines too. The ambiance is dark and atmospheric. Tables are a little close together if that bugs you but the food was exceptional. Service was generally good too but a little rushed - it was very very busy when... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here off the back of a recommendation, and wasn't disappointed. I'm a big Italian fan and the food was spot on. We ordered the burrata with beetroot as entree, the seafood spaghetti with Kale for 2nd course, and for the main, we had the duck. As it was just 2 of us, we opted to share these vs. the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing atmosphere, beautiful (interestingly dark) environment, excellent food, attentive service. But, is it normal to charge $100 tip onto credit card by a cashier/teller without asking???? Transaction cancelled and charged one more time with a same mistake... NOT SO COOL.... Still, have no problem going back. It is a dining experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in the top of the iconic Strand Arcade is this gem which serves the most exquisite Italian food with a wonderful choice of wine, exceptionally good staff, wonderfully smooth coffee and delectable house made breads served with a trio of olive oils which are available for purchase. There was a fair bit of noise where we were seated... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pendolino restaurant is slightly hidden on the second floor of teh Strand Arcade between George and Pitt Street in Sydney CBD. We went for a business dinner on Wednesday night and when you arrive at the Strand Arcade it is not directly obvious how to reach the restaurant. Just take the elevator to the second floor and there you... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoying a night with friends and only managed to attract the attention of the sommelier once when we asked. We are not huge drinkers but would certainly have drank a lot more had they asked! Food always lovely, lovely ambience and not too loud

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Perth, Australia
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Mouthwatering Pappardelle with Truffle... Staff are exquisite .... Food is Perfecto ... Wine delightful... The only thing that let Pendolino down was our own attire, apologies for our Bogan Look but even Multimillionaires have CBF days. Thank you for the best Pasta Ever. 👍🏻

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $57
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 02 9231 6117

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.