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#37 of 4,628 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 6117
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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230 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked away on the second floor of the Strand Arcade is this gem. Clubby feel with attentive staff. We enjoyed a two course lunch. Home-made pasta a speciality of the house. The wild mushroom pappardelle and the sweet pea risotto were beautiful today. Previously we've enjoyed the ravioli with burnt butter and sage and the gnocchi with tomato veal ragu.... More 

Thank SueDen27
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there based on the tripadvisor ranking, and was not disappointed. Food is delicious and service also is very good. I will be back

Thank AArhons
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I came here for our anniversary last week; this was our fourth visit to Pendolino. It never fails to deliver. The service is first class; the sommelier is very knowledgeable and suggested some excellent wine pairings. The restaurant manager came over to our table and introduced himself to us and asked if he could help in any... More 

Thank TheSunToucher
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner on a saturday night and it was amazing. The wait staff were knowledgable and welcoming and their food recommendations were on point. Both parties at dinner had the ravioli which is exquisite for an entree and the slow cooked beef and salmon for mains. The ambience is one of the best features and its location in one Sydney's oldest... More 

Thank Sarah I
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really had an incredible experience at Pendolino. My fiance took me there for my birthday and I couldn't have asked for a better restaurant. The food was just delicious and the service was really incredible. The staff is very knowledgeable and passionate about food. They advised us really well for food and wine. Best dinner I have had in... More 

Thank Ezechiel R
Newcastle, Australia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were fortunate to catch up with friends and enjoy the delicious food in this authentic Italian restaurant . The homemade pastas .. ravioli , pappadelle were just like my mums and the seafood mains superb. Our Italian waiters were very helpful, efficient but not intrusive . A great place for a special occasion or just if... More 

Thank Lucia092
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch at Pendolino's in the Strand Arcade, Sydney. The atmosphere is lovely, music not loud (which is a nice change) ...... but the food ...... amazing. My daughter and I had the 5 course menu with the accompanying wine. Every course was explained to us and why the wine went with each course. Could not fault the staff, extremely attentive.... More 

Thank Jane R
Brisbane, Australia
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142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a dinner here with my husband just before Xmas. Lovely traditional atmosphere in the Strand Arcade. Tables are situated very close together. Great service and attentive waiters. Top notch. I didn't realise it was a set course menu so to speak, with set costs for 2/3/4 courses. At $88 for two courses it's not a cheap night out. I... More 

1 Thank SkippyTravellerChick
Wollongong, Australia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lead to believe that this was a great place to eat. The setting was quite ok service was average. The menu was set so you could have a main & or entree or main & desert. Set price$88.00 not my way to go if I go out to eat I like to do it my way not under... More 

1 Thank Geoff S
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here cannot be faulted! The dining room is glowing cozy with candle lights and the waitresses and waiters are very attentive and friendly. Wine recommendations are great to go with the food. We had 2 courses and some have 3 courses. The 2 courses would be more than sufficient for the average dinner. The wine that was recommended... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $57
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: +61 2 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.
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