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Pendolino

#45 of 4,555 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
+61 2 9231 6117
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was recently asked to offer recommendations for CBD restaurants, from impending travellers from Savannah Georgia USA. I offered this establishment as one that I highly recommend. As we found ourselves in the proximity of Pendolino, this week, we strolled in to see if we could get a table. Once again, beautiful food, attentive service, with the added and unimposing... More 

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Thank Peta P
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for many years and never fail to enjoy the experience . I don't use this word lightly. Yes the food is always delicious, and beautifully presented but it's the ambiance the service , the little extras which take it a step up. When you enter the main dinning room you could forget where... More 

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Thank Rami B
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

brought my best fren there for her bday lunch. food was yummy. very good in fact. the wine recommendation was good and paired well with our food. please remember to make reservations before coming.

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Thank Pac1ng
Vaison-la-Romaine, France
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the probably best Italian we have ever dined at and this includes many travels throughout Italy. Everything was uttely delicious, very fine and wonderfully presented by excellent and attentive service staff. A special mention and thank you to the very nice German receptionist who realized that a somewhat noisy group at the next table went a bit on... More 

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Thank platine05
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is no doubt one of the best Italian Restaurants in Sydney, Australia. It is located in the downtown Strand Building on George Street. We went there in their Truffle season and the pastas, particularly the Papardelle and the Gnocchi were our favourites. The wine list was second to none! And the desserts, oh my.... Fantastic! I would highly recommend... More 

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Thank Miguel B
Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes a good bottle of wine can make a meal. And an excellent sommelier helps with that choice. The cabernet sauv - merlot was an inspired choice and went perfectly with the slow cooked British beef. As entrée the carpaccio was excellent as was the egg custard to finish. All up a fabulous evening and one I aim to repeat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was chosen by family from overseas for a special night out in Sydney. First impressions were good- very atmospheric candle lit. The staff were great. The atmosphere was an issue when the food arrived. We couldn't see what we were eating. My first sight on my main is in the photo taken with flash. The food was really... More 

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Thank gcstrata
Melbourne, Australia
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476 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A formal dining experience with beautiful Italian food cooked like Nonna would. Great service, small but excellent wine list and delicious food. A great dinner.

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Thank Michael2810
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Homemade pasta with truffle and egg yolk rich and luxurious and Salmon main with baby calamari was to die for finished with Meringue with watermelon , apple sorbet and jelly topped off a beautiful night in a beautiful setting with attentive wait staff and service thanks for a great night in The Strand arcade worth a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We went to Pendolino for dinner with friends to celebrate a birthday. Food was just sublime - entrees of tuna tartare, polpettini and a pasta - all delicious and full of surprise flavours. We mostly had the slow cooked beef for main which was just full of the richness which only comes with long slow cooking. All accompanied by delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $57
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
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: +61 2 9231 6117

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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