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Pendolino

#51 of 4,397 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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Itsmanda S
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Lunched again at Pendolino. Excellent as always. The pasta is first rate and the wine list is very extensive. Deserts are top quality which finishes the meal well. The lighting gives a very intimate feel although it seems a few extra tables have been added which reduces the intimate feel a bit. Definitely need to book for lunch as it... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The food, service & ambience contribute to a fabulous meal & I would rate it as 4.5 if the sytem allowed. A couple of small issues: It is called ambience but the restaurant is dark & like eating in the inside of a cow but this does not preclude us from dining there. When reading the menu beware that there... More 

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Thank onethousanddays
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Came to Pendolino with my family for our annual truffle meals. My favourite is the spinach ricotta ravioli and pappardelle with wild mushrooms. Awesome food and desserts! Standard of service and quality of food are excellent as usual! Will keep coming back for more.

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Hamilton, NZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

A wonderful ambience in this restaurant, We found the staff extremely pleasant and the food was brilliant. Pasta is better than we have had in Italy,by which we mean that the accompanying sauces are rather more innovative. The wine list is very comprehensive and on the expensive side but we did find a very good negroamoro at a reasonable price.... More 

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Thank colval_8
Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The food at Pendolino is very good, with authentic Italian recipes and an excellent wine list. Unfortunately a couple of things detracted from the dining experience. One is the very tight spacing between tables. My wife and I were seated at a table next to the wall; no problem with that, except that the passage for staff and patrons between... More 

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Thank Marcel D
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We patronise this restaurant on a few occasion and would say the food and the service were still as excellent as before. The pasta especially the Pappardelle is trully fantastic with its awesome tasty sauce, and has becomes our favourites. And during the winter season we would always have truffles added to our pastas as well, hmm..real yummy!! And the... More 

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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
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: 02 9231 6117

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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.