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“A nice way to spend our Anniversary” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pendolino

Pendolino
Ranked #44 of 5,623 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $57
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Noosa, Australia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A nice way to spend our Anniversary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

A lovely lunch and a great atmosphere. The beef was superb as was the mushroom pie. The semi-fredo was a good way to finish.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephen O
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Sydney
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Poor service, food average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is not the same Pendolino I dined at when it opened. I have been here a few times now and am not sure after this last visit that I will return again in a hurry. The food was average, the wine was average - the list is difficult to navigate and the sommelier had a real attitude that made it hard to select well. And please can someone lift the lights just a little for weekday lunch, it would improve the atmosphere for business lunches.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eves21
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Escape the noisy streets of Sydney and ascend up into the Strand Arcade and enter the soothing environment of Pendolino. Home made pasta, home made delicious bread and infused olive oils lets you know this is no basic Italian restaurant. The wine list was absorbing to a wine nerd and the service was personal and efficient. Loved how all the staff had Italian accents - must be alleviating unemployment back in Italian! Food was fresh, innovative and very tasty. Wine matched perfectly and it was one of those rare business dinners that stretched to 3 courses. Going back next time I am in Sydney.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mmajzner
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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food, limited wine list”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Excellent ambiance, dark surroundings, very good menu and really first class food. Only criticisms: not many red wines, and as usual for Sydney, horrendously expensive (3 x retail) for a pretty average drop

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Murray H
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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is an excellent restaurant tucked away in the Strand Arcade, fine Italian, first class service. Highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AdventureLive
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