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Pendolino

#19 of 4,630 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
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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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Sydney
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the second time I have been to this amazing restaurant. It did not disappoint the second time round. The service, atmosphere and food are top notch. The only complaint - the toot is via the lift up one level.

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Thank K M
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

although note too sure about the location at the strand arcade we managed to find this place by complete coincidence. The place feels very relaxed and the service was on point. The highlight of the evening was the crab spaghetti but the desserts were a downer for my taste. Recommended.

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Thank NatashaFowles
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant for our last dinner in Sydney. The ambience was really lovely, with the lighting and seating being excellent. The staff were extremely welcoming, approachable and professional. Our sommelier (Raffaello? - apologies as not sure about the spelling) was very helpful and a credit to the establishment. We started with a wonderful cocktail... More 

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Thank Kaye D
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always high quality food but ... we all wanted to just order a main but had to also order an entree. Also it is slightly over priced.

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Thank sarahQ7370OX
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us enjoyed the very pleasant ambience, attentive service and outstanding well presented food. Located upstairs in the delightful Strand Arcade, this was our first visit but our NZ hosts had been coming here for many years. The spicy tomato based sauce on the gnocchi was superb. We had mushroom papadelle was the best dish but the pork belly... More 

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Thank peterlorschy
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cosy ambience welcomes you to a truly wonderful dining experience. Situated in Sydney's historic Strand Arcade, Pendolino serves sensational Italian food. This is a high end restaurant that did not disappoint. Stylish, attentive and friendly staff, wonderful food and an incredible wine list. The ravioli with burnt butter and sage was amazing, and the spaghetti with crumbled seafood was... More 

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Thank John A
Dubbo, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pendalinos in my opinion would have to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Sydney. Personally I hate the CBD location, but where the restaurant is located in the strand arcade is cool. My favourite dishes would have to be the papedlle ragu and the burnt butter with sage ravioli. The service doesn't get much better in Sydney either.

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Thank Zac C
Sydney, Australia
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243 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A special restaurant for a special night. They do it well! Food and beverages excellent. Friends paid and yes, you pay for what you get. Quality food, cooked to perfection. Knowledgable and service oriented staff. We had a table of birthday celebrators - a night to remember.

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Thank WyseOwls
Sydney, Australia
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146 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The dark atmosphere exaggerates the perception of quality whereas the food is really quite dull. Very dry meatballs ( traditional). Solid wine list but few of the younger vibrant styles. Great if you like a mature restaurant but not in the league of modern younger alternatives at the same price point.

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Thank graham_international
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was gifted with a gorgeous bottle of olive oil for my birthday upon arrival. The olive oils were delicious - especially the orange infused oil with a selection of breads. the waiter was confident in reassuring me of my food choices - I love it when a waiter knows what's best. Exquisite flavours, textures, presentation and service. I felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$57
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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?

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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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