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The Restaurant Pendolino

Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St | The Strand Arcade, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 6117
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (61 reviews)
“bread” (73 reviews)
“semifreddo” (14 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St | The Strand Arcade, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

I was really disappointed I didn't like this place more as there are some great reviews here. The only saving grace is the service here. Atmosphere: FAR too loud and they have tried to squeeze in too many tables. You could easily overhear your neighbours...More

2  Thank LeeParr2727
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Went here based on a friend's review. I knew that there was the main restaurant and a cafe, but my friend booked and we ended up at the restaurant. Went up to the second floor of the Strand Arcade to find it. Very swanky interior,...More

1  Thank raura
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was our first visit for a Friday special occasion family lunch. The restaurant is dark and glamorous- with black venetian blinds closed at midday and little table lights. However the noise level was very uncomfortable for the intimate setting and our dishes were mainly...More

1  Thank HP8_11
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Loved the food and the service. Had the 10 hour slow cooked beef and one of the best beef dishes I've ever had. The spaghetti with fish sauce was also lovely. Anyway, when all the dishes round the table are all cleared then you really...More

1  Thank DutchDiverFrank
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Pendolino has consistently provided an array of beautiful food, first class service and is an elegant venue ideal for a business lunch. Over the years I have taken many customers and staff members for lunch and have never been anything but delighted with the service...More

Thank MBloom14
Reviewed 10 May 2016

If you like Pasta then this is the place the place to go it is a 1 hat restaurant but in my judgement it should be a 2 hat restaurant. The pasta ravioli which I had was out of this world and for the desert...More

1  Thank Drwildebeast
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Came here on a last minute for a quick dinner. The service was a bit long but the restaurant was so busy that we understood. The food was really tasty. I had the beef carpaccio and truffle pasta, this was all perfect. Nice Italian restaurant.

1  Thank Angelique D
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Second time we've had family celebrations at Pendolino and both times have been great. You get what you pay for which is some of the tastiest and well presented Italian dishes. The meat I had last visit was exquisite (and the gnocchi I had a...More

1  Thank Nick_H_2069
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is one of those swanky show-off places that is worth the fuss and bother because the food is superb, the wine is exquisite and the service is friendly and not intrusive. The prices are top-end, but you get what you pay for. The bread...More

1  Thank Terry L
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Basically italian food. We had a 6 course degustation which failed to deliver dish variety, I.e. first 2 courses were cold dishes in soup plates and although different ingrediants looked similar. Both had soft cheese on top again tasted similar. The pork belly was very...More

1  Thank Val M
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1 July 2016|
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Response from Fran L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it has taken so long to reply. Have only just noticed the message and you have probably already been there by now. Anything from smart casual to elegant is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St | The Strand Arcade, 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
  • E-mail
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