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#39 of 4,593 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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18:00 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

We were really disappointed with Pendolino as we had heard so much great reviews about it. Took them 20 mins to give us the menu and they didn't serve us our salad even when we finished our pastas. Our bottle of wine was also half served when we finished our mains before dessert & we had the worst service at... More 

4 Thank Diana H
Melbourne, Australia
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388 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

The only problem with Pendolino is that at some point you have to leave. I am so pleased I have been introduced to this gem of a restaurant, it will definitely be visiting whenever I'm in Sydney. The service is impeccable - swift, professional and unobtrusive. A member of staff is by your side before you've even turned your head.... More 

1 Thank kgreenwood
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

I visit here regularly and have never been dissapointed. Yesterday I tried the baked ocean trout - YUM! I usually go for their pastas, given they are made in house but felt it was time to try something else. When I was there last week I had the beef which I can highly recommend, it was like velvet. I really... More 

1 Thank Craig C
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

Our 5th visit, a regular haunt when we come to Sydney and it's always good. Today was a spontaneous lunch on a grey rainy day when we were kicking around with not much to do. As ever the food was great: A burata and beetroot salad was totally delicious, magical homemade pasta with mushrooms, luscious pork belly and coffee, both... More 

1 Thank perthtravellor
Sydney, Australia
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432 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Having dined at Pendolino a number of times, I've always found the food and service to be amongst the best Sydney has to offer. This visit was no exception. Mains (including duck leg, beef, and pasta dishes) were excellent. Desserts were very good. And the wine selection was comprehensive and quite reasonably priced.

1 Thank nick164
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

Only one word sums up this restaurant perfectly - pretentious. The food is mediocre and incredibly small in portion size in complete contrast to their wine prices which are ridiculously high. Service is poor and their attitude should you choose not to tip is cool. A huge disappointment.

1 Thank Catherine M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

This was an unexpected surprise on the 3rd floor of the Strand Arcade. It is like stepping into a restaurant in Rome. Hidden away up here I have never been before so it was a very pleasant treat to be taken here. The atmosphere and service are old school Italian and very very good. The wine list, excellent Italian wines... More 

1 Thank Lazylime
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

A place I remebered was good but having been out of Sydney for a while, this was just as great as a few years back. Service was informative and friendly. Pasta was impeccable. Beetroot salad starter was great. Yum!

2 Thank L M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

We had asked at our hotel for a quiet Italian restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. They recommended Pendolio, and it turned out to be a horrible mistake that left my wife in tears. We arrived on time and were escorted to a "special" table. The only thing special about it was that it a horrible table near the bar,... More 

9 Thank GreatBearCaifornia
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

It's been a while since I've been to Pendolino and I realize the error of my ways after my recent visit. Outstanding pasta, extremely tasty and also a little different to the usual Italian fare on offer all around Sydney. We had 2 fishy pasta dishes, one with black squid ink and one with prawns and chilli and both were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 57
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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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