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#38 of 4,603 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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We started with Mooloolaba white tuna and salmon tartare and an Heirloom tomato salad with mozzerella. Both contained multifaceted flavors and were excellent. Our main courses consisted of Petrosan Atlantic Salmon with black mussels and a slow-cooked British beef. The salmon was excellent and, again, had wonderful accompanying sides, and the slow-cooked beef fell apart against the fork and tasted... More 

Thank Doug B
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here a number of times - with friends, wife, business and a Christmas party too. Firstly I love the dark wood layout and dim lighting in the restaurant and the location in the Strand Arcade complements that. The service - generally good, sometimes a little transactional. If there are mistakes with the order or problems with the food... More 

Thank sw0rdies
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here last week, can't think of a bad remark about this restaurant. Everything from the service to the food was superb! I received quite a lot of great recommendations and was not disappointed. For those who have not yet dined here, put Pendolino on the top of your list!

Thank Brett_hc
Level Contributor
77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The a la carte menu is excellent and the flavours in the meals are so good. The wine list is quality and the sommelier provides good advice. This is one of our favourite restaurants in Sydney. It is convenient for us as we mostly stay in the city. I have heard that it's difficult to get Italian cooking wrong. But... More 

Thank Wheathouse
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been in Pendolino before and always had a great time, so I had no hesitation to book again for our 30th Wedding Anniversary last night. From the first second to the last, the staff made us feel special. The food - as usual - was unbelievable, My wife has a few food allergies, they catered for her 100%.Chris... More 

Thank 948gabi
Sydney, Australia
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us went to Pendolino for a quick lunch. Sooooo perfect! Staff were excellent and attentive and the food super delicious. The outstanding dishes were the tortellini, parpadelle and the tomato and burratta salad. Great italian food..

Thank Maria P P
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been hearing of Pendolino for a few years and had been given a bottle of their beautiful olive oil but I have now moved from Sydney so had not made it there to dine. At last, some wonderful friends invited me to lunch at Pendolino and it was well worth the wait. Up on the top level of... More 

Sanary-sur-Mer, France
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delighted to discover this restaurant - food was very good, the service excellent and helpful with their advice with regard to our choices. Luckily the restau was not full so we had an empty table on each side of our table. Not sure how it would be if the restau had been full.

Thank cowboy83110
Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I revisited Pendolino, and we weren't disappointed. The service was great, and the food was amazing.

Thank Darren T
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is no competition when it comes to Italian cuisine and service. With the dark and sexy lighting and amazing service coupled with what can only be described as MasterChef cuisine this is an all round winning option. Lunch is my preferred dining option. It all Just works like a finely oiled machine. Bravo pendolino

Thank Paul J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$57
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood 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.
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