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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%
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“ravioli” (60 reviews)
“bread” (71 reviews)
“semifreddo” (14 reviews)
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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 12 March 2018

So great to find a fine dining establishment open on a Monday night. Special occasions are not confined to end of the week days, but all too often you can't find a good venue open on a Monday night. Well Il Pendolino is open Mondays...More

Thank LeaHXZ
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Three of us went for an early dinner on a Monday night.To start they served Homemade Breads and three different types of Olive Oil . All were delicious.A great decision was to choose three different Pastas to share for entree. Each one was superb the...More

Thank Evelynne G
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I had a memory of such a wonderful lunch in 2016 I asked to return this year. I even asked before ordering « heirloom tomatoes «  if they were the same as the year before. I was reassured - yes, nothing had changed. No comparison !!!...More

Thank cowboy83110
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Took my wife out to Pendolino for her birthday dinner. What a treat - beautiful restaurant and incredible food and service. Food is on the rich side - definitely not rustic Italian. Staff made us feel special and thanks for the birthday gift for my...More

Thank Stu_white
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is supposedly a romantic restaurant. Yes it is dimly lit, which makes it hard to see what you eat, but do we really need to be THAT close to fellow diners. Tables for 2 are no more than about a foot and a half...More

Thank Atnicko
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Pendolino is definitely worth having a meal at! The staff, service, ambience, wine and food is exceptional. The Ravioli Di Magro is my favorite dish and the semifreddo dessert is just amazing. If you haven’t dined here yet, I thoroughly recommend you add it to...More

Thank Yvonne T
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Attractive décor, but for the price here, would have preferred that the tables were not mainly all lined up and quite close together. This lessened the atmosphere of being a ‘fine dining’ style restaurant. Has a good feeling of glamour overall though. Was not very...More

Thank Pollyana246
Reviewed 15 February 2018

My boyfriend and I came here for Valentine's Dinner a few years ago, and all I can remember was the food melting in your mouth. The best meat I have ever eaten! The pasta was also sensational. We had the late sitting and and had...More

Thank Annette V
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

If you love creative beautifully cooked Italian food and the most wonderful choice of wine this is simply the best place to eat in Sydney. During our 6 week trip to Australia and New Zealand our evening here was the most enjoyable and the food...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Always good value, Pendolino’s is consistently good. Great atmosphere and upmarket decor just increases the ‘special occasion’ atmosphere of this restaurant. The beef carpaccio is superb as is the fresh pasta with Forest mushrooms. The sommelier chose our wine which was exceptionally good. For lovers...More

Thank Liz W
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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
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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
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 57
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 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
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