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Pendolino
Italian
  • Level 2, The Strand Arcade,
    412-414 George St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9231 6117,
    www.pendolino.com.au
  • Lunch Mon-Sat noon-3pm;

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm

     

Pendolino
-33.869417,151.207627

On the top floor of the historic Strand Arcade, this upmarket Italian eatery reads like a glossy boardroom: long tables, suits, ties and handshakes. The food offering is serious business, too. Parmesan is grated at the table by waiters wearing ties, and if you order more than one, ahem, $42 plates of pasta, they'll be stacked on a tiered silver stand. Sadly, the pasta isn't always a done deal. The addition of white beans in the pork and beef ragù lends a questionable flouriness to stracci; better to opt instead for four-cheese ravioli that dances in sweet burnt butter and peppery sage. Dishes such as a Pugliese eggplant pie laced with pecorino fonduta turn on the regional charms, as does a pyramid of semifreddo, Ligurian honey custard and buttery crostata. The wine list leaves plenty of room to negotiate: from big and bold (in style and spend) to smaller Australian regions, and the sweet-talking somm will assist at the raise of an eyebrow.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $20-$35

    M $39-$47

    D $16-$20

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Nino Zoccali & Dean Worthy

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