Uncork Italy In The Strand Arcade With The Opening Of Bottega Pendolino

Drink, Sydney / 6 June 2024
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Uncork Italy In The Strand Arcade With The Opening Of Bottega Pendolino

Drink, Sydney / 6 June 2024

From shopping spree to aperitivo hour!

For over 16 years, The Restaurant Pendolino has been a mainstay in Sydney’s iconic Strand Arcade, renowned for its high-quality, hand-crafted Italian cuisine. Now, they’ve unveiled a delightful addition – Bottega Pendolino, a casual wine bar offering a taste of Italy in a relaxed setting.

Think of it as your chance to experience a slice of Italy without the commitment of a full sit-down meal. Perched on level two of this magnificent Victorian-era building, Bottega Pendolino boasts a relaxed atmosphere that’s perfect for a spontaneous post-work drink or a leisurely bite after a shopping spree on Pitt Street Mall.

Bottega Pendolino Oysters

The hero of the show, unsurprisingly, is the wine list. Pendolino’s dedication to Italian wines is well-known, having garnered a prestigious “Three-Glass” rating from the Australian Wine List of the Year Awards. Bottega Pendolino offers a curated selection of these award-winning finds, allowing you to explore a diverse range by the glass.

Wine connoisseurs will be in their element here. Beyond the well-known Barolos and Amarones, the list delves into exciting and lesser-known corners of the Italian wine world. Imagine sipping a crisp Pigato from Liguria, or venturing into the unique offerings of the Amalfi Coast – all under one roof.

Bottega Pendolino Cocktail

But fear not, if your knowledge of Italian wines is limited to what sounds good. The friendly and knowledgeable staff, including Head Sommelier Ben Woodward, are always happy to guide you towards a perfect pairing for your taste buds.

Of course, a good wine deserves a good companion. Bottega Pendolino doesn’t disappoint on the food front either. The menu features an array of delectable share plates ideal for grazing alongside your chosen vino. Think king prawn rye cocktail sandwiches, eggplant fritters, and oysters, all alongside a selection of Pendolino’s famed house-made pastas.

Bottega Pendolino Menu Selections

If you’re feeling a little more peckish, there are also more substantial options available including a perfectly grilled whole Snowy Mountain rainbow trout, or a decadent Cape Grim Bistecca Fiorentina for a real treat.

Whether you’re a seasoned wine aficionado or simply looking for a relaxed and inviting spot to unwind with a glass (or two) of something delicious, Bottega Pendolino offers a delightful new addition to Sydney’s wine bar scene.

Book your next post-shopping sip here.

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