Beautiful house-made pasta is the star at this smart inner city diner. Set on the second level of the historic Strand Arcade in Sydney’s shopping district, Pendolino is the perfect escape from the crowds below. The menu is based on regional dishes. Its forte is of course pasta, also handmade, including pappardelle with braised veal and marjoram, and cappelletti. With an elegant dining room, professional service, and interesting wine selection; remember to visit the L’olioteca to stock up on premium olive oils before you leave.