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87 Nguyen Hue St | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3821 8181
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found it by chance walking in the central street and in spite of the long entrance corridor (the restaurant is inside the block, in a pretty shadowed area in fact) we found it perfectly setted up. All the served food were really italian tasting from the aperitivo to the starter, the pizza Margherita and the Tiramisù dessert. Wines and... More 

Thank stefano s
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places where u can enjoy Italian food ... high quality and good price .... service really professional and friendly ... I'm Italian and I live in Saigon and when I feel homesick I go there to eat a pizza or a carbonara pasta made to the Italian chef Alessandro and finally drink an Italian espresso with... More 

Thank Giooxx11
Shanghai, China
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know if the chef this evening was Italian or no.....anyway, never in my life have a test at one Orrible food as in this dinner today 20/11/2016 in Pendolasco restaurant. We start with bruschetta, if I order bruschetta with Gorgonzola, I want you give as the GORGONZOLA CHESSE, NOT THE CHEESE WITH ERBS. Then, I order the Spaghetti... More 

Thank 1960EnricoP
Pendolasco1998, Manager at Pendolasco, responded to this review

Caro Enrico, We are surprised for what happened to you and your guests in our restaurant. We are certified as Italian restaurant using original Italian ingredients. If you like we can send you (in private email as we cannot sent picture in Tripadvisor) papers and pictures about our products. We use only prime material and we put the best passion... More 

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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Owner is a great Italian guy living in Saigon for many years , cook and manager are Italian excellent guys , food is simple and tasty . To me it's like a second home . Recommended . Buon appetito !!

Thank ChiccoDellaGiovanna
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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119 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We keep ordering the food (mainly pizzas) and the quality, service and reliability are what keeps us loyal to Pendolasco. They do everything they can to deliver the food even during the heavy rain.

Thank Tijana B
Shinjuku, Japan
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Don't be fool by the impressive decoration, expensive looking interior, etc. They serve really good delicious food here. Price is really cheap. Totally inexpensive. Pizza is really thin and worth the money you pay. Great atmosphere. Please do walk in and enjoy great dinner here yourself , friends or family. Good attentive staff . Owner is around at times to... More 

Thank Kean L
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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237 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Pendolasco is a well known italian restaurant in Thao Dien. It offers a good take away/delivery service as well as a very pleasant dine in experience. Dining in is preferred if you get the chance as then the food can be presented on plate and in the environment very conducive to the italian food. You can select from inside or... More 

1 Thank ShaunMcKeoghHCMC
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Walked past this restaurant a few times before deciding to go in and have some Italian. Was pleasantly suprised! Meal and service was great!! Entrance maybe deceiving !

Thank bb2408
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We have a family with very different tastes and every one of us was extremely happy here ! The food was better than melbournes best Italian restaurants ! The kids chose this restaurant as the final dinner before we go home because they loved it so much ! The wine list was sensational too ! Everything that was recommended to... More 

1 Thank Alexandra D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We needed a change from all the great Vietnamese food we had been eating and decided to have Italian I researched on the Internet and decided to go to Pendolasco as it was close to our hotel and had a more interesting menu than others. It is on the main " walking street" in District 1, easy to find, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Nguyen Hue St | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3821 8181
Our fully air-conditioned dining room, resembles a large italian authentic "trattoria". A large list of Italian wines available as well as a selection of other international lables " Our staff will be ready to help You with the right choice ".
Following a great success in the heart of the city, the Pendolasco family has opened a new branch, for all the people living in the many residential areas located around district 2. What was once an old villa has been brought back to a beautiful restaurant that with its decorations, resembling the ancient Pompeian drawings, gives a special warmth to all the guests. As the original Pendolasco, the new restaurant offers authentic Italian dishes such as the traditional : " Wood fire oven Pizza " Looking for a good meal delivered to their door steps ? Try Our great delivery team !

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