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Bar 500

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Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent our first night in Cortona in this charming place, who serves the best dishes with such a nice atmosphere and service. On our stay in Cortona this place became our favouriteplace. We felt like visiting friends! 😊 deeply recommended.

1 Thank sverresdatter
Duluth, Minnesota
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here several times during our visit to Cortona. The hosts are hospitable, the food wonderful and the ambience so comfortable.

2 Thank Susan W
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. The food is fresh, quick to service, yummy comfort food. Sitting is the main thoroughfare of Via Nazionale and watching the world go by with delicious food is what we want on our holidays.

1 Thank christinewilliam2017
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Ate and drank at Bar 500 many times during our stay in Cortona. Emma and Mbecka were the perfect hosts!

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were told about this restaurant by one of the local hotels nearby & had a really good lunch here. The owner is so genuine & friendly, we had the wild boar tagliatelle & ribollita soup, both were excellent as was the red wine they recommended!

1 Thank Mark T
Shelby Township, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Emma , Robert and Mbecka make all feel so welcome! Stayed in Cortona for 3 weeks and immediately felt "at home" at Bar 500. Great spot for drinks, great cappuccino, sandwiches and salads--the best Bruschetta we had anywhere! Don't forget the soups!! People watching at its best. The warmness and recognition when even just passing by makes this place so... More 

1 Thank jgralewski49
Brisbane, Australia
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210 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We ate at Bar 500 our first night in Cortona because it was close to where we were staying. We had small meals, salad and vegetable soup and both were surprisingly good for an outdoor place in the middle of the tourist area. My wife had a cheese/past dish which she loved but I can't recall the name of it,... More 

1 Thank passdeplate
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

After wandering around all morning in Cortona we decided to pick a restaurant for lunch and came upon Bar 500 which is right on the main street. The food was excellent with good foccacia and very good salads. The service was excellent and I always appreciate it when the owner stops by to make sure everything is fine, which was... More 

1 Thank Ollie076
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

There is so much good food in Italy that when something is off the mark, it really sticks out. I had pasta with meat sauce that tasted like it had been reheated in the microwave. Also had a salad which was plain and blah.

Thank Jeanne S
Benicia, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Rob and Emma are more than our favorite restaurant owners in Cortona, they are like our Italian family. The food is second to none! Love the food, the place and the staff! If you visit Cortona, this is a must visit!!!

1 Thank Kenny H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?