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Bar 500

Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bruschetta” (38 reviews)
“pizza” (95 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What do you do on a rainy day in Cortona? Spend the day at Bar 500! We actually did spend the entire day with the delightful Emma at Bar 500 twice. We were having such a good time, we just couldn't leave! The food and...More

Thank j h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was Halloween day on the street today and this bar was so visited from a lots of kids for candy and jokes the Emma and his husband Rob do, yes was most visited bar for are reason , the atmosphere and good vibration.

Thank alex1975295373
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back from 6 weeks travel and Bar 500 is one of our treasured memories. Emma and Rob remembered us after 10 years! It was just as we remembered and anticipated. A warm friendly welcome,laughter, excellent food and perfect position for relaxing and people watching. Thank...More

Thank jennoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first day in Cortona, I was looking for a place to eat dinner... I walked up to Bar 500 ad there where menus on the table... music playing, and a warmth exuded from the Bar. I looked at the menu and was feeling a...More

Thank maraikadanisch
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Lovely little cafe where you can eat inside or outside. Food is good, wine is good and Emma makes the experience special. She's attentive and so, so nice. We went back a second time just to see her again. Love supporting a really small business..just...More

Thank Allie02
Reviewed September 25, 2018

A lunch here is always spot on - plenty to choose from and the service is friendly and efficient. Seating both inside and outside - depending on your mood.

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

So wanted to go there as Trip Advisor said it had the best bruschetta in Cortona. It was overpriced, too large in proportion size, and so hard that I couldn’t cut it with the serrated knife they gave you. When asked if I wanted garlic,...More

Thank marie b
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I still remember this lovely restaurant even years after we were there (May, 2009). The best food, ambience, owner, service, everything! Loved it!

1  Thank Mythicsilver
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Thank you to the amazing owner Emma! Your Hospitality and food were both truly outstanding. Your unique menues your openness and passion is a gem! You truly are one of the best attractions in Cortona.

1  Thank kaymcgeer
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Great place for lunch, small menu but good quality menu. Would recommend any of the pasta dishes, the salads and the panini. Service not rushed but as you were seated outside ample opportunity for people watching. Would recommend for a pitstop for lunch

1  Thank AllTaylors
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Restaurant Details

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