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Bar 500

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44/46 Via Nazionale, Cortona, Italy
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Noosaville, Queensland, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

We have been in Cortona for 2 weeks. Bar 500 has been the go to place,back up whenever we were in doubt of any other place and first choice for lunch all the time. Anglo- Italian owners make for an unusual and refreshing set up with good well trained staff and everyone with a helpful disposition especially as its so... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

Great service, nice place to sit to take in the evening life in Cortona. The pizzas were tasty but uneventful. Decent place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

The food was incredible. The portions were way too big. The bruschetta was the size of a 10" pizza. My family of four would have been fine with one pizza and one bruschetta instead of four separate meals. The tapa sampler was to die for. There was all kinds of meat, bruschetta, cheese, melon, etc. a great afternoon feast.

1 Thank Greg G
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We ordered for take away the night we came in. The staff was very nice and welcoming. Our food was tasty, fresh and hot and great for the late hour. We weren't totally blown away so we didn't go back during our stay.

1 Thank Ninkaz
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We have visited this restaurant in Cortona on a number of occasions now and it has never failed to please. Emma and Rob are extremely helpful and the food is excellent value for the delicious dishes that they serve. The complimentary Limoncello at the end of the meal, is the icing on the cake! When I mentioned to Rob that... More 

1 Thank GooseSurrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

I had a delicious pizza for lunch. The friendly waitress brought the best pizza that I have eaten in a long time. The complimentary Limoncello made it a perfect lunch.

1 Thank JoyAustin
Zutphen, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

The owners of Bar 500 in Cortona serve tasty italian food and wine. They were very kind and always in for a chat or some advice. Advantage is that they serve their food the whole day, even for "take-away". It is a small but nice restaurant in the main street of Cortona. Check it out yourself!

1 Thank Frank en Sabine v
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We have been visiting Cortona for the last few years and our favourite Bar is def Bar 500. The food is great and always fresh and beautifully presented. Emma and Rob are excellent hosts and extend a warm welcome to all. It is a delight to dine at Bar 500. Nothing is too much trouble and Emma and Rob will... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

We found this little gem by pure chance. What a find. Interesting menu, not solely Italian but with an international flavour. We ate here several times for lunch and dinner during our Cortona stay and were treated like friends and made so very welcome. Our experience was one of relaxation with no hurrying glances by the lovely staff. Would highly... More 

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

My husband and I spent 10 days in Cortona, we ended up eating 3 meals at Bar 500. The food was great, the service excellent and the owners are present. We had delicious Brushetta. Each piece of toast was piled high with the tomatoe basil mixture. We also shared a panini which was fresh, hot and tasty. Today we enjoyed... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44/46 Via Nazionale, 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?