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Bar 500

44/46 Via Nazionale, Cortona, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 83 restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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essex
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This little restaurant has tables on the main street between two of the squares. It is easy to find. It opens both lunchtime and evening. There are a lot of restaurants in Cortona - and a heck of lot that charge a heap more. The food is standard Italian fare but very good quality and plenty of it. But the... More

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Valencia, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great way to start our walk to Cortona. Great service and very filling. Catch the seat by the door and see the people pass by.

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Northumberland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We recently visited Bar 500 for lunch while on vacation in Cortona. We had wonderful pizzas and salad washed down with the house white wine. We were served by Lucca who was very patient and very attentive and spoke perfect English, he was such a pleasure and a credit to the owners, well worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Bar 500 was a great first stop in Cortona. We were seduced, as soon as we arrived, by the beautiful colors and mountains of cured meats being served. We say down for a bottle of the house wine, pizza, meats, sandwiches and pasta with truffles. The price for 4 people for all of that was extremely reasonable, and it set... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Bar 500 was a great way to enter Cortona for the first time. After a drive from Rome, we walked into town and were seduced by the mountain of cured meats being served and we sat right down. The food was delicious. Cured meats, house wine and a pasta dish coved with truffles set the afternoon in the right direction.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Bar 500 is one of the series of restaurants/cafes/bars lining the Rugapiana (Via Nazionale) leading to the Piazza Republica. However, it has a friendly service that is currently unrivalled on the strip and great lunches which are just right. We ate there four times during our week's stay, enjoying a leisurely lunch each time. Like us, many of the other... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stopped off for lunch here. Friendly service, lovely atmosphere, cosy cafe and nice sandwiches. Average value for the area. Love the fiat 500 theme!

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New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Do not miss this place outstanding food great service simply wonderful you must have the Italian tapas

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a favourite of my wife. It is the tuna salad that brings her back. Simple with tuna on a bed of green leaves guarded by resting tomatoes and sprinkled with obligatory olive oil. For me bruschetta of tomatoes basil and olive oil make a great lunch. Perfect with a carafe of the house wine. The owners an Italian... More

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Redlands, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

From our first meal at this quaint Bar/Restaurant the staff made us feel very welcome and we quickly felt like this was our special place! We ended up eating here everyday at least once throughout our trip to Cortona. The food was excellent! Emma was so charming and full of fun!! By the time we left town she felt like... More

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