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Bar 500

44/46 Via Nazionale, Cortona, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 83 restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Brentwood, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

II was just in Corona again. I was happy to see that just before I left Bar 500 reopened For the season. I was there on opening day. The places was full and the staff was happy and ready for the season. They are only open on weekend for now but will be open all the time soon. If you... More

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The place is nice in the main street, but the food served is terrible, does not represent absolutely Italian cuisine.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

What a gem. We happened across this while wandering around Cortona and we were so impressed we ate there both lunch and dinner! The bruschetta is a must, really delicious. There are plenty of great choices at really reasonable prices and big servings. They are generous with their wonderful wines too which is always a bonus. Sidewalk cafe, sitting in... More

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Boston, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is what Italy is all about. Relaxing in the sun and soaking up the atmosphere of a pavement café watching the world go by whilst enjoying delicious food and drink. This was without doubt one of the best restaurants we found on our recent trip to Tuscany and to see so many locals using it is always a good... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Great Pasta, Great Bruschetta, Great Service .. what more do you want?! we were made to feel right at home, and the owner was very welcoming about giving out tips and advice for travelling through Italy. Limoncello was wow too. all in all a great restaurant in the heart of a beautiful town

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Emma and Rob welcome you to their Restaurant as if you have been their friends for a long time. What ever you chose from the menu was always fantastic. My friends and I returned their many times over the 2 week period we were in Tuscany. Highly recommended for lunch, dinner or stop in for glass of wine and antipasto.

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Miami, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We came across this restaurant as we were walking down the street looking for a place to have lunch. It was just perfect. The service was great, food was delicious and plentiful. The atmosphere was just perfect. It was inexpensive and I highly recommend for an afternoon lunch.

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Our first visit to Cortona was in 2005, the year the Rob and Emma opened Bar 500 on the wonderful Ruga Piana in Cortona. We immediately found Bar 500 to be a place to stop for lunches, mid-afternoon snacks, and even dinners. We have returned every year since to our holiday spot in Cortona, including our most recent trip in... More

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Plymouth, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Emma and Rob were outstanding hosts and treated the five of us like close friends. Their food, atmosphere and value received was excellent. Highly recommended for lunch or inexpensive dinner.

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We visited this Bar&restaurant having read some of the rave reviews here -- but were very disappointed! The food was overpriced for the quality, taste and presentation..

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