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44/46 Via Nazionale, Cortona, Italy
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good lunch in Cortona

We stopped here for lunch after spending the morning touring Cortona. Food was good, waitstaff friendly and efficient. We sat outside on one of the main streets (blocked to vehicles) and enjoyed people watching while we ate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
austinfamilyof4
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Austin
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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London
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Cortona for all its warm embrace is actually a pretty tough place to find a table on a Saturday night. It's rammed to the gelato's with tourists and locals alike — glammed up from visiting an upscale musical event — searching for a table somewhere to tuck into that sumptuous Italian dish. With more than a whiff of sophistication in... More 

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Austin
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch after spending the morning touring Cortona. Food was good, waitstaff friendly and efficient. We sat outside on one of the main streets (blocked to vehicles) and enjoyed people watching while we ate.

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Oslo, Norway
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

In our two weeks in Tuscany, this was the only restaurant we visited twice! The pizza was good with a really crispy crust. The waitress/owner was really nice too – always with a smile on her face, no matter how busy the place was… We don’t remember much about the other restaurants, but this we remember – for all the... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Simply fantastic, a well deserved 5/5. Best regards to the partly UK, partly Irisch owner. Regards from my daughter !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We found this place on our 1st night in Cortona as we were desperate for something to eat. We saw the diners sat outside & the food looked good. I had a pizza which was tasty & my husband was happy with his dish too. The owners were lovely & we got talking to them & it's a shame they... More 

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My family has visited this restaurant three times over the last six years when we come to Cortona. We have to say that this place as the absolute best pizza in Italy. We unpack our luggage at our hotel and run right here to have dinner, it is so good! We have visited Italy extensively over the last ten years.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I love this restaurant. The food is great, and prices are even greater! The owners are a friendly couple who make sure everything is just the best. Make sure to bring cash as they don't accept credit cards.

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Arrowtown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

These guys don't really need any more endorsement for their service - the other reviews say it all. Happy friendly people who don't mind that their town is overrun with tourists. An Italian/English couple who serve simple fare with a smile. Can't ask for much more than that.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Service was great and so was food. Liked that waitstaff wanted to accommodate seating and menu requests and followed up on both

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Wow! My dad recommended this place for lunch as we came into Cortona for the first time around June 30. Ironically prior to coming here with my dad, we checked it out on tripadvisor and it was one place we knew we wanted to go. We came back several times after that first lunch to either drink or something to... More 

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Additional Information about Bar 500

Address: 44/46 Via Nazionale, Cortona, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44/46 Via Nazionale, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?