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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food & Service

Food was delicious and our waitress was friendly and very attentive. Prices were comparable to other restaurants. We walked by the day after we ate their and the waitress remembered us and said hello!! A must try!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Maurers
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Food was delicious and our waitress was friendly and very attentive. Prices were comparable to other restaurants. We walked by the day after we ate their and the waitress remembered us and said hello!! A must try!!

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My son and I went to eat here because of the reviews found here on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Our server, Emma, was so very sweet and helpful with the menu. We ate the prosciutto and mozzarella pizza with tomato sauce and enjoyed a tall beer. So very happy we found this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our meal at Bar 500. One of the best so far in Italy and we've had some good ones! I highly recommend visiting Bar 500 and ordering some of their unique platters. Great service and great food! We hope to be back some day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Based on Tripadvisor recommendations, we visited this bar/cafe for lunch. It has outdoor seating as well as a small number of tables inside. I had a Greek salad (their salads are big), and my husband had a warm piadina sandwich with ham. The food was very good and it was nice to sit and watch people go by as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Visited here two years ago and remembered the 500 for it's amazing Tapas! Not disappointed the second time around. Huge smile to welcome us to the restaurant and everything I wanted to taste in Tuscany on one Olive Wood platter. Walk to the end of the road... Turn around and come back. We all do it ;-)

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

the owner came out and talked with us for quite a while, very personable Brit. I sent several of our friends there.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My sister and I spent a week in Cortona, and were fortunate to come upon Bar 500 on our first day. It quickly became our "go to" place every afternoon for a refreshing Spritz, and we sometimes did not leave for a couple of hours. It is the owner, Emma, who made it special. She made it a point to... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped at Bar 500 during our last lunch in Cortona as I'd read great reviews on Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint! The delicious sandwiches and generous salads were a welcome choice after weeks of indulging on pastas and pizzas. The owner and staff were among the friendliest we'd met during our three weeks of travelling.

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Vecses, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had been to a year repeatedly here, on all of them very kindly they served their time. Exceptionally good place, with cool foods! They are receiving as a family member already if you visit it secondly! Excuse me, I do not can well in English!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Bar 500 is a lovely place in the lovely town of Cortona, whose owners are warm and gracious, serve excellent fresh food with great value and this always makes for a great lunch stop. Looking at the review by some person from tangosomethingorother, just a whiner from Chicago resenting being at a place with other tourists , oh, isn't he... 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: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine

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