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Bar 500

44/46 Via Nazionale, Cortona, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 86 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Stopped in Cortona for one night whilst travelling to our destination. Found Bar 500, and glad we did! Food was amazing,(very large portions), and the owner was very friendly and made you feel most welcome. Staff spoke several languages and were eager to explain menu. We were travelling with teenagers who can be fussy but they catered to there every... More

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West Sussex
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Last time we visited Cortona (Aug 2012), we were devastated to find that Bar 500 was closed. However, we returned again in August 2014 and it's back (apparently they were only closed due to a family holiday). Phew! Great food at a super price, with excellent service from the owners who speak many languages and always make you feel welcome.... More

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LovinEurope
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was traveling in a group of 16 (and 4 dogs) so finding a place to eat was a challenge. After reading some of the previous positive reviews I sent Bar 500 a request for a reservation and the response was a resounding "Yes....and make sure to bring the dogs!". The location is between Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Republica. When... More

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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

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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