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44/46 Via Nazionale, Cortona, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 85 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
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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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

After walking around Cortona for a couple of hours, we walked past Bar 500 a bit tired and not sure what to eat - quick or sit down. Deciding to go back, we sat outside for a really relaxing and tasty lunch! Service was friendly yet quick, the tapas for one great value and plentiful, pizza just right, espressos perfect,... More 

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

What a wonderful find in Cortona . . . delicious paninis, fun atmosphere, and the friendliest staff made for a very enjoyable lunch. Limoncello for the four of us was a plus at the end of our meal. If ever we make it back to Cortona, we'll certainly look forward to lunch at Bar 500. Highly recommend!!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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168 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

The six of us were disappointed in our lunches: the Bruschetta toppings were okay, but all the toasts were hard as a rock. The soups were also only okay. However, that being said, the service was very good and the atmosphere excellent when sitting outside.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice place to enjoy good and simple food, good value. Kind staff, organised bar, fast service. A limoncello round presented with the bill. Recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Fun atmosphere with pleasant staff. Simple menu for lunch. All other places didn't appeal. This cafe was simple and very good value. Quick service. Presented me with a free limachello before leaving. Only three staff who were very organised. The place full by the time we left.

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Phila.,PA
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch stop at Bar 500. The service was great and the food delicious. We had panini and focaccia. My husband had a salad with tuna that was ruined by a faulty salt shaker. Long story short, the charming owner, our waitress, immediately replaced the salad! Now, that was special! We hope to return someday and enjoy... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our visit to Cortona was made even more enjoyable by stumbling upon bar 500! Our group of six shared an incredible tapas platter, plenty of food for all and completely affordable! Would recommend to anyone wishing to experience a wonderful lunch or dinner should not hesitate! Amazing staff and very clean washroom! Enjoy!

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Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We ate lunch here twice and enjoyed the great tasting food, really friendly staff, and the experience of a leisurely lunch while visiting and watching passers by

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

As a solo traveller the welcome in any eatery is important they have it spot on here. I ate at bar 500 for my first and last meals in Cortona and and experienced excellent food and service on both occasions - bresaola salad on my first visit and the only second the most beautiful calabrese salad followed but the giant... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We've known this place for quite some time and have passed it by numerous times during our many trips to Cortona, but it was only today that we actually sat down for a couple of drinks. Unfortunately, we haven't tasted their food although we hear it is excellent. Although we only had one glass of wine and a coke, we... More 

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

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