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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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Bettendorf Iowa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to Bar 500 upon the recommendation of our guide. We had a lovely lunch including a focaccia sandwich, small salad, and chips. The ingredients were local and fresh. We enjoyed dining at a table outside while watching all the activity around town. The staff provided excellent service.

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Panorama City, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We had pizza at Bar 500 and truly enjoyed every bite! The staff was wonderfully helpful. Every platter of antipasto made us wish we had ordered more food!

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Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Rob and Emma offer a simple menu of locally-inspired choices. We went for the pasta tonight and enjoyed the Spaghetti ragu Chianina and Ravioli with butter and sage. Both were delicious! On previous visits we have enjoyed their pizza, particularly liking the pizza with truffle sauce. The hosts are very friendly and speak English and French, as well as Italian... More

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Fort Erie, Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were fortunate enough to be with friends who knew of this restaurant when we visited Cortona in May. It was a great experience....lovely food, fresh and delicious, interesting atmosphere and great service! It is also very convenient if you are touring Cortona. We loved our pizza's and meat, cheese and olive plates. We would definately return to Bar 500... More

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Spello, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We have found ourselves in Italy after a previous visit in 2006 and made our way back to Cortona where we have fantastic memories of Bar 500 which was just starting up as a new business at the time. After 8 years we were delighted to find the bar just as enjoyable and hospitable as we remembered it. The owners... More

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Kortenberg, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The waitress (also owner) was very friendly and speaks perfect English. She made us feel realy welcome. We ate the bruchetta (which was excellent and even was served with superb black olives and salad, and the specialty of Umbrie: a kind of thick spagetti with an excellent sauce and bacon! The housewine was also very good...and the price: very good... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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