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Bar 500

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44/46 Via Nazionale, Cortona, Italy
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Lovely lunch

We stopped for lunch here and sat outside. The staff were friendly and helpful. We ordered a panini with spicy salami, mozzarella, tomato and pesto. It lived up to its name and was spicy, but very tasty. It was served hot but did not look it as it remained white on top. It was very good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Egham
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Egham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped for lunch here and sat outside. The staff were friendly and helpful. We ordered a panini with spicy salami, mozzarella, tomato and pesto. It lived up to its name and was spicy, but very tasty. It was served hot but did not look it as it remained white on top. It was very good value.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The welcome is great especially if you are English as the husband and wife team met in London. They are really friendly and make you feel at home. I love the picture of Fiat 500's and various memorabilia. The sandwich choices look to be the best options here and did not disappoint, and were accompanied by smiley potato crisps and... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This place had great food and a very welcoming atmosphere. It was recommended by the concierge at our hotel and she was definitely right which is why we visited twice! Definitely will revisit on my next trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is s a great restaurant/cafe in Cortona.the staff is very friendly and helpful. Food/price ratio is very good. Our family (5) visited this place and each of us tried different plates and all of them were delicious.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Would never eat there again!! We ordered two pastas and they were both not fresh and the texture was what u get from heating pasta in the microwave..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great location on the only level road in Cortona, Tuscany Italy. Food was very good and the service is prompt and very helpful. We would go back. Not open every day of the week.

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Wetaskiwin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

1 month ago we were in Cortona for my daughter's wedding and we chanced upon this cute little café/bistro, where we found the ambiance very relaxing, and the owners extremely friendly and hospitable. They went out of their way to try and cook what you wanted. For example, my sister cannot eat anything cooked with oil, and they accommodated her...... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The owners of this tiny restaurant are so energetic and pleasant. The food is great. Especially try the Ravioli with roasted cherry tomatoes and the Vegetarian pizza. You can't beat the service or the music. Salads are very fresh and a good size. They have several tables outside on the street so you can enjoy the sun and people watch.... More 

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Rocklin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

When in Cortona we know where to go for good tasting food, awesome service and wonderful owners. Stop by, sit in the sun in the window seat, order a great meal and glass of wine and watch the world pass by! Whenever we are in town we are always excited to visit Bar 500. To get a meal and catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Bar 500 currently rates #5 out of 80 in Cortona eating spots. I would give it a #1 in customer connection and fun. Out of our group of four, everyone would agree. So, sitting right in the middle of one of the major thorougfairs, Bar 500 is first inviting because of its location, and then a no brainier...because of it's... More 

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

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