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44/46 Via Nazionale, Cortona, Italy
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
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Friendly, welcoming & delicious! Bar 500 was a wonderful change of pace...in addition to offering a wide variety of coffees, we had a perfect lunch of simple sandwiches to creative pizzas and salads. Rob & his wife were exceptional hosts and even gave us some great tips for visiting London! Be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Friendly, welcoming & delicious! Bar 500 was a wonderful change of pace...in addition to offering a wide variety of coffees, we had a perfect lunch of simple sandwiches to creative pizzas and salads. Rob & his wife were exceptional hosts and even gave us some great tips for visiting London! Be sure to make time to stop in while in... More 

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Visited Cortona on a cold windy day. Stopped at Bar 500 for a coffee, quick bite & warm up. Great spot and ended up having 3 courses, a thoroughly pleasant time & delicious food.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stopped here to eat after walking the town of Cortona. A bit hesitant as we did not know what to expect. We were greeted by the friendliest people who actually spoke english. Sensing I was a bit tired, I was asked if i would like a cold beer. We then ordered a Caprese Salad, and it was one of... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our favorite restaurant in Cortona! The location, the decor, the food all were perfect. But what made this our favorite restaurant was Emma. Emma took such good care of us the several times we ate here. Her food recommendations were definitely our favorites although you could not go wrong with anything prepared here. Everything was delicious! Emma was great! She... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I discovered Bar 500 four years ago and have returned every year since. I always spend one day in Cortona and plan one of my meals here. It is such a pleasure to be in a relaxed and happy atmosphere with incredible food at an exceptional value. I look forward to seeing Emma each time. It is particularly pleasant to... More 

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cleveland, Ohio
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18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nando is the owner, cook, server, barista, busboy - you name it. He's an amazing gentleman who rides in on his vespa at 5 am every morning. Mentioned frequently in Frances Mayes Tuscany books, this is to many, the best cappucino in the world, and very inexpensive. Also the best meal I have ever had anywhere in the world is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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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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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4 helpful votes 4 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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