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Bar 500

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44/46 Via Nazionale, Cortona, Italy
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food a service

I went to Bar 500 twice during my stay in Cortona, and loved it both times. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is excellent. I even lost my sunglasses there, and the staff were very helpful and easy to get hold of, they had carefully wrapped them up and put them in a safe place for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Emily W
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I went to Bar 500 twice during my stay in Cortona, and loved it both times. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is excellent. I even lost my sunglasses there, and the staff were very helpful and easy to get hold of, they had carefully wrapped them up and put them in a safe place for me.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited with family and stopped for lunch, sitting outside. Service was friendly and helpful. Ordered bruschettoni and should have asked exactly how large they were. This however was not the main problem as irrespective of the size we were unsure as to whether the chef/owners actually knew what bruschetta was. When the dishes arrived, they were enormous slices of bread,... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I recently visited Cortona, Italy and Bar 500 quickly became a family favorite. The food is terrific and the proprietors, Emma and Rob, are wonderful people that make you feel at home with their warmth and friendliness. They also speak great English as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

The pizza was really Delicious. Our waiter was very friendly and Open. The Service and the Food was Super and well-prepared.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a pleasant surprise in meeting an Irish-English cook in the midst of the Etruscan part of Italy(near Lake Trasimeni) and his English speaking Italian lady!! They feel the European mind in their offered service and food! Great and honest -local produce-food, served with a smile! (and fást!). Start with a gin-tonic, and your day is complete!!☺

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were very disappointed with the pizza Margarita we ordered. Not at all a good Italian pizza we got used to, more like a frozen supermarket pizza.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Cortona for all its warm embrace is actually a pretty tough place to find a table on a Saturday night. It's rammed to the gelato's with tourists and locals alike — glammed up from visiting an upscale musical event — searching for a table somewhere to tuck into that sumptuous Italian dish. With more than a whiff of sophistication in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after spending the morning touring Cortona. Food was good, waitstaff friendly and efficient. We sat outside on one of the main streets (blocked to vehicles) and enjoyed people watching while we ate.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

In our two weeks in Tuscany, this was the only restaurant we visited twice! The pizza was good with a really crispy crust. The waitress/owner was really nice too – always with a smile on her face, no matter how busy the place was… We don’t remember much about the other restaurants, but this we remember – for all the... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Simply fantastic, a well deserved 5/5. Best regards to the partly UK, partly Irisch owner. Regards from my daughter !

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

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