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Bar 500

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Shelby Township, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Emma , Robert and Mbecka make all feel so welcome! Stayed in Cortona for 3 weeks and immediately felt "at home" at Bar 500. Great spot for drinks, great cappuccino, sandwiches and salads--the best Bruschetta we had anywhere! Don't forget the soups!! People watching at its best. The warmness and recognition when even just passing by makes this place so... More 

1 Thank jgralewski49
Brisbane, Australia
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197 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Bar 500 our first night in Cortona because it was close to where we were staying. We had small meals, salad and vegetable soup and both were surprisingly good for an outdoor place in the middle of the tourist area. My wife had a cheese/past dish which she loved but I can't recall the name of it,... More 

1 Thank passdeplate
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After wandering around all morning in Cortona we decided to pick a restaurant for lunch and came upon Bar 500 which is right on the main street. The food was excellent with good foccacia and very good salads. The service was excellent and I always appreciate it when the owner stops by to make sure everything is fine, which was... More 

1 Thank Ollie076
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much good food in Italy that when something is off the mark, it really sticks out. I had pasta with meat sauce that tasted like it had been reheated in the microwave. Also had a salad which was plain and blah.

Thank Jeanne S
Benicia, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rob and Emma are more than our favorite restaurant owners in Cortona, they are like our Italian family. The food is second to none! Love the food, the place and the staff! If you visit Cortona, this is a must visit!!!

1 Thank Kenny H
Glendale CA
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location in town. The service was excellent but the food was average for the area. We had a salad, pizza and wine.

Thank dutchmommaof4
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Bar500 on a trip to Cortona, very kind people and a nice place is Bar 500 in a sidestreet of Cortona. Had a genius pasta dish that I will always remember. The combination was fantastic. Ravioli with orange and salmon filled with ricotta. Only this dish is reason to check Bar500 out. You don't expect to get this... More 

1 Thank Marc E
Kent England
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171 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch here and loved it. It's a very popular place, with outside tables on the busiest street in Cortona, so great for people watching. The service is quick and friendly. although you are not rushed. We shared a mixed salad and a pizza with black truffle, which was just about perfect. Thin crispy crust, and full of tasty... More 

1 Thank Jacqueline A
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant due to the amount of positive reviews on trip advisor, and it did not disappoint. The food was great and the service was friendly. We stayed in Tuscany for two weeks and visited a lot of local towns, this was the only place we returned to for more than one meal.

1 Thank Tracyek
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Spent the day in Cortona on our two week tour of Italy. The people at Bar 500 are the most friendly and helpful of anywhere we went. She offered local wine recommendations and the food is excellent ! Great people watching location ! Hope to return someday ! Gratzie!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pizza
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?