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Bar 500

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Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was a great find for my husband and I....there are lots of excellent restaurants in Cortona, but this one not only has great food, but has personality! Emma and Rob are very outgoing and friendly people, who will gladly help you with your questions about the area. While we were there in May 2016, another couple there at... More 

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Beyton, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great service, fabulous setting and great food. We went twice and loved everything about it - cheese and Tuscan meats for two (both times we visited) amazing. The lady who owns/runs it with her partner/husband could not have been a better hostess. She was amazing and worked so hard to make it a great experience. Will definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can only echo what others have said! Wonderful evening at Bar 500. Only let down was the walk from 'lower' Cortona to the town which was more a climb than a stroll. Our bad. Taxi next time. Just made the first drink taste that much sweeter. The food was lovely. Bruschetta plentiful and fresh tasting. Go for the 50/50 option... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I arrived mid afternoon in Cortona and keen for some late lunch stumbled across Bar 500 on one of the bustling streets leading into the heart of the town. So thrilled to find that they were still serving food we were greeted warmly and sat outside, perfect people watching position and enjoyed a delicious meal. Salads and... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar offers a good Local atmosphere . Cortina can be touristy but when there is a football game on this place fills with locals so you can get a bit more of an authentic Cortona feel

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visit Cortona every year and we always look forward to eating at Bar 500! Emma and Rob (the owners) are gracious and kind hosts. And if you are missing your dog that you left at home, you might be lucky and see their adorable bulldog Nellie by the front door. I always order the olive pizza.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best food in all of cortona. Hands down. Emma's lasagna is better then anything I've ever tasted and her lemoncello is to die for.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived to Cortona we were tired and lost. We met Emma, who was really nice and helped us to find our B&B. After that it seemed a good idea to have dinner at her place, and we were not disappointed. The food was fresh, tasty and Emma was a wonderful host. By the end of dinner tiredness was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gathered with friends at Bar 500 every day to start our evening with a glass of Italian wine or cocktail. Great fun atmosphere and good food. Wonderful memories!

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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bar 500 is a fantastic place, the food is excellent and the owners and staff make the experience even better with their excellent service and friendly open manner, I highly recommend Bar 500

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pizza
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?