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Bar 500

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

My wife and I were on our honeymoon and were planning to spend just a day in Cortona. After having a great experience in the town and surrounding countryside we ate at Bar 500 for dinner, where we had the best bruschetta, pizza and pasta we have ever had. The experience was one of the main reasons we extended our... More 

1 Thank Taylor R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stumbled onto Cortona with no agenda and no idea what to expect. We were blown away. As we walked down the street, we found Bar 500, passed it by, and then doubled back after inspecting other menus and plates. It was the best decision we made. My husband had his favorite Pici pasta and the cherry tomatoes from Sicily... More 

1 Thank Dana B
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch as a party of 8. Superb panninis /focaccia / bruschetta all freshly made and fantastic friendly service at a reasonable price!

1 Thank Gaz987
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great, simple, fresh lunch here whilst exploring Cortona. The staff were extremely friendly and all the food (we had salad, sandwiches and the daily special pasta) was fresh and had great taste.

1 Thank Colin G
Laguna Niguel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the panini and tuna salad lunch we had here. The service was good as the server spoke good English! The cappuccino was excellent

1 Thank Coobry
New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place we stumbled on. We were celebrating a friends milestone birthday staying in a hilltop villa. We are here for lunch three times in the week. Great pizza, pasta, and salads. Emma and her husband own this place. She is the best. We were always a big group and the service was impeccable. Molto Bene

1 Thank Redstorm54
Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service with a smile! The food was fantastic and reasonable. Emma, the owner, was so accommodating! I had a turkey, tomato, and Brie focaccia sandwich which came with a salad and chips. Others in our group had the paninis and bruschetta. No one was disappointed! We ate outside on the Main Street which made for a delightful Tuscan experience.... More 

1 Thank Lori K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wound up sitting inside, as the outside seating was all taken during lunch time (it was nice outside and people were not anxious to leave their spots!) Service is very friendly. I opted for simple pizza, which is a lot for one person to eat. It was good, although I will admit that none of the Italian pizzas really... More 

1 Thank DestinationMoon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was excellent and our meal was delicious. We had a fabulous salad and a pasta dish - both were very tasty. We would go there again for a meal when in the area. They were very busy during this lunch time, but our food came quickly ... And with a smile, which we always appreciate.

1 Thank wendytel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to grab a light lunch along the main drag in Cortona. Staff is friendly and efficient. Food is good quality and reasonably priced. Nice outdoor seating that is in the shade at lunch. Doesn't accept credit cards.

1 Thank Joel A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44/46 Via Nazionale, 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?