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Bar 500

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Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Kent England
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171 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

1 Thank DonnaJBP
Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had the pleasure of stopping by this gem on our trip to Cortona. The food was fantastic and Emma made our visit very enjoyable. Don't be fooled by the tourist traps. This is the real deal....must come here!

1 Thank RoxLand
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Peggy55Canada
Beyton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank MartinTroughton
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 

1 Thank talcyh
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 

1 Thank Sophie W
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 August 18, 2016 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

Thank rodney120
Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 

1 Thank Elana Q

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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?