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Bar 500

Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bruschetta” (38 reviews)
“pizza” (94 reviews)
“salads” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went to Bar 500 upon the recommendation of our guide. We had a lovely lunch including a focaccia sandwich, small salad, and chips. The ingredients were local and fresh. We enjoyed dining at a table outside while watching all the activity around town. The...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had pizza at Bar 500 and truly enjoyed every bite! The staff was wonderfully helpful. Every platter of antipasto made us wish we had ordered more food!

Thank Kim G
Reviewed September 17, 2014

Rob and Emma offer a simple menu of locally-inspired choices. We went for the pasta tonight and enjoyed the Spaghetti ragu Chianina and Ravioli with butter and sage. Both were delicious! On previous visits we have enjoyed their pizza, particularly liking the pizza with truffle...More

Thank DMF_Ontario
Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were fortunate enough to be with friends who knew of this restaurant when we visited Cortona in May. It was a great experience....lovely food, fresh and delicious, interesting atmosphere and great service! It is also very convenient if you are touring Cortona. We loved...More

Thank daytonadianne
Reviewed September 12, 2014

We have found ourselves in Italy after a previous visit in 2006 and made our way back to Cortona where we have fantastic memories of Bar 500 which was just starting up as a new business at the time. After 8 years we were delighted...More

Thank TuscanSandy
Reviewed August 29, 2014

The waitress (also owner) was very friendly and speaks perfect English. She made us feel realy welcome. We ate the bruchetta (which was excellent and even was served with superb black olives and salad, and the specialty of Umbrie: a kind of thick spagetti with...More

3  Thank Bruno B
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stopped in Cortona for one night whilst travelling to our destination. Found Bar 500, and glad we did! Food was amazing,(very large portions), and the owner was very friendly and made you feel most welcome. Staff spoke several languages and were eager to explain menu....More

Thank cheryl g
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Last time we visited Cortona (Aug 2012), we were devastated to find that Bar 500 was closed. However, we returned again in August 2014 and it's back (apparently they were only closed due to a family holiday). Phew! Great food at a super price, with...More

Thank beasleybunch
Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was traveling in a group of 16 (and 4 dogs) so finding a place to eat was a challenge. After reading some of the previous positive reviews I sent Bar 500 a request for a reservation and the response was a resounding "Yes....and make...More

1  Thank LovinEurope
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This little restaurant has tables on the main street between two of the squares. It is easy to find. It opens both lunchtime and evening. There are a lot of restaurants in Cortona - and a heck of lot that charge a heap more. The...More

1  Thank Roger C
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Restaurant Details

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