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“Great place for lunches”
Review of Bar 500

Bar 500
Ranked #15 of 103 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place for lunches”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Bar 500 is one of the series of restaurants/cafes/bars lining the Rugapiana (Via Nazionale) leading to the Piazza Republica. However, it has a friendly service that is currently unrivalled on the strip and great lunches which are just right. We ate there four times during our week's stay, enjoying a leisurely lunch each time. Like us, many of the other customers returned day after day meaning that the atmosphere was almost familial. The salads are huge and justly praised - I had a mozzarella salad and also a prosciutto salad, while my friend had a turkey salad and a tuna salad, all very refreshing on hot summer days. We both had pizzas on another occasion, and you are encouraged to split the toppings across each pizza. On the other occasion, we ate focaccias which were well filled and served with a side salad and crisps. A wide range of drinks complements the food. For the hungry, you can enjoy plates of tapas to share. A good concept. Emma the owner is solicitous, friendly and fluent in a range of languages. You should definitely try this friendly place.

  • Visited June 2014
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Hertford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere ”
Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch here. Friendly service, lovely atmosphere, cosy cafe and nice sandwiches. Average value for the area. Love the fiat 500 theme!

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New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wow”
Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Do not miss this place outstanding food great service simply wonderful you must have the Italian tapas

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Must do lunch stop each time in Cortona”
Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a favourite of my wife. It is the tuna salad that brings her back. Simple with tuna on a bed of green leaves guarded by resting tomatoes and sprinkled with obligatory olive oil. For me bruschetta of tomatoes basil and olive oil make a great lunch. Perfect with a carafe of the house wine. The owners an Italian hostess and her English chef husband run a welcoming cafe for casual dining.

Visited June 2014
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Redlands, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Charming and fun atmosphere”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

From our first meal at this quaint Bar/Restaurant the staff made us feel very welcome and we quickly felt like this was our special place! We ended up eating here everyday at least once throughout our trip to Cortona. The food was excellent! Emma was so charming and full of fun!! By the time we left town she felt like family!! Hugs to Emma and her staff from her new American family!! We are sure to go back and visit the next time we are in Cortona!!

  • Visited May 2014
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