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Bar 500

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, , Pizza
Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (97 reviews)
“bruschetta” (38 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 12 September 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 29 August 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 26 August 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 20 August 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 29 July 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 24 July 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
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Great way to start our walk to Cortona. Great service and very filling. Catch the seat by the door and see the people pass by.

Thank halcyon-7
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We recently visited Bar 500 for lunch while on vacation in Cortona. We had wonderful pizzas and salad washed down with the house white wine. We were served by Lucca who was very patient and very attentive and spoke perfect English, he was such a...More

Thank OpeningBat
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Bar 500 was a great first stop in Cortona. We were seduced, as soon as we arrived, by the beautiful colors and mountains of cured meats being served. We say down for a bottle of the house wine, pizza, meats, sandwiches and pasta with truffles....More

1  Thank JBH721
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Bar 500 was a great way to enter Cortona for the first time. After a drive from Rome, we walked into town and were seduced by the mountain of cured meats being served and we sat right down. The food was delicious. Cured meats, house...More

Thank Jared H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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