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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” (100 reviews)
“bruschetta” (35 reviews)
“paninis” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bad luck! Heavy rain in Cortona.Good luck sheltering in Bar 500.What a find. Rob who served us is what you would like to experience in every pub,bar,cafe,restaurant, a friendly host who makes your group feel Special. Best Bruschetta ever with loads of Sicilian cherry tomatoes...More

1  Thank tippi51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On vacation and stopped by for a glass of wine. They were out of Cab Sauv, but suggested Sangiovese instead. I was very impressed! Plus they brought snacks to enjoy. Very friendly. Also loved the outside seating to watch the shoppers pass by.

Thank jeweltone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just like the pucka little fiat is this restaurant brimming with unexpected qualities. The food and wines are excelent and they serve a wicked espresso! The owners speak both fluid Italian and English and are very friendly. If you visit Cortona, make sure to pay...More

Thank sophie1_gray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The girlf & I were on a day trip out and found most 'locals' shut their restaurants bought 3pm ..luckily we walked by and stopped to call in .great friendly service and good food....Later talking with owner Rob who is from England with Italian wife...More

2  Thank justsupposin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was a real find. As a vegetarian, I found many of the other restaurants in Cortona rather uninspiring, but the quality and freshness of the ingredients Rob and Emma use in their fantastic food really placed this restaurant head and shoulders above the...More

Thank Deb_AM31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Bar 500 earlier this month, stopped off for lunch and have to say the food and service was excellent ! The owner Rob and his lovely wife Emma made us feel so very welcome, I would highly recommend this venue...More

Thank Abbeygate17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can we say about Rob and Emma! Lovely people who deliver excellent food, service and conversation..... We recently got married in Cortona and we had a rather large party of people with us, they looked after us amazingly! They kept the banter up and...More

Thank suzannepharaoh
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The service was really friendly. The owners, Rob and Emma, were extremely welcoming. The food was lovely. Especially the pizza and the pasta!! My friend had a salad and she said it was lovely. Could not fault the meal or the service! If you're in...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Beautifully located, the owners Rob and Emma were incredibly welcoming and friendly, and gave the restaurant the best atmosphere in town - everyone loved their company, whether they were customers or walking by on the street. The food was the best in town as well,...More

Thank Samuel M
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Bar 500 often during our 1 week stay in Cortona—it was our favorite restaurant. The Ribolitta soup was absolutely wonderful. Be sure to go during the daily evening passeggiata for the best authentic Italian people-watching experience :):):)

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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale 44/46, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
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