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Reviewed 3 November 2019

My fiancé and I stopped by Bar 500 for a (very) late lunch after spending all day wandering the streets of beautiful Cortona. Situated in a bustling pedestrianized street - great for people watching - Bar 500 is a super friendly cafe-bar offering a good...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 3 November 2019

In the best little shopping street on the way to the Piazza, this cafe spills out over the cobblestones. As we sat outside, children passed by our table coming from school, families met friends and buskers crooned. This is life in Cortona, and Club 500...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 3 November 2019

Bar 500 is located on the main street in Cortona, and the house lasagna is AMAZING. The pasta is ultra-thin, with a beautiful ragu meat sauce, layered with béchamel. It is truly delicious. The salads are generous, and convenient for sharing.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 7 October 2019 via mobile

We wanted a quick small meal so opted to share a pizza - it was just like a frozen supermarket pizza but cost €9! Best thing is the friendly staff but much much better places to eat in Cortona.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 1 October 2019

Friendly staff (as always!)...The lovely Jacopo was super charming. A 'go to' spot for lunch whenever we're lucky enough to be in Cortona😊. Great people-watching spot too on Via Nazionale.😉

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 29 September 2019

Your visit to Cortona would not be complete until you eat at Bar 500. Emma and her husband are wonderful hosts who make you feel most welcome. The salad and pasta were delicious and made locally. We came back the next day and it was...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

Bar 500 was very welcoming with attentive staff who did their upmost to make our lunch experience great. The food was delicious especially the lasagna and pizzas and nice wine. All very reasonably priced in a great central spot of Cortona, would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 2 September 2019

This was our first trip to Italy and we came across Bar 500 on our last night. We were super impressed with the service and the tasty food. This was by far our best meal in Cortona.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 29 August 2019

Emma and her husband are wonderful! They serve terrific fresh salads and make great pizzas and pasta! We kept going back because the location is perfect, the food is delicious and it's prepared from local and very fresh ingredients. I love this restaurant and wish...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 23 August 2019

We were trying to find a restaurant to have an early quick dinner in a restaurant because of our children. Unfortunately, everything in Cortona opens at 7 p.m. or later. We wanted to leave but we found this pleasant place opened where food was offered...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Yes, Bar 500 offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Bar 500 offers delivery services.

  • Bar 500 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5