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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

This cafe is wonderful! Emma was absolutely fantastic and so personable. The food and coffee were amazing. I can’t say enough good things about this cafe. If you’re in Cortona, it’s a must go!! I can’t wait to come back in July and visit my...new “friend” Emma to catch up and get some coffee and pastry! 😊More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

This spot is wonderful and Emma, the owner, is such a sweetheart! The eggs and toast and pancakes with bananas are so yummy! Real cafe americano if you want a good cup of joe! Also got a few desserts here throughout the week - delicious!...Worth a visit if you are in Cortona!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

We had the best brunch sitting outside of this restaurant. The staff was so friendly and described every dish so perfectly. We loved it!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

Very friendly welcome, great pizza & beer, great spot in Cortona..couldn’t fault a thing and you should come here if you are in Cortona

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

A really lovely spot run by the super friendly Emma and her great team. Spent so many nice mornings and afternoons here watching the world go by. Great salads!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

Excellent atmosphere created by the team. Good clear menu advice - especially useful as my wife is diary intolerant. Well prepared food and an evening that will linger in our memories for all the right reasons. Thoroughly recommend Bar 500!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Very nice and delicious food and the waitress was very nice, friendly and it looked like she really enjoy working there!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

The service was excellent. The waitress worked so hard to make us happy and she was super friendly! The food was fantastic. We loved it so much we went twice for lunch during our visit to Cortona. We had the pizza, bruschetta with arugula and...pamesean which wa irk of this world as well as the regular bruschetta and the lasagna was incredible! Highly recommend this restaurant for lunch!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

A warm welcome and good food. Found this place on trip advisor, and we thought we would pop in for quick meal. It does pizza, pasta, Tapas. It’s cheap and cheerful on a nice street leading to the main square. Great people watching and lovely...owners who were full of chat. Value for money also. Recommend for families in particular.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023 via mobile

Have been going to this place for years then Covid came & we missed going but on return after 4 years received the same lovely welcome from all the Staff but especially Emma & a lovely surprise to meet up with Rob again too. Firstly,...we tried their breakfast menu with lots of choice and very good value, it was popular, as many others doing the same. Later in our holiday we went for our Evening meal, all food was fresh & plentiful and a refreshing change to some of the more formal restaurants in Cortona, absolutely the most delicious melon & prosciutto that we tasted, we enjoyed it all, so very pleased to go back there and would recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

I cannot speak highly enough about Bar 500 in Cortona, Italy. This intimate cafe/restaurant has become my go-to spot for lunch and dinner. Emma and her team are absolute experts at providing friendly and efficient service, making every visit a delightful experience. The quality and...quantity of the food at Bar 500 are simply outstanding. Each dish is prepared with fresh, healthy ingredients that burst with flavor. Whether I'm in the mood for a light salad, a hearty pasta dish...,, Bar 500 never fails to exceed my expectations. If you find yourself in Cortona, Italy, do yourself a favor and pay a visit to Bar 500. You won't be disappointed by the phenomenal food, and. warm hospitality. Sandra L. Toronto, Canada July 2023More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

Such a friendly welcome from Emma, felt like we had known her for years. Great food and drink. Dont miss out you must visit when in Cortona. Martin & Penny

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

Fantastic food and service from Emma and her team! Had a great time and such a great location, we will back and thanks Emma!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023 via mobile

Whilst there are many street side food stops in Cortona, Bar 500 really is worth visiting: The warm welcome from the chatty staff make you feel at home and with excellent English spoken we felt relaxed. The food at Bar 500 is not only tasty...and very Tuscan, its great value too. And, our black Labrador dog was made very welcome with treats provided by the staff. During our stay in Cortona we have visited many eateries from the grand tasting menu places to the simple street cafe’s but Bar 500 will from now on be on our list to visit next time we are over.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

One of our first stops when we visit Cortona. 🌻. Food always excellent and service outstanding. Owners so nice and always take time to chat and take genuine interest in customers. Hope to see you both again soon. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇮🇹💕

Date of visit: June 2023
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Bar 500 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5