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“The best!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bar 500

Bar 500
Ranked #17 of 99 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“The best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this amazing restaurant and had dinner here both nights we were in Cortona. The truffle pasta is to die for - hands down the most amazing meal we ate in Italy! The pizzas are full of flavour and are perfect size! The owner Emma is spectacular and extreemly welcoming and friendly! The prices are easily affordable and shockingly cheap for the quality of the food.

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Toronto
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Great place to lunch in Cortona”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

We enjoyed our lunch at Bar 500 today. We both ordered pizzas, I loved the grilled veggies and my husband his ham and mushroom. As a matter of fact, we could have shared, they are a good size. You can see samples of many of the dishes in the windows so it is easy to choose. The staff was friendly and the service was great. We had a relaxing and entertaining time people watching as the world strolled by on Cortona's one flat street. I would love to go back and try some of their other dishes.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brentwood, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“They are back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

II was just in Corona again. I was happy to see that just before I left Bar 500 reopened For the season. I was there on opening day. The places was full and the staff was happy and ready for the season. They are only open on weekend for now but will be open all the time soon. If you are in Corona on the weekends you must stop in. For me a trip to Cortona is not complete without the Bar 500 vibe!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

What a gem. We happened across this while wandering around Cortona and we were so impressed we ate there both lunch and dinner! The bruschetta is a must, really delicious. There are plenty of great choices at really reasonable prices and big servings. They are generous with their wonderful wines too which is always a bonus. Sidewalk cafe, sitting in the sun in Tuscany, sipping a chianti eating amazing food AND being served by super friendly staff - what more could you ask for. loved the place I highly recommend it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“MAGNIFICO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

This is what Italy is all about. Relaxing in the sun and soaking up the atmosphere of a pavement café watching the world go by whilst enjoying delicious food and drink. This was without doubt one of the best restaurants we found on our recent trip to Tuscany and to see so many locals using it is always a good sign. There is a great choice of wonderful food on offer, for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a snack and all at very reasonable prices. All the staff were very friendly and helpful pointing us in the right direction for the best accommodation and attractions. A must visit if you're anywhere in the area.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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