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The Restaurant at Ponte

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35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008 (Anza)
+1 951-252-1770
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Refreshing outdoor dining in a beautiful setting, professional service and a delicious lunch from an original menu!

Thank SmithsTrips
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I would highly recommend The Restaurant at Ponte Vineyard for the spectacular setting in lush gardens and wine vines. Plenty of fresh, delicious food to choose from. Top it off with a glass of their excellent wines, or enjoy a bottle and just relax and chill. Top notch service finishes off a great dining experience. Our favorite place to grab... More 

Thank 923toddh
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Order the Trout. It came in a stack of 4 fillets. The fillets were so thin it why they stacked it. The 4 fillets had almost no meat attached to the skin. So it was basically eating fried fish scales. In addition, I order the caramelized brussel sprouts. They forgot to bring them with rest of order. I had to... More 

Thank Bryce J
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Restaurant at Ponte. We regret to hear that your dining experience fell short of exceptional. We would like to welcome you back for a return visit. Please contact our Restaurant Manager, Lynn Barnes, at restaurant@pontewinery.com or by phone at 951-694-8855. We look forward to hosting you again soon. More 

Hawick, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Drove over the mountains from Palm Springs and stopped here for lunch. Very impressed, beautiful restaurant, hotel, vineyards etc - all so clean and charming. Great lunch and service, beautiful setting and views. Would definitely return and recommend to all our friends.

Thank shona s
Encinitas, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Super relaxing meal on their covered patio, fantastic food, great wines. The service was superb and our meal was perfect. Must have lunch or dinner at this restaurant while in Temecula Wine Country! This is very fine!!!

Thank HappyTravelingCPA
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were staying at a hotel next door and were not impressed so next night (Saturday) we tried The Restaurant at Pointe. First we tried to book online but they were 100% booked. We stopped by anyway and they had about a 25 minute wait. We decided to drive around a bit since their tasting room was closed (about 6... More 

Thank sdg119
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We arrived for lunch at 1.00pm. not knowing thus was an outdoor restaurant. They had blinds down to shield the tables from the rain. It dripped from the roof, rivers of water passed through the covered area and we changed tables three times. Since we had already given our orders we stayed, we should have left as soon as the... More 

Thank MicheleColette
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Restaurant at Ponte. We regret to hear that your dining experience did not live up to your expectations and that the inclement weather during your visit proved challenging. I would like to know more regarding your experience. Please contact me directly at ctapie@pontewinery.com. Thank you again for the feedback, and we hope your... More 

Glendale, California
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We love good food and everything we've tried here is delicious and fresh. And the service is top notch. They are flexible and accommodating. One small point...we used to be greeted at the booth by knowledgeable and accommodating staff. On our last visit, we had to deal with some young ladies (one in particular... no name needed since she knows... More 

Thank Dale T
Temecula, California
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241 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very good but not outstanding. Almost 5 PM on Saturday and we grabbed our wine club selection (reds) and sat down on the patio for a light snack of Marguerite Pizza and a Sausage Pizza. The tomato sauce was thin and the sausage was barely noticeable, but otherwise enjoyable with very good service at a reasonable price for 4 people.... More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I came to Ponte for our Valentine's Day dinner and we were not disappointed. They serve you out on their beautiful patio and even though the weather chilly, it was still cozy and comfortable bc they enclose the patio with screens and have large space heaters. The complimentary bread was probably the best focaccia bread I've ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-252-1770
Recognized by OpenTable as one of the top 50 restaurants in the US for outdoor dining, the Restaurant at Ponte prepares wine country cuisine in a casual outdoor atmosphere. We are leading the way toward a community of wineries and restaurants dedicated to promoting local, sustainable farmers and ranchers. Our dishes feature top quality seasonal and regional ingredients prepared in our kitchen and enhanced when paired with our wines. The Restaurant is open daily, although hours do vary. The Restaurant at Ponte is open in inclement weather. Heaters and blankets are available in the winter, and misters and fans are used in the summer. Guests Arriving By Limo or Private Bus: A separate limo reservation is required for the weekends. To submit a limo request, please see our website.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?