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The Restaurant at Ponte

35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
+1 951-252-1770
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (142 reviews)
“bread” (54 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
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11 - 20 of 547 reviews

Reviewed 22 February 2018

We had a wonderful lunch on the patio. Service was great and their special that day - sea bass over black rice - was out of this world.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Incredibly great food and service. Had lunch here day after Christmas; Ate on the open patio. I would go back anytime.

Thank Tiso99
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to relax and have lunch. Great food and wine. Try the charcuterie and make your own flight of wine. Make sure to make reservation.

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The Ponte Cellar Bar has live music during the week and delicious bar food. The setting is great, as it is located in an old wine cellar.

Thank RedheadTulsaOK
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Been here before, promised that I would return,so glad I did. Excellent menu, Excellent atmosphere, Excellent night, it's a Hat Trick once again.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend. Enjoyed the food and ambiance. It was a bit cold outside but the heaters kept everyone comfortable.

Thank Travel918
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We wanted to go to the vineyard Rose but got sent here. The restaurant is amazing. The wine is lovely and we loved the service. Go there.

Thank Stephheel
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to this winery. Decided to have lunch and were seated in the outdoor area. Although they were very busy and the wait for a table was 45 minutes, it was well worth it. Service was great and each meal of...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Delicious seafood stuffed Portobello mushroom, rich enough to share with two people. Crab cake was generous, about 5 ounces, but was just overly spicy, again two can share. Cocktails were good and of course there was a great selection of wines, we tried a local...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The menu was sparse, the service inattentive, the taste of our food was nothing exceptional and it is not a restaurant I would return to. Given the ambiance, I would have thought a better quality restaurant could be located on this property.

Thank Alison S
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Questions & Answers
9 February 2018|
Response from PonteWinery | Property representative |
Hello! We offer many gluten free options, ranging from appetizers al the way to desserts. A few fan favorite gluten free items are our Calamari, Beef Carpaccio, Salmon and Shrimp entrees and our Chocolate Soufflé dessert... More
Bonnie J
8 February 2018|
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Response from Frank M | Reviewed this property |
Yes call and make reservations they are very accommodating . Wish you the best. Enjoy your event have a great time
19 December 2015|
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Response from nancy l | Reviewed this property |
yes contact Ponte and use your charge card and they will send it flat rate 2 or 3 days 951-694-8855
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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
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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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