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The Restaurant at Ponte

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35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008 (Anza)
+1 951-694-8855
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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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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Carlsbad, California
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were a little disappointed with the Restaurant at Ponte. We arrived famished and chose to stop because they were #3 in Temecula. The service was good and they had several GF offerings: steak, lamb, salmon, trout and chicken but the food (other than the bread) just wasn't exceptional...

Thank db7477
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96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent restaurant to go to after some wine tastings! Very cozy and yet fashionable place to enjoy their wonderful meals and more wine :) Sangria was very well made with decent wine, and it was just right amount of sweetness. It actually went very well with Cioppino (the seafood soup with pasta). Their bread was wonderful too, with some kind... More 

Thank Da Y
Germantown, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good and the service was also good. The ambiance was not what we thought. It had no private or intimate feel. It was more like an expanded lobby bar with people coming and going.

Thank rcarrasco1
Temecula, California
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224 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Back yesterday (Sunday) for late lunch to check out the burger specials for January. This is burger month and all the top spots like Habit, 1909, Avensole and more are featuring burger specials. We checked out the 1st place winner, Avensole, Saturday and today tried out Ponte. At $18 with steak fries it is pricey but same as Avensole. The... More 

Thank CaptainTar
Temecula, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, wine, and setting are beautiful. There are weddings almost every weekend. What I like is you can buy a bottle and go and sit at the pond in their hotel gardens to drink it. There's even outdoor gas fire pits to sit around when it's chilly. Definitely worth a day trip!!

Thank Sally S
San Diego
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant at Ponte proved to be a spectacular place for a wonderful pre-holiday, family lunch! The location is beautiful, the staff is so friendly and accommodating, and the food is truly excellent. We had two toddlers and two babies in our crowd and the waitress did so much to please them- bringing their food early, making sure they had... More 

Thank RMomSanDiego
Henderson, Nevada
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a reservation for New Year's Eve dinner and had a very enjoyable experience in the wine cellar. Waitstaff accomadted all of our needs, service was prompt and friendly. We had the land & sea option which was a perfectly cooked filet of beef with 2 scallops, served over mashed potatoes and asparagus. Dinner was delicios and the setting... More 

Thank travelerAgawam_MA
Syracuse, New York
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this was highly rated on TripAdvisor. Overall the experience was very nice. Dinner started with fresh sun-dried tomato focaccia loaf with a delicious dipping sauce (I wish I knew what was in it). We all had fish so we got a bottle of Pinot Grigio which was decent. It was a standard Pinot Grigio with lots of citrus flavor.... More 

Thank Ryan G
san diego
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered over from Carter Estate one December morning. Pontes opened for breakfast before Pontes or South Coast, and we are early risers. We were pleasantly surprised. Quiet music. A roaring fire. An attentive server. (Thanks, James.) French press coffee. Perfectly poached eggs. We've been back over and over again.

Thank erin f
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Although the chef creates a variety of good dishes, I'm shameless: a bottle of "Luscious Lips", a bowl of their mushroom soup, a California burger, and I'm good to go! Just sayin.

Thank Richard D

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: +1 951-694-8855
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?