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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 - 17:00
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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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Lake Arrowhead, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was looking for a romantic restaurant for Valentine's Day and decided on The Restaurant at Ponte after researching on Tripadvisor. When we arrived we were seated in the Barrel room and not in the outdoor dining area. I was a little bit disappointed as the outdoor seating felt more romantic with the beautiful lighting and gardens. The barrel room turned... More 

Thank ZProf
Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here with my in-laws on a beautiful day with views of the snowy mountains and the rolling vineyards all around. We ordered several appetizers to share and it was so fun to try all the different flavours with the wine flights. The stuffed mushrooms were decadent and there was plenty of bread to sop up the sauce. The... More 

Thank jessica691
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have enjoyed the food here dozens of times and honestly have never been disappointed. Great seasonal menu variations, but more than half the time we end up getting the Chef Special - they knock those out of the ballpark.

Thank Bruce S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch in The Restaurant at Ponte Vineyard. Relaxing outdoor setting, excellent food, and delicious wine flights. I really enjoyed the Mahi over a Harvest Salad. My wife loved the lobster filled mushrooms. Creme Brulee was creamy and perfect size for sharing. Free bread with meal is almost too good. Service was pleasant and efficient. Highly recommend this... More 

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Temecula, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of 3 or 4 superior restaurants in the Temecula Wine Country, we've never been let down in the numerous times we've dined here. Staff is always very attentive, friendly, and courteous. The food is great and the menu changes on a regular basis to provide more variety. Ponte wines are very drinkable and crafted in an Italian style, so... More 

Thank Steve M
Santa Ana, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering the schlock they peddle for wine in Temecula, this restaurant was amazingly good. The food and service were better than almost any winery restaurant I've been to and better than most restaurants in the Napa region, though prices were similar. Try to see if you can get a decent wine that's not from Temecula. There are decent wines in... More 

Thank bfryguy
Tucson, Arizona
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a setting on a sunny afternoon, with attentive service, terrific food and wine, and altogether a great experience. We had the meat/cheese plate (the big one) that served us perfectly as the main meal, along with a great estate wine. What more could one hope for? It's worth the cost.

Thank daveferre80
Temecula, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The choice is yours, either a laid back, under the stars dining experience with soft live music to just kick back and enjoy their incredible menu, or a romantic outside patio upscale dinner with plenty of romantic atmosphere. A cozy fire pit to have either a before or after drink will complete the mood. Want to dance, go downstairs to... More 

Thank Lynambridge
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58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go back to the Ponte for a special Birthday Lunch for my son since the last time we were there we really enjoyed it. The hostess that escorted us to our outdoors table was very engaging and nice, and wish I had gotten her name since she is a real asset to the Ponte. Our party of... More 

Thank Bickman50
Monument, Colorado
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was told to go to Ponte for lunch while we were touring Temecula wine country. Glad we did. Very nice outdoor venue when the weathers nice. Enjoyed sharing salad, pizza and burger with my cousin and his wife. Quality food but a bit pricey. Guess that should be expected at a nice winery. Definitely recommend their flatbread pizza. Great sauce.

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

Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you were able to share a great meal with your family at The Restaurant at Ponte. We hope you will dine with us again next time you are in Temecula. Cheers! 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
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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