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The Restaurant at Ponte

35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591
951-694-8855
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Ranked #8 of 337 Restaurants in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Anza
Description: 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 go to the "Plan A Visit" tab at www.pontewinery.com.
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English first
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a wonderful 2 dinners at this resort ( and lunch. While on a visit to the wineries we stayed next door but gave the downstairs cellar a go for a late supper. While very dark and quiet the food was good. When leaving we saw an upstairs patio filled with dinners. The food looked great to we came... More 

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

Sck1, I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! It sounds like you were able to try everything that Ponte has to offer, even The Cellar Lounge! I hope that you’ll be able to visit us again soon. Cheers! More 

Topanga
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Good menu, excellent service. Attractive outdoor seating but no view. Enjoyed the restaurant guitarist. Sound from a wedding party was a little loud but is hard to complain about such a happy time

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

JericoSprings, we’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Restaurant at Ponte. Thank you for your reviews and comments, we hope you’ll be able to visit us again soon! More 

San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Mario, head waiter suggested the catch of the day in parchment! SHOULD really be on the menu!!! Then ordered 2 desserts that made me cry!!! Wine pairing of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir was just delicious in every way!

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

CorkyMata, we’re so glad to hear that Mario’s suggestion was the perfect match for you! Come back and visit us again sometime soon. Our menu changes with every season so, you’ll always be pleasantly surprised! Cheers! More 

Temecula
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93 reviews 93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We really do enjoy this place for lunches and dinners. Your sitting right within the vines and enjoying the ambiance that that creates all by itself. I would say your sitting within the vineyards but there are literally vines right near where your sitting..... If its hot, the misters come on and cool you down. The pizza and salmon is... More 

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

Lisa, thank you for your kind words and great review of our Restaurant! You’re completely right, being able to sit among the vines adds the perfect ambiance for dining after a long day of wine tasting. Come back and see us again soon, cheers! More 

Las Vegas NV
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Restaurant at Ponte is fantastic. I was looking for a nice place to have dinner on our first night in Temecula wine country. I found this place thanks to reviews. Little did I know that Ponte Vineyard is right next door to South Coast Winery, which is where we were staying. We were able to walk right over after... More 

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

thedlr, thank you for visiting us on your first night in Temecula. We’re so glad to hear that you enjoyed your food at The Restaurant at Ponte and had a great time while in Temecula Wine Country. Be sure to come back and visit us again soon! Cheers! More 

Aliso Viejo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed one night at the hotel during our wine tasting visit and dined for lunch upon our arrival at the wonderful Restaurant at Ponte. The four of us were very impressed with the beautiful ambience, attention to detail and great service we received. The quality of the food was outstanding! Very fresh and so well prepared. The handmade pizzas... More 

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

Ka, thank you for all of your kind words and comments regarding our property. It was our pleasure having you out here for you stay and for lunch. It sounds like you had a fantastic time and by the way, your lunch order sounds delicious! We’ll pass your compliments along and we hope you’ll be able to visit us again... More 

Gilbert, AZ
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had dinner at Ponte for my husband's birthday, and we both loved it! We spent some time in the tasting room and then headed outside to their lovely patio for dinner afterwards. The food was amazing - I had scallops and my husband had the fresh catch of the day (can't recall which fish), and we were both in... More 

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

DeniseAZ, we’re so happy to hear that you and your husband had a great time at Ponte for his birthday! The patio dining makes for the perfect place to enjoy dinner. Great choice with the scallops, they are amazing, you have good taste. We’ll see you again soon, cheers! More 

California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We held a wedding rehearsal dinner at Ponte on June 21st. We have a dinner for almost 70 people in the Reserve Room. Service was great. The terrace opens up to the vineyard. Cocktails and bar on the terrace. Dinner inside the Reserve Room. We had a fantastic time. Thanks to Christina and her staff for a great experience.

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

RPFawcett, thank you for your kind words and comments about your time at Ponte! It was our pleasure hosting your rehearsal dinner and it sounds like you and your guests had a great time. We’ll pass along your compliment to Christina and the wedding team. Cheers! More 

San Clemente, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We love the setting, food is pretty good, make sure you have a reservation. Being a wine club member does not help! Our only complaint is the attitude at the hostess desk. We have come in a couple of times without a reservation but with Wine Club priority only to be told "everyone is a wine club member" and that... More 

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

24oliveoil, thank you for your comments and concerns with the wait system at The Restaurant at Ponte. During the weekend we do tend to get quite busy and as a result we receive a large amount of reservations and walk in guests which can cause the wait time to increase. I apologize if you were not seated in the time... More 

Huntington Beach, California, United States
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167 reviews 167 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Beautiful outdoor wine country setting with views of the vineyards and gardens. Food is served fresh with a wine country flair with many selections suitable for sharing. Be sure and check the daily specials before ordering. Ponte wine club members receive a discount and special appetizer. Reservations are a must, especially on weekends and holidays. During the summer months dinner... More 

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

Don, it pleases us to hear that you had such good experiences at The Restaurant at Ponte. We’re glad that you enjoyed our wine country dishes and even got a chance to try some of our chef created specials! We change our menus with the changing seasons, so be sure to come back soon and visit us! Cheers. More 

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Additional Information about The Restaurant at Ponte

Address: 35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591
Phone Number: 951-694-8855
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American

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