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Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery

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40620 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591-5041 (Rancho California Road)
951-676-8231
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11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located in beautiful Temecula Wine Country, The Pinnacle Restaurant at...
Located in beautiful Temecula Wine Country, The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery offers breathtaking panoramic views from its hilltop setting. Dine either indoors in their glass enclosed dining room or outside on their open-air balcony overlooking the vineyard. Experience the great American-Mediterranean Style cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot and the high quality, award winning Falkner wines. Special dishes prepared daily. Open daily for lunch 11:30am to 3:30 p.m.
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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant, appealing, and out of the way

A restaurant, high on a hillside, in the midst of vineyards all around, relatively new, with faux Italian columns---what's not to like about this setting? So the visitor is in a good mood from the get-go. Lunch was pleasant and the food generally tasty. However, the soup, while good, was not as hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The food was very well prepared and reasonably priced. The view is a wonderful addition to the meal.

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A restaurant, high on a hillside, in the midst of vineyards all around, relatively new, with faux Italian columns---what's not to like about this setting? So the visitor is in a good mood from the get-go. Lunch was pleasant and the food generally tasty. However, the soup, while good, was not as hot as soup should be when served. A... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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205 reviews 205 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Pinnacle Restaurant is located at The Faulkner Winery in Temecula, Ca. Wine Country. The restaurant is high on a hill and there are lots of windows overlooking the vineyards of Temecula. There is a wide variety of choices on the menu and something for everyone's taste. They serve Faulkner wines of course to compliment the very good food.

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Haslet, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had read and heard that this place was THE place to go for excellent food. My husband's pork chop was the worst and he was sick all afternoon which really cut into our 2 day trip to Temecula.

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Alpine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Beautiful room and a wonderful view. Really enjoyed the food and the service was first rate. Easy to get a reservation

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Temecula, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

I am so pleased to find such good food to enjoy with a breathtaking view in Temecula. I had the Wild Mushroons with Grilled Chicken Pasta paired with Falkner's very pleasing Sauvignon blanc wine. We have many good winery restaurants here but the chef, coupled with this photogenic view, are a must-see. Did I mention the view? 😁

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Ottawa, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

On this trip to Temecula, we decided to try restaurants and wineries that we had not been to previously, so, today we had lunch at the Pinnacle Restaurant. We are very glad we did. Scott, our server, was well-informed about the menu and attentive. The menu is varied, providing options for either a light meal or one of more substance.... More 

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Pensacola, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were staying here for the night in our rv. We tasted and bought some wonderful wines. Then we went to dinner at Pinnacle. The food was fantastic. I couldn't eat it all. And the view was wonderful. Now to watch the sun set.

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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had reservations for 11 people at 1:30. After ordering, our food took over an hour to be served. Our table was never cleared of dirty plates. The person who was serving us water would lean over touching our backs making it very uncomfortable. The food was just okay. The view is beautiful not not worth the bad service. AND, I... More 

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Temecula, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My son and I dined here for lunch and the food was excellent. The service was excellent and the food was well prepared....we enjoyed a bottle of their wine with our meal and even opted for dessert!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40620 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591-5041
    (Rancho California Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: 951-676-8231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Winery, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Located in beautiful Temecula Wine Country, The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery offers breathtaking panoramic views from its hilltop setting. Dine either indoors in their glass enclosed dining room or outside on their open-air balcony overlooking the vineyard. Experience the great American-Mediterranean Style cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot and the high quality, award winning Falkner wines. Special dishes prepared daily. Open daily for lunch 11:30am to 3:30 p.m.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

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