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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    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
RING in wine country

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Constance C
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Pensacola, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Pensacola, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 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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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This place is only open for lunch, but we'll worth it. I had the pan seared herb encrusted scallops with sundries tomato risotto, my husband had seafood cannelloni, and dessert was pumpkin cheesecake with a nut brittle. Everything was good, especially the scallops. We also had the recommended wine with our dishes, and ended up buying a couple of bottles... More 

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Irvine, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We spent a lovely afternoon today at the Falkner Winery in Temecula, CA. The surrounding hillsides and vineyards were quietly beautiful on a January afternoon. The sun was shining and it was warm. We ate in the Pinnacle restaurant with large windows showcasing views out over the valley. We did some wine tasting and each of us found a favorite.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Pinnacle was recommended to us by our hot air balloon pilot from Vindemia. The service, food, wine and view were excellent. There are gluten free options and we tried the lobster mac n cheese this way and was not disappointed. It was a cool sunny day so the mulled wine was perfect too.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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198 reviews 198 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We started off with calamari and it was the best we have ever tasted. Not breaded & fried, but cut thinly & placed on a bed of lettuce. Very tender!! The pastas we ordered were excellent. We had not done a wine tasting here at Falkner yet so we each had a glass at lunch. We enjoyed it so much... More 

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San Diego
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

There are a number of wineries in the Temecula wine country that have restaurants attached. Pinnacle is attached to the Falkner Winery. The restaurant is on top of a hill and there's a nice view from many of the table. If the weather permits, there's a narrow outside deck with tables. The food is average -- not bad but not... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Gourmet menu, view of the grape vines, friendly staff and chef. They help you pair your wine with your meal.

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Escondido, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I have eaten here a few times and it is consistently great. I think their wine is amongst the best in Temecula, the menu is quite inspired and the service represents what fine dining feels like...without the fine dining price.

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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: Romance, 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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