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“Overpriced”

The Restaurant at Ponte
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Ranked #3 of 430 Restaurants in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Anza
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I wanted to have lunch at Leonesse as their menu received better reviews but sadly the restaurant was closed today. So we had an overpriced lunch at Ponte. Service was fine but food is overpriced. Additionally there is patio seating only. It was 88 degrees today...not pleasant especially when flies and mosquitoes are wanting your food as well. Two hamburgers ..two glasses of wine and one salad for 74dollars without the tip! I would recommend that you save your money...drive to In and Out about two miles away...

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Thank Angelica S
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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Angelica,
Thank you for dining with us for lunch while you were in Temecula Wine Country. I apologize that you caught us on one of our hotter days, sometimes it does get quite warm on some summer days. I hope that you will be able to visit us again soon and receive the full Ponte experience!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

we went for luch a couple of times here and the food is wonderful - the staff are very fantastic.
i loved their wine Angry Wife...
The gardens are lovely to walk around

cant wait to go back

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Thank vicki h
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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Vicki,
We’re glad that you enjoyed your lunch and the Angry Wife Wine! We hope that you’ll come back and come back and see us again sometime soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a great outdoors dinning experience. The service is always top notch and the food is wonderful. The food is always very fresh and flavorful. The servers are friendly and know their wine. If you don't know what to select they offer great suggestions as to what pairs well with the Ponte wines.

Thank CliffN1942
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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

CliffN1942,
We’re glad to hear that you had a great time dining with us and felt that our servers were able to offer you the best wine and food pairings. We change our menu with the seasons, so be sure and come back and visit us again soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Amazing views, exceptional food. The best in Temecula. Cheese plate with farm fresh honey. Amazing crab cakes if not in Maryland. Chilled Beverino, red wine with a hint of sweet-perfection.

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Thank Giannakatrine
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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Giannakatrine,
Thank you for your great review! You picked some of the best items we have here at Ponte, you have great taste! You have to come and visit us again sometime soon, cheers.

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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 back the next night and were very pleased indeed. We split a steak and salad and of course some wine-local of course. Service was as good as the food and the view of the valley spectacular

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Thank sck1
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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2013

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!

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