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The Restaurant at Ponte
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Ranked #3 of 423 Restaurants in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 March 22, 2014

The front end service was great and the patio is nice. We had dinner, which is a mistake. Probably better for lunch. The Caesar salad was so so. They brought the entrees while the salad was still on the table, just sort of switched plates. My wife's scallops were about a 3. My chicken....it looked liked the waitress must have fallen down. The presentation was a mess. Risotto was ok, chicken ok.

My recommendation is.....eat lunch in the winery restaurants not dinner.

Last comment....there was a very loud, very loud, birthday party going on....30 or more people. Check on this before you book, trust me.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food is excellent. The portions are very good. The service is excellent. The only downside is the wine. It is mediocre at best. No quality.

1  Thank Richard F
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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2014

Richard,
We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and got to take in some of the vineyard views. We are always releasing newer vintages of our wines and perhaps in the future they may suit your taste a little better. Thank you for visiting us and for writing this review. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

The food here is amazingly fresh and prepared with creativity and skill. We started with the tapenade which included a sun dried tomato, olive and garlic spread that was so good we asked if we could purchase a bottle to take home. The mains are flavourful and served with care and pizzaz. Tomato sauce in the seafood cioppino was stellar served with crab legs, salmon chunks, clams and mussels. So good. Wonderful live music to set off the evening.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've had lunch here with friends, but they only have outdoor seating. They do have heaters, but can be a bit chilly in winter. The food is great, the wine is good, and they don't rush you to finish.I usually have one of their delicious distinctive salads, so I can't comment on the rest of the menu.

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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

snelson652,
We do dine outside all year, but we make every effort to make sure you are comfortable; from misters during summer to heaters and blankets during the winter. Thank you for sharing your kind words and compliments with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon. Cheers.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Love the outside restaurant here at Ponte winery. Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful food! Try the cheese plate with a glass of the wonderful wine!

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1  Thank Carole P
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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

Carole P,
Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to share your thoughts and kind words with us. We couldn't agree more, the cheese plate goes perfectly with just about any of our wines. Please come back and see us again soon.

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