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Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery
Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery

Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.falknerwinery.com
  • Email: clyle@falknerwinery.com
  • Phone: (951) 676-8231
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: In the Pinnacle Dining Room: Daily 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Summer time BBQ and Jazz on the tasting room lawn: Sundays 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Gianni Ciciliot
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Barrel Room available for larger parties and groups, as well as private Cave Room located in Barrel Room for up to 20 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Cathy Lyle (951) 676-8231 x1
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Pinnacle is the perfect place for a wedding or private dinner party.
    Contact Loretta Falkner for private event information.
    951-676-8231 ext. 102

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rancho California Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Gorgeous views; outstanding gourmet level quality food; every bite was high quality and delicious; attentive service. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Quite lunch at the Falkner Winery Pinnacle restaurant up on a hilltop overlooking of the vineyards. Relaxing and serene. great food & wine - Especially the Lobster mac and cheese and the Blackened salmon sandwich. All very good! Don't forget the wonderful creme brulee. great service too."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Wife and I both had a seafood salad with shrimp, octopus and swordfish. The lettuce was old, the shrimp under cooked and the octopus was rubber. The swordfish was average. I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Perfect spot for lunch! I enjoyed their spicy burger (I can't remember the name) and it was great. I'd eat it again. My wife had the burger with lobster on it and she enjoyed that, as well. Service was great. The food was great. We'd go there again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "FAMILY REUNION CELEBRATING MOM'S 80TH BIRTHDAY. OUR TABLE WAS RESERVED AND WAITING FOR US. SERVICE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE, NO COMPLAINTS. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT, PERFECT PORTIONS, EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS. FIRST TIME (FOR US) THAT THE RESTAURANT WAS TOTALLY FULL, AND THAT MADE IT A BIT NOISY, BUT WAS UNDERSTANDABLE. VERY LIVELY, OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE WERE ENJOYING THEIR MEALS AND THE AMBIANCE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT, ANY TIME. MOM WAS VERY IMPRESSED."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our lunch at The Pinnacle Restaurant, Falkner Winery in Temecula. Beautiful view from the dining room -- big windows out onto the vineyards. Got seated right at our rsvp time. Service was terrific and so was the food. Enjoyed the experience; would recommend the restaurant to others and I hope to eat there again on another visit to Temecula wine country."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Really enjoy the view, the food and service. I requested a table by the window and was delighted that it was ready for us when we arrived."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our third time here and it still has same charm and atmosphere as the first time. The food is always good and the service is outstanding . I would highly recommend this jewel on the hill for either a group get together or a romantic lunch. You won't be disappointed ."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary and wanted something special. The menu was not overly complicated and had plenty of choices. The appetizer, blackened ahi tuna on romaine leaves, was so fresh and tasty. My seafood cannelloni was delicious and quite rich. I took half of it home. My husband's angus steak was also very tasty - a little on the salty side probably because of the sauce but very good. We had creme brulee for desert which was light and refreshing. My only criticism is that the waitress called us "honey" which I felt was a bit too "Denny's" and she was sort of just a little too busy(?) as she came to our table. She did not ask if we wanted refills on our wine - which we did - but my husband finally got her attention."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch with the girls. Try the Octopus. Tender, nice char with the lentils -fabulous! One thing they could improve on is the outdoor terrace. A lovely sweeping addition with views of the valley but no umbrellas! Maybe due to winds? I have yet to see anyone sit outside for this reason. Other than that a gem:)"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We had lunch recently at the Pinnacle and simply put, it was outstanding! Food was excellent and the presentation was lovely. We are wine club members so having the extra appetizer was great and 50% off on the wine was superb. Great location and a wonderfuln place to have lunch when we pick up our wine,"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We have had lunch there several times and the food and service is always good. The resturaurant has a wonderful view if the vineyards. Our only complaint is the acoustics. The dining room has wood floors and it is very loud, especially when it is busy."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We were a party of five foodies checking out the wine scene in Temecula on Saturday, late morning. After reading about the chef at Pinnacle there was no question we would dine there. Each person ordered a diffferent lunch item. We each enjoyed our meal so much we forgot to SHARE! Not overly excited about the wine in Temecula, but Pinnacle might bring us back, sooner than later."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I made a reservation and we were seated right away at a table overlooking the vineyards...it would have been even better if it was a beautiful day, but even with cloudy skies, it was a nice view. The lobster mac and cheese was as good as ever! I ordered a glass of wine -- small glass, small serving. My sister had a dish with whole wheat pasta and shrimp and really enjoyed that. Service was timely. We had a leisurely cup of coffee afterwards and no one seemed to want to rush us away (I like that). It must be good because I keep going back :)"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Grandparents, parents and a three year old went for lunch. We all had sandwiches and my husband loved his Angus burger."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "At our table diners enjoyed the mushroom soup (some of the best we've had anywhere), the house salad - large enough for a lite lunch, full of apples, glazed nuts and cheese, and the seafood pasta. The pasta dish was sufficient to make two meals, so the left overs when home. The service was attentive, but food was rather slow coming out of the kitchen, so we don't recommend going there on your lunch hour. One member of our party found the temperature to be chilly."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We went for lunch on Valentines day. The food is excellent! Service nice! Not one complaint! A must try in Temecula!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Four in our party enjoyed the lunch we had at the Pinnacle Restaurant. The room is lovely, the view is great, and the service was prompt. I had printed off a 20% discount coupon off the Falkner Winery website and enjoyed the savings on a gourmet hamburger. The other guests all enjoyed their lunch selections as well. We ordered a bottle of Luscous Lips wine and was not disappointed with the slightly sweet flavor and reasonable price. I would recommend visitors to Temecula area to stop and have lunch there and also enjoy the tasting room offerings."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I made a reservation for Valentines Day, to propose to my girlfriend. the date went without a hitch. The ambience was outstanding. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. When the staff saw me on one knee with a ring in my hand, and realized that I was proposing to my girlfriend, they brought us two complimentary glasses of champagne. The Falkner Merlot was excellent. We will definitely be back to the Pinnacle, and recommend it to friends, and family."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "loved my Ahi Salad, came home to try to recreate it...wish I could have had more. Everyone at our party raved about what they had ordered, the burgers were excellent, my brother in law could not say enough about the grilled octopus...said next time he visits he is ordering the exact same item! My boyfriend had the Seafood Pasta, not sure what the name was on the menu...but he is ready to visit again to order the same dish. We live close by so I am sure we will be back very soon, and inform all of our friends. The view was breathtaking, wish they were open for dinner."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant, great views and food, but conversation challenged when full"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My wife and I just moved into the area and got a recommendation to try the Pinnacle. Two friends of ours, one from North Carolina and the other from Germany, came to visit and we went there for lunch. The food was great, the view was great, the prices and portions were very reasonable. We found Falkner wine to be very good."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Excellent food, Great Service, Spectacular View!!!! If you visit wine country come enjoy yourself."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Whenever I have out-of-town guests, I always take them to Pinnacle Restaurant because the menu is always excellent and with different specials each month and the service couldn't be better. Chef Gianni is the best and often times delivers our food, whether is be the appetizer, entree or dessert. It's just a delightful place to eat!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "But in January the midday sun was FAR too intense and there was no shade on the patio. That was very disappointing."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Went here on my birthday. All four of us had the Osso Buco special, The food was terrific and the service was excellent. This is a very fun place to go. The view from the hilltop is amazing. Highly recommend their Sauvignon Blanc wine. The brie and apple appetizer is very good also."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I had the Cannelloni di Mare and it was very rich and full of good seafood. My friend had the Octopus and it was very tender. It was empty when we arrived but when it filled up with people, the noise level got really high."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great experience. Very friendly. Wait staff exceptionally friendly and efficient. Chef delivered out entrees and chatted with us.. Four out of five of us had Osso Bucco. Really great! Honey raspberry ice cream compliments of chef to die for! View fantastic."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "What a fun afternoon, wine tasting and then lunching at the Pinnacle for my friend's birthday. The food was delicious, atmosphere very pleasant, and of course the wine was great!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Our experience was great. Everyone in our party of seven enjoyed the food. The service was friendly, cheerful and attentive. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We are native Californians and we are 60 years old. We have been visiting Temecula for years and did not get the memo on this place. We visited on Christmas Eve for the first time AND WE WILL NEVER EAT AT ANOTHER RESTAURANT WHEN IN TEMECULA AGAIN. This place has everything INCLUDING A GLUTEN FREE MENU!!!!! We are celiac people and we never get to enjoy BREAD AND PASTA GLUTEN FREE at a restaurant. THIS IS ABOVE AND BEYOND!!!! The views are incredible, the staff was perfect. THE FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD!!!! Do yourself a favor and experience this place. You will go back again and again."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We had a wonderful meal and the wine selections were terrific. Very enjoyable."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Lovely restaurant set on a hill with a spectacular view of the vineyards in the Temecula valley. The menu was varied, and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Definitely a spot to go for a wine country lunch, or special occasion. Service was pleasant, prices fair. I will look forward to returning again next time I visit Temecula."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Great spot to have lunch. Great view. just a little bit loud."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "This place was exactly what we were looking for after a day of wine tasting in Temecula! We wanted to find somewhere we could just sit, relax, enjoy a delicious late lunch and admire a view of this beautiful wine country. The Pinnacle has it all! Definitely try the mushroom soup! I had salmon on my spinach salad and it was cooked perfectly. Come for breakfast or lunch, they don't serve after 3:30 pm."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "What made this restaurant a stand- out was its service."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We had guest in from out of town and made a resv. at Pinnacle for lunch. I recieved a phone call message from the restuirant that they had a problem with there propane and couldn't serve hot food. Well I thought ok we will still go and have salads and wine and enjoy the food. We drive to the resturant and they proceed to tell me that all they have to serve is a turkey sandwich and they are closing the resturant . They offered no apology-did'nt offer us to come in and enjoy a glass of wine and the view they just flat turned us away-very bad business and I am cancelling my Falkner wine club also and will not be back"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "You MUST try the Mushroom Soup, it is to DIE for!!!! We've been here many times, I suppose we caught them on a shorthanded day for lunch. The food took forever to come out, and when it did, it was in the wrong order, so one of us was eating while the other was not. Overall, the view can't be beat, and the food was good, except for the Mushroom soup, which was, again, outstanding!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "The experience was excellent and Gionni's short ribs and risotto were delicious as was his wine recommendation."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food was very good. The restaurant itself, could use a little paint and refreshed decor."
    Dined on 11/7/2013