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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Temecula / Wine County

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Temecula / Wine County? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Anthony's Lounge & Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (261)
$31 to $50
Italian
Temecula
About the restaurant
Welcome to Anthony's Lounge & Ristorante!
Anthony's Lounge & Ristorante is the oldest family-owned restaurant in the Murrieta and Temecula area. Named BEST OF SOUTHLAND: ITALIAN RESTAURANT by LA TIMES 2022. The food is based on authentic family recipes brought by the owner's parents when they emigrated from Calabria, Italy in 1954, which led to them to following their passion and opening their first restaurant in 1963 in Anaheim, CA. Everything on the menu is homemade, from the sausage, ravioli and lasagna, to the crepes used to make their manicotti and cannelloni, ricotta gnocchi and over 50 traditional entrees from pasta, veal (vitello), chicken (pollo), seafood (pesce), antipasto, minestrone and other specialty dishes prepared by our experienced chefs.
Whether you are new to the area or your friends and family want to enjoy the best Italian dining experience, come enjoy our live entertainment and family atmosphere.

Top review
Edward
Dined 4 days ago
Food and service is always perfect wait staff is on it the chef walks around make sure you have what you ordered and temp and taste
A photo of Gourmet Italia restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1471)
$31 to $50
Italian
Temecula
About the restaurant
At Gourmet Italia, experience Italy without ever leaving Temecula. Restauranteur, Alessandro (Alex) Prestifilippo moved to the states from Sicily in 1996. He takes much pride in our attentive, friendly staff, knowing they’ll provide the exceptional “Sicilian” experience Alex prides himself in. The menu and wine selection is vast and reasonable and the special dishes vary from Seafood Pescatore, Halibut, Salmon, Filet, Osso bucco, Lamb Shank, Wild Boar, Ostrich, Lobster Ravioli and much more! Visit the website for more about the restaurant, Alex, the menu and specials.
Top review
Johnvip
Dined 3 days ago
Another great meal with very attentive service and piano music in the background.
A photo of The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1637)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Temecula
About the restaurant
The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon is located in the heart of Old Town Temecula and brings a new standard to local casual fine dining. Expansive views from our third floor veranda and elegant turn of the century setting offers an intimate and inviting atmosphere. Our Classic Steak and Seafood menu features only the highest quality aged Midwestern corn-fed beef along with many other sumptuous selections. We offer an impressive wine list featuring vintages from many local wineries and from the finest regions of the world. Our bar features Premium Spirits, Draft Beer, Fine Wine and mouthwatering appetizers. Enjoy live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights. Join us for a casually sophisticated Brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Closed on Mondays. Always a romantic Dinner and truly distinctive dining experience! Parties over 4 are considered large parties please call to check availability & please do not double book. 2 hour table limit on all reservations
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food was delicious and the staff was very helpful.
A photo of Miramonte Winery restaurant
4.7
4.7 (730)
$31 to $50
Californian
Temecula
About the restaurant
Miramonte is one of Southern California's most beautiful, dynamic and forward-thinking wineries. Our award-winning wines are elegant, harmonious and trendsetting. Our popular Bistro features delicious, innovative soulful fare prepared fresh every day. And our gorgeous outdoor verandas are a benchmark experience in wine country. We invite you to join us, and see what all the excitement is about!


SEATING:
2 hour maximum

MIRAMONTE RESERVATION POLICY:
For restaurant reservations, we offer a 15-minute grace period.


Top review
EvaLvip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
We were there to pick up wine and had lunch. We had our wine tasting and the wine was delicious! We ordered lunch from Josh and he was very nice and made sure we had everything we needed. Our lunch was delicious! We had the charcuterie plate,  grilled chicken Buggatini, and a cheese burger. When it was time to leave Julia helped us out with our wine order. She was very helpful.
A photo of Black Angus Steakhouse - Temecula restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1652)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Temecula
About the restaurant
WE’VE BEEN MASTERING OUR CRAFT SINCE 1964, so you could say we know a thing or two. Our cuts are aged at least 21 days, seasoned to excellence, expertly flame-grilled and served up just the way you like it. You’ve earned it. Whether you’re here to throw back a couple with old friends or trying to finish off the High Noon Feast on your own, there’s always a seat for you. So here’s to the nights you can’t remember and the steaks you won’t forget. To learn more visit www.blackangus.com
Top review
SharonPvip
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Wonderful and friendly service. I highly recommend this location.
A photo of Bouquet Restaurant + Bar at Ponte Vineyard Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (515)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Temecula
About the restaurant
Enjoy fresh, locally-sourced cuisine fine wines and refreshing cocktails at Bouquet Restaurant, located at our luxurious AAA Four-Diamond Inn. Dine out on the terrace surrounded by manicured Italian gardens with stunning views of the vineyard and our 1-acre pond.

Enjoy live music during brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-3pm!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
The whole experience at ponte vineyard was just amazing, at both restaurants. The bouquet and the restaurant at ponte!
A photo of Bolero Restaurante restaurant
4.6
4.6 (858)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Temecula
About the restaurant
Bolero Restaurante will take you on a culinary journey throughout the country of Spain—from the humble farm-to-table cuisines of Asturia, to the majesty of modern interpretations coming from San Sebastian or Barcelona. Our menu celebrates the centuries-old tradition of dining and drinking together in Tapas style. Whether it is seafood, steak, roasted vegetables, olives, or the finest cheeses and charcuteries in Europe, the meal is shared by all. We invite you to embark on this exciting experience with us and welcome you to Bolero!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Everything was great. It was our first time there. Highly recommend it.
A photo of Oak Mountain Winery Cave Distillery restaurant
4.6
4.6 (65)
$31 to $50
Winery
Temecula
About the restaurant
At Oak Mountain Winery, tucked away from the De Portola Wine Trails, is where you'll find the 36522 Distillery. The undiscovered jewel of Temecula, California, is our Distillery. You can either celebrate a milestone or escape from everyday life here, but either way, you'll get a refined, traditional experience.

To create the finest spirits, our mixologists look for outstanding ingredients, combine traditional methods, and handcraft everything from scratch.

Whiskey, Rum, Bourbon, Agave, and Gin are among the featured selections.

Reservations are advised as we soon fill up with other cocktail enthusiasts. No pets are allowed; this is a bar for adults 21 and older.

Top review
AlainL
Dined 2 days ago
Setting was very intimate and the food was delicious.
A photo of The Vineyard Rose at South Coast Winery restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4296)
$31 to $50
Californian
Temecula
About the restaurant
For a memorable culinary adventure, visit The Vineyard Rose Restaurant, one of the best Temecula restaurants for California cuisine and enjoy carefully crafted breakfast, lunch and dinner in an elegant Tuscan-inspired dining room.

Housed at a working winery, The Vineyard Rose Restaurant's fine-dining menus created by our expert chefs perfectly compliment the award-winning wines produced by Winemakers Jon McPherson & Javier Flores.

Stop by today and join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy all the flavors inspired by our Chef-driven menu. Executive Chef Albert Park and his culinary team welcome you to dine with us here at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa.

Open 7 days a week. Located at 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA.
Reservations highly recommended.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Food is delicious. Service is great. It's a great place to stop by after visiting the lavender farm near by.
A photo of Benihana - Temecula, CA restaurant
4.2
4.2 (617)
$30 and under
Japanese
Temecula
About the restaurant
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
As always, we had a great time at Benihana Temecula! The manager Tyrell has always been so nice!
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