The Restaurant at Ponte

4.6
1815 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Recognized by OpenTable as one of the top 50 restaurants in the US for outdoor dining, 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 go to the "VISIT" tab at www.pontewinery.com.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday - 11am to 5pm
Tuesday - 11am to 5pm
Wednesday - 11am to 5pm
Thursday - 11am to 5pm
Friday - 11am to 8pm
Saturday - 11am to 8pm
Sunday - 11am to 6pm

On Saturdays & Sundays, reservations are limited to Wine Club Members and registered Ponte Vineyard Inn guests only. Additionally, guests arriving by limo or bus MUST have a separate Limo confirmation. To submit a limo request, please go to the "VISIT" tab at www.pontewinery.com.
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Phone number
(951) 252-1770
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christy Moore
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Private party facilities
Special occasion, special location. For a wine country experience like none other, Ponte Family Estate Winery is the perfect setting for a business meeting, your birthday, anniversary or engagement party, wedding or rehearsal dinner.
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Private party contact
Karon Cartwright: (866) 945-7314
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Anza
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Parking details
On the weekends (Saturday & Sundays) only Limos and Buses with a prior Limo Reservation will be allowed to enter the winery between 10am-12noon. To make a reservation, please visit the "VISIT" page at www.pontewinery.com or call us at (951) 694-8855.



Guests without a Limo Reservation, as well as those arriving after 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays, will not be admitted regardless of having a restaurant reservation.
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Entertainment
Live music is always on the menu Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 6pm.

Please visit our website at pontewinery.com/restaurant to view our live music calendar.
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Special events & promotions
Special occasion, special location. For a wine country experience like none other, Ponte Family Estate Winery is the perfect setting for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, anniversary, or birthday party. We offer a full range of catering menus, beverage options and professional planning assistance to ensure that your event is a memorable success. Please visit pontewinery.com or call us directly at 951-694-8855 to plan your special event.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Ponte is located in the vineyards of Temecula. The restaurant is outdoors and even though it was a warm evening, the misters made the temperature very tolerable and pleasant. Dinner began with wine and very ample appetizers. The Burrata salad with reduced balsalmic was excellent. Entrees and deserts were all spectacular as well. We had the duck, meatloaf, shrimp and fish / rice dish with black rice. All great choices. Desert was very generous with the pavolova stealing the show. All great. Will return.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Best restaurant in Temecula Wine Country! Awesome atmosphere, amazing service (even swapped out one of our entrees for another one because it wasn't cooked well, with no charge and no fuss!) and of course, some great wines from Ponte Winery! Just a great place to gather friends, family or a nice date and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of wine country.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We had another wonderful visit. Excellent food, wine, service, and ambiance - even on a scorching hot day. You will love it...

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great atmosphere. Apps and dessert was amazing as well as the wine. Both my husband and my main course was just okay.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great live music, good foods, pleasant outdoor dining and great service from Cassandra K. Definitely will go back.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Absolutely Fabulous

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Nice outdoor dinning in Temecula wine country. Good service. Would definitely go back!

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Was so excited to take hubby to celebrate our anniversary. I had been to restaurant with my friends and we had a great time, so I thought going again would be great the same. It wasn’t. Food was good, but service was not. We were greeted and taken to our table promptly. It was very hot and sunny, so we asked 3 different people to lower the shade. Our server finally did, but we had to clip it to the pole so it wouldn’t constantly hit our table with the light breeze. Server told us she would get us water and bread. We got our one serving of water, but no bread. Hubby and I shared a few appetizers and a pizza. We had to ask for an extra plate several times. We ate and enjoyed our food, but hubby was not impressed and he didn’t tip our server, neither did I because There were only a few tables being used and two different servers. We should have had better service.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Beautiful outdoor seating with misters to help on warmer days.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We could have used more misters since the restaurant is outside and it was 95 degrees. The service was very nice as well as the food. Especially loved the flights!

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The staff and ambiance could not have been nicer!
The food fell way short - gave it two chances and both nights the food was very mediocre

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1.0Dined on July 22, 2018

It took more than 2 hours for our dinner experience and it was not a good experience at all. We didn't see our waitress for 15 minutes after we sat. Then after ordering our food, it took another 1 hour and 15 minutes to get our food. My lamb tasted like a steak and a poor one at that. Then it took another 15 minutes after asking for the check to receive it. Overall one of the worst dinner experiences of my life.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Very nice, birthday dinner. Food was good.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Makes me happy every time I walk in! I love the ambiance and the food and of course the wine!!! The burger is always a must. Tried the turkey / veggie burger and loved it! The staff are so friendsly and accommodating

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We have been here many times and the food has always been excellent. However, this time, although my salmon/couscous fish was tasty, it was overly peppery. The size of the piece of salmon was fine for a lunch , but there could have been slightly more of the couscous etc.
My lunch companion was disappointed in her Wine Country salad with Mahi Mahi. The salad dressing was bland, very few pieces if nut and cranberries and Two small pieces if mandarin orange (tinned ?) and the fish did not have a speck of seasoning on it. She had to send it back and also ask for more salad dressing.
Having said all that, we still enjoy lunch at Ponte and maybe it was just a glitch this time as they were very busy.

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Not comfortable. The bread had too much tomato sauce, but pretty. This food was okay but not like the website presented. I’m so sorry I was very disappointed. The food was just okay... not special. The menu is on a napkin... not a good first impression for your prices. I thought there was a view according to your website. Most of the tables don’t seam to have a view. Love the idea of the basket for my purse. The entry to the restaurant and signs are charming .it seem that our server had too many table to attend. We ask him to do something for us and he said he and the cook were too busy... not very diplomatic .

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The waiter was great, food was awesome and the food was excellent all within a beautiful setting and view of the winery.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Delicious food! The 4 cheese plate was amazing!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The food and service were very good. The temperature on the patio was very high , but
the outdoor sprinklers were helpful.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Very good overall..portions small, but ok. Would like to see more vegetables included. Very pricey.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The food was wonderful and the atmosphere is very nice. It is outdoors with a great view. We were there the day after July 4th and it was not crowded. However, our food took an hour to arrive.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

This is a lovely restaurant which is part of the Ponte Winery. The grounds are wonderful to wander through, and it was fun to see grapes on the vines around us. The food was good, especially the charcuterie tray, and their flat Rose was excellent.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The grounds of Ponte are beautiful. The atmosphere is fun. The food, was awful. Everything was so dry it was inedible. The server mentioned it might be dry since it was made earlier and this was the end of service. It was 6.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Delicious lunch served on a beautiful outdoor patio. A must if you are in Temecula. Meatloaf was delicious so were the salads. Excellent service. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Arrived on time for 4:30P reservation.
Restaurant relatively empty.
Had excessive wait time at every level ... time to receive water, time to place order, time to receive wine, time to receive first course (total 45 minutes to first course).

Unique dishes with very good presentation and flavor.

Too bad service did not match food quality.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Our server Josh was incredible. Food was incredible and wine was incredible. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Relaxing winery restaurant with great wine and food. The restaurant at Ponte has a beautiful and scenic setting.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Awesome experience!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Service here is always amazing! Food is fresh and delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Celebrating our anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We all enjoyed the food that we ordered but the waiter kept forgetting my drink.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Good service, great food and wine. Very relaxing setting eat here often.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Never disappointed at Ponti. Food is always delicious and plated beautifully. Service is outstanding. Wines are to die for and the views of the vineyard just add to the experience,

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This was everyones first time here and we loved it. I booked a reservation for my moms birthday and she absolutely loved it. Our waitress was amazing and very knowledgeable. We would definitely come back again. Food was great too!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Ponte Winery never disappoints. The food is always exceptional. The service is always good. I even opted FOR desert which I never do. It was exceptional as well! I can recommend without hesitation.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We are members and love Ponte. Their outdoor restaurant is beautiful in location and the food is incredible. Fresh locally sourced and prepared by an excellent kitchen team. Our eldest child is graduating from high school and this is where he chose to go. It is almost always our family choice for special occasions but my wife and I enjoy it periodically for lunch. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Have been several times before . Went for early dinner for a graduation celebration . The service and food were excellent as usual

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We where impressed with all. Didn't want to join yet another winery, but when all was said and done "YEP" we did it :)!!!

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

sorry but a little disappointing- salmon tastes great but whatever it was placed on, had no taste. My husband had the lamb and enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Lunch with friends at Ponte winery. Absolutely great food, service, and atmosphere. Highest recommendation

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