We were here on a Saturday afternoon. It was busy with two weddings but all the staff were friendly and helpful. Our waitress was the best! She was very nice and made suggestions. The food was delicious. My husband had the rib eye with shrimp (the nights special) and I had their vegetarian plate. Our waitress surprised us with a small dessert with a "Happy Anniversary" message written in chocolate. it was great way to end our special night. Will definitely be coming back.
Ponte is delightful and delicious. Beautiful atmosphere with a peaceful ambiance. Great wine, too.
Consistently good food, with good service and a lovely view.
We started the evening with an excellent waiter but about 20 minutes after seating he was replaced by a waitress whose personality was lacking in sincerity. It began when she wouldn’t honor a suggestion on a menu change of substituting rice for French fries without a $4 fee. It wasn’t the $4 but the way it was presented and her unwillingness to honor the previous waiters offer.
On the good. The outdoor seating ambience was great. Weather was perfect. The cheese plate appetizer was excellent. The original waiter was great. The waitress did bring a birthday cake.
On the so so. The meatloaf was just so so. The chocolate cake I had ordered before was a bit dry. I sensed the server felt my displeasure with her service and tried to be nice by giving a birthday cake which was better than the cake on the dessert menu I ordered.
On the bad. We were never presented with the special. We only learned of it when the waitress explained it to an adjacent table. I never re wives the coffee I had ordered.
Overall a nice meal and experience in-spite of the so so and bad.
Wonderful service and fabulous food. Ponte is a class act resort and everyone we ran into demonstrated class and friendliness . Thanks Ponte!
Our server was efficient enough but not friendly. The menu was written with so many ingredients and words the average person would not understand. If you must use such terminology, please have an explanation. It was a beautiful dive through the Temecula wine country and a beautiful setting, that's all I can really say for it.
I was taking my mom for a special occasion table of 7 which gave they my table away to another person with the same name and they lied and said they had a reservation and didn’t. They were able to get me another table which was great! But rude of the other people to try to get one over on the staff. Amazing ambience!
Our waiter, Kyle, was great! Made good recommendations.
Great birthday dinner!
The food was delicious.
We came here to celebrate my birthday with some friends. We were immediately greeted by the hostess and seated. I love how they give you baskets to put your purse in so it won’t get dirty. The complimentary bread with dip was very yummy. Everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks. The food was really good but I don’t know if I would reorder what I got. We were really full so we didn’t order dessert but other people did around us and it looked really delicious. The ambiance and outdoor dining was excellent and so was our service.
In the past, I have had generally really wonderful meals and service at The Restaurant at Ponte, but this past Saturday was less than excellent. Perhaps we had a late reservation for lunch, so the shifts were turning, or perhaps the restaurant was understaffed for a Saturday, but the service was sooooo slow!
We ordered a Small Charcuterie plate (tons of food BTW), which was excellent and so much food that I decided to go with a salad for lunch, and my husband ordered a meatloaf sandwich. I asked for my salad to be lightly dressed, so the lack of flavor in the caesar was probably my fault (but it would have been nice to have some extra dressing on the side, even though I didn't ask for it). I had a bite of the meatloaf sandwich, and I thought the flavor was good, but my husband thought it was soggy and hard to eat.
Overall, a bit of a disappointment. Like I said, I've eaten here a bunch of times, and always enjoyed the food and service. Perhaps this was just an off day?
Excellent place. My friends felt in love Bellini . We are planning in coming back again. Waitress were really nice.
Beautiful restaurant, gorgeous meal, delicious wine. What’s not to like?
The venue is lovely but the food was mediocre. There were four of us dining for a late lunch and ordered a variety of dishes. The bread was great but our entrees so-so. I was expecting high end cuisine.
The food was wonderful and as always the wine!! We love it there and we go every other month!
The service was awesome. The food was even better. I proposed to my fiancé on this occasion, so yes it’s romantic!
Very positive experience overall. Great atmosphere, very good food. Friendly service.
Longest service time in my 14-year history with Ponte.
This was our second time eating at Ponte and we loved it! It was a completely different menu and everything sounded delicious. Our waitstaff was friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine. We were not rushed even though it was obvious that people were waiting. I would advise making reservations especially on weekends.
This is a restaurant that you can come to for ANY occasion. We had the calamari and they were fresh lightly battered. FYI their portions are big but so worth it! I tried their home in chicken with balsamic drizzle and the chicken was juicy. Their Chardonnay 2016 is a MUST try!
Beautiful setting. Service was disappointing.
Perfect for our daughter’s birthday. Enjoyed the food & wine! Our waitress Cassandra was beyond amazing! Recommended us to great suggestions on food & wines and everything was extremely delicious! We’ll be back!
Very nice ambiance, our server was attentive and the food was great!
Food was great, service great, beautiful place
Great atmosphere with beautiful views! The food was delicious, fresh local produce and enjoyed the wine with friendly service.
I recommend Ponte without reservation. The service is always excellent, and the food is always creative, slightly adventurous, and never boring. The outdoor setting is beautiful, and the diners' comfort is always a consideration, with space heaters, blankets, or nothing if it's a glorious warm day. I only wish they were open for dinner more days of the week besides Friday and Saturday.
My daughter and I went there for a special occasion and both dinner , wine and service was excellent.
We enjoyed it very much.
They changed to their summer menu. My wife had taglltell and I had a paiaia
As always, an enjoyable experience! We spent time in the tasting room, a perfect lead-in to our lunch. Service was great, and food was excellent. Our guests from New York had a memorable experience. Highly recommend Restaurant at Ponte for your special occasion.
It was wonderful :)
As always, the food & service was excellent. Tried new entrees & soup - really good. Concern for our comfort with the heaters was welcomed. We had an great time.
pretty setting, nice ambience and of course good wine list. But i ordered salad with chicken which was dried, burned one side, edge was tore from other half, probably it was cut by hand. definitely not cut by knife. oily, too sweet. eventually had a stomach disgusted. bread was cold, even it was not warmed up, think it was served like that cold. asked other bread which never came. there is many restaurant option in this area, I may not come back.
Lovely surroundings and pleasant check in for seating. It was late for lunch time and not busy so I was disappointed it took so long to get water or any drink orders. Refills didn't happen until we were almost finished eating and we had to reach out to the assistant to the server to get them. The ice in our glasses was already melted. Each time one of the assistants brought us food he and she seemed stressed out and in a bad mood. I happened to watch a young man clear the table to our right and he was frowning the whole time. The server was very sweet but her helpers need a lesson in hospitality. On the bright side the salmon was delicious, as were the mussels and pizza. I ordered the meatloaf but would go for the salmon next time. Will probably go here again but we will try another place next time.
Great Place, great food, great employees . Magnificent wines
We just love this place -- it never disappoints. They were short on heat lamps is the only complaint, but the sun came out fortunately. We tried the calzone this time & it was great! The pizza & salads are always delicious!
Great time - really a nice place to take a loved one
Fantastic service and very enjoyable meal!
Would have to rate our experience as superb. The wine, food and service were exemplary.
This is a lovely setting. Service was adequate. But prices seemed high for food that was average, but nothing exceptional. Nicest thing about it was the outdoor setting on beautiful grounds. It was a chilly day, so the abundant heat lamps were nice.