The Restaurant at Ponte

4.7
2720 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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 for lunch Wednesday - Sunday 12 pm to 430 pm and dinner from 430 pm to 7 pm. The Restaurant at Ponte is open in inclement weather. Heaters are available in the winter, and misters and fans are on 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 tab at www.pontewinery.com.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 2720 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance.

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vipdefrosted
Las Vegas
133 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue staff ambiance I could go on and on I will just say I highly recommend you try this place

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Sago5
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with great food🤗. I do hope however that the menu will renew some old favorites like the meatloaf special🍇🍷

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Cheryl
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine continues to be our favorite...never had a bad tasting! Service was impeccable! Our lunch was superb!! Will will be returning in 2 months for another tasting and lunch! I am a member and highly reccomend joining their wine club!

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JohnnieF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ponte is truly me Happy Place. Staff always makes me feel special. Ty, Jackie are the best. Food is excellent and wine the best in the valley.

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KeikoY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food had too much pepper. No one came by to ask if the food was ok.

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Erickooo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite winery in Temecula! Finally became a member this visit.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is amazing, the food is always fantastic accompanied with great wine!
One of my favorite restaurants in wine country Temecula!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my Wife love this place! The waitress was so fantastic and the Chef stopped by our table for a quick, courteous chat… We had a wonderful time!👍🏼😁

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AnthonyT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine and food

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ChristiMc
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the complimentary bread and dip. Keeps us coming back.
I have recommended the restaurant to several friends.

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MarthaB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food always has a different twist that I can’t figure out. The food is delicious. The service was consistent and friendly.

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CarolD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food for the dollar they were charging was mediocre. I am new to Temecula love it here. But the few wineries I have gone to to eat, I am disappointed in the quality for the dollar. And the menu selection.
Sorry

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GLoriaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our table, next to the nice garden. The outside misters were on and the weather outside was perfect for an afternoon lunch with my husband - Our server and hostess were both very good! We will be back soon!!

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ReneeL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmposhere, service... will go back for sure!

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LanceW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining. Food was very good. Limited menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal at Ponte! Especially loved the bread and jams charcuterie and the Salmon sandwich which I always come back for! Best wines from this visit were the Vermentino 2020 and the Pinot Gris 2020.
Request a seat with a view when you book to be close to the mist as well on particularly hot days.

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MikeS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Food wasn't cooked right so had to sent it back and took like 20 minutes and steak wasn't cooked right the second time. Salmon was not cooked as ordered same as the Filet. For the prices they charged I expected better food out put.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional food, and great atmosphere.

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KEITHm
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I am gluten free, they had a great menu, with different items I usually can not have. They use rice flour. Wish other restaurants would start. Great Brithday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Gorgeous setting for a sunset dinner to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary.

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JoshuaV
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Good location. Misters were a plus. All employees did a great job. I will definitely recommend and will go back.

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lovefoodandwine
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good winery restaurant on lovely grounds. Very friendly service and great food selection.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little hot out on the patio, but service, food and wine we're outstanding! Made for a memorable evening!

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veg4health
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varied lunch menu from a dinner meal to special of the day fish and chips, I enjoyed Caesar salad with added salmon with apparently local artisan cherry tomatoes. Greeted with fresh miniloaf of special bread and special olive oil dip with lemon, green onion apparently buzzed into it. Choosing the wine flight was fun to try same wine tasting to the tasting room adjacent. Lovely view in the outdoor setting also with Elizabethan garden and olive trees there that can be strolled thru after dinner.

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vipgobears81
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Menu wasn’t inspiring. Only three entrees + pasta dishes. Waitress was very nice but didn’t pass by enough. Took a long time to get water, get our check, get the dishes cleared. Very quiet, too quiet. Some ambient music would help.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was a doll!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Very nice.

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LGTRZ
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very nice, the area was beautiful, we had great service from Joahua H and the rest of your staff and the food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best gluten free food in Temecula.

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JudyB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaint

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ponte is beautiful winery with excellent food and ambiance. Ramon was our server and he is great. We celebrated our anniversary, we highly recommend Ponte.

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SandraW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the gardenside table and relaxed atmosphere. Dishes were plentiful

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Mdub
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Food quality has gone downhill. They have some good employees but a lot of turnover and always shorthanded is the excuse. Then I find out they mandated vaccines for employees running many off to be unemployed? What a joke. Done with them.

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ShirleyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed in the quality of the food or the wait staff. Always excellent.

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juliedavec
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS as ALWAYS !! Highly recommend the Seafood Pasta, All the Pizzas, the calamari, ridiculously good bread and dipping sauce. Service, Ambiance superb, weather never a Factor here . Not my first time here, shan't be my last! Love introducing new people to All things Ponte :-)

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vipBobandjeannie
Las Vegas
115 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here every time we drive into Temecula from the desert. One of our favorites. It is like a mini vacation in Napa.

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JanetC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. This was my fourth visit to Ponte. It never disappoints.

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GaryM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music was too loud.

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DaleH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. The grounds are beautiful with wonderful views and an overall great experience!

FAQs

The Restaurant at Ponte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 252-1770.

The Restaurant at Ponte is rated 4.7 stars by 2720 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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