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The Restaurant at Ponte

4.6
1768 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
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, 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
What 1768 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Ponte is delightful and delicious. Beautiful atmosphere with a peaceful ambiance. Great wine, too.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Consistently good food, with good service and a lovely view.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Honest assessment.

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.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wonderful service and fabulous food. Ponte is a class act resort and everyone we ran into demonstrated class and friendliness . Thanks Ponte!

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Our waiter, Kyle, was great! Made good recommendations.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great birthday dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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?

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent place. My friends felt in love Bellini . We are planning in coming back again. Waitress were really nice.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, gorgeous meal, delicious wine. What’s not to like?

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food was wonderful and as always the wine!! We love it there and we go every other month!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The service was awesome. The food was even better. I proposed to my fiancé on this occasion, so yes it’s romantic!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very positive experience overall. Great atmosphere, very good food. Friendly service.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Longest service time in my 14-year history with Ponte.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Beautiful setting. Service was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very nice ambiance, our server was attentive and the food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was great, service great, beautiful place

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great atmosphere with beautiful views! The food was delicious, fresh local produce and enjoyed the wine with friendly service.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My daughter and I went there for a special occasion and both dinner , wine and service was excellent.
We enjoyed it very much.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

They changed to their summer menu. My wife had taglltell and I had a paiaia

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was wonderful :)

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great Place, great food, great employees . Magnificent wines

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great time - really a nice place to take a loved one

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fantastic service and very enjoyable meal!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Would have to rate our experience as superb. The wine, food and service were exemplary.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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.

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