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The Restaurant at Ponte

4.7
4.7
2835 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 11am to 4pm and dinner from 4pm to 7pm. 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. Only trained service animals are allowed, sorry no pets.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (951) 252-1770

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Amin Boubaddi

  • 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 lunch, birthday celebrations, anniversaries and family gatherings.

  • Private party contact

    Karon Cartwright: (866) 945-7314

  • Neighborhood

    Temecula

  • Cross street

    Anza

  • Parking details

    On Saturday & Sunday only limos and buses require a prior limo reservation to be allowed to enter the winery between 10am-12pm. To make a reservation, please go to PLAN A VISIT at www.pontewinery.com or call us at (951) 694-8855. Limos and buses without a limo reservation arriving after 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays will not be admitted. Thank you

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

11:00am ~ 4:00pm

Starters

  • Charcuterie$35.00

    cured meats + artisan cheeses, rosemary + orange marinated olives, strawberry + fennel chutney, spiced nuts, cornichons, dijon mustard, lavash + ciabatta

    • Cheese, Jams + Breads$30.00

      artisan cheeses, herb ricotta, strawberry + basil jam, pineapple, apricot + thyme jam, pistachio + cherry tea bread, lavash + ciabatta, honeycomb, candied pecans

      • Salmon Cakes$19.00

        pan seared cakes, chile lemon aioli, lemon dressed arugula

        • Calamari$18.00

          spiced rice flour dusted fried rings, strips + tentacles, fried shishito peppers, cilantro + jalapeno aioli + marinara

          • Mussels$16.00

            black mussels, tomato, red curry, coconut, white wine broth, parsley

            • Brussels Sprouts$12.00

              fried leaves, goat cheese + balsamic glaze

              Salads

              Pair fish, steak or chicken to a salad: shrimp +$15 │ salmon +$13 │ steak +$12 │ grilled chicken breast +$8

              • Spring$18.00

                roasted asparagus, green beans + baby carrots, zucchini, lima beans, arugula, roasted cashews, lemon basil vinaigrette

                • Wine Country$16.00

                  baby greens, strawberries, mandarin oranges,feta cheese, candied pecans, balsamic vinaigrette

                  • Caesar$15.00

                    romaine hearts, cherry tomatoes,red onion, avocado, parmesan, garlic croutons, caesar dressing

                    Mains

                    • Sea Pasta$40.00

                      sautéed shrimp, scallops, clams + mussels, baby spinach, heirloom tomatoes, linguine + lemon caper sauce

                      • Beef + Mash$40.00

                        braised beef, red wine mushroom sauce, carrot + yukon potato mash, spring peas

                        • Salmon$36.00

                          pan seared crispy skin on fillet, chimichurri sauce, creamy parmesan orzo pasta, roasted baby carrots

                          • Steak + Shrimp$35.00

                            grilled cajun spiced sirloin + shrimp skewers, cajun cream sauce, gold potato + tomato salad, cilantro citrus vinaigrette

                            • Bolognese$29.00

                              red wine + tomato braised short ribs, linguine pasta, parmesan cheese, baby arugula

                              • Gnocchi$28.00

                                house made potato dumplings, roasted carrot + cashew sauce, sautéed broccoli, fried cauliflower

                                Pizzas

                                Handmade pizza crust, fired in a wood burning oven

                                • Sausage$21.00

                                  italian sausage, pepperoni, black olives, pepperoncini, red bell pepper, red onion, mozzarella, marinara, fresh chives

                                  • Shrimp$20.00

                                    garlic shrimp,sautéed spinach, purple onion, cajun cream sauce + mozzarella cheese

                                    • Margherita$17.00

                                      roma tomatoes, mozzarella, tomato sauce, micro basil

                                      Sandwiches

                                      Fries, sweet potato fries or pasta salad

                                      • Beef$24.00

                                        braised pulled beef, horseradish aioli, arugula, tomato, ciabatta

                                        • Salmon$20.00

                                          pan seared cajun spiced fillet, chili pepper aioli coleslaw, avocado, onion bun

                                          • Burger$19.00

                                            all-natural free-range beef, smoked bacon, white cheddar cheese,avocado, roasted onion, tomato, arugula, aioli, house made sundried tomato + parmesan bun

                                            • Avocado Flatbread$18.00

                                              avocado, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, purple onion, balsamic dressed arugula, fresh jalapenos, mozzarella cheese, pizza flat bread

                                              Last updated: May 17, 2022

                                              What 2,835 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                              4.7
                                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.7Food
                                              • 4.7Service
                                              • 4.8Ambience
                                              • 4.4Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              • San Diego

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                                              • Temecula / Wine County

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                                              • Temecula / Wine County

                                                Best Ambiance

                                              • Temecula / Wine County

                                                Best Value

                                              • Temecula / Wine County

                                                Fit for Foodies

                                              • Temecula / Wine County

                                                Healthy

                                              • Temecula / Wine County

                                                Great for Lunch

                                              • Temecula / Wine County

                                                Notable Wine List

                                              • Temecula / Wine County

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                                              • Temecula / Wine County

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                                              1. AA

                                                AnnaA

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                One of the most beautiful restaurants in Temecula wine country. Make your reservation well in advance, they book up fast. I had out of town guests and this was the perfect spot.

                                              2. MC

                                                MelissaC

                                                Orange County

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love the atmosphere, the food was delicious and the service was great. Can’t wait to go back. It was a friends gathering, we have all known each other for over 40 years.

                                              3. PD

                                                PatriciaD

                                                San Diego

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We celebrated our daughters birthday and had an amazing time!! We go at least once a month, and it’s always great food!! Love this place!!

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Orange County

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always nice to have an outdoor lunch there.

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Toronto

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely restaurant. Focaccia was to die for.

                                              6. K

                                                Kowboy

                                                San Diego

                                                10 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                I was really surprised, first the restaurant is outdoors, it was pretty windy but our waiter lowered a curtain and that really helped. But the food, it was great, I had the salmon it was so good. Perfectly cooked, I do mean perfect. Wife had the beef it was tender and great. Both of us thought this dinner was great. You have to give them a try. We also had a bottle of wine, if your not a member as we are not you set in a different area and pay more for a glass of wine, I opted to go with the bottle it was less expensive that way. We will definitely go back. The food and service was great.

                                              7. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Diego

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This is one of my favorites, our food was delicious with a lovely setting. A little pricey, but a wonderful lunch

                                              8. KF

                                                KimF

                                                San Diego

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Just a perfect atmosphere, perfect wine and perfect weather!

                                              9. KS

                                                KatiefromSoCal

                                                San Diego

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food and beautiful place!

                                              10. ML

                                                MariaL

                                                San Francisco

                                                19 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback. Your restaurant is typically a family favorite and a destination for special occasions. Yesterday was a belated Mother’s Day celebration. Our experience was hit and miss. Desserts were outstanding but some of the entrées were only just acceptable. And the beef and mash, though delicious, was a disappointingly stingy portion size. That atmosphere, as always, nothing short of a delight.

                                              11. M

                                                Mayva90

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Scallops and risotto was delicious. Summer salad with fresh berries paired perfect with the sparkling Rosè.

                                              12. DH

                                                DanH

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My wife and I enjoy the open air dining, the views and scenery, and most of all the food and service! The sea food pasta is really good! And of course their wine is very good!

                                              13. S

                                                Shahhurley

                                                San Diego

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great service, great wine, food. Overall good service. Food prep may take little longer. Expect spending 2-2:30 hours.

                                              14. AC

                                                ArleneC

                                                Sacramento

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fabulous cuisine at one of the most picturesque wineries in Temecula…

                                              15. AK

                                                AnitaK

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It was Amazing and for sure we will be coming back

                                              16. RS

                                                RickSanchez

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food, the view, the food, the view. Sea pasta, sea bass, souffle, the bread, the bread, the bread. We also liked the cab franc. It wasery good. It's spency, just be ready to pay. We spent 325 for 2 people.

                                              17. h

                                                hotmama

                                                Baltimore

                                                36 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                36 reviews

                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely outdoor setting, nice menu, well-executed, well-presented food, good service. Felt a little rushed …why ask about dessert when we are still leisurely eating entree?. However…appreciated a lovely, relaxed evening.

                                              18. DX

                                                DinerX

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall1food1service3ambience5

                                                Four of us ordered the $50 steak and shrimp, all medium. Each were served well done. Two shrimp looked like grocery store frozen shrimp and steak was low quality. Server immediately removed them from the bill which was great - no hassle. But shouldn’t have even been sent out in that condition.

                                              19. J

                                                Joseph

                                                Orange County

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We always dine out the day before Mother's Day, and our family lunch at The Restaurant at Ponte was the perfect celebration! On a beautiful day, under the porch roof, we enjoyed a sumptuous, leisurely meal, delightful in every aspect. Our server and the support staff were all top notch in both their attentiveness and discretion. We won't be waiting for a special occasion to make our next visit.

                                              20. AM

                                                AliciaM

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                Meal was good, service was good, the only issue was the restrooms were portable due to an unforeseen bathroom issue.

                                              21. RS

                                                RichS

                                                San Diego

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Another wonderful afternoon at Ponte restaurant! The delicious food and wine, and the peaceful beauty of the restaurant and grounds make this a perfect choice for a special lunch or dinner with family and friends.

                                              22. LR

                                                LeisaR

                                                Orange County

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The bread they serve when you sit down is heavenly!!!! It was so good it should be illegal :) The pizza and the bolognese was incredible.

                                              23. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Diego

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Beautiful winery and delicious menu. Great service!

                                              24. MH

                                                MichaelH

                                                Central Coast

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love this place Never disappoints Beautiful grounds Great food & wine

                                              25. AA

                                                AliA

                                                Seattle

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Beautiful restaurant

                                              26. RS

                                                RichardS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great place for special events. Food, service and atmosphere are all top notch.

                                              27. TL

                                                ToniL

                                                San Diego

                                                7 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                The service was a bit slow, and the server didn't check on us as often as normal. I don't believe it was her fault. She had tables outside the area where our table was. But, we love Ponte and enjoyed the view and day, so no worries!

                                              28. S

                                                Sweets

                                                Los Angeles

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The menu changes with the seasons and the food is always good

                                              29. DA

                                                DennyA

                                                Orange County

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                We always LOVE our experience at the restaurant AND just anywhere at Ponte. We have been wine club members for over 15 years and have enjoyed several events and special times (i.e...anniversaries, birthdays, etc...and almost our wedding). We can always count on a pleasant and enjoyable time.

                                              30. JB

                                                JosephB

                                                Los Angeles

                                                40 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                40 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall3food5service3ambience5

                                                Nice outdoor ambiance Delicious food

                                              31. TG

                                                TimG

                                                San Diego

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious meal-as always! Beautiful grounds and yummy food!

                                              32. TM

                                                TomM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was excellent. Staff was very helpful and nice. Food was great. I highly recommend the Restaurant at Ponte.

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Diego

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very quiet, great food, a little pricey.

                                              34. JD

                                                JoanD

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The outdoor seating at the restaurant at Ponte had a spectacular view of the vineyards and hillside. Everything from the food to the service was wonderful.

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Orange County

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food and service! And of course wine😊

                                              36. j

                                                juliedavec

                                                Orange County

                                                11 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had All my Fav things with a new friend I brought with me. My Fav glass of wine from WineTasting right before, Bread and dipping, Calamari appetizer and Sea Pasta, all superb as usual ! Coming back again already Next month !

                                              37. MS

                                                MaggieS

                                                Orange County

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely place. Food is always good. Love the ambiance.

                                              38. M

                                                Meldyjp

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                The food was not bad, we ordered medium steak but we got well done, that was bummer. Some food had good flavor, but the other ones were bland. The bread was food. They were short staff but Ramon did not make it feel like it was. He was very attentive and so were the other staff. Ramon needs a promotion, I can see him as a manager and still continue to work hard along with his staff. I recommend to make reservation especially on the weekend.

                                              39. y

                                                ylretired

                                                Los Angeles

                                                25 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                We came to celebrate a friend’s birthday. There were 4 of us. We had been to the Ponte twice before and food and service were excellent so expected the same this time. Well, the setting was perfect but the food was just so so and the service was below par unfortunately. We were hoping to impress our friends for their birthday but unfortunately Ponte disappointed.

                                              40. DC

                                                DonaC

                                                Houston

                                                25 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                Awful service. Never got our entrees. Manager wasn’t that pleasant. I would go elsewhere.

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                              • 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

                                              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 2835 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                              Google Map for The Restaurant at Ponte

                                              35053 Rancho California Rd Temecula, CA 92591

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                Anza

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Temecula

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Wed–Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Californian, Mediterranean

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                On Saturday & Sunday only limos and buses require a prior limo reservation to be allowed to enter the winery between 10am-12pm. To make a reservation, please go to PLAN A VISIT at www.pontewinery.com or call us at (951) 694-8855. Limos and buses without a limo reservation arriving after 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays will not be admitted. Thank you

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Amin Boubaddi

                                              • 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.

                                              • Additional

                                                Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (951) 252-1770

                                              • 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 lunch, birthday celebrations, anniversaries and family gatherings.

                                              • Private party contact

                                                Karon Cartwright: (866) 945-7314

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