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About The Restaurant at Ponte

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.

35053 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92591
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday - 11am to 4pm
Tuesday - 11am to 4pm
Wednesday - 11am to 4pm
Thursday - 11am to 4pm
Friday - 11am to 8pm
Saturday - 11am to 8pm
Sunday - 11am to 5pm

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.

Cross Street:
Anza

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(951) 252-1770

Website:
http://www.pontewinery.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Christy Moore

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.

Private Party Contact:
Karon Cartwright: (866) 945-7314

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

The Restaurant at Ponte Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Scenic View (31)
Romantic (29)
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Great for Lunch (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for a Date (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Notable Wine List (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Casual (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Healthy (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Fun (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Seasonal (8)
Cozy (7)
Live Music (7)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Comfort Food (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Nice, unique place for sure. It was a little cold outside, even though we were under a heater. The food was fantastic! My only nit was they didn't ask us if we wanted wine (they are a winery!) and the food came out too fast so we felt a little rushed. It was a nice experience and I would go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our first time, it turned out to be a hot day. They seated us at a table in the sun, then said they could lower the curtain. I really wanted a table in the shade. Well, the curtain went down, but so did the sun which was shining right on me and very hot. Other than that discomfort, the wine was good; food was delicious; and they brought me a birthday dessert!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Quality food, but always seems to need salt/seasoning. Service depends...servers are always polite but sometimes takes awhile to get served or to have them check in with you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We were celebrating our 5th year anniversary! Ponte winery was recommended to us by a friend ... I was trying to find a wine for my husband to drink because he doesn't like wine and Jake was amazing ... found 3 different wines for my husband... everything from the Hello to th Goodbye was a phenomenal experience and well worth the drive for us !

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have belonged to Ponte Winery for many years, and have never been dissapointed. The
restaurant on this visit was, as always, wonderful. And, their wine, excellent. I always
reccommend people visit Ponte Winery when they are visiting, as well as people who live
in the area. You will never go wrong!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was delicious and service was prompt. We had reservations and were seated right away. We ordered the verde pizza and duck Panini. Both options were good, but very sweet so regretting doing both. The verde was a bit too fig forward. Asked for recommendations with wine and we were both pleasantly surprised with the choices provided to us. Overall, nice little lunch spot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Beautiful day in Wine Country. Great food and service , surrounded by grape vines. We enjoy coming here for a leisurely lunch and always know it will be a great experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Husband 50th Birthday

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Awesome place to celebrate my birthday!!! The Arancini appetizer with lobster was outstanding, and definitely not to be missed. Fortunately, there was an even number of them, as I would have been more than willing to wrestle for that last one..lol!!! Nice variety of wines too. The outdoor patio setting was lovely and spacious, and parking was easy. There is also a wine tasting room and hotel on the property.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Gave our Booked table away and we were less than 5 mins late.. had to wait for them to look around and clean another.
Service was poorly attended, rarely came to check on us and couldn’t be bothered to really tell us about the wines

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is a great place to eat while wine tasting. The bread and pizza are good to soak up the wine. The salads are creative. I am not a fan of their wine but Wiens is next door.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

First timer and love, love, loved it. Everybody told me to go to Ponte and it did not disappoint. I'll be back.. soon!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great meal in a beautiful setting. Wonderful service. Would return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The four of us had a very enjoyable lunch at the Ponte Restaurant recently. Our waitress, Michelle, was extremely good and made us feel comfortable and welcome. I had the excellent burger and my dining companion said her duck panini sandwich was very tasty. Both of the wines that we ordered were excellent. The outdoor atmosphere was very comfortable and enjoyable. We will undoubtedly eat here again on a future trip to the Temecula wine region.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I took our adult son there for dinner. We really enjoyed dining outside while listening to the live music. Food was good and atmosphere was terrific

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was average a.nd somewhat bland. Service was spotty and sometimes very slow.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Was a great place for lunch, service was wonderful

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love the food, ambience, and the staff!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It took 5 minutes for the service team to realize I did actually make an Open Table reservation .. she said there was no record of it. Very awkward moment !

Then to make things worse the filet steak the brought out was not 8 oz. but barely even 5 ounces and it was a terrible cut. However they did bring back a bigger cut.

Just wasn't the same outstanding experience me and my family were a customized to due to the many times we have eaten at Ponte. Oh well. Wont' be going back to Ponte for awhile -- many other great dinner meals in Wine Country now. We should know we have lived here for over 18 years now :)

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We have eaten here many times. Service and food have always been great. I hope this meal was an exception.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Awesome food & service. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Would definitely revisit & recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Had the sand dabs special. Way too salty. Did not like it nor recommend it. Hubbie has the lamb shank and it was fantastic!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Once again Ponte excels at wine & food! Even in 90+ degree temps, outdoor dining was wonderful. Food was great & service excellent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I love Ponte! Everything was perfect as always. I have been a member for over 2 years and I am so glad I am.

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Lovely location and exceptional service. Everyone loved the dishes that they had chosen - no fault whatsoever with the cuisine. My only regret is that as we were all driving no-one was able to sample the wine(s) to the full extent we wanted to!! Next time we rent a limo.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The table I asked for was accommodated and the hosts and servers couldn't have been nicer. The food was excellent and I will definitely be returning to this restaurant whenever I'm in Temecula.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Business lunch with two people was $110 without wine. It's a bit pricey.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant. We enjoyed our 34th Anniversary. The food was outstanding. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is the second time that I received my food cold. Server should make sure the plate is hot before serving to customer. I always recommend Ponte to friends and don't want them to get cold food like I did.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Never disappoints! Consistently great quality with creative and tasty menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I go there quite often for the food. After usually ordering the same food, i noticed the caesar salad didnt have shaved parmesan that it used to and the mussels got scarcer in quantity. Also i thought garlic/butter toast came with. Little disappointed esp as i come for the caesar salad with parmesan shavings.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The restaurant at Ponte well deserves it's recent title for Al Fresco dining. The grounds are beautiful and the setting is picturesque. On top of that, they've whipped together a great menu with wonderful choices. Make sure to get the mussels and dip EVERYTHING you can find in it. Mussels, bread, fingers, small pieces of the table...all acceptable the sauce is so good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 18, 2017

As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal, fresh and tasty. We travel to Temecula every year and this is always on the agenda. Our server was extremely capable and friendly. A pleasure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was fantastic as always, but the service was a bit slow this time around. We were in a private room at the back of the tasting room and that was beautiful and wonderful to be on our own, but it did mean that we weren't checked on that often.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a great experience here. Will definitely come again

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Lunch with the girls before wine tasting and to celebrate a new job. You can't go wrong with a burger, they will even serve it protein style. Salmon on the salad was fresh and cooked to perfection. Currently offering San Dabs over a pasta that is my favorite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Scenic View, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My wife and I were there to celebrate our 38th anniversary. Great service, great food

Tags: Vegan, Hot Spot, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

top notch service from the courteous/professional/efficient staff. you feel pampered with how the staff genuinely aim to please!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our first date was at Ponte, however I was only there for less than one half hour, I reserved a table for 26 of us and Ponte only covers 8 or less, So I proposed to my girl on Saturday but left to go to Callaway's to meet the other 24 family members, So it will be hard to celebrate there in the future, you need to make preparations for larger families.
Your restaurant, food, service is great, just open it up for larger families, everyone ells around had it but Ponte.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The waiter spilled wine on my dad's pants when pouring his glass. The calamari was very rubbery and came out extremely quick as if it was reheated. I had the ravioli dish which was pretty good. The burger was ok but then I'm was hard. The garlic bread and dipping sauce is amazing.

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