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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

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Scenic View (29)
Great for Lunch (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Notable Wine List (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Romantic (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Casual (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Business Meals (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Live Music (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful setting and great food. We would definitely go back if in the area.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Truly a favorite stop worth the time & effort to visit.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We’re from the Napa Valley and have very high standards for restaurants. That being said, this is among the best I’ve been to in the Temecula area. The prices are a bit high and the service pretty slow, but like I said, for this area it’s fairly good.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I’ve come here plenty of times, it’s actually our go to place when in town for wine tasting. The food is always delicious but the service is what made our experience unpleasant. We had to look for our server a couple of times to have her take our drink order, food order, and our dessert order. We would have ordered more drinks but she never touched or maintenances our table. One of the times we looked for her I wanted to order the soup of the day because the gentlemen next to me had it and it looked amazing. We asked the busser if she could please get our server and she didn’t say yes or ok she just walked away, 5 minutes later she comes to the table and I order my soup and she says “ok is that everything you need” ...we all looked at each other in shock at her snarkiness attitude. It was unfortunate and unappreciated.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was great as usual. We always enjoy our time at Ponte. The food, ambiance, and wine are always phenomenal.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great ambiance. Delicious food elegantly presented. A marvelous place to meet up for a special occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Lovely location, ok service, good wine and average food at best. Worth checking out but not out of this world.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I are wine members and we have our date night here a few times a month. We love the service and the food. The food is seasonal and always delicious! The view is also gorgeous.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Birthday lunch date. Excellent pizzas.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great restaurant! They took great care to go out of their way to celebrate my birthday, and provided exceptional service throughout the meal--and the food was incredible.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love the place but the cooks seemed to be too busy to pay attention to the little details.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I love dining at the Ponte. Food is always delicious and creative. My brother is an extremely finicky vegan and he loved the Verde Pizza that he ordered.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My niece was married at Ponte and I have dined there several times since. The food was always excellent but disappointing on 12/28 when I ordered the tomato bisque soup that tasted liked Costco s and a small Cesar salad which was drowning in dressing and not fresh. The Muscato wine is great and my friend liked her pizza. I have had the ravioli and salmon before, both excellent. Perhaps bad menu choices on my part, but not items I thought would be badly prepared.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

have eaten here for years. service and atmosphere outstanding Food this time lacking . cool sweet potato fries . two small wine country salads with Very Small portions and uneven ingredients . one with no cranberries or pecans The other overloaded .will return and hope for return to previous quality .

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and service. Good wine. Quiet. Beautifull view.

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I am never disappointed when at Ponte. This was the first time my sister had ever been and she thoroughly enjoyed it. She has a small child and the restaurant menu is kid friendly.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for his birthday dinner. The out door dining is romantic around the holidays because they have it decorated with lots of lights. It was very cold that night but the heat lamps did the job. The food was delicious and the service was great.

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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