The Restaurant at Ponte

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$31 to $50
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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 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.
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AH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love our time at Ponte! Great staff, great place, yummy wine and good food! We’ve been members for years and plan to stay that way! :)

SC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Just so so. Although it has been highly rated in the past it would not be there present rating. Calamari tasted re-warmed which bummed me out. Brussel sprouts were pretty delicious though. We decided we’d go to other winery restaurants - such as Leoness before going back. The doppietta was also pretty delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff. Nice meal in a beautiful atmosphere.

JR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We always go here when we are in town. Usually things are excellent. Once in awhile you need to wait for a table as they never seem to have enough tables or staff to seat You at your reservation time.
If it was good. However, it took us an hour and 20 minutes from the time we sat down to get our orders. We had a party of five. We were put in the back room and unfortunately the temperature was very cold that night. So we were pretty much frozen as the heaters do not work that well.
Anyway, we will continue to go there however, they did not hit a homerun Saturday night.

D
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The ravioli was fabulous, and the wine excellent. It was a very special evening and the dinner met all our expectations.

KW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience and I would eat there again. The service was excellent and the food was delicious!

AR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and winery. It is always a pleasure to come here.

DC
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I see the charcutre has changed somewhat, in that it is smaller and the number of selections has gone down from the previous times we have ordered it. Overall it was good and we were pleased.

P
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza ever. We both ordered pizzas and the crust was amazing I had the mushroom which was delicious and my friend ordered the margarita and she loved it as welll.

c
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we are club members. enjoy wine tasting before dinner.
menu selection is top notch!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere at Ponte is the best if your wanting to have an outdoor dining experience.

JF
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I gave just 2** because the service was sketchy...we asked twice for more more bread- finally someone else brought it to us. I asked 3 times for salt and pepper for my salad...never did get the Salt and pepper. I ordered the Bolognese and there was very little meat to speak of - short ribs? I think for $26 there should have been more than a tiny sprinkling of meat bits which looked more like ground beef. My friend sent her's back for more meat. The salads were delicious, the Chartucerie was also very good.

g
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good wine and food. Would like to visit them again.

LF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Location was great, nice venue, friendly wait staff. Pricing was on par for the food and location. The actual food was not bad, but nothing overly special either.

MF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at The Restaurant at Ponte many times and have always had an outstanding experience. The servers are so friendly and knowledgeable. The outdoor setting is beautiful and really pleasant. Somehow they have figured out how not to have a bunch of birds trying to eat your food ... I love birds but not picking at scraps on my table. The food is clearly well sourced and thoughtfully made. This restaurant is one of the reasons I continue to want to come back to Temecula wine country. I strongly recommend you make reservations for any meal here in the weekends. Otherwise you could wait awhile.

MD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyed a leisure lunch. Food, wine, and service were great. Sarah was our server; she did a wonderful job.

LR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant at Ponte is a wonderful place to eat. It is a beautiful setting at the winery and the food was delicious. Our server was awesome, great food and great service.

i
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

CS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice tasting then lunch outside. Service was excellent as always and the food was very good.

p
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

arrived at Ponte Inn at 4pm and restaurant closes at 4 but staff were happy to accommodate the 4 of us. Great food, service and seating outside.

JB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Dinner was a,amazing, service was good, ambiance was beautiful and music was nice! The perfect evening to celebrate my husband’s birthday!
We live in Temecula and plan to go to Ponte often.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great!! My meal was messed up but my wife’s was fine. She loved it for a birthday celebration

U
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Beautiful setting, HORRIBLE food.

B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the Ponte did not disappoint. My friends and I have been going to the Ponte every year for the last few years. We consider the restaurant "our spot". The service and food are impeccable, and the ambiance is lovely this time of year.

CJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

I wAnted this to be great but it fell short in so many areas. Cold food, poor service and very hard chairs made for a poor experience. The desert however was excellent

TB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took my best friend and her husband to lunch and wine tasting for her Birthday at Ponte. We had the BEST time! Ponte is one of my favorite places in California! It's so beautiful and the food and wine are so delicious! I love bringing friends, family and clients to Ponte!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience5

Got married here last year, celebrating our one year. Been here a ton and always loved it. This time food wasn’t good (pizza was soggy and sitting in tons of oil, salad was wilted) last time we noticed a difference but thought maybe it was just what we ordered. Hopefully things are working on getting changed bc we notice a difference

EL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were nice to accommodate our large group on a weekend

BS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

One of the most beautiful, relaxing and appealing outdoor venues in the valley. Food is good. Bread is off the chart. Service is great.

DA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were great. The vibe in the dining room was positive - like everyone was enjoying themselves. Our server Jackie made our anniversary date memorable by taking an interest in our story.

v
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend,service and food-wonderful! Beautiful location viewing the vineyard

a
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday lunch with my wife and kids. We are members and love the winery’s restaurant. A delicious and unique menu with great food and great wine. Great for any time you want a extra nice meal out.

m
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location for a nice lunch at a winery. Beautiful view and lovely to sit outside. I don't exactly expect great food at a winery but I have to say it was very good and so fresh. We will go back. Vickie was a great server! And the wine is good, too.

GW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For us, ponti is the best restaurant in the Temecula area.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere of the restaurant is absolutely stunning. The issues we had was that the wait staff was not very attentive when it came to refilling glasses and a general overall sense of service. Multiple wine glasses were broken.

I had the meat loaf sandwich and even though it was bacon wrapped, the power of the smoke flavor was completely overpowering.

A good, not great experience.

t
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the wine was amazing, and the service was top notch. This is definitely a favorite lunch spot.

k
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really great food and a good scenery.

JR
San Diego
134 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great! The service, and wine tasting before was great! Twenty five dollars each for wine tasting is expensive, but we did it anyway. The food was great! But the chicken wrap was a little spicy!!!! All in all, the restaurant is a really nice wine country lunch!

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service were good. I was looking for better views of the city. I thought this winery was on a hill top. I would come back, however after I visit several others.

RC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been celebrating our anniversary every year at The Restaurant at Ponte for at least 8 years (we’ve lost count)! The food is always exquisite and the service unmatched. It is by far our favorite restaurant!

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