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The Restaurant at Ponte

4.7
4.7
2932 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


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

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What 2,932 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Overall

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Food

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Service

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Ambiance

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Value

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Healthy

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for Lunch

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Notable Wine List

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Outdoor Dining

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Scenic View

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Most Booked

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  1. TF

    TraciF

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a lovely place...so serene and peaceful. It was warm but the misters were a lifesaver and food was scrumptous!
  2. T

    Tracy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, delicious food, and great wine!
  3. SR

    StevenR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Host. Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent ambience.
  4. KW

    KenW

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent as always. Ponte is my favorite winery, I have been a member and have frequented the restaurant for years. There was a large party that was very disruptive, but they eventually settled down.
  5. DS

    DarrylS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Enjoyed the Filet.
  6. AG

    AlisonG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love bread , dip and Caesar salad !!! Could have stopped there! Expensive but good
  7. C

    Cher

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After our wine-tasting we ate on the beautiful patio surrounded by grapevines and roses. The service was well timed, the food was fresh and excellent It is always a pleasure to dine at Ponte.
  8. JL

    JeannieL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time there for lunch. Our server Ramon was so good the first visit we requested him yesterday as well. Great place.
  9. GF

    GayleFulbright

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my bff birthday
  10. LS

    LeaS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I had the special which was a tiny piece of blackened sea bass with a few thin spears of asparagus and a little couscous. The silverware knife did not cut the crusted fish very well which caused the fish sauce to splatter everywhere. I normally have a wonderful meal here and have no complaints. But to be charged $47 for this tiny piece of fish, a few pieces of thin asparagus and a handful of couscous with an ice tea was overrated. It’s not that it was bad, just not a $50 meal. I have to say though the service was excellent and they were working in hot weather conditions and still were very friendly and fast. I was disappointed they no longer offered during the summer, their lava cake. Apparently, that is just served during the winter months so I didn’t order dessert. I think the lesson learned was if you’re going to order the “special”, it’s not listed on the menu, be sure to ask how much it is as to avoid sticker shock. I think for good value and taste in the future, I would order their margarita pizza, salad or burger at lunch. This is still my favorite winery for dinner and the service is always fantastic here!
  11. k

    kennethb

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was fabulous! The food was excellent from beginning to end and our server did a great job with a continuous smile. Highly recommend!
  12. TM

    TemeculaMike

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always good. All the wait staff are very professional.
  13. A

    Angela

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting Ponte and it definitely won't be the last! Atmosphere and food were amazing. And the sangria was the best!
  14. PH

    PaulaH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were delicious and the service was great. The outside seating garden view was lovely. We would definitely go back again.
  15. D

    Denise

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience from start to finish. We came for lunch and the food was so good and our server, Ramon, was the best. Very sweet, attentive, and knowledgeable. After lunch we headed to their tasting room where our experience continued to be wonderful. Joel provided excellent recommendations for our wine tasting and even taught us a few things. Would definitely recommend and hope to come back soon.
  16. RS

    RobertS

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even greater wines. Highly recommend this place!
  17. FM

    FrankM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice food (steak salad with a nice-sized piece of steak, strawberries, and nuts, and salmon cakes). Is is 2022, but $15 for a half-full glass if wine is very high. It was pleasant sitting outside with the misters working. After an early meal, we went to the winery next door for the Men At Work Concert.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Before arriving we noted GF allergy and also an onion allergy. The chef personally came to our table to help us select options as well as made modifications to accommodate our dining needs. I had ordered a GF cake ahead of time and it was gorgeous and delicious! Beautiful ambiance as well.
  19. DB

    DavidB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great restaurant- recommend highly for excellent dining
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was all positive. Food is delicious! Great service.
  21. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service is awesome! May seem pricey, but we’ll worth it!
  22. BT

    BruceT

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good. My Fillet was under cooked so I sent it back. I received the same steak back and it was better. I originally ordered it Medium Rare. The first time it was basically raw and the second time it was rare. It was the wife, and my anniversary no free desert was offered. Overall we loved the Caesar salad and the Calamari.
  23. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Food , Great Service , Beautiful Place , Friendly Staff
  24. AM

    AnnM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor eating area, food and wine are very good, $38 is a bit pricey for a salad with salmon, but it was very good as was the Summer Chardonnay we ordered
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!! Salmon cakes were delicious with the added arugula salad with a light vinaigrette dressing. Husband ordered the filet with the fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus. The meat was with-out a doubt so full of flavor. And the potatoes with its buttery goodness melted in your mouth. All is definitely recommended!! And would order again😀
  26. EV

    EricV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The server was very helpful in presenting the special and wine list.
  27. KT

    KellyT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend had never been there I’ve been there numerous times and wanted to share it with him and it was super as usual
  29. B

    Barbara

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I think you need to put in better screens to block out some of the Sun especially on a hot day. There aren't many tables that are in the shade and some of the tables are directly in the Sun. Other than that everything else was good. So when you make a reservation you never know if your table is going to be in the shade or not and it would be nice to know that there is more coverage.
  30. KD

    KimberlyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were attentive and kind. Food was delicious. Cannot wait to come back
  31. R

    Ronaldo

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood pasta was excellent. I just had to have the chef come to our table to thank him !!
  32. D

    Deevh

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a beautiful setting for all occasions! The food is amazing! Don’t pass up the Sea Pasta. It is so delicious!
  33. D

    Diningduo

    Orange County

    186 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ramon was great and helpful. Food very good. We tried the grilled shrimp Caesar and the main dish salmon. Both very good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We felt like we were at Denny’s. The server always had her hands full of dirty dishes when she came to our table. She was definitely more interested in her other customers, spending adequate time with them and giving proper service. We have never had service like this at Ponte, and, unfortunately, we will not be dining there ever again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had a great time. Service was ok.
  36. CZ

    CharlesZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience! It reminds us of similar places in vineyards in Europe.
  37. L

    Lily

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal and had a great time with friend
  38. JB

    JoeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Mark did an excellent job down to every detail.
  39. LD

    LindaD

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ponte restaurant is one of my favorites. Always good food and service.
  40. JS

    JimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Food and service were great and the setting is perfect.

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 2932 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


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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