The Restaurant at Ponte

4.7
2454 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 11 am to 430 pm and dinner from 430 pm to 8 pm beginning Friday September 4th. We will be open on Labor Day Monday from 11 am - 5 pm, and closing on Tuesday 9.08 and Wednesday 9.09. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2454 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.8
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kelby
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Food was just ok. Wine was great and the service was excellent. Prices for food were expensive for what we got.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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socialgal
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful 70th birthday dinner for 8. The food was delicious, service was great and the ambiance was nice...lights and the heaters made it comfortable to eat outside.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food at Ponte and have never had a bad meal there. Eating outside in the beautiful weather is so relaxing.

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Irene
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall setting at Ponte is serene and the views of the valley are nice while enjoying a meal. The service is top notch and my salad greens were fresh. I will definitely return!

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MarciaE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful friendly service. Good food and nice selection. Beautiful ambience

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MICHAELM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Menu is very good and best to get a reservation as it fills up most times.

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TheDebster
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine & lovely setting. We had the mussels & calamari appetizers along with a bottle of Tempranillo along with the delicious herb bread...Ponte is our go-to restaurant when visiting Temecula.

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Rose
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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Familyof3
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food, great service, and beautiful scenery.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here. Such a wonderful place. Good food, and the service was great.

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juliedavec
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as ALWAYS! Was a bit chilly out and 1 Lava heater was perfect! Service impeccable , ambience the Best , split the seafood pasta with red pepper flakes added and the calamari appetizer. Have had both before and delicious all over again! Of course the Wine was superb! Definitely recommend this place, and look forward to returning !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The food is deliciously crafted and the service is on point!

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JeanS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The sea bass special and the seafood pasta was to die for. Definitely coming back.

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PhilT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The swordfish was fantastic. We have never been disappointed at Ponte.

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vipsunsetdiner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, eating with vineyard surrounding you, food is excellent with good options of salads, fish, pastas

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JonPaul
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey but the food was absolutely delicious! The view outside was beautiful and peaceful, a nice get away. This was my first time there and I was pleasantly surprised. I will be back!

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MichaelW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was well prepared, service was good (server was attentive and cordial), other staff was helpful and attentive to Covid restrictions.

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GaryV
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome menu. The fish and chips special was the best I have ever had. The sea food pasta my wife had was pretty good too. Also great wine.

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Alaska49
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. We come here frequently for good food, good wine and relaxation. Ponte has always been our favorite in Temecula wine country.

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vipRominaP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, and live music which was fantastic for Valentine's Day!!

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TrishaT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice lunch! The food is always amazing! Great service & people!

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TonyN
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful property, terrific service. Safe environment and atmosphere. Great restaurant for gluten free and healthy dining. Good sized portions. Definitely recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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vipKayleneR
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ponte is our favorite restaurant in Temecula wine country. The food is absolutely wonderful. I order something different every time and it is always my favorite! The ambience and view are unparalleled.

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BobbieG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been eating at this restaurant for years & have never had a bad meal. This restaurant is my 1st choice when visiting Temecula

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DaleT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We generally love this restaurant but the food was not up to par. I asked for salt, pepper flakes and lemon and made it just OK. For a dish with sea food, capers and lemon juice, it was the most bland pasta I've had. The chicken we added to a salad was shoe leather.

I do recommend this place but maybe after the regular chef returns after the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and amazing as usual! Ponte never disappoints 🙌🏼

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ever! Our waitress was super accommodating! Such a great day! Much appreciated!

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ChristinaK
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was cold and overpriced. Red wine glasses were tiny and did not allow the wine to breath. We celebrated my birthday, and I requested one of their best tables, so they sat us in front of the kitchen doors, in the middle of the walkway. LOL!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Suzanna was awesome; really missed her, the food and the restaurant

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vipJennyagogo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent! Some of the best wine in Temecula.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Temecula! The food, the wine and the environment is exceptional. I glad we could celebrate my wife’s birthday. Ponte Winery never disappoints. I had the Chapiono and My wife the Sea food Pasta amazing.

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DougG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and ambiance! Entire winery and restaurant extremely friendly and efficient. Never rushed us at lunch or wine tasting.

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mdpngrammie
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant at Ponte Winery does not disappoint every time we go. The food is delicious, wait staff friendly and efficient, and ambiance terrific! I'd love to get the chef's recipe for the Brussel sprout leaves appetizer! As far as Covid goes, tables are far apart and all staff wear masks. They even put on gloves to snap your picture if requested!

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SylLevandis
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love going to Ponte. It is limited based on Covid restrictions. Went to pick up my wine I wanted to sit in the member area they said they were reserved but then watched two other individuals allowed to sit there based on employees they knew...hmmm. Ate ate the V outdoor restaurant food was great!

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Disappointed
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We frequent your restaurant often. But the food was off yesterday. We ordered the Ono fish on salad and it was so fishy not fresh . That whole salad we could do with ingredients from Costco and the fish would of been fresh. Pizza dough was real chewy. Very disappointed.

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karena
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We jumped to get reservations as soon as we heard Ponte was open. Their menu was more limited than I remember but that may be due to being shut down for weeks. Im so happy they are back! I look forward to enjoying all the great, tasty food. The wine is always good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, organic food, and wonderful service. Love the overall ambience and eating outside in the garden!

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 2454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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