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The Restaurant at Ponte

35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
+1 951-252-1770
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
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1 - 10 of 495 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure if it was on off night as I hear good things about the restaurant. But we ordered the chicken pizza, and neither of us could even eat half a slice. There was literally no seasoning, little chicken and was unbearably oily/greasy. We left...More

Thank Shelagh000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband took out his staff for an appreciation dinner and we had a great meal in a great setting. Several had the lamb which received great reviews from all, as did the filet mignon. The restaurant has only outside seating and lthough there are...More

Thank sherry19112016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our 34th Anniversay at the Ponte Inn and had a wonderful time. We sat outside at the Bouquet Restaurant, which has a teriffic view of fountains, vinyards and the surrounding mountains. A beautiful night even with the clouds moving in....More

Thank James F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the winery on June 8th to pick up our wine as we are wine club members. We love the wine at Ponte and we enjoy having lunch there when we pick up our wine. The food is outstanding and...More

1  Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch during a recent trip to Temecula. The Restaurant at Ponte has a beautiful outdoor dining area coupled with a great menu and fine food. Service by Reese was outstanding. Everything was great, starting with the complimentary bread served with a scallion...More

1  Thank Onthebacknine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Restaurant on Ponte is all outdoors--and it is stunning! There are heaters and blankets if you get cold. Dinner is served Friday and Saturday nights only. Live music was provided on the Friday night we dined. Our server was kind and attentive. We ordered...More

Thank Susie1028
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An interesting menu, although somewhat limited. Indoor or outdoor seating with heaters when needed. Ladies are offered a basket to put their purses in rather than sit them on the floor--a nice touch! Excellent service and professional staff. A pleasant experience.

Thank 645penny
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you are planning on having lunch or or a late afternoon bite, I suggest you either call ahead or make reservations as soon as you arrive before you do wine tasting. Their wine is excellent as well as their food. The tasting room atmosphere...More

Thank GLohrey
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It was a perfect day when we arrived at Ponte. We were hungry and walked from the Inn to the restaurant. The sun was shining and a light breeze blowing. We had a wonderful salad and delicious salmon burger. Don't usually eat fries, but decided...More

Thank Rita Q
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I have not been here for a while as the last meal was OK and the mist system made a soggy mess on the tablecloth.Today was another story. I chose a spring bowl salad. It was good and recommended. I would eat it again. the...More

Thank vintagechina
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and providing feedback about your visit. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the great cuisine at The Restaurant at Ponte, but were unable to get more information about our winery or Wine Club. If you...More

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I found out a few days ago that my daughters friend from Temecula will be joining her for christmas at our home in Illinois. I would like to get him a gift card for your restaurant since it is the #1 rated on Trip Advisor. Is there any way that I could get a gift card by next friday? Linda WEbb 618.304.0474
20 December 2015|
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Response from nancy l | Reviewed this property |
yes contact Ponte and use your charge card and they will send it flat rate 2 or 3 days 951-694-8855
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-252-1770
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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 see our website.
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