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The Restaurant at Ponte

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35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008 (Anza)
+1 951-694-8855
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Glendale, California
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love good food and everything we've tried here is delicious and fresh. And the service is top notch. They are flexible and accommodating. One small point...we used to be greeted at the booth by knowledgeable and accommodating staff. On our last visit, we had to deal with some young ladies (one in particular... no name needed since she knows... More 

Thank Dale T
Temecula, California
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238 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good but not outstanding. Almost 5 PM on Saturday and we grabbed our wine club selection (reds) and sat down on the patio for a light snack of Marguerite Pizza and a Sausage Pizza. The tomato sauce was thin and the sausage was barely noticeable, but otherwise enjoyable with very good service at a reasonable price for 4 people.... More 

Thank Tar M
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I came to Ponte for our Valentine's Day dinner and we were not disappointed. They serve you out on their beautiful patio and even though the weather chilly, it was still cozy and comfortable bc they enclose the patio with screens and have large space heaters. The complimentary bread was probably the best focaccia bread I've ever... More 

Thank Amy S
Lake Arrowhead, California
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking for a romantic restaurant for Valentine's Day and decided on The Restaurant at Ponte after researching on Tripadvisor. When we arrived we were seated in the Barrel room and not in the outdoor dining area. I was a little bit disappointed as the outdoor seating felt more romantic with the beautiful lighting and gardens. The barrel room turned... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with my in-laws on a beautiful day with views of the snowy mountains and the rolling vineyards all around. We ordered several appetizers to share and it was so fun to try all the different flavours with the wine flights. The stuffed mushrooms were decadent and there was plenty of bread to sop up the sauce. The... More 

Thank jessica691
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed the food here dozens of times and honestly have never been disappointed. Great seasonal menu variations, but more than half the time we end up getting the Chef Special - they knock those out of the ballpark.

Thank Bruce S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch in The Restaurant at Ponte Vineyard. Relaxing outdoor setting, excellent food, and delicious wine flights. I really enjoyed the Mahi over a Harvest Salad. My wife loved the lobster filled mushrooms. Creme Brulee was creamy and perfect size for sharing. Free bread with meal is almost too good. Service was pleasant and efficient. Highly recommend this... More 

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Temecula, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of 3 or 4 superior restaurants in the Temecula Wine Country, we've never been let down in the numerous times we've dined here. Staff is always very attentive, friendly, and courteous. The food is great and the menu changes on a regular basis to provide more variety. Ponte wines are very drinkable and crafted in an Italian style, so... More 

Thank Steve M
Santa Ana, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering the schlock they peddle for wine in Temecula, this restaurant was amazingly good. The food and service were better than almost any winery restaurant I've been to and better than most restaurants in the Napa region, though prices were similar. Try to see if you can get a decent wine that's not from Temecula. There are decent wines in... More 

Thank bfryguy
Tucson, Arizona
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145 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a setting on a sunny afternoon, with attentive service, terrific food and wine, and altogether a great experience. We had the meat/cheese plate (the big one) that served us perfectly as the main meal, along with a great estate wine. What more could one hope for? It's worth the cost.

Thank daveferre80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
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: +1 951-694-8855
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 see our website.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?