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The Restaurant at Ponte

4.7
4.7
2994 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

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 2,994 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Californian

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Service

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Ambiance

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Healthy

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for Lunch

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Notable Wine List

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Outdoor Dining

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Romantic

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Scenic View

  • Temecula / Wine County

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engagement
  2. MH

    MarkH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a birthday brunch at The Restaurant this past Sunday. Service was excellent. The food and ambiance were superb. I couldn't ask for anything more. Highly recommend to visit.
  3. BH

    BeverlyH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food and wine is always consistently good. Service is a hit or miss.
  4. p

    princesslun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had an amazing time at the winery and restaurant! Friendly staff and friendly faces everywhere. The food was to-die for and was worth every penny. Looking forward to coming back again!
  5. ND

    NathalieD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ramon is a fantastic server! Thank you for the wonder lunch!
  6. l

    lauretta

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again another wonderful lunch at Ponte's. The service is great and the food outstanding. Wonderful time.
  7. I

    Izzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service was awesome! Will be back.
  8. JB

    JohnB

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    The venue was gorgeous…the food was delicious. Our only complaint was the server. Ignored us at times. When we mentioned it was our friend’s birthday, she forgot to bring her the dessert. She ended up bringing it when she delivered our check. We weren’t impressed with her service. Other than that…it was really nice.
  9. ML

    ML53

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was great and the service was even better. We were lucky enough to have an extremely seasoned waiter who’s only concern was his customers happiness. Only wish I could remember his name but think it was Enrique. Regardless, it was Sunday night, 9/25. and we were seated at a table bordering the courtyard My only disappointment was the $15 dessert we ordered that was nothing more than a spiced pumpkin “cupcake”.
  10. SF

    SabrinaF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, great food, atmosphere and service!
  11. c

    cynthiad

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff was particularly helpful as we had a 10-person group for a special event. They do not typically make reservations for that many people. We had asked to be near each other, if not with each other. They did not promise, but on arrival, they were incredibly accommodating and we could use a private wine room.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Food was delicious. We had a Caesar salad and the shrimp and steak. Underwhelming presentation at first for the entrée, but was absolutely delicious. Great flavor and the steak was tender. Definitely recommend. Buy a bottle at the winery and no corkage fee. Saves you at least $5.
  13. DB

    DaniB

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was AMAZING! Ramon our waiter was attentive. He always gives great service.
  14. DL

    DonL

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Take note that the restaurant is not open on Monday and Tuesday.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food!
  16. RP

    ReneP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The staff was very friendly and made special meal adjustments for our guest who had allergies with garlic. Great ambience and the food was delicious.
  17. VF

    VanessaF

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday. Great time. Good service and food was delicious. Disappointed the cellar is closed.
  18. CS

    ConniS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent a little pricey. Can't beat the location. The setting is amazing.
  19. MY

    MartiY

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience
  20. NA

    NancyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best meals in a long time… My mom and I decided to have the beef and while she sipped the magnificent sangria, I enjoyed the full bodied Montepulciano. Awesome service and dessert to die for. Definitely a must go!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ramon is great. Keep him happy.
  22. JB

    JosephB

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food Nice ambiance Great service
  23. S

    Sherlene

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The weather was perfect so we decided to have lunch at one of our favorite go to spots in Temecula. Our food was delicious and the service very friendly and pleasant. It was our Mothers 92nd Birthday that day. They brought her an ice cream Sundae that was eaten with delight.
  24. CH

    CherrylH

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service food view wine ! Can’t wait to return !
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant and the service and food was exceptional.
  26. EK

    EmiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant outdoors eating area. Good service. Good selection of entrees.
  27. LR

    LanaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I ate here several years ago and it was better then. Prices are really high for what you get. Our server was nice but other coworkers seemed to try and rush us out. We got 2 large appetizers and hadn’t gotten even halfway through them and they brought out our dinners. I would expect that the staff would be a little more aware. The food was decent but again, over priced
  28. BM

    BobM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Laureen in the wine tasting area was a delight. Ramon was our server for lunch. He provided excellent customer service. The whole experience was wonderful.
  29. NC

    NancyC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance, great service. We had a wonderful lunch and wine tasting.
  30. FC

    FredC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I took my daughter and her two friends who were on lay over as they are flight attendants who actually loved Ponte and the restaurant at Ponte. It was awesome.
  31. J

    Jack

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant of our trip! Everything was perfect, beautiful view, wonderful food and service.
  32. IJ

    IonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great wine good place to relax don't worry about the cost enjoy the place
  33. SM

    SherrieM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good ! Prepared and cooked very well. Unique flavors and my friend who eats gluten free and dairy free has a nice selection of food to choose from.
  34. J

    Joni

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food , wine and service were great. Sat on the patio in extremely hot weather and were comfortable.
  35. JB

    JohnB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and evening at a beautiful setting!
  36. TC

    TammeraC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a long time wine club member, I always enjoy the opportunity to get to the winery and enjoy a meal at the restaurant. The food is always so good and fresh. I love the care taken to update the menu to use seasonal ingredients. The service is also very good. Some of the friendliest wait staff.
  37. AW

    AlonzoW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! We really had a great time, can’t wait to return.
  38. s

    sunsetdiner

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, misters when it gets really hot, great wines and tasting room, whats not to like
  39. SG

    SusanG

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Pretty setting.
  40. TH

    TessH

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. Bread excellent. Seafood pasta not so great. Campanile pasta great.

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 2994 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today
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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