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The Restaurant at Ponte

4.7
4.7
2875 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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Booked 41 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 2,875 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • 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

    Great for Brunch

  • 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

    Scenic View

  • Temecula / Wine County

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  1. JC

    JanC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and it was such a beautiful place.

  2. SF

    SaraF

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual the food and wine was amazing. We are never disappointed by Ponte

  3. JG

    JessG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place for lunch or dinner. Great for couples or groups. Service is excellent, and, the food is worth the cost. One of my favorites? The calamari. Not to mention the wines......

  4. RD

    RickD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been going to Ponte for over 5 yrs. Amazing staff, exquisite wine and food.

  5. TM

    TemeculaMike

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food. I would highly recommend this restaurant atPonte .

  6. JS

    JanS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always fresh and delicious. The tasting room was a perfect way to begin, then move on to the restaurant with good wine choices. All staff are always friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

  7. ES

    EnjoySplendidFood

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice covered outdoor patio with mist. We enjoyed steak, bolognese and shrimp. Started with brussel sprouts and finished with a souffle. No complaints on the food and the steaks were cooked as requested. Friendly staff. We will be back.

  8. FB

    FrankB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful place to go! We kept cool in the summer heat with the sprinklers, never rushed , great waiters!

  9. RS

    RichS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ponte restaurant offers guests a relaxing, quiet, and pleasing dining experience. The beautiful grounds and are one of the main reasons we enjoy visiting the Ponte property.

  10. JT

    JairoT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brought my mom and gf out for wine tasting nearby, so it was mandatory that we stopped by. Great food, setting, and the service is on point. Definitely for special occasions.

  11. N

    Newyears2022

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice ambience and food was excellent…overall a nice experience!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, excellent service, and a beautiful outdoor dining environment. An overall terrific experience. Highly recommended.

  13. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal with great scenery. I would recommend the charcuterie board

  14. WM

    WayneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was lick the plate yummy! Service was excellent. Beautiful atmosphere.

  15. LD

    LanyD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful memories

  16. BG

    BobbieG

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I usually come when I have wine to pick up, so maybe 6-8 times a year. In all the years they’ve been open & I been coming, I’ve never had a bad meal or service. The meals are always delicious

  17. LC

    LillianC

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The bread didn't come out warm but cold. It seemed to be overnight stuff not hot out of the over. We were there at 11:00 am. That was kine of disappointing especially we took our friends there and raved at your bread.

  18. D

    Divina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great. The food was delicious. We had dinner during sunset. Beautiful experience. The string of lights around the garden add an enchanting touch. 10/10.

  19. R

    Ralph

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere was great with a beautiful flower garden view. I hope they do not ruin the atmosphere by adding new buildings in the flower garden area!!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful grounds, excellent service, fantastic meal!

  21. DB

    DawnB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We arrived early (4:45pm for a 6 pm reservation that I made 2 months earlier btw) asked sabrina if we could be seated earlier. No nothing available but will make a note & let us know if anything changes. Sat & watched & waited. Checked again with sabrina. No nothing. I asked how will we know if something comes available sooner? She said we’ll call you. Continued to wait & watch. 6 pm approached. We saw people walk up & get seated immediately. So at 5 after 6 I went up luckily sabrina was on the phone spoke with Chris who said “ok we’ll get you checked in” and i said oh no we should have been “checked in” an hour plus ago!! All of a sudden we were seated. What the heck is sabrina’s problem? Lack of training? Apathy? I think she needs to be counseled on how an early arrival should be treated. Otherwise the food & service were good. Bad taste left behind thanks to sabrina. Feel free to reach out if any questions.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent but the service was slow. It appeared they were under staffed, we counted 3 wait staff serving 20+ tables.

  23. LL

    LindaL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this restaurant. We’ve been wine club members at Ponte for 7 years. We can honestly say we have had excellent food and experience at the restaurant every time we’ve gone. The staff is also just great. Oh and the wines are delightful!

  24. MI

    MICHAELM

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The salmon entre is always good. Avoid the steak & shrimp as the meat is not that good.

  25. RS

    RorieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ponte is our favorite place to dine when visiting the wineries. The staff is always exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Iman at the member desk was SO SWEET and made the tasting room a very nice part of our day. Our waiter, feel so bad that I can't remember his name, but had shortish light brown/dirty blonde hair, was so accommodating and helpful with our lunch decisions and his service was the reason we love coming to Ponte so much.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Best montepulciano I have had. Beautiful setting and delicious food. Would highly recommend.

  27. SP

    ScottP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Good service & atmosphere but the food has gone down hill since my last visit a few years ago

  28. l

    lauretta

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always return to the restaurant at Ponte Winery. Their food is delicious. The service is great.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1st time there! Next time we know we can take our wine from the wine tasting bar to the restaurant but no alcohol from the inn to the restaurant

  30. E

    Eddiebee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Not good the food was expensive and small portions. Maybe good if your plastered

  31. M

    Mikey

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Poor service, forgot our utensils and had to ask twice while food got cold. Children’s party in dining room next to us was annoying... children running around playing and starring at us. We had to ask waiter to have them settle down. Reminder...this is not a chuck e cheese. Not what you expect from a winery restaurant...but yeah it’s Temecula and not Paso or Napa so what do you expect.

  32. M

    Meaty

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best birthday meal in years! Well, two but it's not every year you get two birthday dinners. I digress. Steak cooked perfectly, everyone enjoyed their meals, that gnocchi- wow. A great place to spend some good time.

  33. DP

    DavidP

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply the best dining experience in the valley, based on dining there 2-3 times a year from 2008 to present. The wait staff is very well trained, the food excellent always, and the ambiance is what you want in a wine country setting. Reservations important, especially for the usual busy times.

  34. B

    Brandy

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Our anniversary and our first time there. We live in Seattle so our first winery here.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Our reservation is for the retirement party for one of our co workers. Initially, they did not allow us to go to our table a little bit earlier coz our server is not in yet. We had to wait at the entrance. Then after few moments, they allowed us to go to our table only to decorate and leave the table again coz the server is not there yet . There’s a total of 12 ppl in our party so we requested if we can put together 2 tables. But again, they refused to do it coz it’s the owner’s policy. Altho when our server came, she helped us with all our needs, still the restaurant’s stupendous policy irked everybody in our party that we decided not to go back at Ponte anymore! We drove 40-60 miles to have this experience and to celebrate, only to irritate and annoy us. The prices of the food compared to the taste is not so worth it. The ambiance was not that great either and it’s not what I imagined to see. So bottom line, that will be the first and the last!

  36. AF

    AmandaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed! Service was great. Bread and water served immediately upon sitting down. My salad, shrimp and steak were all delicious. I had the spring cake for dessert and it was stunning

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience!

  38. AN

    ANDREWC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We love the restaurant at Ponte Winery. My only Criticism is about the food. The fish and chips entree was terrible I only regret that I didn’t complain at the time. Fish was undercooked and the crust (?) was hard and unappealing.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    I ordered the

  40. D

    Donnie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this winery! Drinks and food are delicious ! Beautiful place to take pictures <3

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 2875 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 41 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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