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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
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11:00 - 16:00
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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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Temecula, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This restaurant was amazing. The food was good and the staff was very helpful and amazing. There was live music which added to the ambiance of the place.

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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Restaurant at Ponte. We are happy to hear that you were able to dine with us, and enjoy the entertainment of one of our many talented musicians. We hope to see you again soon! More 

La Habra
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

First we went to the Cellar Lounge for drinks, very nice ambiance, service was excellent. They also serve food in the lounge, but we already had reservations at the Restaurant in the hotel. The service at the restaurant was exemplary, are waitress gave good advice on the choices and what the specials were. I took one of the specials the... More 

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Thank robertgJ97XK
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for choosing to spend Mother’s Day with us! Bouquet Restaurant at Ponte Vineyard Inn is the perfect spot for a leisurely gourmet meal with some great seafood options. Be sure to stop by the Cellar Lounge on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings for Live Music and a great Happy... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Recently traveled to The Restaurant at Ponte to celebrate my birthday with 12 of my friends. The place was packed that day (April 30th) and the wait staff didn't miss a beat! We enjoyed a couple of Cheese plates and Calamari to start which were awesome! My boyfriend and I shared the Prawns and the Lamb burger which was also... More 

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Thank Shannon W
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, and for choosing to celebrate your birthday at The Restaurant at Ponte! We are happy to hear that the food and service lived up to our high standards. We hope you will dine with us again soon! More 

San Diego, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

The service and the food were excellent. I had a very nice paella. The wine was very good. Very interesting sorbets for dessert!

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Thank Devora R
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Restaurant at Ponte. We work hard to include fresh and interesting gourmet dishes on our menu, and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed some of our guest favorites. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

los angeles
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Outdoor dining in a beautiful setting. The service was attentive, the food very good. A guitar player added a great ambiance. If you are a Ponte Wine Club Member, there is 20% off on meals and wine with dinner.

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Thank SpencerandCharm
PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our stellar service, great food and the Wine Club discount of 20% off of bottles purchased at The Restaurant at Ponte. We hope you will be back to dine with us again soon! More 

Portland, Oregon
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167 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had reservations and we arrived very early. We were seated without hesitation and promptly served. Our server, Cassandra, was helpful in explaining the menu options as well as the wine list, and we sat outside. Such a nice restaurant with delicious food. We had a ravioli dish (daily special) and a veggie wrap, also a bottle of wine and... More 

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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Restaurant at Ponte. We are so happy to hear that you had a great meal during your visit. We strive to include delicious options on our menu for our guests with dietary restrictions or preferences, and we are happy that you enjoyed some of our vegetarian and gluten-free favorites! We hope to see... More 

Long Beach, CA
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

The food is really good, but what sets the Restaurant at Ponte apart is the positive vibe. It starts in the tasting room and spills over onto the patio and this outdoor restaurant. There's nobody there selling life insurance to a client or suits in a staff meeting. It's all couples, families, bridesmaids, all there to enjoy the day and... More 

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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We agree; the best part about The Restaurant at Ponte is our amazing guests! We strive to be a destination for those who are looking to unwind and relax, and we feel that our friendly staff adds to the fun atmosphere of our beautiful property. We hope you will visit... More 

Calabasas, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

my wife and I dinned her on a Saturday night. All of the seating is outside among the garden. We were worried it would be too cold, but they had us in a sheltered spot with a heater. We shared their chardonnay which was great as well as their bread/cheese plate and the mussels. The mussels were spicy with cilantro... More 

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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy to hear that you chose to dine with us for your date night, and that you had such a lovely meal! The Restaurant at Ponte is a relaxed, breezy lunch location, and a romantic and quiet dinner destination. We are looking forward seeing you again soon… Be sure to leave room... More 

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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We shared a salad and a pizza while touring thru Temecula. Good service, quality food and nice atmosphere.

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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal at The Restaurant at Ponte. We hope you will dine with us again soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

My second stop in the San Diego area - Ponte for lunch. I had the paella - it was good, not great - the sangria though was fantastic! My friend had the salad with steak, she said it was good - the portion was small though. All of that didn't matter because the setting is gorgeous. The weather was beautiful.... More 

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PonteWinery, Manager at The Restaurant at Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable lunch during your visit. We hope you are able to dine with us again the next time you are in the area! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
    (Anza)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-694-8855
Description
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?