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About The Restaurant at Ponte
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 go to the "VISIT" tab at www.pontewinery.com.
Temecula, CA 92591
Hours of Operation:
Monday - 11am to 4pm
Tuesday - 11am to 4pm
Wednesday - 11am to 4pm
Thursday - 11am to 4pm
Friday - 11am to 8pm
Saturday - 11am to 8pm
Sunday - 11am to 6pm
On Saturdays & Sundays, guests arriving by limo or bus MUST have a separate Limo confirmation. To submit a limo request, please go to the "VISIT" tab at www.pontewinery.com.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
On the weekends (Saturday & Sundays) only Limos and Buses with a prior Limo Reservation will be allowed to enter the winery between 10am-12noon. To make a reservation, please visit the "VISIT" page at www.pontewinery.com or call us at (951) 694-8855.
Guests without a Limo Reservation, as well as those arriving after 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays, will not be admitted regardless of having a restaurant reservation.
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Special occasion, special location. For a wine country experience like none other, Ponte Family Estate Winery is the perfect setting for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, anniversary, or birthday party. We offer a full range of catering menus, beverage options and professional planning assistance to ensure that your event is a memorable success. Please visit pontewinery.com or call us directly at 951-694-8855 to plan your special event.
Special occasion, special location. For a wine country experience like none other, Ponte Family Estate Winery is the perfect setting for a business meeting, your birthday, anniversary or engagement party, wedding or rehearsal dinner.
The Restaurant at Ponte Ratings and Reviews
Since the current chef took over a couple of years ago, the food has not been anywhere near as good as it used to be. Yesterday two of us had the salmon burger. This is the first time I've ever had salmon that tasted fishy. Usually the pastas don't have enough sauce.
We have been going to Ponte since they opened. We always have a wonderful meal, good service, and they have a very friendly staff. We've tried so many things on the menu, and have never been disappointed. We live here in Temecula, and it's in my top three restaurants for food and being outdoors. It's a beautiful location, and wonderful wine!
We've been there often, and always enjoyed it. This trip was disappointing, likely due to the holiday. We had made reservations and were seated immediately on arrival. as a starter. Frankly there was VERY little meat in it. It was all breading. The marinara was so chunky and thick that it was only enough for 2-3 dippings. I waited for some time for anyone to check on our beverages, and finally asked a passing hostess to have someone attend to us. My wife's dinner and daughter's salads were large in size , displayed very nice, and both said their meals were delicious. Much of my ratings reflect prior visits likely more than this one. That said, we'll be back again.
Great food and service! Blankets were even given because it was a colder evening. Our table had the calamari, rib eye, and lamb. Everything was delicious! My daughter ordered from the children's menu :) she loved it! For dessert we had a delicious creme brûlée! Definitely worth the trip to Ponte. We always have a terrific time here. We even picked up our wine shipment ... they make it so easy!
Ponte has been "our" restaurant: birthdays, Mother's Days, baptisms, guests from all over the country, business lunches, etc... we come to Ponte. But something was just "off" on Friday. The hostess would not seat us in the sun (although guests behind us were), but instead offered heat lamps and a pull-down shade. Not the ambiance I wanted for a sunny, but chilly, luncheon. I ordered the soup to warm up only to receive it cold (wasn't told by server that it was a cold soup). My guest ordered a Diet Coke and received a "natural soda" - which is fine, but she could have been told that was her only choice, my lunch order was wrong but I didn't have time to send it back, etc. etc. etc. Sure hope this was a one-off situation and not a trend because this restaurant truly has had the best view, service and food@winery in Temecula.
Fantastic ambiance outdoor seating. Quiet, beautiful scenery, cozy and a great foodie experience. Love coming here for our annual mini vacations. Calamari had a great rice batter and taty dips, the table pull apart bread and dip can become very addictive. Yellow tail was cooked perfectly,hummingbird cake fantastic. Sarah our server was super friendly very menu knowledgeable and very attentive. Best outdoor dining in Temecula.
Great food. Service was slow but we were notified of that when we sat down that the kitchen was behind. Setting expectations makes a big difference. Our server was great and really helped us with choosing a wine that met our interests.
The food was very good and the live classical guitar added to the atmosphere as did the lovely grounds. My only regret was that I hadn't discovered this gem for dinner sooner.
We stayed at your hotel two nights and two weeks later I find myself still smiling at how PERFECT every single moment was for those two days. How often does anyone get to say "every single moment was absolutely perfect" . For me it was an amazing get away. It will probably awhile before we can afford it again, but your place will be our go to :) Totally amazing. Thank you so very much for everything, Jeannie Fierro
Well, we were at the Ponte a few months ago, and our experience was good- not excellent. Our return visit, was extremely good. Service was very friendly, attentive and engaging. I opted for a non-seafood dish this visit, and was extremely pleased with the lamb rack. It was tastefully presented, perfectly cooked, delicious and more than I good eat! The glass of Doppietta recommended by our waiter, Kyle, paired excellently. My wife opted for the salmon which she completely enjoyed and her Chardonnay paired well. But before I get too far, wanted to say that the Harvest Salad that we split was wonderful. Why we were enjoyed the end of the meal we decided on the Chocolate Soufflé which if you love chocolate like we do is a must order. We love the outdoor setting of the restaurant and except for being a little too close to the foot traffic lane, our experience was great! This a must stop for a meal when you're in Temecula.
The food was very good with good size servings. Service by Spencer was excellent. And we enjoyed the live music and delicious wine . Although it was a chilly evening, the heater kept us comfortable throughout the evening on the patio . If your preferred dining time doesn't appear on the Open Table app, I recommend calling the restaurant . They were very accomodating in changing the time we had booked.
We all had a wonderful experience at this restraint.
The service was great. The foods were great. The taste of course and the amount were just perfect.
Another thing I really liked about the meal was well thoughtful for having with alcohol. Didn't disturbed the taste of the wine at all.
We definitely want to come back here to see a beautiful scenery and having some wine again.
Thanks ponte!! We love you!!
I could have not been more pleased by my experience at The Restaurant at Ponte. The food was great. The service was wonderful. Loved the complimentary garlic bread! The ambiance with out door seating was superb. It's a great place to unwind, eat out for two or dine with friends. I can't wait to return.
The meals on the lunch menu were overpriced. The fish (Sand Dabs) and the fries were frozen then heated up I believe (Mushy as opposed to a firm texture). My brother and mother were happy with their meals. The environment was relaxing and friendly. The staff was cordial and helpful and we were able to be seated at our reservation time. The crowds are always heavy on the weekends when the weather is nice, so make reservations.
My husband and I are wine members from out of state. We met our California friends there for lunch before leaving the Temecula area. I love the restaurant because you dine outdoors. My husband and I had salads which were delicious and our friends had the Verde pizza which they liked. We had glasses of the Vermentino and Angry White wine to compliment the salads. I would recommend the restaurant. The staff are friendly and attentive.
My husband and I had a disappointing experience on March 21 when we went for lunch. We were expecting a restaurant that offered more finesse not pubfood. Some of our food was cold, the portions were far too large, and the waitress was slow to respond and inattentive. We would not recommend the restaurant.
We've been wine club members for over 10 years and have dined at Ponte dozens and dozens of times. Over the last year or so we have notice a decline in the food quality. After this last weekend having lunch there when we left my wife said "we need to find a new lunch place when we come down here". It sucks because we live the ambience there but not the food.
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