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Best Date Night Restaurants in Temecula

Temecula Wine and Dine

Looking for a fun getaway?

Temecula is a southern California gem. It’s the perfect spot for parties, celebrations, or a relaxing day out.

Temecula is famous for its wineries. It also offers a delicious array of food options.

This is especially true at its winery Temecula restaurants. So, if you love wine or love good food, town Temecula has something for you.

Here are our top restaurant recommendations for an unforgettable experience.


Thornton Winery

At Thornton Winery, wine tastings take place all day, then it’s enjoyable to stay for the evening. Their Gold Award-winning restaurant, Café Champagne, pairs well with their wine. It has French Country elegance and modern cuisine. Experience the sunset over the rolling hills and stay for live music. This restaurant has thirty years of experience pairing dishes with Thornton’s local wines. Visit Café Champagne. It’s a vineyard, winery, and restaurant in one. It’s our top recommendation.

Ponte Winery

Ponte Winery is perfect for weddings, special events, or a full day of fun. Ponte Winery offers wine tours and live music. They also have wine tastings and a beautiful hotel. The Restaurant at Ponte is perfect for a weekend getaway. It earns top marks on Trip Advisor and Open Table. Premium farm products and carefully selected meats take center stage. You are guaranteed freshness, and you’ll love the outdoor seating in the garden. Thanks to Temecula Valley’s great weather, you can dine outside year-round. Remember, only groups of eight or fewer can reserve. If space is available, we’ll seat larger groups.

South Coast Winery

South Coast Winery Resort and Spa is another amazing winery for many special events and memory-making. No matter what brings you here, the food and wine will keep bringing you back. This Tuscan-inspired dining room has a relaxing Temecula wine country bar and outdoor terrace. The Vineyard Rose Restaurant serves contemporary California cuisine. It uses the freshest locally-grown ingredients. Exposed beams and wine barrel decor mix with high-class touches. They create a rustic yet classy vibe and a perfect vineyard dining experience. Plus, you can enjoy your meal with views of the vineyard in the distance. What better way to celebrate a visit to wine country than with a meal that overlooks a vineyard, after all?

Temecula Creek Inn

Temecula Creek Inn offers a variety of activities to fill your day and many different dining experiences to match. At Temecula Creek Inn, you will find Cork | Fire Kitchen. It has farm-to-table dining and golf course views. There’s a bar with crafted cocktails and local beer and wine. You can relax on the CFK Patio and visit Porter’s 19 to end a day on the course. You’ll have three different restaurants to choose from. The Inn is not at a vineyard, but is near several wineries. This makes it the perfect place to relax and eat after a long day of wine tasting or golfing.

Falkner Winery

Falkner Winery offers The Pinnacle Restaurant, a Mediterranean-style restaurant with breathtaking valley views. Host your special event at the Wine Cave below the restaurant for an extra special touch. The restaurant has panoramic views of the winery and vineyard. They create a stylish experience. Diners enjoy the food, but the real treat is the cocktails. The cocktails are elegant. They fit the upscale atmosphere of this fine dining establishment. Or, of course, you could always order some Falkner Wine to complete your dining experience.

Callaway Winery

Callaway Winery features Meritage Restaurant, a relaxing restaurant atop the valley. Meritage uses an onsite greenhouse and garden ingredients when available for dishes. Dishes pair perfectly with Callaway’s award-winning wine. With a fresh eating commitment, the restaurant sources produce from its own greenhouse. It also gets produce from local gardens. You dine on the freshest local produce when eating at Meritage. We can’t recommend the delicious Sunday brunch experience enough. Who can say no to fresh mimosas?

Leoness Cellars

If you want something spectacular, spend your evening at The Restaurant at Leoness. The Restaurant is USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice for four years. It’s the #1 Winery Restaurant and Best Restaurant of the Inland Empire. Leoness Cellars makes hundreds of decisions to create high-scoring wine. Their wine pairs perfectly with made-from-scratch kitchen dishes. If you want innovative meals or fresh salads, The Restaurant at Leoness is ideal.

Trattoria Toscana Italian Restaurant

Trattoria Toscana Italian Restaurant should be your first choice if you want the true Italian cuisine experience in Temecula. The eatery sets itself apart with delicious, fresh food. It’s made with local produce and real Italian ingredients. Chef Pietro, born in Sardinia, ensures each meal is made with care and a touch of true Italian heritage. You must visit this restaurant. It’s a must for truly fine dining on your next date.

Anthony’s Lounge and Ristorante

We recommend sitting outside if you’re heading to Anthony’s Lounge and Ristorante.Anthony’s serves incredible Italian cuisine while you watch Temecula’s heart walk by. It’s the oldest family-owned restaurant in Temecula. Its history shines through in every bite. They added it in 2008. Their lounge offers live entertainment, so it’s perfect for a night out.

If you’re looking for something for you and your date to do, why not take a tour?

Best Coast Tours offers guided tours of classic Southern Californian sights.

They feature a great coastline and Temecula wine-tasting tours with professional insight. Reserve these tours for private events.

You can pick the pickup and drop-off spots. See our tours tab to learn more book a spot.

From $134
  • Delight in Tastings at Somerset Winery, Oak Mtn., Callaway Winery, and Vineyard
  • Savor a Delectable Charcuterie Board at Oak Mtn.
  • Discover the Art of Winemaking with a Production Warehouse Tour at Somerset Winery
  • Uncover the Enchantment of a Wine Cave Tour at Oak Mtn.
  • Enjoy Complimentary Pickups from multiple hotels and Airbnb’s throughout Temecula