Voted 2010 Best Restaurant and Best Chef by readers of Inland Empire Magazine
Open Daily for Lunch from 11:30am – 3:30pm
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Four years of planning and construction was completed in September 2006 with the Grand Opening of The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery. The Pinnacle offers great panoramic views, outstanding Mediterranean style food, and high quality service. This outstanding restaurant is open for lunches 7 days a week. Best of all, it offers the finest Temecula wine
Set on a 1,500 foot hilltop, The Pinnacle offers customers seating in the air conditioned indoors or on the open-air outdoor balcony. The restaurant also serves as an evening wedding and banquet venue.
According to Ray Falkner, “There are many fine Temecula restaurants. But the Pinnacle Wine Country Restuarant is unrivaled in the Temecula Wine Country. Plus, we offer a unique dining experience in our VIP Room located in our “Wine Cave” below the Restaurant.
The VIP Room is a barrel shaped room. It is separately air controlled, with windows all around to see the Falkner’s barrels and case goods stored in this constant 65 degree. With seating up to 20 people, this is an ideal location for executive outings and small unique parties.
Since opening, The Pinnacle has acquired great accolades and reviews. The critics praise our food quality, customer service, and great ambiance related to the hill-top view. We are proud that the Pinnacle was awarded a “Best Restaurant of 2008″ award from Inland Empire Magazine.
The Pinnacle Restaurant located at Falkner Winery was recently voted “#1 Top Lunch Restaurant” in the greater San Diego area by diners of Open Table. Says co-owner Ray Falkner “Given the great restaurants in the San Diego area, we are proud and pleased that diners appreciate the great food, service, and spectacular Wine Country views from our lunch-only establishment. This is truly an honor to the hard work and dedication of our great staff.”
The Pinnacle Restaurant is not new to dining awards: the restaurant has been voted “Best Restaurant” four years in a row by the readers of Inland Empire Magazine and their chef, Gianni Ciciliot, has been voted “Best Chef” two years in a row. This beautiful, hill-top restaurant located in the heart of Temecula Wine Country specializes in Mediterranean/American cuisine and provides numerous dishes consistent with a Mediterranean diet. Twice last year Chef Gianni’s “Lobster Mac & Cheese” was recommended by Sunset Magazine.
The philosophy of the restaurant is to provide guests a great dining experience that includes outstanding views of Wine Country, unique food offerings, wonderful wines, and meticulous service. The restaurant is open daily only from 11:30am to 3:30pm for lunches leaving the evenings available for special events such as weddings and banquets. For reservations, diners should call 951-676-8231 x1, or go directly to www.OpenTable.com.