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California Pizza Kitchen

73080 El Paseo Ste 8, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 776 5036
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Ranked #55 of 236 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Most recent review
- Sep 10, 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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New York City, New York
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464 reviews 464 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Indian Wells in August. Needless to stay it was excruciatingly hot. The restaurant is on the Main Street which is a big destination in the winter. In the summer there is not much going on and limited choice as far as food goes. The food and service was ok. This is surely a... More

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Rancho Mirage, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were having lunch sitting at the bar as the restaurant was very busy. We both ordered a salad. We had commented to each other that it was taking a long time, but said nothing to any of the staff. We were suddenly approached by Rae who said she would like to buy us an appetizer as the kitchen was... More

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Rancho Mirage California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best Salads on the planet- plus always cheerful fun - and clean also- great variety also ---You cant walk out of there hungry for sure

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

CPK is apparently re-designing many of their outlets to appeal to a younger demographic. Seems they have $$ to burn. Ugly, cheap-looking furnishings, loud pop music with no fabric/carpet to absorb noise. Wait staff dressed, groomed and acted like "party hardy" collegiates - waitress sported skin tight clothes, eyelashes that could have been used to sweep the parking lot, etc.... More

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Rancho Mirage, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Hadn't been to CPK since it began to look old, worn and tired. Because of a gift card, we went there recently, and LOVED the transformation into a modern, "hipper" (can CPK ever be really hip?) place! Having experienced most of the pizza restaurants in the desert, we were reminded of how good CPK's pizza really is! On another night,... More

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PALM SPRINGS, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Portion size could have been better. Pizza a little dry, tasted "old". Nothing special to entice me back.

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Bend, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hadn't been to California Pizza Kitchen for awhile and it was nice to get back down there. The wait staff were very friendly. We had to change tables do to my friend's back problem and they were very accommodating.

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Silverdale, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

CPK has awesome food - and it's reasonably priced. The kids menu is great - my grandson's loved the Mac N Cheese! I loved my BBQ Chicken Salad! Very fresh! The waitress was very good - checked on us often!

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Didn't know pizza or salad can have such flavours. Marvellous. It was my first time at a CPK and needless to say I have been there many a times since. Highly recommended.

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Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

I love California Pizza Kitchen and try to visit if there is one in the city I am in. The location here is great right on El Peseo. Our meals were excellent ...split the peach and Gorgonzola salad, split the tiramisu, and each had a pizza. His was the meat lovers and mine the margarita. Our server was a little... More

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