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California Pizza Kitchen

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Californian, Pizza
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73080 El Paseo Ste 8, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 776 5036
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Manager went out of her way to provide excellent service

I know that 9 pm on a Sunday night is not prime time but that is when we finished our chores and showed up at CPK. We sat in the bar area next to the sidewalk and enjoyed the people watching. The manager came over, took our order promptly after explaining their new menus and made sure we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Socrates90740
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Seal Beach, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Camrose, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Told there would be an hour wait. 40 minutes later we were seated at a table that was MT when we arrived. Food took forever and not that great. Disappointed.

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New York City, New York, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is without a doubt one of the finest CPKs I've visited. It's large, spaciaous, friendly, and as always, the food is delightful, never tasting anything but fresh and perfectly prepared. While I think very highly of he CPK restaurant chain, this is a flagship store for me, with unique design elements, extraordinarily well trained staff, and fast, efficient, friendly... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Ok, rule one, stick with pizza in a placed called a pizza kitchen. This is an upscale restaurant that serves a delicious bar-b-cued chicken pizza, probably more for the sauce then anything. I ordered a bar-b-cued chicken sandwich, to try something different, and had to discard the overly dry over-sized bun after the first bite. The bar-b-cued chicken was meager... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Liked - allowed dogs on the patio and they brought a bowl of water. Waitress was very nice, helpful. I got a mixed green salad, with candied walnuts and cranberries, which was excellent and they had a very good mango, strawberry drink. A bit sweet, but very good. My husband had a salad and small pizza with spinach and goat... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This CPK has extremely bad service!!! We had a horrible experience and so did many others as we saw the manager approach the tables around us (in addition to ours) apologizing. I have never seen that happen before in any restaurant. There must be a very big problem with management & kitchen staff. They ran out of food, service was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Salads were outstanding - CPKs can be hit or miss but this one exceeded our expectations! Service was equally stellar.

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Seal Beach, California
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I know that 9 pm on a Sunday night is not prime time but that is when we finished our chores and showed up at CPK. We sat in the bar area next to the sidewalk and enjoyed the people watching. The manager came over, took our order promptly after explaining their new menus and made sure we were served.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went here after a long walk in the mountains. We were starving and decided on a take away. Staff were very friendly and the whole place had a great atmosphere. There's a lively bar right by the take-out counter so you can grab a quick drink while you wait. Pizzas tasted great, partly I suspect, because we were so hungry!

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Rancho Mirage, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Menu is standard for CP Kitchen. They do have a children's menu, and make it easy dining for families with youngsters. The pizza is generally good, and the servers will make substitutions when ever possible. Take out is excellent with special parking for that.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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350 reviews 350 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We visited with family in August 2014 and we were a bit disappointed. I ordered a pizza with some eggs in it and the pizza arrived overdone so the eggs were solid - they brought another one but after the rest of the food was eaten! My wife had a bbq chicken pizza and one of the pieces of chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73080 El Paseo Ste 8, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760 776 5036

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?