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California Pizza Kitchen

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Pizza, Californian
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73080 El Paseo Ste 8, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 776 5036
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 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
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Above average food

Our first time there I had some fancy salad, had to ask for more dressing as it was very dry altho very good, hubby's pizza super good. The second time we both had pizza, my thin crust was doughy, could hardly cut it as it stretched as I cut, hubby had regular crust and it was super again. Would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
jewels950
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Winnipeg, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Our first time there I had some fancy salad, had to ask for more dressing as it was very dry altho very good, hubby's pizza super good. The second time we both had pizza, my thin crust was doughy, could hardly cut it as it stretched as I cut, hubby had regular crust and it was super again. Would go... More 

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Palm Desert,CA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I find the restaurant very noisy and expensive for what one gets. It is popular and you will always find a fair number of children. The noise has to do with the floor and glass, not the kids!! (usually)

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Cathedral city
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went to a birthday lunch here and noticed the place had been remodeled (guess it's been awhile). Anyway, it looked really nice but as you try to access the restroom, you realize that the walkways are way too narrow. Even when you walk to your table from lobby, you must "squish" to get anywhere in there! Bummer but the food... More 

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159 reviews 159 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I usually don't order cream soup. But this night I did. Ohh, it was worth it. Not too rich. Full of flavor. Most importantly, not too salty. It may have had salt, but I didn't taste it. Yum!!

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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This restaurant has evolved over time from just offering unique "pizzas" and salads, to now serving a wide range of delicious food. Every time we go to a California Pizza Kitchen, we notice new and tasty items on the menu, with better selections than before. It can get busy at times, and so we opt to get in as early... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

After being to several establishments in the valley over this trip , this has been my best meal so far ! I wasn't even thrilled about going here but I have to say that we all loved it ! Started with a delicious flat bread , one of the most delicious guacamoles I have ever had ( very different )... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

This chain is really professional. The pizzas are made on the premises - you can watch them make the bases. Their salads are simply scrumptious. Such imagination go into both. This is not fine dining - just good food. Atmosphere a bit "diner-ish" Sit at the bar for a look how they cook everything and watch them toss the pizza... More 

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Buffalo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

When I go to a restaurant, I like to relax, but this place was not conducive to that. It was a busy place, so the noise level was high, something not helped by the glass wall around the bar area. I was seated quickly, the server came up quickly, and then another server came up to ask if I'd been... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

great food, great service. The kitchen screwed up my order twice and the waiter (Jesse) caught it. They were so great about it. The manager and Jesse apologized for everything. The food was amazing as usual when it finally came out right. Ask for Jesse when you go. He's been there for a few years I've been going and he's... More 

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Calgary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We did take out. Pizza arrived on time as promised. It was hot, fresh and delicious. California Pizza is like comfort food. :-)

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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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760 776 5036

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Californian

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