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California Pizza Kitchen

73080 El Paseo Ste 8, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 776 5036
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Ranked #53 of 234 restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Most recent review
- Jun 29, 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
181 reviews 181 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Victoria, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a great lunchtime stop. The staff are very friendly and we were quickly greeted and seated. There was a line up for the main restaurant so we opted to sit in the bar area. I had the spinach artichoke thin crust pizza and it was first class and definitely big enough to share (I took half home to... More

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Surrey, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food,decor and atmosphere for this style of restaurant however, staff were more interested in yaking between themselves than in taking care of us. We were there at 7:30 pm tonight and lax attitude was very noticeable. Customers must come first and that's what keeps them coming back. You can fill pepper shakers and napkin holders after clients have left.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

They have some pizza with lettuce and avacado on the top. It was the best thing I've ever had. We've tried to make them at home, but it's just not the same. The service was fabulous, and the food was by far worth the wait.

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Beverly Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We love CPK but this one was so modern and cool! We were not sure if it was really CPK, Our waitress was so sweet and fast< we had to wait about 10 min for a table but it was worth it because the food was delicious. Love the remodel and hope all the CPK will do the same.

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Astoria oregon
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688 reviews 688 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Just remodeled with a new spacious light filled open feeling in a once dark dank space with what was oversized dark booths blocking the natural light and stumbling over the view! A great improvement. Yet still all the same favorites on the menu. Bar seating, out door dining on the terrace giving additional brand new repurposed space, as dining options.... More

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