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California Pizza Kitchen

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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    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
Top Quality Pizza Experience

We visited California Pizza on el Paseo and enjoyed the thin crust pizza. The toppings were fresh and very tasty. The wine list was sufficient for our needs and we found a chardonney that we enjoyed. Service we friendly. It is a good place for a fresh and well prepared meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Marty911
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Palm Desert, California
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Palm Desert, California
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274 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited California Pizza on el Paseo and enjoyed the thin crust pizza. The toppings were fresh and very tasty. The wine list was sufficient for our needs and we found a chardonney that we enjoyed. Service we friendly. It is a good place for a fresh and well prepared meal.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a great place to have an excellent fresh pizza. My favorite is still Pizza Margarita. The staff is very nice and helpful.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We hadn't been to a California Pizza Kitchen before and we were very impressed. Decor is relaxed but stylish. There's a mix of different table types and the menu is extensive and interesting. Service was very good and attentive. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was price - we paid $161 for 5 people. That's expensive for... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

food, atmosphere and location are good. i just felt the prices were a little high. and the waiter was professional but was just a little too...err...well...not my persuasion

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Palm Desert, California
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Girlfriend and I went in for lunch, the waitress works at the local Macy's too and remembered helping find a dress for a wedding. She was so sweet. We had the lunch special, the salad and pizza were wonderful. The drinks refilled promptly and she noticed the birthday gift and brought over a little sundae after the dishes had been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Same CPK quality but with a full bar. We enjoyed pizzas, spaghetti and a bunch of booze. Fast service, consistent quality and nice open ambience.

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Redlands, California
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

California Pizza Kitchen notoriously has great food especially for a chain restaurant. I wanted to eat light today, so I ordered the Sesame Ginger Chicken Dumplings and the Sedona Tortilla Soup. These dumplings were out of this world. The dough was so tender, you thought you were eating a slightly fried egg white. The taste with the scallions, ginger, and... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

There where nobody at the front desk so we waited 5 minutes.Ceaser salad was not fersh. It was made with bad quality lettuce. Pizza served cold and waiter did not serve bread and olive oil like other california pizza kitchen

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Gig Harbor, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful light dinner there. Our server was very attentive and the food was definite above par. Pizza crust was great and the Caesar Salad was prefect. Enjoyed the evening.

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Palm Desert,CA
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great Menu with several exotic pizzas. Great Signature cocktails and Great service. Large windows makes it feel open and airy. Great location.

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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: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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?