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California Pizza Kitchen

73080 El Paseo Ste 8, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 776 5036
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Ranked #48 of 241 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Ate here first night of our trip to the Palm Springs area. Real treat to eat dinner on outdoor patio after arriving from cold, snowy Alberta. Pizza and salad were very good and served promptly though waiting a few extra minutes wouldn't have been a problem as we were enjoying the shirt sleeve weather and interesting El Paseo neighborhood.

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We were disappointed to find that not only was the California Pizza Kitchen on Palm Canyon in Palm Springs gone, but the entire block had been razed in favor of a new hotel. A search through Trip Advisor led us to the CPK on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Not only was the food excellent, as usual, but this restaurant... More 

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Palm Desert, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Veterans Day Nov.11, 2014: California Pizza Kitchen honored us veterans with a free meal! What a surprise. Following activities of the day (parade), my wife and I walked into the restaurant and I was wearing my US Air Force cap. We picked up the regular menu to order and the waitress said, "NOT TODAY. YOUR MEAL IS FREE". I asked... More 

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La Quinta, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This CPK is very good, as they all are, consistant and good value, we love the salads and the pizza, cant go wrong with eating here

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Additional Information about California Pizza Kitchen

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

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