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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    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
A nice dinner

My husband and I stopped by CPK the other evening while we were visiting Palm Desert. The service was great and the food was quite good. The salads are large and the The Works pizza was just the right size.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carol T
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Yuma, Arizona
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Yuma, Arizona
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped by CPK the other evening while we were visiting Palm Desert. The service was great and the food was quite good. The salads are large and the The Works pizza was just the right size.

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Thank Carol T
Egham, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a reasonable meal here , not special just average . The pizzas are really large and even I couldn't manage to eat the whole one . I know a lot of people take home left over food , but do you really want to eat the leftovers the next day ? I ordered coffee and asked for milk... More 

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Thank Debbie B
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived for the Friday night classic car cruising down El Paseo. The bar seats are right at the window and elevated so you can see over foot traffic. There was no waiting to be seated for dinner. The margherita pizza was great as well as the salads. The pasta dishes are generous. Staff was efficient despite a busy night.... More 

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Thank Susie10644
Nice, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always loved California Pizza Kitchen - especially the salads. This year I ordered salads and a thin crust pizza. Picked it up - took it home and sadly the pizza crust was burned. Not able to eat it. Won't do that again

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Thank Slp2454628
Gatesville, TX
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330 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

From our first visit to California Pizza Kitchen in Palm Springs many, many years ago until today, we can't wait to come back to eat here. No matter what I try off the menu it is always exceptional. Our favorite is the Sicilian Pizza. This time my hubby and I split the Salty Caramel dessert --- oh how yummy!

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Thank TexasCatBird
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This place was perfection! A sunny patio and a cool drink. A great spit to people watch on El Paseo. The combo lunches are exactly the right amount of food and the flavours were amazing. My BEST lunch of the holiday season. Will definitely return. Our server was fantastic. He handled the bar as well as the patio with professionalism... More 

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Thank PFFree
Calgary, Canada
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My friends are all now addicted to the avocado spring rolls. So delicious. They come with a spicy ranch which is also yummy. We love the California club pizza

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Thank Kat-from-Calgary
Palm Desert, California, United States
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Otherwise, you're paying tourist trap prices, here. El Paseo has this artificial allure as a wannabe Rodeo Drive. If you got it - flaunt it....if you really don't, there are many other better eating values in the desert. Seriously...

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Thank Zachary A
Seal Beach, California
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184 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were hungry & tired, almost did take out. Greeted at the door, immediately ushered to a window table and Tiffany appeared with a winning smile to take our order. Pea & vegetable soup was back in a flash and assuaged our hunger. Then the asparagus spinach pasta with lots of pepper & garlic left us content and happy. Lots... More 

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Thank Socrates90740
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

One of our standbys. We come here at least once during our stay in the desert. Food is always good and reasonable. Great selection of salads.

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Thank Idaleona

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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: Pizza, American

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?