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California Pizza Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Californian, Pizza
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    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
DINNER

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
billheald56
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Gig Harbor, WA
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tehran, Iran
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Indian Wells, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Stopped by for lunch. The location on El Paseo is perfect for people watching and cruising Rolls and Bentleys! Nice patio seating available. Right away we were served crusty French bread with delicious EVOO, Our server Nicole was friendly and super efficient; her timing was perfect between salad and pizza. The Cobb salad had fresh tender chicken and tasty Neuske... More 

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Camrose, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Told there would be an hour wait. 40 minutes later we were seated at a table that was MT when we arrived. Food took forever and not that great. Disappointed.

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New York City, New York, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is without a doubt one of the finest CPKs I've visited. It's large, spaciaous, friendly, and as always, the food is delightful, never tasting anything but fresh and perfectly prepared. While I think very highly of he CPK restaurant chain, this is a flagship store for me, with unique design elements, extraordinarily well trained staff, and fast, efficient, friendly... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Ok, rule one, stick with pizza in a placed called a pizza kitchen. This is an upscale restaurant that serves a delicious bar-b-cued chicken pizza, probably more for the sauce then anything. I ordered a bar-b-cued chicken sandwich, to try something different, and had to discard the overly dry over-sized bun after the first bite. The bar-b-cued chicken was meager... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Liked - allowed dogs on the patio and they brought a bowl of water. Waitress was very nice, helpful. I got a mixed green salad, with candied walnuts and cranberries, which was excellent and they had a very good mango, strawberry drink. A bit sweet, but very good. My husband had a salad and small pizza with spinach and goat... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This CPK has extremely bad service!!! We had a horrible experience and so did many others as we saw the manager approach the tables around us (in addition to ours) apologizing. I have never seen that happen before in any restaurant. There must be a very big problem with management & kitchen staff. They ran out of food, service was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Salads were outstanding - CPKs can be hit or miss but this one exceeded our expectations! Service was equally stellar.

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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: Californian, Pizza

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?