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California Pizza Kitchen

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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Had a great lunch w small kids!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
huachafo
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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

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Seal Beach, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I know that 9 pm on a Sunday night is not prime time but that is when we finished our chores and showed up at CPK. We sat in the bar area next to the sidewalk and enjoyed the people watching. The manager came over, took our order promptly after explaining their new menus and made sure we were served.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Went here after a long walk in the mountains. We were starving and decided on a take away. Staff were very friendly and the whole place had a great atmosphere. There's a lively bar right by the take-out counter so you can grab a quick drink while you wait. Pizzas tasted great, partly I suspect, because we were so hungry!

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Rancho Mirage, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Menu is standard for CP Kitchen. They do have a children's menu, and make it easy dining for families with youngsters. The pizza is generally good, and the servers will make substitutions when ever possible. Take out is excellent with special parking for that.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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350 reviews 350 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We visited with family in August 2014 and we were a bit disappointed. I ordered a pizza with some eggs in it and the pizza arrived overdone so the eggs were solid - they brought another one but after the rest of the food was eaten! My wife had a bbq chicken pizza and one of the pieces of chicken... More 

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vancouver
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went for lunch here and loved it. The Brussel sprout and bacon pizza was amazing and the kale salad equally as good. The price is what you would expect to pay on the drive but the service was amazing. We sat at the bar and the staff was awesome

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our first time there I had some fancy salad, had to ask for more dressing as it was very dry altho very good, hubby's pizza super good. The second time we both had pizza, my thin crust was doughy, could hardly cut it as it stretched as I cut, hubby had regular crust and it was super again. Would go... More 

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Palm Desert,CA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I find the restaurant very noisy and expensive for what one gets. It is popular and you will always find a fair number of children. The noise has to do with the floor and glass, not the kids!! (usually)

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Cathedral city
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went to a birthday lunch here and noticed the place had been remodeled (guess it's been awhile). Anyway, it looked really nice but as you try to access the restroom, you realize that the walkways are way too narrow. Even when you walk to your table from lobby, you must "squish" to get anywhere in there! Bummer but the food... More 

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Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I usually don't order cream soup. But this night I did. Ohh, it was worth it. Not too rich. Full of flavor. Most importantly, not too salty. It may have had salt, but I didn't taste it. Yum!!

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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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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?