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California Pizza Kitchen

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7101 Democracy Boulevard (Westlake Drive), Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, MD 20817
301 469 5090
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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This CPK inside westfield Montgomery Mall is a terrific valye and an astounding gem. This cafe with an extensive menu for all tastes serves up surprisingly fresh food and is definitely striving for new heights. They've just introduced a halibut entree worthy of a five star fine dining place. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This CPK inside westfield Montgomery Mall is a terrific valye and an astounding gem. This cafe with an extensive menu for all tastes serves up surprisingly fresh food and is definitely striving for new heights. They've just introduced a halibut entree worthy of a five star fine dining place. The lettuce wraps are tasty & interesting and cedar plank grilled... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've gone to this restaurant, on and off, for years. It's okay. Nothing special. Their salads often use lettuce that is too hard. I would throw that part of the lettuce in the garbage at home. Their pizza varies from very good to maybe the oven wasn't working well that day. Nice people working there. The food has been going... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's an average place to eat. Ok food, decent prices. It is what it is. Pizza is good, but nothing to write home about. Service is ok, but it's really busy and the servers are a constant flurry of motion. Little too busy for me. Also parents seem to bring their kids here and having to listen to kids screaming... More 

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The ambience can throw you off - the Pizza definitely not! So yummy no matter the flavor - so good in fact we drive all the way from West Virginia to eat here!

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Potomac, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We hosted a group of kids here. Everyone's pizza came off on time and was well prepared. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and competent.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Years ago, when our daughters were growing up, we sometimes hit CPK in Montgomery Mall for simple, unfussy fare. CPK's long since been outclassed by other pizza/pasta restaurants that offer more innovation and variety in their dishes, but it was comfortable in some ways to return to a CPK after a long absence. The verdict on our visit? My pizza... More 

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silver spring, md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Went for lunch with a friend and we were very pleased. The location is part of the Montgomery Mall complex, so very convenient for shoppers. The ambiance is decent but nothing special. The service is very attentive and friendly. We shared a Caesar salad which was just so-so. However, we also shared a mushroom, pepperoni, and sausage pizza that was... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Came here twice with work colleagues; it was better organized and the wait staff was great both times. Refills on drinks were prompt. Pizza and salad was good. The bread is better and is served with olive oil- a step up from their old plain white Italian bread. Will come back- easy to park and convenient for lunch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My business colleague and I visited California Pizza Kitchen as an alternative to dining in the nearby hotel where we were convening for a meeting. What should have been a pleasant dining experience ended up being a rushed and hectic. Our server was missing for long stretches of time. When the manager noticed we hadn't received our food and brought... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

CPK is a great place to go with kids or just for a casual, inexpensive, eating out experience. The food is always consistently very good and well priced. The service is also usually very good. It's a great place to go if people like very different things to eat -something for everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7101 Democracy Boulevard (Westlake Drive), Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301 469 5090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?