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California Pizza Kitchen

Pizza & Pasta
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4200 Fairfax Corner West Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 222-8097
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bland Food, Terrible Service

Wow, has this place has gone dramatically downhill. The food is average, the pea soup is terribly bland. The waiter was borderline incompetent and unfriendly skip this place altogether. And it is very overpriced.

1 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
eaglesclaw121
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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262 reviews 262 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wow, has this place has gone dramatically downhill. The food is average, the pea soup is terribly bland. The waiter was borderline incompetent and unfriendly skip this place altogether. And it is very overpriced.

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Virginia
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229 reviews 229 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My grandson and I decided to get lunch before heading into the theater and thought we couldn't go wrong with pizza. The kid's menu was easy enough to decipher for my grandson, but I had multiple places to look for lunch options. The menus were at the table, which I don't think is how CPK usually does it elsewhere. There... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Again, it is nice to go to a restaurant when it is empty, but the service follow the emptiness. It is a chain, so you know what you get when you go there.

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90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I hadn't been to this restaurant in over a year and I was impressed with a few improvements they have made. First, they use to have white sliced sandwich bread un-toasted with cold butter as the appetizer. Now they have sourdough toasted bread with olive oil and herbs. Simple but great change. The bacon in the California Cobb is thicker... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We shared a white pizza with spinach, bacon and cheese and had salads as well. Good food, great service, bright airy restaurant. And it was just across the street from the theatre where we were going next.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Love this place....has wonderful salads with lots of choices....and there are half salads available! The appetizers are really good too...very different than most restaurants.....the lettuce wraps rock!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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134 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Everything I ordered they didn't have. The waiter was never anywhere to be found and I had to keep flagging another one down to refill our drinks. The food when it did finally come out was just okay. The place was not even very full so the service should not have taken so long to get to our table. I... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

CPK is a family oriented restaurant that has a very wide and eclectic menu that has something for most everyone. As one might expect their pizza is very good and the large size is enough to feed two to four depending on how hungry everyone is. Their salads and sandwiches, including fish and pork tacos, are also solid choices. One... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great pizza and enjoyable place to gather with friends for a casual lunch or dinner out. The pizza was very good, the wait staff is attentive and coupons are accepted across all times.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I hadn't been to CPK in ages. I had time before my movie to get a late lunch. Aside from the fun salad on a pizza, I ordered the white wine flight--equally fun. I'd certainly go back there again. Sure beats waiting in the lines of the other popular chains in Fairfax Corner!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4200 Fairfax Corner West Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: (703) 222-8097

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza & Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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