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“Consitently excellent” 5 of 5 stars
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California Pizza Kitchen
73080 El Paseo Ste 8, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 776 5036
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Ranked #52 of 240 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: Pizza, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
london, england
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Consitently excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We love this place - the food, the style, the staff. I never have pizza, but instead have designer salads (try the Morrocan chicken) or pasta. Even "soup and salad" is great! The menu is wide-ranging, and everything is made fresh. I wish that they took reservations, as sometimes you have to wait.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Oh my”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Went here for a weekend lunch with my family, tables were sticky and dirty. Waiter was ok. But the biggest upset was that when my salad came out it had a pen top in it !!! Never going again unless I happen to fancy some deep fried pen top !!

Huge disappointment.

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worcestershire
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168 reviews 168 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Average - so a little disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Our visit to the CPK in Palm Desert was so-so. Food was OK but nothing special and there was very little atmosphere in the restaurant - in fact it was pretty empty. We both had pizzas - Hawaiian and the Chicken BBQ and they were OK. Wouldn't rush back though.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Huge Dissapointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I used to dine at CPK on El Paseo quite frequently. The food has always been good and service has been okay.
Recently i went in to eat and NOBODY CAME TO MY TABLE FOR 15 MINUTES!! they weren't busy and i made eye contact with various waiters and nobody ever said anything. It was awful and from now on when i want to eat at CPK i will drive out to Palm Springs!!
The waiters were just all over the place not being attentive nor focusing on their job. They were goofing off and seemed very unprofessional!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Manitoba
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Pizza in the Desert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The CPK on El Paseo, in Palm Desert, is a reliable eatery with pizzas that are quite tasty served with style by excellent staff. The lunch pizza for one is quite large, and despite a healthy appetite this reviewer was unable to finish it, and was able to enjoy leftovers the next day (the leftover pizza comes in a cute mini-pizza box, wrapped to perfection for enjoying later. This is a reliable dining experience and it does not fail to please. The price is moderate, the environment is pleasing, if not a tad non-descript, ask for a table near a window to enjoy the view of the swank El Paseo.

Visited October 2012
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