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“Great family dining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen
136 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA
(650) 325-2753
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Ranked #54 of 325 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: Pizza
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Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great family dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We visit 'CPK' regularly with the family when in Menlo Park on vacation. It is a firm favorite with the children and we always find the staff to be good with children as well as very efficient. Obviously the pizzas are great, but we also like the salads.

The sweets are awesome (we come from the UK so are not used to such magnificent desserts).

A very popular restaurant. You may have to wait quite a while for a table in early evening.

Visited September 2013
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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623 reviews 623 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 113 cities Reviews in 113 cities
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
“We finished everything and the bill was completely reasonable.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My fiance had never been to a California Pizza Kitchen, despite LOVING pizza and living in California, so we came here after some wedding registry action in the Stanford Shopping Center, and we had a really delicious meal!

The menu could use some more vegetarian options, but we found some things we wanted to try. We got the wild mushroom pizza on their whole wheat crust (killer!!) and the caramelized peach salad subbing out bleu cheese for goat cheese. Also killer. We finished everything and the bill was completely reasonable.

They also offer a deal for two people eating together: an appetizer, two entrees, and dessert for $30. You have to be hungry, but it sounds like you'd get your money's worth!

We'd like to come back... Especially if they get more vegetarian options on their menu! Isn't vegetarianism very Californian....?

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong
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202 reviews 202 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“CPK is not only about the pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We didn't order any pizza but had their appetisers and yummy salads. Ingredients were so fresh!
Sat outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
Service was great.
We enjoyed our meal immensely.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“It is not only about pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I already knew their wonderful pizzas, but this time I tryed a pasta with shrimp. Unfortunately I forgot the name of this choice, but the taste is unforgettable.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
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208 reviews 208 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This place has really good food! I sat at the counter so I was able to observe all of the food as it came out, it all looked great, including the deserts. I had the peach salad and it was really yummie! The pizza looked delicious!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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