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California Pizza Kitchen

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73080 El Paseo Ste 8, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4292
760 776 5036
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and was brought a delicious cheese bread. Server was attentive and offered assistance in deciding what to order. I got the bbq chicken pizza and my friend ordered the pear Gorgonzola. Neither pizza disappointed. Both were flavorful and so delicious. Will definitely be back once my family arrives. I can see this being a weekly dinner option... More 

Thank southernpineapples
Palm Desert, California
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greeted with enthusiasm. Good suggestions from waiter. Pineapple, ham and mushroom pizza was better than the competition. Strawberry shortcake was delicious with a vanilla ice cream topping was very good.

Thank Alice F
Morongo Valley, California
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This CPK is kind of a "go to" option for a nice meal out with family, including my 88-year old mother-in-law. The staff is kind and accomodating (especially our server, Michelle). The meals are WELL DONE - we had a flat bread pizza, Ribeye Steak, and Halibut, the California Cobb, AND the Strawberry Shortcake. It was GOOD. It is a... More 

Thank Pamela P
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

we were there for dinner on a recent evening when it appeared there were more servers tan customers, yet it took several requests for a waitperson, including going to the front to reach a manager before getting service. manager apologetic and insisted we order appetizer on the house, but service did not improve. will only order takeout going forward.

Thank Sandra R
Thornhill, Canada
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251 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Doesn't taste like a chain as food is fresh, plentiful and does not taste formulaic. Vegetarian separate menu but main menus also have green leaf to indicate. Vegetable and tortilla soups burst with flavour, California veggie pizza delicious with broccoli, sundries tomatoes, corn, shrooms etc. Recommend thin crust. Sicilian pizza also good. Try their new strawberry lime margarita!

Thank Kulbi
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It's CPK - It's good but fairly standard. This visit was exceptional. It really felt like we were being well cared for. Two servers checking on us and the manager taking our order. Food and drinks came out quickly and we had appetizers, pizza, salads, dessert; all flavorful and nice portions. Again, friendly staff and great overall experience. Server or... More 

Thank Mickele C
Palm Springs, California
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Everything I've ordered, I've always liked. Now I'm more into the salads with a smaller pizza. one time, we phone ordered in Palm Springs when I meant Palm Desert. When I arrived at Palm Desert, they were so accommodating to me and gave me a free drink while I was waiting and it wasn't their fault. There was a time... More 

Thank Desert2013
Palm Desert, California
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154 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Dropped by here on a Saturday night, it was busy and a small wait for tables, 2 seats became free at the bar so we took those, we were served straight away, they serve the full menu at the bar, my husband and I shared an app and then shared a pizza, with a few margaritas to wash it down,... More 

Thank Newlifenotinoz
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

If you haven't been here before, let them know and you will receive a complimentary appetizer. We enjoy their variety of salads and pizzas.

Thank KellyBearbooks
Beaconsfield, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We make a point of visiting California Pizza Kitchen each time we visit Palm Desert. The staff are always friendly & attentive. Menu is varied to suit different tastes. Atmosphere is light & jovial. Food is good. Excellent value.

Thank tedsaito

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pizza, Italian, American, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73080 El Paseo Ste 8, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4292
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760 776 5036

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?