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California Pizza Kitchen

#334 of 7,469 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
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52 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I reviewed them at length in July, noting their variety, quality of service, and consistency that hasn't faltered since I was a constant customer at the age of 11. For those over-saturated w/Chicago pizza's own over-saturation with ingredients, California Pizza Kitchen offers amazing alternatives, great thin crust, and even gluten free options. Just an update; they pay as much attention... More 

Thank N M
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were shopping and we settled on pizza. The place was busy (we were there around 1) but we got a table for 3. Our waitress was fine, but a bit slow. The bread was good. We all got our pizzas and mine was cold and the others were warm. The soup was good, but for this being a "pizza"... More 

Thank Emiade
Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

When I tell people I love CPK they look at me like I'm some hick or something, but I've been coming to CPK since I was little and I'll always love it. Their pizzas are amazing (and they have unique twists, like one that's basically just salad on pizza when you're looking for something lighter) and their pastas and desserts... More 

1 Thank Sheridan S
Vanersborg, Sweden
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited California pizza kitchen with my wife. We had the famous chicken bbq pizza, one regular and one gluten free. Both pizza where great but compared to other gluten free pizzas the gluten free pizza was fantastic!! Great dough and a lot of stuff on it.

1 Thank Pierre B
Frederikssund Municipality, Denmark
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This restaurant didn't disappoint like one I tried in New York. This restaurant delivers Italian pizza as it should be - a thin, slightly crispy and wonderfully with superb toppings, still the toppings didn't overpower the crust. If room for dessert try the red velvet cake with a scoop of ice-cream. Great service, tips well earned.

1 Thank Teddy B
Celebration, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I really love this restaurant and I have never been disappointed...At that time I went there just to order and pick it up...and it was very good!!! I've ordered the salad that I used to: Moroccan salad which is really really good!!! And the size is perfect!! When you are hungry and ask for the full size, it could give... More 

1 Thank jrsbz
Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I was raised on Italian pizza so in my mind, pizza is a thin, slightly crispy, Wonderfully crusted entity where the crust compliments the toppings and the toppings don't overpower the crust. Since Chicago pizza lost ALL Of this in translation, I find this MUCH closer to the Italian pizza I enjoy w/an "American"/"Cali" twist generally & their pizza margherita... More 

Thank N M
Springfield, Illinois
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

California pizza kitchen in St. Louis is a favorite and we were happy to find the same high quality in ingredients, presentation, and staff. After a long day of walking and decisions it was great to have the comfort of consistent high quality in a known quantity.

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1 Thank LAB2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We had a new server (Ross) who said it was just his third day but he did well. Food was good; reasonable fast and enjoyable. All of my party cleaned their plates! :)

Thank Jonathan E
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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156 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I don't review many corporate restaurants but this one is a true exception. What makes a corporate restaurant good? Consistency. This place is consistently good, both from a low-turn-over of servers (always a sign of happy people) and consistency of taste. When I order the four-cheese pizza, marinara pizza, Spaghetti Bolognese, kung pao spaghetti, etc...; I want it to taste... More 

Thank Pietro S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 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: 52 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-787-6075

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