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California Pizza Kitchen

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7101 Democracy Blvd, Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, MD 20817-1018
301 469 5090
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to this restaurant a bunch of times at other locations and the pod is always great and the service always stinks. First time at this location and my 5 year old wanted to get lunch here...I was dreading the experience. However to my surprise, the service at this location was fantastic!! Very nice and attentive waitress. Will definitely come... More 

Thank Voyager0021
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016

I used to frequent this CPK regularly when I worked closer, but I've found my old love again, I remembered the customer service in the call ahead ordering is really good. They try to make sure they get your order correct, although, that doesn't always happen but they do make the concerted effort to try. The food is always tasty... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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510 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

I love eating at CPK because you get so much for the buck! I usually get my chopped half portion of chinese chicken salad as an appetizer. As a main dish the buffalo pizza, thai pizza, and classic cheese are good ones to consider. The whole wheat crust is REALLY good but doesn't work with some of the flavor profiles.... More 

Thank Kevin P
Columbia, Maryland
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

My daughter and I stopped in for lunch one day when we were shopping at the mall. We don't live close to a California Pizza Kitchen so we like to eat there when we are nearby. The BBQ Chicken Pizza is a favorite with the right amount of BBQ sauce and a nice thin crust. The pizzas are a little... More 

Thank 10isgirl
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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231 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This CPK inside westfield Montgomery Mall is a terrific valye and an astounding gem. This cafe with an extensive menu for all tastes serves up surprisingly fresh food and is definitely striving for new heights. They've just introduced a halibut entree worthy of a five star fine dining place. The lettuce wraps are tasty & interesting and cedar plank grilled... More 

Thank lsihrofhhisc
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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've gone to this restaurant, on and off, for years. It's okay. Nothing special. Their salads often use lettuce that is too hard. I would throw that part of the lettuce in the garbage at home. Their pizza varies from very good to maybe the oven wasn't working well that day. Nice people working there. The food has been going... More 

Thank Sharon8here
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

It's an average place to eat. Ok food, decent prices. It is what it is. Pizza is good, but nothing to write home about. Service is ok, but it's really busy and the servers are a constant flurry of motion. Little too busy for me. Also parents seem to bring their kids here and having to listen to kids screaming... More 

Thank C L
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

The ambience can throw you off - the Pizza definitely not! So yummy no matter the flavor - so good in fact we drive all the way from West Virginia to eat here!

Thank Lbisun17
Potomac, Maryland
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250 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2015

We hosted a group of kids here. Everyone's pizza came off on time and was well prepared. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and competent.

Thank Potomac_11
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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196 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2015

Years ago, when our daughters were growing up, we sometimes hit CPK in Montgomery Mall for simple, unfussy fare. CPK's long since been outclassed by other pizza/pasta restaurants that offer more innovation and variety in their dishes, but it was comfortable in some ways to return to a CPK after a long absence. The verdict on our visit? My pizza... More 

Thank Jonathan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7101 Democracy Blvd, Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, MD 20817-1018
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301 469 5090

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