We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

California Pizza Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4200 Fairfax Corner Ave W, Fairfax, VA 22030-8604
(703) 222-8097
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 61: English reviews
Fairfax, Virginia
Level Contributor
169 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I used to really enjoy CPK before I couldn't eat gluten. Then I still enjoyed the Roasted Veggie Salad with Salmon whenever my hubby wanted a pizza fix. I was pleasantly surprised to find out they now have gluten free pizza. They have a small GF pizza menu for true Celiac's but you can get any pizza on a GF... More 

Thank MissMuffet63
Level Contributor
48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Our waiter was very good and attentive. The food is excellent although a little pricey. Having eaten pizza in Italy and not paid this much for it, California Pizza Kitchen may want to bring their prices down just a bit. It's good, but not great. We enjoyed our visit to this location though!

Thank Baynaked
Fairfax, Virginia
Level Contributor
161 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Busy restaurant in a busy area, but once you get a table, has a great lively atmosphere, good pizza, and cold draft brews.

Thank AmericanMcCouple
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My favorite salad from anywhere! I love it plain or with added salmon. A half size portion is plenty big enough for one adult.

Thank rockinrobinmom
Chantilly, Virginia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Service and Atmosphere are satisfactory. Fried macaroni and cheese balls were just okay. Very small for the price and would not order again. Spicy quesadilla appetizer was tasty a good value. Would order again. Pear and gorgonzola pizza was terrific. Jamaican jerk chicken pizza was spicy but pretty popular at the table. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken pizza is my all time... More 

Thank Randy W
Hampton, Virginia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Multiple pizza choices, good staff, had to wait for a table but that was okay. Large slices so took rest home would go again.

Thank Gina M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

If you can look past the underpaid, underage, immature staff that operate this place and simply rate the food it still doesn't deserve more than 2 stars. One for serving food that isn't poisonous and the other for being able do prepare the food in a timely manner. I hadn't been to one of those places in many years and... More 

Thank Saleh B
Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Level Contributor
133 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The tortilla spring rolls were good but the size was small. BBQ Chicken pizza was very good. My favorite was tostada chicken pizza. It had all the elements of Mexican taste with crunchy tostada ribbons. Spicy Chipotle pizza was also very good with right amount of spicy sauce. The tiramisu was out of this world. But the server said that... More 

Thank Yusuf M
Reston, United States
Level Contributor
75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I go here when I visit the movie theater across the street because the service and food are always good. The Pizza is good but I go for the salads which I prefer.

Thank Clark G
Centreville, Virginia
Level Contributor
75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The menu here is awesome. Anything from different kinds of pizza and salads to unique dishes such as chile relleno. They offer light bites in addition to the heavy fare. Kids and adults in the family all enjoy it here.

Thank fjparol

Been to California Pizza Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4200 Fairfax Corner Ave W, Fairfax, VA 22030-8604
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: (703) 222-8097

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from California Pizza Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?