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“Same quality, but under construction”

California Pizza Kitchen
Ranked #33 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
San Diego CA
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335 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Same quality, but under construction”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We visited this restaurant for a light meal as the food is pretty consistent across the chain. We were able to get a table quickly, but the interior of the restaurant is under a two-month conversion to their new "wine bar" type concept and look. The floors are torn up, the wall openings covered with paper and the booths are literally ripped from the walls and set freestanding on construction paper. The hostess noted that it would be about 2 months until the conversion is done (Christmas time). The front seating bar area will be relocated. The food was good, as is typical. The question arose as to why they simply didn't close down and do the rehab while closed. They gave out a free desert coupon, but it has a "use by" date. Perhaps the new look dining concept will be nice when done, however, this visit was a bit disrupted by the construction look.

  • Visited October 2013
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Can't be beat”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Everything here is good. Salads, pizza, sandwiches and service all great! Large dining area but it can get crowded. They are undergoing renovations which seem to be done at night but that does not interfere with the daily business as along as you do not mind the concrete floor as the old tile has been taken up. Parking area at the side of the restaurant can be very crowded. Prices seem to be fair.

  • Visited October 2013
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Palm Springs, California
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163 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

CPK has at least two branches in Coachella Valley and they keep consistently good standards of service and fare.
Try the pear and gorgonzola pizza! It's great

Visited July 2013
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Thank David82605
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Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good food and good service”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We go here regularly.
I suggest the mushroom pizza very high quality.
Finish off the meal with a kids sundae...less calories and tastes great.
Good service........good location for shopping.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank 101Shp
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“excellent”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

awesome with allergies food is good just get more sauce on the pizza. curb side service doesn't work very well better to go in and get it

Visited July 2013
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Thank Helda T
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