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California Pizza Kitchen

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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SMALL PLATES + CALIFORNIA FLATBREADS
$4.99
Mexican Street Corn
Creamy sweet corn removed from the cob and roasted with smoked paprika, Feta and Parmesan. Served with fresh cilantro, lime and housemade ranchito sauce
$7.49
Charred Shishito Peppers
East Asian shishito peppers pan-sautéed with soy sauce, garlic and red chili
$5.49
Petite Wedge
Nueske's applewood smoked bacon, chopped egg and Roma tomatoes served with bleu cheese dressing
$5.49
Crispy Mac 'N' Cheese
Our classic mac 'n' cheese lightly fried with panko, served on creamy cheese sauce
$4.99
White Corn Guacamole + Chips
Diced avocado, sweet corn, black beans, jicama, bell peppers, fresh cilantro & serrano peppers. Served with housemade blue & white corn tortilla chips
$7.99
Bianco Flatbread
Whipped truffle cream, Gorgonzola, Mozzarella and fresh sage
$7.99
Shaved Mushroom + Spinach Flatbread
Cremini mushrooms, sautéed spinach and California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil with Romano and Parmesan
$8.29
Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower
Fresh cauliflower florets buttermilk-battered and fried to a golden brown, then tossed in housemade Sriracha buffalo sauce and topped with a salad of celery, cilantro, scallions and Gorgonzola
$6.49
Asparagus + Arugula Salad
Sun-dried tomatoes, toasted almonds and shaved Parmesan served with housemade lemon vinaigrette
APPETIZERS
$11.79
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Served hot with housemade blue & white corn tortilla chips
$12.49
Avocado Club Egg Rolls
Hand-wrapped crispy wonton rolls filled with avocado, chicken, tomato, Monterey Jack and Nueske's applewood smoked bacon. Served with housemade ranchito sauce and herb ranch
Chicken $11.59
Shrimp $13.19
Chicken & Shrimp $15.19
Lettuce Wraps
Fresh Shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts and scallions tossed in spicy ginger soy sauce
$9.49
Szechwan Chicken Dumplings
Chinese dumplings topped with fresh cilantro, sesame seeds and scallions. Served with our soy-ginger chili sauce
TORTILLA SPRING ROLLS
Baked in our hearth oven and sprinkled with herbs. Choose two $9.59 [cal. 660-880] | Choose three $11.59 [cal. 990-1320]
Mediterranean Veggie
Cremini mushrooms, eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onions, Mozzarella and Parmesan. Served with marinara [cal. 340]
Baja Chicken
Monterey Jack and Cheddar, corn, black beans, poblanos, red onions and fresh cilantro. Served with housemade guacamole [cal. 330]
Thai Chicken
Peanut sauce, bean sprouts, scallions, carrots, fresh cilantro and Mozzarella. Served with Thai peanut sauce [cal. 440]
SOUPS
cup $5.99 | bowl $7.99 | two in a bowl $8.99
Tomato Basil Bisque
Our velvety tomato bisque with a touch of cream, topped with housemade garlic butter croutons. Cup [cal. 270] | bowl [cal. 540]
Dakota Smashed Pea + Barley
A hearty split pea soup with barley, carrots, onions, savory herbs and scallions. Cup [cal. 170] | bowl [cal. 340]
Sedona Tortilla
Vine-ripened tomatoes, tomatillos and corn with mild green chilies, Southwestern spices and crispy tortillas. Cup [cal. 260] | bowl [cal. 480]
Baked Potato
Purée of potato with Nueske's applewood smoked bacon and scallions. Cup [cal. 290] | bowl [cal. 590]
Two In a Bowl
Two of our signature soups served side by side [cal. 430-560]
POWER BOWLS
Protein-packed with supergrains and layered with fresh veggies. Substitute grilled shrimp or sautéed salmon upon request (additional charge)
$15.49
Banh Mi Bowl
Quinoa, baby kale, fresh cilantro & mint topped with grilled chicken, watermelon radish, fresh avocado, cucumber, carrot, bean sprouts, scallions and sesame seeds. Served with housemade chili-lime vinaigrette and serrano peppers
$15.49
Santa Fe Bowl
Cilantro farro and spinach topped with lime chicken, tomatoes, sweet corn, black beans, red cabbage, fresh avocado, poblano peppers and toasted pepitas. Served with housemade poblano ranch
SALADS
Grilled Chicken Breast (Gluten Free) $4.50 [add cal. 260] | Grilled Shrimp (Gluten Free) $5 [add cal. 120] | Sautéed Salmon (Gluten Free) $6 [add cal. 320] | Fresh Avocado (Gluten Free) (Vegetarian) $3 [add cal. 110]
Full $16.29
Half $12.29
The Original BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad
Black beans, sweet corn, jicama, fresh cilantro & basil, crispy corn tortilla strips, Monterey Jack and our housemade herb ranch. Topped with BBQ chicken, tomatoes and scallions. Suggested with fresh avocado
Full $15.89
Half $11.89
Roasted Veggie
Warm artichoke hearts, asparagus, eggplant, red & yellow peppers, corn and sun-dried tomatoes served with cool Romaine, avocado and housemade Dijon balsamic vinaigrette. Suggested with grilled chicken, shrimp or sautéed salmon
Full $12.49
Half $8.49
Classic Caesar
Crisp Romaine with shaved Parmesan and housemade garlic butter croutons. Suggested with grilled chicken, shrimp or sautéed salmon
Full $16.59
Half $12.59
Waldorf Chicken
Grapes, green apples, candied walnuts, crisp celery, baby greens and Gorgonzola served with housemade Dijon balsamic vinaigrette
Full $16.29
Half $12.29
Thai Crunch
Crisp veggies and fresh cilantro with chicken and the crunch of peanuts, wontons and rice sticks. Served with Thai peanut dressing. Suggested with fresh avocado
Full $16.69
Half $12.69
California Cobb
Nueske's applewood smoked bacon, avocado, chicken, tomatoes, chopped egg, fresh basil and Gorgonzola with housemade herb ranch or bleu cheese dressing. Try it with fresh beets [add cal. 35 full / cal. 20 half]
Full $15.79
Half $11.79
Italian Chopped
Roasted turkey breast, julienned salami, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, Mozzarella and fresh basil served with housemade mustard herb vinaigrette
Full $15.29
Half $11.29
Quinoa + Arugula
Our super-grain salad with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, toasted pine nuts and Feta. Served with our housemade Champagne vinaigrette. Suggested with grilled chicken, shrimp or sautéed salmon
MAIN PLATES
$24.99
Hearth-Roasted Halibut*
Wild-caught North Pacific halibut roasted on a cedar plank with grilled asparagus and creamy farro with butternut squash & baby kale
$20.99
Cedar Plank Salmon*
North Atlantic salmon roasted on a cedar plank in our hearth oven with smoked paprika and lime. Served with white corn & spinach succotash topped with Feta
$20.59
Roasted Garlic Chicken + Seasonal Vegetables
Pan-roasted chicken breast in lemon-garlic sauce with hearth-roasted fingerling potatoes, cauliflower, Mediterranean herbs and seasonal vegetables
$17.39
Chicken Piccata
Pan-roasted chicken breast with linguini fini, lemon, capers and cream
$18.69
Chicken Milanese
Panko-crusted chicken breast topped with wild arugula and housemade checca, finished with California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil and shaved Parmesan
$16.49
Crispy Fish Tacos
Panko-crusted filleted white fish, fresh avocado, shaved cabbage, Sriracha ranch and fresh cilantro. Served with flame-roasted salsa and our housemade blue & white corn tortilla chips
$26.99
Fire-Grilled Ribeye*
12oz USDA choice ribeye grilled with housemade Pinot Noir sea salt and topped with bleu cheese compound butter. Served with roasted fingerling potatoes and lemon-garlic wild arugula salad
ORIGINAL HAND-TOSSED PIZZAS
Wheat whole grain crust upon request [add cal. 20]. Crispy thin crust for an additional 1.50 [add cal. 0]. Cauliflower Crust for an additional 2.50 [subtract cal. 10]. Ask about our certified gluten-free pizzas
$15.49
The Original BBQ Chicken Pizza
Created here in 1985. Our legendary BBQ sauce, smoked Gouda, red onions and fresh cilantro transform this original to iconic
$16.19
The Works
Spicy Italian sausage, rustic pepperoni, Cremini mushrooms, Mozzarella, red onions, green peppers, olives and wild Greek oregano
$14.79
Thai Chicken
Grilled chicken breast with peanut sauce and Mozzarella, hearth-baked then topped with crisp bean sprouts, julienned carrots, slivered scallions and fresh cilantro
$14.79
Wild Mushroom
Shaved Cremini, Shiitake, Portobello and white mushrooms with slivered scallions, cracked black pepper, Romano and Mozzarella. Finished with Parmesan. Suggested on wheat whole grain crust
$14.99
Hawaiian
Fresh pineapple, applewood smoked ham and slivered scallions
$13.49
Five Cheese + Fresh Tomato
Fresh and traditional Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, smoked Gouda and Romano with tomato and fresh basil
$14.49
Spicy Chipotle Chicken
Chipotle adobo sauce, shaved poblanos and Monterey Jack with housemade roasted corn & black bean salsa, fresh cilantro and tangy lime crema
$17.29
Carne Asada
Tender marinated steak, fire-roasted poblanos, cilantro pesto, yellow onions, Mozzarella, Monterey Jack and fresh cilantro. Served with housemade salsa verde
$15.99
California Club
Nueske's applewood smoked bacon, grilled chicken and Mozzarella, hearth-baked then topped with avocado, wild arugula, fresh tomatoes, torn basil and Romaine tossed in lemon-pepper mayo. Suggested on wheat whole grain crust
$14.39
Shrimp Scampi
Housemade lemon-garlic shrimp with caramelized onions, Mozzarella, Parmesan and red chili, topped with fresh arugula and wild Greek oregano. Suggested on cauliflower crust
CRISPY THIN CRUST PIZZAS
$16.89
Sicilian
Spicy marinara, Italian sausage, spicy Capicola ham, salami, Mozzarella, shaved Parmesan, fresh basil & oregano
$14.49
Tostada
Crisp lettuce, tortilla strips and housemade herb ranch top this hearth-baked crust with layers of black beans, melted Cheddar & Monterey Jack. Served with flame-roasted salsa
$14.89
Margherita
Italian tomatoes with fresh Mozzarella, fresh basil and Parmesan
$15.29
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Spicy sweet Caribbean sauce, authentic Jamaican spices, Nueske's applewood smoked bacon, red onions, bell peppers and scallions
$15.29
Roasted Artichoke + Spinach
Oven-roasted artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, sautéed spinach, Mozzarella and Parmesan over a layer of our legendary Spinach Artichoke Dip
GLUTEN-FREE PIZZAS
Calories listed below are per slice. All pizzas are 6 slices. Your choice of cauliflower crust or traditional gluten-free crust
$17.99
The Original BBQ Chicken Pizza
Our legendary BBQ sauce, smoked Gouda, red onions and fresh cilantro transform this original to iconic
$16.79
Pepperoni
A combination of rustic and spicy pepperoni with fresh Mozzarella and wild Greek oregano
$18.39
Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage
Cremini mushrooms, rustic pepperoni, spicy Italian sausage, fresh torn basil, Mozzarella and wild Greek oregano
$17.39
Margherita
Italian tomatoes with fresh Mozzarella, fresh basil and Parmesan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I tend to think that California Pizza Kitchen should undergo a name change because the name is misleading. They have quite a large menu and pizzas are only a small part. We went with another couple for lunch. We ordered a Waldorf salad, a turkey...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roadtrip E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really appreciate that all of the menu offerings that might be considered to be healthy had calorie content provided, both for half and full portions. While I love their whole menu, it is good to be able to eat out while whittling away extra...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 22 November 2018

This restaurant is a franchise so you know what to expect. They did not disappoint. Food and service met my expectations.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank br0kenlcd
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Short on atmosphere but the menu's breath more than compensates. Extremely obliging staff will handle virtually any modification of any menu items. Lots more than pizza; the Thai Crunchy salad is a treat. Wine comes in 2 sizes; large is 9 oz.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Richard F
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Raeanne was a superstar ! She really made the visit to the restaurant worth the stop! Handled all the food concerns and had great suggestions. Loved the Shanghai Power Bowl and the Goldenroad mango beer!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank K2Y2
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We visited the California Pizza Kitchen for a late lunch while on vacation. We were seated immediately but we had to wait a while before a server came to our table. Other tables that came in after us were served before anyone came to our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ADolores
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I like CPK because they always offer and change their creative menus. The non alcohol beverages menu were also tasteful

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank spicycelina
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Given the choice of restaurants in the area you would think that customer service would be high on the agenda. However that was not the situation when we visited CPK in Palm Desert as despite the restaurant not being busy for a Saturday night the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DeaksTS
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Once upon a time, children, long ago and far away, the CPK concept was fresh and new. If this branch is any indication, however, the concept needs freshening. Service was indifferent to boot.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank califcasl
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Positives: The margherita cauliflower crust pizza was fabulous with a crispy crust, flavorful sauce and just the right amount of cheese. The spicy chipotle chicken pizza had a lot of toppings on the perfect crust and indeed spicy but tasty. Our server was very friendly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kristin2000
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Yes, there is a bar at the front of the restaurant with tables at the front window.
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