California Pizza Kitchen
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California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Review: We have not once been disappointed by CPK. The list of two dozen crispy-thin pizzas includes all the standards, but there are also inventive versions like wild mushroom, mango tandoori chicken, and B.L.T.---complete with mayonnaise. Our favorites are the roasted garlic chicken, with its garlic-shallot butter, and the barbecued chicken, the most popular of the pizzas. You can also design your own. If you can tear yourself away from the pies---we almost never can---try one of the pastas; we recommend the Thai linguine with spicy peanut-ginger sauce. Another Asian option, the crisp Chinese chicken salad, is satisfying. Salad portions are large; so keep in mind that you can get a half-order. Head there for one of the lunch specials. Monday thru Friday until 4 p.m., choose from lunch-size pizzas and pastas, hearty sandwiches or a tasty soup and Caesar salad combo.