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California Pizza Kitchen

73-080 El Paseo, Ste. 8 Send to Phone
760-776-5036 | Menu
CPK is at it again with flatbreads, small shareable plates and four-ounce offerings of wine.
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California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Review

: Pizza was a rather predictable commodity until CPK arrived on the scene in the 1980s and started serving pies like the B.L.T., complete with mayo, and the barbecued chicken, both of which helped spawn a food craze. These days, this large chain maintains the status quo with its two-dozen or so pizza combinations, but it also introduced a pizza offspring --- flatbreads. These selections help to break the pizza monotony with toppings like whipped truffle cream, Gorgonzola, mozzarella and fresh sage. CPK offers small plates, salads, sandwiches and, oddly enough, tacos, too. Crispy mac ‘n’ cheese features four bite-size noodle patties covered in panko, lightly fried, then tossed in a creamy cheese sauce --- a nice meal for one. Asparagus and arugula salad is equally satisfying for a singleton and is presented with a display of sun-dried tomatoes, shaved Parmesan and a light drizzle of lemon vinaigrette. While the wine list won’t win any awards, the four-ounce pours have us raising our glasses and, when paired with one of the small plates, we have no reason to pass on one of the desserts.

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