California Pizza Kitchen Short Pump Town Center

Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

California Pizza Kitchen

11800 W. Broad St., #1104 Send to Phone
804-364-9047 | Order Now! | Menu
While pizza with cross-cultural toppings is the main draw, the other dishes also merit attention at this Central Richmond location.



Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Review

: We have not once been disappointed by CPK. The list of more than two dozen pizzas includes all the standards (your choice of crust includes a lighter, hand-tossed version or crispy thin along with a wheat-whole grain crust and gluten-free options). But there are also inventive versions like wild mushroom, Thai chicken and habanero carnitas complete with slow-roasted pulled pork and house-made cilantro pesto. If you can tear yourself away from the pies --- we almost never can --- try one of the pastas like kung pao spaghetti with garlic, green onions, peanuts and piquant red chilies. Salad portions are large, so keep in mind that you can get a half-order. If you’re tossed between salad and pizza, don’t compromise, get the California Club pizza boasting Nueske’s apple wood-smoked bacon, roasted chicken and mozzarella topped with avocado, arugula, torn basil and romaine in lemon-pepper mayo. There’s also a short list of “Small Plates” and Lite Adventures (650 calories or less). Soups, appetizers, sandwiches, tacos and satisfying desserts, such as salted caramel pudding and butter cake with whipped cream, round out the menu. Gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan menus are available. Smoothies and tropical drinks add to the fun.

Best Rosé Wines

For refreshing wines perfect for a hot day, take a look at GAYOT's Best Rosé Wines. See the list.


GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.


The charm of Provence right on your table.

Read the article and see photos.

Whisky Fudge RecipeA Whisky Fudge Recipe for a (very) sweet moment and treat.

Get the recipe.