Watch your pie bake in a wood-fired oven at this national chain with global culinary influences.. In Short Founded in Beverly Hills in 1985, these eateries with the trademark yellow, black and white color scheme have spread nationwide. The decor consists of simple wood and glass with roomy black leather booths. The thin-crust pizzas come with innovative toppings from Asia, Latin America and the Southwest; signature pizzas like the Original BBQ Chicken and Jamaican Jerk Chicken compete with old standbys like pepperoni and traditional cheese. Pastas, salads, soups and sandwiches round out the menu.
Get the real thing, don't buy frozen!.
If you have bought a california pizza kitchen pizza in your local grocer's freezer you aren't doing yourself justice. Take it from me.. don't buy em. Because it doesn't even come close to sitting down at the original. I mean.. how else can you explain the line at the door for a table? California Pizza Kitchen has lots of variety, so if you have picky eaters in the family that don't want pizza, they can choose from salads, soups to pasta. However, try to convince them to eat the unique pizza. Thats what the whole experience is about!! I definitely recommend the BBQ pizza, the BLT pizza and the Carne Asada pizza. The waitstaff is quite friendly and they are quite efficient in replacing drinks, bringing the check.
The best time to go to CPK in my opinion is for an early lunch on Sunday when the mall opens, because if you wait any longer you WILL be waiting for a table.
Pass up the frozen CPK and go out and experience the REAL thing!!
i love cpk's because they have much more than pizza. they have a wonderful menu filled with great lunch ideas and fabulous desserts. i would not reccomend getting the pizza but then again i've only tried it once. i would, however, recommend the fabulous soup and sandwich combo or perhaps the shrimp pasta with chicken added to it. its divine.