California Pizza Kitchen

2.0 stars 2.0 out of 5 2 ratings

73080 El Paseo #8, Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 776-5036
$ Under $10 per entree
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    1 ratingDecember 30, 2014

    I was so excited to have a gf margarita pizza! The dough/crust was terrible and inedible- seriously. Awful experience. Had our order retaken twice! Took one hour to get our food and I was the only one who ordered anything gf. Also everyone's order was made wrong. I will never go to any CPK again. (System will not allow me to leave 0 stars so I had to leave one)

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    3 ratingSeptember 29, 2012

    Their menu is not helpful for paleo dining. I asked what made an item gluten-laden and they could not answer. So I had salad and a piece of chicken.

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    5 ratingJune 28, 2016

    350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT 06338

    got a pizza here off their gf menu. not too many options, but the pizza was delicious! I am super sensitive and I had no issues!

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    1 ratingJune 27, 2016

    2241 Q Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

    My wife is gluten free, we ate here recently and ordered the gluten free crust. The pizza itself was ok, nothing to write home about, but later that night she was really sick. I don't think they have a dedicated oven or toppings for their gluten free pizza. Their crust might be certified gluten free but there is definitely cross contamination. Please beware if you are celiac.

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    4 ratingJune 27, 2016

    609 Kailua Road, Kailua, HI 96734

    I have Celiac and had a pizza it was yummy and had no reaction so that's a plus!! the waiter was nice about the allergy.

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    5 ratingJune 23, 2016

    11677 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, CA 90049

    I was very happy with the service as the waitress knew exactly what coeliac was. They have a dedicated menu. It's not a huge selection but the food was delicious.

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2016

    6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

    everything ok ; special menu (inc. pizza) for celiacs.

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    5 ratingJune 12, 2016

    827 Brandon Town Center Mall, Brandon, FL 33511

    Pizza was delicious and no problems with gluten at all. I am celiac

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    3 ratingJune 12, 2016

    3401 Esperanza Crossing #E1, Austin, TX 78758

    Pizza was really good, but I had a reaction afterwards. The crust is supposed to be certified gluten free.

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    4 ratingJune 10, 2016

    1245 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760

    Really good food. Separate gluten free menu is fairly small. The food is safe though.

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    5 ratingJune 06, 2016

    300 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables , FL 33134

    Had gluten free pepperoni pizza easily one of the better gf pizzas I've eaten closest to the real thing

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    5 ratingJune 05, 2016

    1100 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA 93940

    I eat here about 1x a week and if you stick to their small menu, you'll never get sick. :)

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2016

    2223 N. Westshore Blvd., #189, Tampa, FL 33607

    Yummy, yummy, yummy! The GM brought out my pizza with gloves on and informed me that all of the procedures were followed. I got the barbecue chicken and was plenty for me and my brother to share. I also got a wedge salad that said it had gluten free ingredients but couldn't be 100% guaranteed however I didn't get sick. Very pleased with the experience and will be returning

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    5 ratingMay 31, 2016

    1051 W. State Highway 114, Grapevine, TX 76051

    My son has celiac and loves the certified gluten free cheese pizza. We go there often and staff seems very knowledgable. Their website also provides their carb count which makes it a lot easier since we deal with type 1 diabetes as well. Took us a while to go there because of their reviews. Hopefully, my review will encourage others to give it a try.

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    5 ratingMay 27, 2016

    98-1005 Moanalua Road #219, Aiea, HI 96701

    Amazing pizza but even more amazing staff. So knowledgable and assured me there would be special precautions taken. Fabulous.

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    2 ratingMay 26, 2016

    25365 Cedar Rd., Cleveland, OH

    The toppings on my pizza were delicious, but the crust could use a lot of improvement. The crust was burnt around the edges but raw inside. My expectations are usually pretty low, I just appreciate the fact that a restaurant has a gluten free menu. I would recommend the lettuce wraps! They were delicious!

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    4 ratingMay 26, 2016

    2241 Q Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

    I feel like the pizza is hit or miss. I've been twice since they re-created their GF pizza. once the crust was chewy and crisp (the best GF pizza crust I've ever had!) and the second time it was spongy and soggy.

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    4 ratingMay 22, 2016

    2284 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

    Amazing BBQ chicken pizza. Liked it so much for lunch. Went back for supper

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    1 ratingMay 19, 2016

    3665 N. Harbor Dr., Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92101

    This location doesn't offer gluten free. Good luck finding food in terminal 2.

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    5 ratingMay 16, 2016

    1100 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA 93940

    They have a certified gluten free menu which includes about 5 different pizzas. Decent size and the taste was great! No reactions.

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    5 ratingMay 16, 2016

    6227 South State Street, Murray, UT 84107

    Love eating here. Great gourmet salads and pizza. I have never had a problem with cross contamination, never gotten sick.

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    3 ratingMay 15, 2016

    2015 Birch Road, Ste. 725, Chula Vista, CA 91915

    they have to be instructed on how to cook the gf pizza properly. they take it out of the oven too soon and the crust hasn't had time to absorb the cheese oil and sauce.

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2016

    1645 Briargate Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    Not sure what the previous negative reviews are complaining about - in my experience so far, having multiple options that are prepared separately from the rest of the food is a rarity, especially in pizza restaurants. Yeah, 4 or 5 options isn't ideal, but being able to easily order and know that your food will be safe is fantastic. The waiter was also very knowledgeable, and explained that they wash all of the gluten-free-area containers separately, and everyone changes gloves/washes hands, etc. when they enter the gluten free area. This is one of the best processes I've seen in a chain restaurant. Plus, the food was awesome. I shared the waldorf chicken salad (labeled gluten-free on the menu, but not one of the GiG certified items) and the gluten free margherita pizza, and both were delicious. Definitely the best gluten free pizza I've had since my celiac diagnosis a few months ago. The only reason I might dock a star would be the price (just a pricier restaurant in general), but I think they deserve higher than a 3-star overall rating, so I'm giving it 5. I am always impressed with and appreciative of restaurants that go out of their way to make things safe, especially when the staff is friendly and knowledgeable about it, too.

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    4 ratingMay 12, 2016

    2284 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

    Four pizzas that are certified and gluten free crust for any other pizza.

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    1 ratingApril 28, 2016

    100 Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo, CA 94403

    although menu indicates certain items can be made gluten free further discussion with staff indicates no they are/can not...you can have lettuce and mustard vinaigrette safely here. Positive note is an honest manager keeps people from getting sick but menu is misrepresentation of what's truly available gluten free

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    4 ratingApril 26, 2016

    300 Monticello Avenue, #149, Norfolk, VA 23510

    My husband and I had a great experience here. We ordered the gluten free BBQ chicken pizza and it was excellent! The staff was not extremely knowledgable on gluten sensitivity in general, however their service was good and I was not glutened. I would return.

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    4 ratingApril 20, 2016

    2610 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise, FL 33323

    We have eaten here often and my son has never been sick. Great restaurant, great service.

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2016

    827 Brandon Town Center Mall, Brandon, FL 33511

    This place is awesome! I'm celiac and they are really careful about cross contamination. I haven't gotten sick here yet. You have to order specifically off the GF menu (and let the waiter know) to make sure they use the dedicated toppings!

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2016

    238 Summit Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35243

    Absolutely LOVE their pizza. I always get it with a glass of wine :) A friend from DC told me this was her favorite gf pizza and I have to agree! Even my non celiac boyfriend orders his pizza gluten free because he loves it (and we can share!). Knowledgable about cross contamination, they told me they take all of the pizzas out of the brick oven JUST to cook mine gf.

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    4 ratingApril 13, 2016

    136 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    While their options for celiacs are limited, they are good. Their server was able to explain how they prepped the food separately and asked to understand more about the disease, as she said an increasing number of people needing GF options are coming into the restaurant.

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2016

    4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839

    Close to my work, I have been eating gf here once a week for a couple years. Never been sick. Always get the salads marked GS on the menu for lunch. Excellent food. When I occasionally swing by for dinner I do get the gf pizzas. They are great tasting.

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2016

    1 Garden State Plaza, #1160, Paramus, NJ 07652

    We waited several months to test out CPK's 2nd attempt at a gluten free menu, to make sure others had a positive experience. Happy to say, after trying today, we were very impressed! They were confident and consistent in their responses to all of my questions...from the hosts, to the waitstaff to the servers...so it was clear to me that they have done a nice job of training. My celiac son had the pepperoni pizza and loved it! (See pic) Other than the 4 GF pizzas, there are a few salads that are GF, clearly marked with a green "O" on the menu. We felt very comfortable here, and so far my son feels no ill effects.

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    2 ratingApril 01, 2016

    264 19th Street NW, Ste. 2150, Atlanta, GA 30363

    I ordered a gluten free pizza. I've had better gluten free pizzas. The crust was not very good compared to the others I've tried. Also I have my doubts about cross contamination, because the day after was a terrible day for my digestive system (to put it delicately).

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    4 ratingMarch 29, 2016

    28258 Diehl Rd., Warrenville, IL 60555

    They offer gluten free crusts and cook them in a separate oven than the other pizzas!

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    3 ratingMarch 28, 2016

    4600 Ashford - Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346

    They offer four different gf pizzas. The crust is fair, wouldn't go out of my way next time

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    1 ratingMarch 27, 2016

    156 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    The gluten free pizza was terrible. The crust was burnt and it isn't a thin pizza which if it is gluten free, needs to be rolled out thin. It tasted like dry, very dry rice. The server had no idea what gluten free was. If you want gf pizza, head over to the Pie. It is so much better!

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    4 ratingMarch 23, 2016

    6659 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Bldg. C1, Las Vegas, NV 89119

    The gf bbq chicken pizza was great, and I didn't get sick. Only rated four stars because the waiter was subpar

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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2016

    7900 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40222

    We have eaten here many times and have always had a good experience. Most of the time the manager delivers the GF pizza with a verbal guarantee that there was safe handling in the making. The pizza is quite good!

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    5 ratingMarch 16, 2016

    2284 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

    The GF pizza is the best pizza I've had in my life. The base was nice and crispy and not floury. It was also made using GIG standards and had very minimal risk of cross contamination. Great place, wish I could take it back to Australia.

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    4 ratingMarch 12, 2016

    440 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

    I only have gf salads here, not the pizza. I think they don't have a separate oven for it and it gets cross contaminated. I also don't have anything that might have gluten in the salad, like candied walnuts, because sometimes they're gf and sometimes not.

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    5 ratingMarch 12, 2016

    7851 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA

    They've re-done their menu (again) and are very careful about labeling which pizzas are gluten free (they have a gluten free crust, but also designated ingredients for toppings). Since the switch, I have had a great dining experience. Options are limited, but I'd rather that than get sick!

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    4 ratingMarch 09, 2016

    2284 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

    The BBQ Chicken pizza is amazing. Any of their pizzas can be made gf, but 4 of them are certified gf. Little pricey for the size of the pizza.

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    5 ratingMarch 06, 2016

    2284 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

    Nice atmosphere, friendly service. Certified gluten free pizza, four kinds, made in a seperate area of the kitchen. There are other gluten free options on the menu but not guaranteed free of cross contamination. Great pizza!

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    5 ratingMarch 05, 2016

    1328 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588

    Was hesitant to try their pizza, but it's delicious! The pepperoni pizza is so good I've ordered it twice now. The manager brought out my pizza and confirmed that it was gluten free and prepared in a separate area of the kitchen!

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    5 ratingMarch 04, 2016

    6417 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803

    Has a very safe option with their pizza as they make them separately. Their salads are nice but have a risk of cross contamination

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    5 ratingMarch 04, 2016

    310 Los Cerritos Mall, Cerritos, CA 90703

    The new menu has certified gluten free pizza.

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    5 ratingMarch 04, 2016

    12171 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach, CA 90740

    Pizzas are certified gf. Salads are not.

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    5 ratingMarch 03, 2016

    321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802

    A few years ago I got sick at CPK and hadn't been back since. I heard that they had done a lot of gf training and changes so decided to try them again. I was pleasantly surprised. They now have a separate kitchen space and are very careful with cross-contamination. I've eaten there several times now with no ill side effects. I would highly recommend trying out their gf pizza!

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    5 ratingMarch 01, 2016

    2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ

    My second time eating here. Their Gluten Free pizza is delicious! Celiac Friendly, even the bartender knows which drinks are safe for you! Will definitely come back next time I have cravings for pizza!

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    5 ratingFebruary 27, 2016

    10590 Old Olive Street Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141

    They really went through great pains to amend their GF pizza. Much appreciated, my daughter likes it and has never gotten sick

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    4 ratingFebruary 21, 2016

    1000 Ross Park Mall Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    Never gotten sick here. Always order the gfree margarita pizza and California Cobb salad. Delicious. (The staff is knowledgeable but the service isn't great!)

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2016

    118 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030

    GIG certified and delicious! When I ordered, she asked if I had an allergy or celiac disease so they could take good care. Manager brought my pizza out.

Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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