California Pizza Kitchen

4 ratings
$ • Pizza Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pizza, Salad

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
3 ratings

As rated by the community

1515 Lake Cook Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Most Recent Reviews


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Other than things like salads, there is not anything except cauliflower pizza. So, great if you like that but otherwise probably not a great choice.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very gluten free yummy pizza on a Cauliflower crust!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gluten free pizza, staff seemed knowledgeable

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Salad

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Very accommodating. They took extra precautions and my son with celiac loved it, ate a ton and didn't have a reaction!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Overall Rating

Review


They have 5 pizza options guaranteed to be celiac safe and they’re so tasty!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


The manager Mike was fabulous. He explained to me in detail that they prep separately, use a clean pizza cutter, and place an aluminum cover over the pizza in the oven to prevent cross contamination. They have gluten free certified pizzas (triangles on menu). Mike was very patient and totally understood the importance.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

Symptomatic Celiac

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The servers, cook, and hostess went above and beyond to try to help me find a safe way to eat here! I was hungry and desperate. They were not very knowledgeable about GF options or celiac disease, but after some back and forth and lots of checking with the cook, they made me a cheese pizza on cauliflower crust. Precautions taken: hand washing, changed gloves, made my pizza on a separate pan so it never touched the prep surfaces. They also put down some parchment paper in the oven underneath my pizza since the oven often gets flour on it from other pizzas. Not the most ideal meal for safety, but I was starving and they were willing to listen and try to help which I appreciated!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


Very good salads and very good GF pizza. Thin crust of course, but texture was great. We got the half size salads BTW. The full size are huge.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Solid choice. No gluten issues. My food came out separate and marked. I have eaten at different locations so I was not worried about cross contamination but some people may be concerned

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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