California Pizza Kitchen

2 recent 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.

1550 E. Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL
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Validated Gluten Free Safe Spot

Most Recent Reviews


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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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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I used to eat here often. Last week, the server was confused as to what a validated gluten-free pizza was. She was "pretty sure"that means it was the cauliflower pizza"... They pizza was flagged "gluten free"but of course this is the first time I've been sick after going there. I won't be going back.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Called for carry out. Spoke with 2 staff members and a manager. All 3 were super rude and acted like we were a huge inconvenience, asking about gluten free options. Manager hung up on us without giving a total and pick up time. When we called back for the info., she was very annoyed that she had to look up our order. We cancelled and never ate there. Worst experience we have had since being GF.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 2 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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They have gluten free certified pizzas. Their procedures are certified by The Gluten Intolerance group.

Not many GF options but what they have is tasty!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This is the only place I can go for safe GF pizza. They have a certified GF pizza menu which is amazing! They only have 4 options to choose from, but knowing they are 100% safe is good enough for me. I eat at many CPK's and they are all equally amazing. I always order the BBQ chicken pizza with added pineapple and mushrooms with no cheese (I also have a dairy allergy) and it is yummy every time! I highly recommend it to anyone with celiac or gluten intolerance!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Their gluten free pizza is pretty good, not the best I've ever had. In my experience, waiters have been very helpful about my gluten free needs! Kind of pricey though!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The pizza was ok, I have had much better gluten free pizza and this place is very pricey!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Less than thrilled. The pizzas are tiny and the gluten free crust is DRY, not much food for the money you spend.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Excellent GF service! They have 4 GF pizzas that are Celiac friendly. The crust is delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Normally I would not eat here, but I was desperate. I have eaten the brand’s frozen cauliflower crusts at home before without issue.

I ordered online and specified I had celiac - gluten issue. Got the sausage mushroom pepperoni cauliflower crust pizza before a flight that was leaving soon. Did not get sick! Nothing is labeled on the menu, I went solely based on knowledge from the frozen pizzas and it worked out.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


They have cauliflower crust for pizzas. Can’t confirm if they took precautions to cook in separate oven, or if other ingredients are GF as well.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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It seems as though their kitchen has started slipping. I was gluttened last night after going to this location for over two years. My meal came out for the first time without a gluten free marker. Be very careful!

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Symptomatic Celiac

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Ordered the mushroom, pepperoni and sausage pizza twice. I told the kitchen i was celiac, they informed me that the GF pizza is prepared ahead of time and kept in a separate fridge. The pizzas stay on the tinfoil when put into the oven (shared with gluten pizzas). However, the second time I went, they didnt change the gloves, and started using them to add pepperoni to my pizza. I saw and asked if they were new gloves and they said no- and made me a new pizza. I would be careful when dining here because it does not seem to be consistent

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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

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Went here tonight and the chicken pizza was the best I have had since Coeliacs disease 5 years ago. Thin crispy base, yum. Waiter was knowledgeable and pizza came out with a gf flag on it. Wish I had a place like this in Australia.

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

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