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California Pizza Kitchen
Ranked #98 of 704 Restaurants in Riverside
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
California
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“After a long weekday at work ...”
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Go straight to the bar! CPK Riverside's bar staff are friendly and fast. It's a great way to get served fast without waiting for a table. Here's what to order: Get the asparagus and arugula salad so that you won't be seeing stars because the pizzas take time. Then go thin crust, VERY similar to what I've had in Sicily. I suggest "Four Seasons" or, in Italiano, "Quattro Stagioni". No, it's not on the menu anymore, but they still have the ingredients for other pizzas and know how to make the Four Seasons. While you are at the bar, you might want to order wine, if you aren't a tee-totaler (but the waitstaff don't mind if you are). I suggest "Dreaming Tree", a North Coast red blend.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
San Bernardino, California
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“favorite pizza in california”
Reviewed 12 October 2012

since i eat pizza in New York i am very picky about the ones here. but this is the best. the jerky chicken did taste like the jerk chicken when i was in Jamacia.

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Moreno Valley, California
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413 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 740 helpful votes
“Strike California gold among the gourmet pizzas”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

They have so much more on their menu than just pizza. I struck 'gold' with their savory mediterranean salad vinaigrette with cranberries and dates. Others in my party enjoyed designer pasta or pannini-style sandwiches. They underscore the "California" moniker by offering avocado on nearly everything.

Prices were moderate, considering the variety they present on the huge menu. The facility was large, clean and classy and continues to be another great restaurant draw at the Riverside Plaza. Bottom line: Great for all social occasions and all tastes.

  • Visited September 2012
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Riverside, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“CPK great food!”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Love their salads there. It isn't just for pizza, but that is good too. Have a leisurely lunch with friends and never feel rushed to leave. Attentive service, but not hovering.

Visited May 2012
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Loma Linda, California
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129 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very Noisy”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

This place is hopping! the food is fab! The waitress told us about a different dish to try, and she said if we did like it, we could order something else without a charge.
the table they set us next to was a very loud party of drunks, they were having a good time, so did not fault them for that. They left shortly and brought a big family with a baby who screamed for the whole rest of the time. the mother did not try to stop her baby from screaming( it wasn't just crying, can tolerate that) It was ear piercing.
I would suggest- don't sit near the big table groups.
so we ate in a hurry to get out of there

  • Visited July 2012
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