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California Pizza Kitchen

#367 of 7,697 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
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52 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
+1 312-787-6075
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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111 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was incredible. We had two appetizers and shared a California club pizza. We weren't sure about the pizza and the waiter said they have a try something new guarantee. If we didn't like it, we could get something else. Needless to say, we loved it. Great service and atmosphere as well. Prompt service and bring time for food... More 

Thank Tamhicks10
Kalamazoo, MI
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106 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I will admit that I have eaten at this restaurant a million times and other than a just a few minor mishaps I've always had a very good experience the staff is always been very attentive the food is always been very good but about a week ago we went in here and we had the worst experience we have... More 

Thank Donnie3217
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were waiting to eat at some other restaurant close by and got tired of waiting. I called them and got the table right away. Place was busy and almost full Service was quick and to the point. I wish they slow down a bit. Our younger one likes their beans guacamole with chips and our older one like their... More 

Thank Deepti111
Wragby, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

After a huge trek around Chicago we were v hungry and looking for a good quality place to eat that didn't have a huge wait for food. We came across CPK by accident and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality choice and service. As Gluten free person, I struggle to find choice, however they had a g f pizza... More 

Thank Debs-and-Evie
Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I am a simple man - I love pizza and beer after a long flight. Maybe it's the carbs that lull me off to sleep after it or maybe it's routine. I visit the States on business quite a lot and can immediately spot a bad pizza joint. In Chicago, those places are difficult to find as pizza is their... More 

Thank Shane F
Dorval, Canada
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218 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch not knowing much about the menu we decided on a few appetizers and a pizza to share. The Tostitos egg rolls were very good as was the chicken and artichoke pizza, service was very good. As this was our first visit we were pleased with the whole experience.

Thank Cindy G
Leeds, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Came here after 12 hours travel from the UK. Seated straight away and served very quickly. Good choice of food on offer. We ordered pasta and a pizza. Large portions and both were delicious. Reasonable prices too. Would come here again.

Thank ejames0912
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Taste and delicious food! everything was fresh and tasty. I had a soup and salad, my friend got pizza. Its a really nice place and great location, many options in the menu and not so overpriced like other places in the same area.

Thank Una P
Springfield, Illinois
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1,002 reviews
641 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is a very consistent chain restaurant and this one is no exception. Very good pizzas and Italian/Californian inspired dishes are consistently good. But if you want a real traditional Napolitan Italian Pizza, then cross the street to Eataly and climb to the second floor.

Thank Clevlander
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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254 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at California Pizza. I don't usually chose chain restaurants when I'm visiting a new town. But we were tired and it was close to our hotel. I had an excellent flat bread pizza with Brussels sprouts and bacon, unusual and yummy. We also had a Sicilian pizza that was excellent. Our friend had a pasta and mushroom... More 

Thank Retiredrn365

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Italian, American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-2702
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-6075

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?