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California Pizza Kitchen

$$ - $$$
Back Bay
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800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-8025
+1 617-247-0888
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New Jersey
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

CPK is a chain but the food and service is of very high order. The pizza options pretty much fit everyone's taste ranging from veggie only to a carnivores meatiest desire. Salads, as well fit a wide range of tastes. My wife and I typically share a salad and a pizza and have some left over

Thank eis
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a quick lunch on Presidents' Day Monday, it was a holiday but they neglected to mention that they weren't serving the lunch menu because of that, which was a bummer because we had already decided what we wanted off that menu. The gentleman has seated us was rather abrupt in his speech as was the waitress,... More 

Thank MyLuckyChicken
Cairo, Egypt
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

its alright it was the closet restaurant from my hotel, the service was slow , the quality can be better in respect to other places , plus it was quite expensive ...

Thank Karim R
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed their vegetarian pizza and their salad , they have tasty food and good portions and healthy salads , I like restaurants who have vegetarian options for those who like to eat healthy food , it is a good restaurant with good service and good location .

Thank Marie C
Turku, Finland
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, lively and modern pizza restaurant. Pizza was 4/5 but their queuing system was totally unprofessional. We were told that table will be ready in max 15 minutes. It was not. We noticed that they had three different waiting lists and they qualified customers very randomly. Finally we asked if we could eat by the bar counter and it was... More 

Thank JuusoJT
Quincy, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This California Pizza Kitchen is exactly what you would expect for a chain restaurant, in an extremely convenient location , especially if you are shopping at the Prudential Center or Copley Place.

Thank Ray T
Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I tried the one with mushroom and vegetables. Pizza dough was very thin and well cooked. Also staff were polite and quick in service.

Thank drburcucbc
Kusadasi, Turkey
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Pizza was good and sharing one between two was more than enough. Service wasn't so great and being asked to leave to make room for other diners was very rude. Thin crust pizza is hood, the booths are tight and uncomfortable - if you're tired and need to eat in prudential it is definitely a choice for a quick bite

Thank delta c
Summit, New Jersey
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460 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This was my first time at a California Pizza Kitchen and I was impressed! The pizza was very good (got the meatiest version we could) and we also ordered a salad to balance out the meal, which was also very good! They had a pretty good drink selection and my fiancée really enjoyed her sangria flight. I enjoyed a Chimay... More 

Thank Kevin B
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing special but serves up what is expected of such an establishment. I went in hungry and came out satisfied and full of pasta and pizza. Good value and speedy service. We ate here after the restaurant we had booked (Lolita) had for some reason shut up shop all of a sudden. This restaurant is ideal for kids and families.... More 

Thank blubirdz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-8025
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-0888

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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?

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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