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California Pizza Kitchen is a popular
restaurant chain, CPK, that expands its menus and locations constantly. The
food is pretty good and the prices are mid-range.
Anaheim California Pizza Kitchen
is located at 2414 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806. The
Anaheim California Pizza Kitchen
phone number upon time of publication was (714) 939-6996. Located near
Anaheim Stadium, the restaurant is the ideal place to dine before attending
a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball game, or concert and the nearby
venue, the Pond (was Arrowhead, then Honda, and who knows what else).
Anaheim California Pizza Kitchen, nevertheless, offers a great alternative
to Downtown Disney's
Naples Pizza Ristorante, which we happen to love. Between the two, it's
really a tough choice. Location, location may just be the answer to this
dilemma. If you are at the theme parks and need a nice meal, do pick the
Naples pizza place. But for out and about driving around the town, go for
The California Pizza Kitchen not far away. OK?
Anaheim GardenWalk California Pizza Kitchen, 321 W. Katella Ave.,
Anaheim, CA 92802. Call: (714) 991-0305
On Katella Ave. Opened in 2008, this is a shiny new restaurant that Anaheim
residents and tourists from around the globe welcome to the home of
Disneyland. Unveiled in GardenWalk,a three-level lushly landscaped outdoor
mall with 440,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment between
Disneyland and a new third theme park, the retail project is filled with
restaurants and shops that include Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Larger than
Downtown Disney, The
Cheesecake Factory, P.F.Chang’s, McCormick & Schmick Grill, Roy’s of
Hawaii and Great Steak (& Potatoes) are some eateries that have opened at
the outdoor mall. AMF 300 bowling alley, The Movie Experience/IMAX,
Heat Ultra Lounge and Bar Louie offer entertainment, while shoppers can
wander and find clothes and gifts at Ann Taylor Loft, Aveda, Banana
Republic, Defy Board Shop, Harley Davidson, OC Gift, White House/Black
Market, XP Apparel, Chico’s, Sunglass Hut, V Generation, Tommy Bahama and
Brea - California Pizza Kitchen, 1065 Brea Mall,
Brea, CA 92821. Call: (714) 672-0407. Located in Brea Mall.
Costa Mesa California Pizza Kitchen at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear
St., #316, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Call: (714) 557-1279. Located in South Coast Plaza
on the Crystal Court side of the road on the third floor wing where Macy's /
Crate & Barrel are located, this restaurant is truly a mall restaurant as it
does not offer bar service, and its hours are in line with the mall's hours
of operation. It does offer an outdoor events patio for meetings and groups,
however. Its latest hours of operation is 9 p.m., 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Huntington Beach California Pizza Kitchen at Bella Terra shopping
mall, 7851 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Call: (714)
372-3157. Opened at the remake mall which was once called Huntington Beach
Mall, this Pizza Kitchen restaurant is surrounded by dining options,
including a Buca di Beppo and a San Francisco-based Pomodoro Italian
restaurant. So you'd think that there's no wait. You couldn't be further
from the truth on many nights when people line up out the door. Cheesecake
Factory and Islands are several restaurants nearby that also pack in the
crowds. There's a full bar and for those seeking entertainment, stroll over
to the Century 20 Theater (stadium seating) and watch a movie on a date
night or day. Opened in 2005, the CPK opened as an instant success, and it
hasn't slowed down from what we've observed.
Irvine - California Pizza Kitchen at Park Place, 2957 Michelson
Drive, Irvine, CA 92614. Call: (949) 975-1265. Opened in 1993, this CPK is
located near the UC Irvine campus, thus the generous hours (open till 11
p.m. several nights). With call ahead wait list, full bar and patio seating,
it's a family and student favorite for dining all hours of the day.
Irvine - Spectrum California Pizza Kitchen, phone number 949/585-9531;
address, 55 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. Opened at
Irvine Spectrum Mall in 2004, this extremely busy mall with a theater,
carousel and winter ice skating rink offers generous hours. The California
Pizza Kitchen restaurant is open till 11 p.m. several nights. Irvine
Spectrum includes outdoor mall shopping with trendy stores, additional
dining and movies. Several hotels surround this residential and business
planned community environment.
Laguna Hills - Laguna Hills Mall California Pizza Kitchen at Laguna Hills Mall,
24155 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, CA. Call: (949) 458-9600.
Directions: the Laguna Hills Mall sits directly west of Interstate 5 at the
El Toro Road exit. This California Pizza Kitchen opened in 1993. Located
next to Macy's, it offers a full bar and call ahead wait list. Laguna Hills
is the gateway between San Diego and Los Angeles, so this place makes for an
excellent dinner road stop when that famous rush hour traffic backs up and
you need a pick-me-up.
Mission Viejo - Mission Viejo California Pizza Kitchen, 25513 Marguerite Parkway,
Mission Viejo, CA 92692. Call: (949) 951-0906
Newport Beach - Newport Beach California Pizza Kitchen at Fashion Island, 1151
Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Call: (949) 759-5534. Opened
in 1988 at Fashion Island Mall, this restaurant was one of the first
launches of the new style chains restaurants at the mall offering a good
meal in a casual, shopping center atmosphere where speedy was a bonus. When
it first opened, the lines to dine at the Fashion Island California Pizza
Kitchen were tremendous. The restaurant's popularity continues 20 years
later as the food quality has consistently remained fresh and tasty. Fashion Island
Mall shopping and entertainment you may
enjoy while visiting this attractive Newport Beach attraction.
Santa Ana - Santa Ana California Pizza Kitchen at MainPlace Mall is 2800 N. Main
Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701.Call: (714) 479-0604. Located on the mall upper
level next to Nordstrom, this Pizza Kitchen location opened in 1993. It does
include a full bar and generous hours, plus an outdoor patio. Main Place
offers many attractions in addition to the mall. The Santa Ana Zoo, Bowers
Museum and for kids, Discovery Science Center, all offer exhibits and
Seal Beach - Seal Beach California Pizza Kitchen at The Shops at Rossmoor, 12171 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach, CA 90740.
Call: (562) 430-2695. Opened in 1997 when the mall was renovated, this
popular restaurant includes outdoor patio seating, a full bar, and that new
look and feel. It's latest hour is 10 p.m., possibly reflecting the local
audience (Leisure World retirement village is nearby.) Attractions include
the jazz club across the street, Spaghettini's Dinner & Jazz Club.
Tustin - Tustin California Pizza Kitchen at the Marketplace, telephone number 714/838-5083; address,
3001 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782. This location is at the Tustin
Marketplace in Orange County, Calif.