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California Pizza Kitchen

#260 of 7,633 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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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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195 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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879 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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231 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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131 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I had the lunch pizza and salad. Both very good, just the right proportion. Champagne dressing is very good. And of course, complimentary bread. We were a group of 7 plus a baby and visited around noon on a Wednesday and were seated right away. Excellent location to folks staying at the Marriott.

Thank Moldog81
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Gluten free pizza is delicious, I ordered the Margarita pizza. Called in take out order and it was ready in 15 mins. They offer curbside pick up if you're driving.

Thank Dorene L

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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
Italian, American, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, 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?