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California Pizza Kitchen

#272 of 7,611 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
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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174 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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818 reviews
526 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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227 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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126 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
Robina, Australia
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122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Yes it's a chain but it makes great pizza. Preferred it actually to the traditional deep dish served elsewhere. Friendly service too.

Thank lisa31jane
Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Every Veterans Day we receive a list of the participating restaurants that so graciously give the Veterans a taste or two of free food and California Kitchen is always on the list BUT there is none in Dallas Tx. So I always wanted to go and when I noticed one on the same street as my hotel in Chicago and... More 

Thank carla482015

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?