California Pizza Kitchen, now known affectionately as CPK, has been a local favorite of Southern California for decades.
This is always a great place for consistently great tasting food. The restaurants are designed for family dining, or a romantic meal for two.
On this visit we decided to try the Rib Eye and the Chicken Piccata. We love our steaks on the medium side, and they did not disappoint. It was tender and juicy. Honestly, it really does compare to what you would be served at a steakhouse. And we would know! If there is a steakhouse around, we will find it! They top the steak with a lump of buttery garlic spread. It so enhances the flavor.
The other dish we tried was the Chicken Piccata. Philip loved this dish. The noodles were al dente', as they should be. It was a balance of just enough cream sauce to the amount of noodles they serve. The chicken that comes with the dish seemed to be marinated in the same sauce. Tender and tasty.
We highly recommend this location. If you like a booth, you may have to wait. But, bar seating seems to be always available (and your service will be faster).
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