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California Pizza Kitchen

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118 Shawan Rd, suite FF, Hunt Valley, MD 21030-1318
+1 410-785-3336
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cockeysville, Maryland
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After struggling between Ledo Pizza and this restaurant we decided for this because of higher rating. We first ordered cheesy bread, chicken dumplings and the popular BBQ chicken pizza. The cheesy breads were bland. The dumplings were good but quantity was too less. The garnishing was unnecessary. The pizza looked dead with topping of serrano peppers since they didn't have... More 

Thank easyvivek
Ocean City, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed our meal at the Hunt Valley California Pizza Kitchen. While this is a chain restaurant we found the service and attention to detail at this location to be exemplary. Ryan very capably managed a very busy dining room and ensured the satisfaction of each customer. Unlike many managers, Ryan was in the trenches refilling drinks and seeing... More 

Thank ThisTimeIsDifferent
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While shopping, we Decided we needed pizza. While waiting for the pizza, we had a few appetizers at the bar. Although the place was super crowded, the service was swift. The bartender was nice and attentive. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Katrina P
York, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, my hubby and I have avoided going to California Pizza Kitchen because we get enough pizza delivered when the grandkids are visiting ... But yesterday after looking at their menu finally, we decided to try it! Omg! We are so glad that we did! The hostess was very pleasant and allowed us to choose where we wanted to sit... More 

Thank grandmaK63
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The portions are huge and the salad came out nice and cold. It was one of the best salads I have ever had. The service was very friendly.

Thank Deirdre S
Towson, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This use to be a pretty good place to go for what is basically tuned up fast food. NO LONGER ! I was charged $12 for a "nothing special" margarita. The $11 appetizer "3 tortilla spring rolls" consisted of 9 pieces of two inch made from frozen tiny fried dough rolls, like what you would buy in your grocery store... More 

Thank sixpack50
Baltimore, Maryland
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233 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Wow! I ordered the Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pizza for a late lunch with my family - never again! This pizza was over-cooked and SO over-spiced that none of the ingredients or flavors of the pizza could be tasted. The Chipotle adobo sauce overwhelmed everything - and gave me heartburn for most of the night after our late lunch. The shaved... More 

Thank WorldTravellerMan
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240 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I came here with quite a large group (more than 15). We had excellent service that was fast and helpful. The wait staff went out of their way to be helpful. Food choices were plentiful, different and tasted great. I've been here before with a large group and the service continues to exceed expectations. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Amy T
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Crazy to go out on a holiday weekend with a large party. We had 9 the day after Christmas. We waited for a table, they were short staffed. It was my Nephews 11th birthday and this was his pick so we grinned and bared it. The negatives were the wait, the spotty service re drink refills, they forgot someone's pizza... More 

Thank baltimorefamily4
Ellicott City, Maryland
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481 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Had lunch with a colleague and was not disappointed. The Lunch Combo (personal 7" pizza with choice of soup or salad) was a very good bargain for $10.95. My Pepperoni, Mushroom and Sausage Pizza with a Caesar Salad hit the spot. The service was very good for a very busy lunch hour. Our server, Jonee was very friendly and efficient,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 118 Shawan Rd, suite FF, Hunt Valley, MD 21030-1318
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hunt Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 410-785-3336

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?