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California Pizza Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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53 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3151
+1 415-278-0443
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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968 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dine out quite often and the majority of the time the servers do an adequate job. Nikki has an infectious smile, great personality, and was always on top of things. Yes, our pizza and Caesar salad was good but Nikko made our dining experience great. I would highly recommend asking to be in his section. He... More 

Thank minnesotans4
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to a CPK for well over a decade & wow has it changed. Last time I was there they sold pizzas. Last night I had Garlic Chicken & Vegetables & my wife had Potato Soup. Both were excellent, hot & very tasty & served by an efficient & friendly waiter in a great atmosphere. We'll be back.

Thank Rod W
Mahwah, New Jersey
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78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we were in the neighborhood, we stopped by for a quick lunch. We each selected our lunches from the weekday lunch special. I had the roasted squash soup. It didn't have a very unique or interseting flavor but contained a decent amount of vegetables. I had the veggie pizza and it was mediocre. Although no more than 4 tables... More 

Thank Zacass
Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

After a long round in San Francisco, I was a bit confused to choose between a pizza place or a grill. After 2 minutes I made up my mind and decided to go for pizza, I ordered California Veggie pizza, it was tasty and yet light. I also ordered grilled shrimp Caesar salad. The place is cozy and the staff... More 

Thank Momen A
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

To start I'm giving it a 3/5. Food was fine, the server was fine, drinks terrible and the hostess, I assume she'd had a loooong day, or really hates her job. We were not too hungry so decided to have a shared starter and main. When it arrived we had to find our own side plates and ask for cutlery... More 

Thank Neil P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

CPK does have really good food. Lots of variety. Great pizzas, no question. A lot of healthy options as well.

Thank Ken A
Burbank, California
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I had every intention of trying to get a seat at Michael Mina's RN74, which makes this review a bit strange. My hotel, The Westin Park Central, was just too damn close to CPK. I stopped in juuust to look at the menu, as if I didn't know eeexactly what I wanted. Bar-B-Que chicken salad and a Margherita pizza (they... More 

Thank talk2p
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is located just a few blocks down from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and next to the Hearst Parking Garage! So instead of eating at the expensive museum cafe, we walked back to here for lunch, before returning to finish off the remaining floors in the museum! We (family of four) split a pizza, spaghetti, Asian chicken... More 

Thank Kristi W
Chico, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The restaurant was right across the street from our hotel, and open until 11 pm. We snuck in just before closing, and the staff was courteous. Still: The food is quite corporate. It is, after all, a chain.

Thank PeterBerkow
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This was right across from our hotel so it was an easy choice for our first night in San Fran. It was not busy at all, whereas many places around it was. My husband and I ordered the Hawaiian pizza and the tequila pasta. The pizza was very thin yet hard to cut with a knife and fork. The toppings... More 

Thank Michelle T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-278-0443

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

Staying in SoMa

Neighbourhood Profile
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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