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California Pizza Kitchen

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Back Bay
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800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-8025
+1 617-247-0888
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Carlsbad, California
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163 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Order a dinner and take home half to eat the next night. Generous portions and yummy appetizers keep you full. Wait Staff could use some help.

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Thank copejenney
Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have come here a few times for lunch, but have never had such amazing service. Paula (at the bar) was exceptional! So sweet and patient. She made our lunch that much better today. Thanks Paula, we will definitely be back again soon.

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Thank LadyNakMuay
Wigan, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered online and picked it up as a takeaway and I am gluten free. The pizza was amazing! The staff were friendly too.

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Thank Michaela T
Chester, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After traveling all day, we were tied and hungry and found this restaurant just over the road from the hotel - not knowing it was a chain. We were found a table quickly - it was very busy and served immediately. Good choice of interesting pizzas and other italian food

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Thank weechancer
Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was across the street from my hotel. During my 6 days in Boston I had 4 meals here. Since I was on my own, I preferred to sit at the bar. This way I didn't have to wait and could watch the experts handling the dough. Very good atmosphere and delicious food. I didn't have pizza, but spaghetti bolognese,... More 

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Thank Deborah S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long say of sightseeing and it being our last night in Boston, we didn't want to stray too far from the hotel so decided to grab a pizza at California Kitchen Pizza. Service was great (and quick), the pizza was fantastic and the beer was good - a very nice last night in Beantown.

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Thank TJ D
Santiago, Chile
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In between gourmet and fast food pizza. Interesting flavours that you don't normally encounter on a pizza menu. Generally good service and good value.

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Thank Jonathan L
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location, is very convenience right outside our hotel. Great service , good food and great atmosphere for family gathering.

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Thank Kiko C
CANADA
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just happened to find this place as it's our first time in Boston. Pleasant staff and the food was good. We ordered the Tostada pizza and surprisingly was so good! I would return.

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Thank 3TOGIRLS
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Prudential centre and the surrounding area seemed full of young office and shop workers so we were amongst the oldest clients served the evening we visited but we enjoyed our drinks and pizzas at this chain establishment very much. The food was good and the staff attentive and well trained. My only criticism would be ........ need sharper knives.... More 

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Thank alan2303

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Italian, American, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-8025
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-0888

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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?

Staying in Back Bay

Neighbourhood Profile
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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