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California Pizza Kitchen

$$ - $$$
Back Bay
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800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-8025
+1 617-247-0888
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried the one with mushroom and vegetables. Pizza dough was very thin and well cooked. Also staff were polite and quick in service.

Thank drburcucbc
Kusadasi, Turkey
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pizza was good and sharing one between two was more than enough. Service wasn't so great and being asked to leave to make room for other diners was very rude. Thin crust pizza is hood, the booths are tight and uncomfortable - if you're tired and need to eat in prudential it is definitely a choice for a quick bite

Thank delta c
Summit, New Jersey
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450 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time at a California Pizza Kitchen and I was impressed! The pizza was very good (got the meatiest version we could) and we also ordered a salad to balance out the meal, which was also very good! They had a pretty good drink selection and my fiancée really enjoyed her sangria flight. I enjoyed a Chimay... More 

Thank Kevin B
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing special but serves up what is expected of such an establishment. I went in hungry and came out satisfied and full of pasta and pizza. Good value and speedy service. We ate here after the restaurant we had booked (Lolita) had for some reason shut up shop all of a sudden. This restaurant is ideal for kids and families.... More 

Thank blubirdz
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The food here is very cheap but for it being very cheap it is a good standard; nothing special but it was tasty nevertheless. Staff just weren't interested; they served us and did what was needed but they all generally didn't look like they wanted to be there. Most of the time they just looked miserable; serving us seemed to... More 

Thank christiejg91
Carlsbad, California
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164 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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.

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 3 December 2016 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.

Thank LadyNakMuay
Wigan, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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

Thank Michaela T
Chester, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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

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 22 November 2016

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 

Thank Deborah S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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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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