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California Pizza Kitchen

71-03 80th St., Queens, NY 11385 40.707882 -73.86945
at 71st Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-894-9400 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, 11:30am-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

E, F, M, R at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Catering


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This chain was started in 1985 in Beverly Hills by two lawyers who eventually introduced to the suburbs the new-California pizzas Wolfgang Puck pioneered at Spago. The diners here aren't Hollywood power brokers—mainly teens pack the tables and booths nestled among painted pizza boxes that funk up the otherwise minimalist, sleek décor. A boozier after-work crowd fills the tables near the full bar with a view of the assembly line-style open kitchen and giant hearth oven. The personal pizzas—inspired by Asian, Mexican, and regional American cuisines—unfortunately tend to come out lukewarm after being baked for several minutes. In general, the dry dough doesn't make for the most exciting serving bed. The crispy, homemade focaccia sandwich bread, with specialty flavors like garlic and cheese, has the opposite problem of greasiness. The drink menu—which includes bottomless sodas and blender drinks alongside California wines—is a reminder that despite the use of woks and fancier cheeses like gouda on the pies, this is essentially the tasteful-man's Pizzeria Uno, a slice of casual-dining suburbia.