California Pizza Kitchen

Jackie Mercandetti
CPK won't be putting indie, gourmet pie joints like Cibo or Pizzeria Bianco out of biz any time soon, but this La-La-Land-based chain is still reliable on many fronts. The service is attentive, and the menu offers many options besides the signature CPK pizzas, though these are by no means terrible. The "Tuscan hummus" appetizer is fairly good, and the Bolognese linguini, passable. You could do a lot worse when it comes to corporate chow: The Cheesecake Factory, for instance.

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