We are pizza fanatics in this house, so I was beyond excited when we received some ‘pizza dough’ in the mail to spend on some of the new menu items available at California Pizza Kitchen. In case you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, ‘pizza dough’ is CPK’s version of the gift card. It’s like monopoly money, except this is actually worth more than make-believe real estate.
There were so many options on the menu – including over 30 pizzas. Wow! There are also salads, pasta, sandwiches, tacos and seafood items. But this was our first time at CPK, and we were there for the pizza.
But first, we ordered the macaroni and cheese for the little one.
We had to sample it to make sure it was edible (wink, wink).
I’m pretty sure Emma liked it too. Ya think??
The new menu items looked beyond fabulous, so that’s what we decided on. First up, the Four Seasons. Sorry for the missing slice – hubby was ravenous and couldn’t wait another second. It’s made with imported Italian tomatoes, oven-roasted artichoke hearts, salami, fresh mushrooms, mild onions, Mozzarella and fresh Mozzarella cheeses. Topped with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese. This was delicious. I think the salami really made it. My husband wasn’t as big a fan, but he still went back for more.
We added chicken to the Roasted Artichoke and Spinach pizza. This was Yum with a capitol ‘Y’. It’s our favorite of the two pizzas with oven-roasted artichoke hearts, sautéed spinach and garlic, Fontina, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses with spinach artichoke sauce. If you were to mate pizza with spinach and artichoke dip, this is it’s baby. Oh so good!
These are both thin crust menu items. We love thin crust, and the fact that you can upgrade any pizza on the menu to a thin crust type. We are in love with this place, and even though it is about 40 minutes away from our house, we’ll be back again very soon.
I’d recommend California Pizza Kitchen as a great family-friendly restaurant for pizza lovers. Fantastic! You can keep up with California Pizza Kitchen on facebook and twitter.
No compensation was received for this post, but I did receive ‘pizza dough’ from California Pizza Kitchen in order to facilitate my review of their new menu items. All of the opinions above are 100% my own.