Tuesday, December 13, 2011

California Pizza Kitchen

We have been to Southpoint Mall countless times with the kids.  However, we hadn't been to this little stop since before we had kids.  So, we thought it was high time to check it out again.

What it is: California Pizza Kitchen is a restaurant specializing in pizzas with unique and different toppings.  It's located in the outdoor section of Southpoint Mall.  We headed on over after a little play time at the play area one weekend morning.  Our group had three toddlers, two of which required high chairs, and one infant, and they easily accommodated us with little wait in a nice booth in the back with lots of room for twitchy toddlers to stretch their legs.  They gave us crayons and a kids' menu with activities to do and things to color.  The menu selection for the grown ups was filled with pizzas, pastas, and salads.  We selected the BBQ chicken pizza and the thai chicken pizza, our two favorites from our pre-kid outings.

The kids menu was also nice.  We ordered a mac and cheese and a pizza to split for our little ones as well as a side of fruit which you can add on for $1.  When the mac and cheese came we realized we definitely didn't need to order two meals.  The mac and cheese could have fed the whole family!  Plus, the waiter offered to bring the kids' food out before the adults which is always a nice touch and keeps the toddlers from completely melting down.  The meal was finished with another nice touch: they took our plates in the back to put the food in to-go containers when we asked-not necessary, but a nice touch.

What we liked: We liked the portion size of the kids menu and the add-on options like fruit and edamame (which I wish my toddlers would eat).  We also liked how they were familiar in dealing with small children and knew what we needed-like bread to start the meal, crayons, and our toddler food brought out first.

What we would change: Our meal ended up being fairly expensive for one of our family meals out.  However, this would have been helped had we only ordered one kids' meal which definitely would have been enough.

Website and other important information: 

Website: http://www.cpk.com/

Phone Number: (919) 361-4200

Address: 6910 Fayetteville Rd Ste 154 Durham ·(at Southpoint Mall)

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