California Pizza Kitchen – Dunwoody

Was in the Dunwoody area and we were with a vegetarian who suggested this place.  We also had another mate who had previously been going on about how great the pizza was, so decided to try it out.  It was 12.30pm so lunch time and there are heaps of office people out so it was relatively busy, but we were able to get a booth.  The service was a bit slow, we asked for the drinks menu and the waiter kept pointing to the menu we had, after two attempts he finally got that we didn’t have the actual drinks menu at our table.  Ordered our drinks and food together, got the Blueberry Ginger Smash cocktail, Blue Moon beer, Shrimp Scampi Zucchini ($14.79), Spicy Chipotle Pizza ($13.99) and a vegetarian pizza, I didn’t try it and don’t remember the name now.

Shrimp Scampi Zucchini – had more zucchini ribbons than fettuccine, when they say a touch of fettuccine, it is literally just that.  It tasted ok, the garlic flavour came through but it was still a bit bland.  Quantity was more than enough and I had to pack it up as I couldn’t finish it.  I ended up putting chilli sauce and a home-made spicy gravy on it – wish I had that before, it was amazing lol.  The mix of the lemon garlic and spicy gravy was so good, will definitely try making it at home some time.
Spicy Chipotle Pizza – I tried this without the adobo sauce, which is apparently what makes it spicy.  The pizza on its own is mild and honestly a bit weird with the corn on it.  I wasn’t a fan, it’s a bit of a funny mix.  The base was nice though and I liked the pizza crust – if that counts.

Overall, CPK didn’t really deliver on my expectations – it was sold as one of the best pizza places in ATL, so that didn’t help their case either I guess. Service wasn’t great and most importantly the taste wasn’t either.  If you’re not particular about the food you’re having then I suppose it would be good as the quality and ingredients are, and just to be a bit positive, maybe I need to try some of their other menu items.

Shrimp Scampi Zucchini

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