Get a slice of California right on your plate at California Pizza Kitchen in Mumbai

Mumbai pizza lovers rejoice, as California Pizza Kitchen’s second outlet in the city is now open in Dadar. Check out the signature California-style pizzas, pasta, salads, and much more at this pizza heaven.

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A slice of pizza goes a long way in making any day perfect. Experience perfection at California Pizza Kitchen in Mumbai’s Dadar. Image: Shutterstock/j. chizhe.

In 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first outlet in Beverly Hills and introduced diners to innovative California-style pizza. Since then, they have won over millions, one crust at a time.

It entered India quite a few years ago and stayed stagnant for a bit, with one outlet in Infiniti Mall, Malad. Its other outlet is in Navi Mumbai. In its second coming in Mumbai city, CPK now brings its creative twist to a variety of signature, hand-tossed pizzas, premium wines, and artisan beverages to Dadar, in central Mumbai. It

Passion for pizza

As I entered the vibrant and buzzing Kohinoor Square in Dadar, my eyes were instantly drawn towards the warm and inviting dining space at CPK. With soft yet bright lighting and a perfect hang-out vibe, this pizza place satiates more than just your hunger. And if you decide to take your little ones along, then the kids’ menu will ensure that the young guests are well looked-after.

As we made ourselves comfortable and started perusing the menu, we were rather taken in by the rustic brick wall which adds an interesting element to the interiors.

Pleasure for your palate

We started with Mexican Street Corn, which is boiled corn topped with smoked paprika, feta, parmesan, CPK’s house-made ranchito sauce (a sauce with ranch, mayonnaise, and hot sauce), and fresh cilantro. This was served with lime and a toasted baguette. Fresh flavours burst in our mouth and the mildly spicy kick was an added bonus. The creamy dressing and squeeze of lime took everything up a notch. If you like chatpata corn, then this is a dish you just can’t give a miss. Once you are done, try the Avocado Egg Rolls for a different texture and flavour, for which your palate will thank you.

Wash it all down with a refreshing mocktail — watermelon mojito — which comprises fresh watermelon topped with mint leaves, lemon, and soda — the perfect balance of sweet, fresh, and fizzy which left my taste buds tingling.

The OG hand-tossed pizzas

California Pizza Kitchen’s original hand-tossed pizza was something we were eagerly looking forward to. After a quick scan, we went in for a California Fire-roasted Veggie. With a thick crust 11-inch pizza loaded with roasted pepper aioli, grilled zucchini, roasted peppers, mushroom, spinach, caramelised onions, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese, this was definitely topping-heaven. And the crust was baked to perfection. For all the meat lovers out there, you can’t go wrong with CPK’s original chicken BBQ pizza. Yes, thank us later.

Dessert date

Always save the best for last. Which is where the Tiramisu come in. Layers of rich Italian mascarpone cheese, espresso soaked savoiardi (ladyfingers or sponge cake), with a touch of Kahlua, house-made sabayon (a whipped mixture of sugar and eggs), and freshly grated dark chocolate on top makes for a perfect dessert. Each spoonful is sinfully decadent, just the way we love it.

So if you want to experience California cool vibes along with a scrumptious menu, California Pizza Kitchen in Dadar is where you should head to.

Address: Plot no 46, Kohinoor square, B wing, ground floor F&B, 02, N. C. Kelkar Road, opp. Shiv Sena Bhavan, Dadar (West), Mumbai

Timings: 12 pm to 11:30 pm    

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