Food & Drink | California Pizza Kitchen at Victoria Gardens

By: Jamie Durante

Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga is home to plenty of our favorite restaurants. One of those is California Pizza Kitchen, a well-known chain restaurant that serves quality ingredients and imaginative menu items.


The first seasonal item we had to try was the California Fields Salad. Fresh watermelon, strawberries and field greens were tossed with a homemade champagne vinaigrette, pistachios and feta cheese. Not only was it beautiful, it was delicious.


Being that it was lunchtime, a couple of us decided to take advantage the lunch special. The Lunch Duo (served Monday thru Friday, 11a.m. to 4p.m.) includes a Half Sandwich or Lunch Size Pizza with your choice or a Soup or Salad, or you can just order a Soup and Salad.


We decided to go with the Super Spinach + Quinoa Salad paired with half a Oven Roasted Turkey + Brie Sandwich as well as the California Veggie Pizza with a hot Sedona Tortilla Soup. Both of these duos were both filling and delicious.


Other highlights from our lunch were the amazing California Flatbreads we devoured. The Smoked Ham + Swiss Flatbread was amazing with caramelized onions and smashed garlic croutons adding to the savory flavor of the ham. Another unique flatbread that we enjoyed was the Maine Lobster Flatbread. The Parmesan flatbread was topped with Maine lobster salad, fresh herbs arugula and shaved onions.


It was time to turn to the most refreshing menu items, which led us to ordering one of their signature non-alcoholic beverages.  The Fresh Strawberry Mango Cooler was sweet and balanced for all the flavors of strawberry, mango, guava, ginger and more.


Of course, we can’t forget dessert . . . especially when dessert was the Butter Cake. This treat was massive. And although we were full from the huge lunch we enjoyed, we continued to take bite after bite of this delicious dessert because its simple yet rich flavor was addicting. California Pizza Kitchen has since come out with different new and inventive flavors in celebration of fall and winter, and we can’t wait to try some more unique dishes from this popular restaurant.


California Pizza Kitchen, Victoria Gardens is located at 12517 North Mainstreet in Rancho Cucamonga. For more information please call (909) 899-8611 or visit their website.


Full Disclosure: California Pizza Kitchen provided us with a gift card for our dining experience, however all opinions expressed are 100% our own.