Here’s how we specifically rated each individual pizza: And now, without further ado, let’s rank some pizzas. See our Privacy Policy and Third Party Partners to learn more about the use of data and your rights. Score: 5.7/10. The Works, aka CPK’s version of your traditional supreme-style pizza, is a solid play on the meats-and-veggie pie. Its Nueske applewood smoked bacon is crisp as hell, the tomatoes are thick and evenly distributed, and the mountain of arugula, paired with the torn basil and lemon-pepper mayo sauce, gives the pie a lighter note amongst the proteins and carbs. That’s why we’ve sampled all of the chain’s 19 pies on both the original hand-tossed and crispy thin crusts to find out which pizza is truly California Pizza Kitchen’s greatest. As the youths would say, this pizza is “fire.”. Otherwise, it’s a solid bite. Extremely photogenic and loaded down with an arsenal of vegetables (duh), this pizza might be the most California-esque pizza on the entire California Pizza Kitchen menu. The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. It got all of the ratios right. You have to salute any pizza that attempts to utilize a slather of artichoke dip in place of traditional sauce. California Pizza Kitchen’s tostada is tasty. “For a thick crust pizza, it’s not dense … We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. With that being said, it was LaDou, alongside CPK founders Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax, who were responsible for spreading these unique pies around the world. The chicken pieces were few and far between. We wish the other cheeses (especially the smoked Gouda) came through more. This content is currently not available in your region. It’s neither too thin or too dense, making everything on top of the pie -- which includes spicy ham and fontina cheese -- the stars of the show. You can definitely taste the mozzarella and basil, but that’s about it. It’s a totally fine white pie that’ll get the job done. However, as it stands, it'll satisfy anyone looking for a pie free of tomato sauce. On the other hand, pizza dough is no substitute for actual bread. Founded in 1985 in Beverly Hills, CPK can now be found in 30 US states and 11 countries and boasts pizzas that harness the power of everything from BBQ and Thai chicken to carne asada steak and tostadas. In most towns, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more reliable iteration of the classic combo of mozzarella, basil, and tomato. The quintessential jerk heat is just noticeable there, but the flavors are not punchy enough. It leaves a lot to be desired. Compared to its sweeter-sauced cousin, The Original BBQ Chicken pizza, the Jamaican jerk chicken pizza doesn’t quite convince customers that they’ll need a jerk-influenced pizza in their lives. True, none of the toppings are quite healthful, but who cares: this pizza gets the job done. We were a little  underwhelmed by this pizza. Furthermore, make sure to bring a bib and some cutlery because this thin-crust pizza is messy: It’s got a heap of lettuce, tortilla strips, black beans, and cheese that are eager to spill into your lap. Our top choice was Caulipower's Veggie Cauliflower Crust Pizza, which is created with a unique crust, making it the ultimate feel-good choice. It looks like the guts of a burrito spilled onto a pizza a crust and game topped with a mess of shaved poblanos and salsa. Also, there’s bacon for some reason. The California Pizza Kitchen Margherita Recipe pizza is the best frozen pizza I think I've ever had! The Sicilian’s reliance on a crispy thin crust allows customers to savor every individual topping on display. By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. We rely on readers like you to uphold a free press. It’s downright heavy, though, so feel free to split it with a friend. It’s a front-to-back-of-your-tongue taste experience.