California Pizza Kitchen (Lake Grove)
313 Smith Haven Mall Lake Grove, NY 631-382-9610
Pizzas are imaginative at this upbeat contemporary chain in the new outdoor plaza of Smith Haven Mall. They run the gamut from Jamaican jerk chicken to barbecued chicken to wild mushroom to carne asada. There are also soups, pastas, salads and even entrees, too. Unlike the other CPK outlets on Long Island, this one has outdoor dining.
Kids can watch their pizzzas being made or color in their menus. Choose from a variety of pies -- traditional cheese to Hawaiian, at $5 to $5.50 -- or get a fusilli with butter, tomato or Alfredo sauce and a salad ($5.50). there's also grilled or fried chicken breast with baby broccoli ($6) and, for dessert, fruit, a sundae or brownie ($1.75-$2.50).Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, 11 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Reservations: Not Accepted Accessibility: Yes