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Fresh Italian dishes served in a bistro environment.

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Chico’s Favorite Italian Bistro

California Pasta Productions offers homemade pasta, served fresh in a bistro-style environment.

Come in and try one of Chico’s favorite Italian restaurants. Our new location offers more seating and is perfect for small groups and lunch or dinner. Try our famous Tomato Jalapeno Soup, fresh Bolognese, or our delicious & affordable vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options.

We’ve been making fresh pasta every day for over 24 years! 

Lunch Specials

Express lunches for under $10.
Take-out or dine-in.

Pasta & Sauces

Fresh Dry Pasta & Sauce Market.
Made In-House Daily.

Catering Trays

Great for any event. Pre-Order yours today.
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This has always been one of my favorite places to go in Chico. I love the smoked chicken and fettuccine with mushrooms. Five Stars.

Sandy M.Citrus Heights, CA

I love this place!! They make all of their pasta fresh on site!! The tomato cream sauce is amazing. My all time favorite here is the bay shrimp Caesar salad.

Jason H.Oroville, CA

Literally the Best pasta I’ve ever had! I live in Marysville and drive to Chico often, just to eat here! Prices are great and so is the service! Super great lunch specials!

Melissa W.Marysville, CA

I love the staff and food here! The lunch special is perfect for students, soup/salad, pasta and a drink for about 10$. Free wifi, good tunes, good customer service.

Geena D.Chico, CA

Dressings: Creamy Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Pesto Ranch, and Bleu Cheese.

  • Field of Greens Salad
    5.95 / 9.95
    Topped with shredded carrots and parmesan cheese. Served with your choice of dressings.
  • Caesar Salad
    5.95 / 9.95
    Fresh romaine, garlic croutons and parmesan cheese.
  • Chopped BBQ Chicken Salad
    13.95
    Chopped romaine hearts, smoked chicken, roma tomatoes, scallions, basil, mozzarella cheese, tossed with BBQ sauce and a BBQ ranch dressing.
  • Spring Salad
    10.95
    Field of greens & spinach, candied walnuts, roma tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, tossed in our raspberry vinaigrette.
  • Italian Chopped Salad
    13.95
    Chopped romaine hearts, salami, pepperoni, basil, mixed olives, mozzarella, tomatoes, and pepperoncinis, tossed in our creamy vinaigrette.
  • The "C.P.P. Signature" Salad
    10.95
    Field of greens, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, crumbled bleu cheese, tossed in our creamy vinaigrette.
  • Soup & Salad Combo
    10.95
    A half size green salad or caesar, served with choice of soup and garlic bread.
  • Tomato Jalapeno Soup / Soup of the Day
    4.95 / 5.95
    Cup or Bowl

Add a Green Salad, Caesar, or Soup for $3.95

Sub Zucchini Strands for $2 / Sub Gluten Free Pasta $1

Add: Chicken or Shrimp $4 / Prawns $5 / Bacon, Prosciutto, or Sausage $3

  • Bolognese (Meat Sauce)
    10.95
    Choice of spaghetti, bucatini, or rigatoni pasta. Add two meatballs for $4.
  • Marinara
    9.95
    Choice of spaghetti, bucatini,or rigatoni pasta.
  • Pomodoro Spaghetti
    10.95
    Garlic, shallots, fresh basil, & roma tomatoes in an olive oil and wine sauce. Add chicken $4 / prawns $5
  • Puttanesca Spaghetti
    10.95
    Roma tomato sauce with crushed red peppers, herbs, garlic, kalamata olives and capers.
  • Pesto Bucatini
    10.95
    A pesto cream sauce served with hollow spaghetti.
  • Bacon Artichoke Orecchiette
    13.95
    With mushrooms and scallions in garlic cream sauce.
  • Gourmet Mac ’n Cheese
    13.95
    Five cheese blend with orecchiette pasta.
  • Meat Ravioli
    11.95
    Steak, pork, spinach ravioli, topped with meat sauce.
  • Cheese Ravioli
    10.95
    Six cheeses, basil and wine stuffed ravioli, with marinara.
  • Spinach Feta Ravioli
    11.95
    In a fresh basil and roma tomatoes olive oil and wine sauce.
  • Tortellini Formaggio
    12.95
    Stuffed with steak, pork, mushroom in four cheese sauce.
  • Fettuccini Alfredo
    11.95
    A rich cream sauce with pepper, nutmeg and parmesan.
  • Mushroom Garlic Alfredo Fettuccini
    11.95
    Mushrooms sauteed with garlic in a rich creamy sauce.
  • Primavera Fettuccini
    12.95
    Fresh vegetables of the day with artichoke hearts, tossed in a light garlic cream sauce.
  • Signature Lasagna
    13.95
    Choice of meat, vegetable, or chicken and artichoke.

Split Meal Charge $3 – Extra Plate Free

Add a Green Salad, Caesar, or Soup for $3.95

Sub Zucchini Strands for $2 / Sub Gluten Free Pasta $1

Add: Chicken or Shrimp $4 / Prawns $5 / Bacon, Prosciutto, or Sausage $3

  • Smoked Chicken Artichoke Fettuccini
    14.95
    Mushrooms, artichoke hearts and roma tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce.
  • Chicken Piccata
    14.95
    In a lemon, butter, caper wine sauce over angel hair.
  • Chicken Cacciatore
    14.95
    Bell peppers, olives and garlic in a sherry wine tamoato sauce, served over spaghetti. Sub prawns $1.
  • Chicken or Eggplant Parmigiana
    14.95
    Sauteed chicken topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and baked. Served with a side of spaghetti.
  • Chicken Primavera
    14.95
    Fresh vegetables of the day, tossed in a garlic cream sauce.
  • Abruzzi Fettuccini
    15.95
    Chicken, prawns, and sausage sauteed with bell peppers, mushrooms, and roma tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce.
  • Vongole Linguine (Clams)
    13.95
    Baby clams with basil, garlic and wine with choice of light cream sauce or red sauce.
  • Bay Shrimp Linguine
    13.95
    Mushrooms, tomatoes, and scallions in a garlic cream sauce.
  • Garlic Prawns & Basil
    14.95
    Garlic prawns, basil, mushrooms, and roma tomatoes sauteed in an olive oil wine sauce over linguini.
  • Prawn Fettuccini
    14.95
    Red and green bell peppers, mushrooms, green onions and tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce.
  • Salmon Piccata
    15.95
    In a lemon, butter, caper wine sauce over angel hair.
  • Cioppino
    16.95
    Prawns, shrimp, crab, fish, calamari, and mussels in a spicy tomato broth with cilantro and fresh jalapenos.

Express Lunch $8.95

Express lunch (10 minute service) is offered until 4pm and includes an entree, garlic bread, choice of soup, green salad, or caesar, and soda or iced tea (with 1 refill).

  • Bolognese (Meat Sauce) Spaghetti
  • Marinara Spaghetti
  • Fettuccini Alfredo
  • Mushroom Garlic Alfredo Futtuccini
  • Pomodoro Spaghetti
    garlic, shallots, basil, tomatoes, olive oil wine sauce.
  • Pesto Bucatini
  • Meat Ravioli
    with meat sauce.
  • Cheese Ravioli
    with marinara.
  • Puttanesca Spaghetti
    with a tomato sauce of red peppers, herbs, garlic, kalamata olives, and capers.
  • Tomato Cream Fettuccini
    half marinara, half alfredo.

Specialty Express Lunch $9.95

  • Bay Shrimp Linguini
    with mushrooms, tomatoes, scallions in garlic cream.
  • Gourmet Mac ’n Cheese
    five cheese blend with orecchiette pasta.
  • Bacon Artichoke Orecchiette
    with mushrooms and scallions in garlic cream sauce.
  • Spinach & Feta Ravioli
    in a fresh basil, tomatoes, olive oil, wine sauce.
  • Vongole Linguini (Clams)
    in a light garlic cream sauce.
  • Primavera Fettuccini
    fresh vegetables with artichoke hearts, tossed in a light garlic cream sauce.

Children’s Menu $6.95

Children 12 years or under only, with purchase of an adult entree. Kids drink included.

  • Mac ’n Cheese
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Pepperoni Pizza
  • Fettuccini Alfredo
  • Meat Ravioli
  • Cheese Ravioli
  • Spaghetti with meat sauce
  • Spaghetti with marinara sauce
  • Chicken Tenders with fries

Side Dishes

  • Garlic Bread
    (2) piece 1.50 (4) piece 2.50
  • Cheese
    (2) piece 2.00 (4) piece 4.00
  • Pesto Cheese
    (2) piece 2.00 (4) piece 4.00
  • Tomato Bread
    (2) piece 2.00 (4) piece 4.00
  • Italian Sausage and Peppers
    5.95
  • Veggies
    5.95
  • Meatballs
    5.95
  • NEW! Calamari
    10.95
    Traditional fried calamari served with house tartar sauce and marinara.

Desserts $6.00

  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Caramel Walnut Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Tiramisu

Our Location

Hours & Directions

Our Address

1600 Mangrove Ave, Suite 175
Chico, CA 95926

Our Hours

MondayTuesday
11:00 am – 8:30 pm11:00 am – 9:00 pm
WednesdayThursday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm11:00 am – 9:00 pm
FridaySaturday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm11:00 am – 9:00 pm
SundayHolidays
4:00 pm – 8:30 pmClosed

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