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Johnny Costa's Ristorante

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440 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
+1 760-325-4556
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 17:00 - 22:30
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los angeles
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we are in Palm Springs we never miss Johnny Costas. The veal parm is the best anywhere and their minestrone soup is a winner. We've tried a lot of different entres and everything was great. Nice service. Reservations necessary. You won't be sorry.

1 Thank liketogolf
Edmonds, WA
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624 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a couple of years since we last dined here and, remembering how we had enjoyed our meals, decided that we were overdue for a return visit. We arrived at 7:15 on Friday, having called a short while prior to confirm available seating. The restaurant was around 75% filled and we opted to sit at one of the... More 

1 Thank DP49
Rancho Mirage, California
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorites, Johnny Costa's is a Palm Springs institution. Terrific Italian cooking, generous portions served hot and tasty. Kitchen is very flexible on requests. Generous cocktails and friendly service. Love the kind of retro vibe the place exudes. Good for groups large and small. Very good value for the quality and quantity.

1 Thank Leon P
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to try an Italian cuisine in Palm Springs and this was rated to be one of the best. The ambiance had a very romantic vibe to it. We were seated on the outdoor patio, nice atmosphere as well. Menu was very detailed and food was good. Adequate portion sizes and the service was great too! Located around the south... More 

Thank lindsayyy604
Chatham, New Jersey
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is great. Service is great. Outdoor seating was nice. The Frank Sinatra steak was amazing. Waiter made special pasta as side order. Tiramasu was also very good Dinner and service could not be any better. All 4 of us thought the meal was great. Much better than Mama Gina's where they have an attitude! Also food at Mama... More 

Thank MPitonyak
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Every time we plan a trip to Palm Springs we make a point to come to Johnny Costa's!! They have the best Bolognese ever!And if you can make a Margarita pizza delicious insted of boring you've won me over..do yourself a favor and try this place you wont be disappointed!!we love this place!

1 Thank gwynne1234
West Linn, Oregon
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I wanted to find an established, possibly old worldy restaurant in Palm Springs to celebrate my Birthday. After looking on TripAdvisor for a few options & checking a few reviews my Hubby and I stopped by Johnny Costa's just before opening one evening to take a look, which they were more than willing to accommodate. For me, I had to... More 

Thank TeeC100
Laguna Beach, CA
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116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We can't say enough about this "average-looking on the outside" food paradise. The veal dishes are incredible. These people know how to cook! The veal is pounded and cooked perfectly. The sauces, both the piccata and mushroom (think Marsala) are perfect. The accompaniments -- salad or soup, and vegetables or pasta, are also wonderful. The bar serves a great drink,... More 

Thank Foodie021
Edina, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Having been in town a week and visiting as many of the fine eating establishments as possible, realized I had missed having any Italian food. The hotel suggested Johnny Costas for the best. It was the best; service, atmosphere, drinks and food. Highly recommend "Johnny Costas'". Fabio servred us as noted by brewski59 and was again super.

1 Thank ric2257
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is awesome. It is hands down the most authentic Italian restaurant in Palm spring area. We loved it so much that we came back for dinner 2 nights in a row. The service was excellent. In 2 days we had the frank sinatra steak, chiopino, veal, meat gnocchi, sausage pasta, garlic wine mussels x2, calamari, tiramisu, and... More 

Thank Carol G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-325-4556
We won the Best of the Best for Italian the last 3 years by the Palm Springs Life reader's choice awards.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?