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Johnny Costa's Ristorante

440 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
+1 760-325-4556
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
440 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the positive side, the service was excellent and attentive. The fettuccine alfredo had an excellent sauce, however the pasta was not made fresh. Hmm. The veal medallions with mushrooms in wine sauce (marsala) was cooked properly and tender, but completely overwhelmed by the marsala...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old time Palm Springs atmosphere with photos of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope adorning the walls. This old "hang out" is a gem. The food is amazing, the waiters fun and attentive and the atmosphere is warm, cozy and delightful. This restaurant has been...More

Thank debster765
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a group of 12 from the Western Conference at the Hilton. We ordered 2 calamari appetizers and an assorted dish of cheese, salami, artichoke hearts, pepperoncini, etc. Delicious and plenty for our group. We were delightfully surprised at the bread options. The plain French...More

Thank Vacation602452
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Johnny Costa's while on vacation in Palm Springs. There were four in our party and everyone agreed the service and atmosphere were excellent. My husband and I each ordered something different and shared our meals. We agreed that the both dishes...More

1  Thank ltroy2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat. After reading restaurant reviews we decided on Johnny Costa’s. Excellent choice. We had a reservation & were seated right away. Service was super, everyone treated us so nicely. The food was delicious & plentiful. I’d definitely go again.

1  Thank snorkel2013
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great Italian food in an atmosphere reminiscent of old Palm Springs. You can almost feel Sinatra at the next table. A must go for every trip to PS.

2  Thank Ughhh
Reviewed 23 July 2018

"EXCELLENT" !!!! I grew up going to Little Italy in NY and I know the food very well. I finally found a place that brings me back home. "UNBELIEVABLY GREAT " !!!! The staff was very professional and great wines. This restaurant will be my...More

2  Thank missy4281
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Johnny Costa’s during our visit to Palm Springs for the tennis tournament in Indian Wells. This place did not disappoint. Had a nice seat outside on the patio, the cuisine and wine offered up traditional Italian fare. There were an extensive amount of...More

2  Thank hachster
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We visit twice a year from Seattle and Johnny Costa’s is our go to restaurant! Amazing food, amazing service, amazing everything! Johnny is beyond outstanding, he makes the experience 100 times better! Atmosphere, food, service- everything is impeccable. Mario and Johnny set the bar very...More

2  Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great food and service every time we visit It is that old world charm that we love. Food is amazing, fresh and authentic.

2  Thank Alison B
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17 November 2016|
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Response from Kaispin10 | Reviewed this property |
No closed on holidays
23 January 2016|
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Response from Kaispin10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes gluten-free penne pasta and gluten-free pizza dough
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$44
Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-325-4556
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Closing for the summer beginning July 22nd and reopening August 31st. This place is seasonally closed. It will reopen in August 31st. We won the Best of the Best for Italian the last 4 years by the Palm Springs Life reader's choice awards.
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