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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (41 reviews)
“tiramisu” (33 reviews)
“steak sinatra” (14 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
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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1 - 10 of 464 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

My Finacee and I went on a Thursday night at 9pm. Its a nice looking restaurant and i wanted a little romantic atmosphere for the evening. We ordered a bottle of wine (very reasonably priced) and was seated in the outdoor section (requested) Our waiter...More

Thank gemadar2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Johnny Costa’s Ristorante. We made a reservation on Open Table and got there a few minutes early hoping to have a cocktail at the bar. It didn’t look like they served customers at the bar although they did have...More

1  Thank Cleo245
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok so I always wanted to try this place...heard great reviews from Tripadvisor and friends...finally went. They seated us almost immediately October 21 2017...had reservations for 7pm...may take a bit longer when the snowbirds fly in......and you know who you are!!! My wife had the...More

Thank Orbiter2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Palm Springs the only place that serves true authentic Italian food is Johnny Costa's -At least once a week it is our go to restaurant as we know we will always get a great meal at a reasonable price. The entrees come with a...More

1  Thank Diane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Above average service and food. Wonderful veal and pasta. Great drinks.. recent remodel cleaned up the space.

1  Thank kathrynyc
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in Palm Springs of our roadtrip. I decided to take my girlfriend out for a nice dinner and Johnny Costa had some good reviews on trip Advisor. The service was good loved our waiter but the food was not authentic Italian....More

1  Thank Hel F
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We walked in based on Tripadvisor reviews. The place is looking very classy, a bit old but it doesn't bother me. Service was very correct. They have a very various menu. We ordered 2 pasta dishes and for every dish there was a soup or...More

1  Thank 22Jo89
Reviewed 28 September 2017

After leaving the tram ride (a must-do) we were driving back to our hotel and looking for a place to eat. I quickly scanned the iPhone found this place and what a delight. Incredible food, lovely atmosphere, despite no reservation, we were seated almost immediately....More

1  Thank 440maryen
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely evening was spent at this restaurant with good friends. We ordered a selection of items from the menu - beef, seafood, pasta and chicken. The photo is of the Chicken Piccata I ordered. It was delicious. We brought three bottle of excellent wine....More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A recent renovation of the facility is well done. The menu has not changed and is standard italian fare. The staff, especially Fabio, were attentive but the timing of delivery of entrees were sluggish. Three of the four us got our servings and had to...More

Thank Dick S
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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$32
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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This place is seasonally closed. It will reopen in September 1st.

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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