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Johnny Costa's Ristorante

440 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
+1 760-325-4556
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (46 reviews)
“tiramisu” (34 reviews)
“steak sinatra” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
440 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The wait staff was on it at all times. There were 8 of us and it all went like clockwork. The food was excellent. There were 8 different entrees on the table and not one complaint, I don't remember but I don't think there were...More

Thank Rich G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a decent restaurant. There seem to be many 'regular' locals. I had the cioppino. It was acceptable but not memorable. The outside terrace is nice, while the interior decoration is a little too 'industrial'. And the music is horrible: American muzak, crooners and...More

Thank Gonzalo_de_Berceo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good advice, make reservations! We did and had a wonderful, very Italian dinner. Menu includes all the greatest hits of Italian cuisine, from antipasto to tiramisu. Try the Italian spritzer, best drink ever for hot days. My lasagna was excellent, tasy, cheesy, pipping hot. Spouse's...More

1  Thank jorgito715
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is great. It's the kind of place that everyone checks you out when you walk in. Old school classic restaurant. We ordered and got our food quickly and while it was hot out of the oven. Wonderful service and clean restaurant. We ate...More

1  Thank LisaOfromRI
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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.

2  Thank liketogolf
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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....More

2  Thank DP49
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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...More

2  Thank Leon P
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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...More

Thank lindsayyy604
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...More

1  Thank MPitonyak
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...More

2  Thank gwynne1234
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Open Christmas Day?
16 November 2016|
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Response from Kaispin10 | Reviewed this property |
No closed on holidays
Do you have gluten free options?
22 January 2016|
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Response from Kaispin10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes gluten-free penne pasta and gluten-free pizza dough
Will there be a set menu on Valentines Day?
26 January 2015|
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Response from TheChefBoss | Property representative |
No regular menu with a few specials.
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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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