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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
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here in Palm Springs - visiting 2 years after my first dinner at Johnny Costa's and once again this restaurant delivered! Food and service outstanding! Excellent sauce and great selection of food - this place is always worth it - still my favourite meal in Palm Springs.

Thank CalgaryTraveler07
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was packed when we arrived, which is always a good sign. We were told we would have to wait 30 minutes for a table, so we sat at the bar and ordered a drink. However, we were quickly seated at a table within about 10 minutes. Food was delicious. We got the antipasti platter for 2 as a... More 

Thank George M
Llanwrtyd Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was on holiday from Wales and interested in Italian food one night. Lovely restaurant, was by myself and had a nice booth. Menu was very good, lots of info about the owner Johnny Costa and how he became Frank Sinatra's chef etc All the food was served quickly and didn't disappoint. Chicken and mushroom in Marsala was superb! Will return!!

Thank T E
Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best spaghetti meatballs I have ever had. The marinara sauce is a fiesta in your mouth and the meatballs are super delicious!

Thank Bjornhilmarsson
Truckee, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I travel the world sampling the best food in every location imaginable. We sometimes take trips specifically for the food, such as the time we went to New York just to eat at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, or when we went to Copenhagen just to eat at Noma. This is not hyperbole - I would travel... More 

1 Thank RayonFog
Palm Springs, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I live here in Palm Springs and I frequent so many places that one day I just stopped in for dinner and was so delighted at the excellent food, the great service, the ambience. It felt so cozy and the staff so friendly. I had delicious minestrone soup, warm & crunch bread and pasta. All excellent! The price was so... More 

1 Thank MA152013
Wailuku, Hawaii
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We expected nice but had a perfect dinner in a traditional family run Italian restaurant. The entrees of chicken cacciatore and marsala were the best we ever had . Service was quite good despite a packed restaurant. Don't miss this!

1 Thank garymaui
Walnut Creek, California, Usa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Last night we were thinking of new places to eat... we decided to try Johnny Costa's... Really glad we did. The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. I had the chicken piccata and my husband had the shrimp and pasta with red sauce. He said it was amazing too. The bread was really good with the tomato sauce... More 

1 Thank Dale T
West USA
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145 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Excellent Italian restaurant. Great eggplant parm. Nice bread basket with two kinds of very good bread. Service was excellent. Good wine list.

1 Thank Western View
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

When I travel here for a conference, I enjoy getting dinner at Johnny Costa's. I treat myself to a nice dinner (not inexpensive), but I savor every bit of food and treasure the cioppino as my favorite entree.

1 Thank Devin K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?