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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%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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440 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family dinner at Johnny Costa's and everyone was delighted with the experience. Butterflied, pounded veal chop parmigiana; chicken cacciatore, eggplant parmigiana, chicken piccata - delicious! Also, a terrific caesar salad. The wait staff was very friendly and professional. Good wine selection too.

Thank LikesGoodMeals
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Johnny Costa's for New Year's eve dinner. The food was good, as was the wine. The kitchen was a bit slow, but the waiter handled the situation well, and kept us informed. I would return.

Thank Doug Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have dined here countless times and been impressed every time! The food is outstanding and the service is great.

Thank seeing-things
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for good Italian food, this is the place to go. The meals are traditional, they also have gluten free pasta for their dishes. The waiters were friendly and very helpful. Getting the food out was a bit slow. But when you...More

Thank scott l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OUTSTANDING, is the only word to describe this place. From the service ( which is impeccable!) to the wine and the authentic Italian food. Group of 4 of us, had the mussels and the Burrata for appetizers, both were done to perfection and delicious. A...More

1  Thank TheKatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the food and service. Shared the spaghetti with meat sauce and it was delicious. Very generous portion plenty to share. Had salads which were great (one included w dinner). And shared lemon sorbet for desert- best sorbet ever presented inside an actual lemon....More

Thank Dobbin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Throwback to Hollywood era. Sat in a lovely booth. Had the vegetable parmigiana was delicious. Very good for vegetarians.

Thank Charlotte478
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read many good reviews, & we wanted Italian, so we went to Johnny Costa's. As predicted, it was very, very good. Excellent food, great service, cool vibe. May go back on this trip, but will go back for sure when we come back again.

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner! We both had the ceasar salad to start. Very flavorful dressing loaded with garlic. The entries come with a house salad although you can upgrade for $3 or $4, so worth it. We both really enjoyed it! For our mains we...More

1  Thank n2r49rs
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We have been regulars for many years but no more. We had a 5:15 reservation and were seated promptly and quickly placed orders. Salads and bread were served within a few minutes but our server then ignored us and an hour later we flagged the...More

Thank 3SBTraveler
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16 November 2016|
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Response from Kaispin10 | Reviewed this property |
No closed on holidays
22 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
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, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-325-4556
  • E-mail
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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