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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
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Wailuku, Hawaii
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!

Thank garymaui
Walnut Creek, California, Usa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank Dale T
West USA
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145 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Redditch, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant provides a nice alternative to the typical burger and steak options. Various pasta and risotto options, some with prawns and shell fish. Quite reasonably priced and worth a visit.

1 Thank andybevrose
Chesterfield, Virginia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a reasonably priced location in the Palm Springs area that served Italian food and choose this location after reading various reviews. We made reservations and when we arrived the place was almost full with couples along with families. We were seated in a cozy corner table. Our waiter was excellent and helped us with a wonderful... More 

1 Thank LizB00
York, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our Italian food was excellent (lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs) and the manhattan and chocolate martini were outstanding! The ambience of this restaurant was so cool...loved the Frank Sinatra songs playing in the background! Highly recommended! You will not be disappointed!

2 Thank Ed D
Palm Springs, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love their Veal Picatta with Pasta along with bottle of Reisling wine. We go there at least once a week for the time I have been here in Palm Springs

1 Thank pineytom
Desert Hot Springs, California
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First we are New Jersey natives and recognize authentic. Both veal dishes were excellent as was the service. If it was good enough for Ol' Blue Eyes it has to be fantastic.

1 Thank Bill C
La Jolla, California
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best Italian restaurant in Palm Springs. Our waiter Fabio was great. The food was as good as it could have been. We had Caesar salad, minestrone soup, cioppino, veal piccata- everything was delicious. Could not recommend it higher.

1 Thank tommo_8

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?