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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
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17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hartland, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Top notch food and service, the best. We dine here every year for our wedding anniversary. That says it all.

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Chicago
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368 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If this is one of the Best Italian restaurants in PS, then be ready to be comforted but not impressed. The drinks were fine but service average. Bread and butter again uninspired. Their entire presentation of everything was bare bones and lacking. Salad was a nice mix of greens with nice house dressing but with two meager tomato wedges on... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was good from start to finish and our server was very personable. Only hiccup was I ordered both soup and salad prior to my entree and the soup never arrived. Not a big thing to me, and it's happened elsewhere --- servers seem to be programmed to either soup or salad, not both. We both had Caesar salad, which... More 

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Saline, Michigan
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121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here several times and the service has never been stellar. The food is good, however. This time not only was the service extremely slow, but they mixed up our order with another table and we had to wait forever, seemingly. They did apologize and offered to buy us another drink or dessert to appease us. Granted, I... More 

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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had early reservations... first patrons in the restaurant and perhaps they just weren't ready. Cocktail was weak. The chicken Marsala was excellent! The shrimp in my shrimp pamadoro was tough and not really appetizing. The anti-pasta for two was also excellent.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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568 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for dinner on President's Day... and had booked a reservation earlier through TA/Open Table. This place came highly recommended from a guest staying at the Little Paradise Hotel where we were staying. We worked for 22 years in NYC and lived in New Jersey... and both places are loaded with old time Fine Italian restaurants. This place... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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343 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really great restaurant when you are wanting Italian food. They have a good menu and a great selection of wine. It is wise to make a reservation.

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Palm Springs, California
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575 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steak is not required! I had sea bass that was fabulous, with pasta side. Only complaint was that pasta sauce and fish sauce conflicted on the same plate. Waiter took care of that!

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Boston
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dined here several times, and the food has been consistently very good, particularly their pastas. They are extremely accommodating. No puttanesca on the menu? No problem- they prepare you one and it's marvelous. We particularly love dining alfresco on their front patio.

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Houston, Texas
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for our Anniversary dinner while visiting Palm Springs. We had a reservation for 8 and the place was busy so call ahead to reserve. This was on a Monday. The martinis were great and has several to choose from. The bread was amazing and all the food was delicious. Our party had mussels, escargot, sea bass, sausage... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?