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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (46 reviews)
“tiramisu” (33 reviews)
“steak sinatra” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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440 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank LisaOfromRI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank liketogolf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank DP49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  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

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

1  Thank gwynne1234
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I wanted to find an established, possibly old worldy restaurant in Palm Springs to celebrate my Birthday. After looking on TripAdvisor for a few options & checking a few reviews my Hubby and I stopped by Johnny Costa's just before opening one evening to take...More

Thank TeeC100
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We can't say enough about this "average-looking on the outside" food paradise. The veal dishes are incredible. These people know how to cook! The veal is pounded and cooked perfectly. The sauces, both the piccata and mushroom (think Marsala) are perfect. The accompaniments -- salad...More

Thank Foodie021
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Having been in town a week and visiting as many of the fine eating establishments as possible, realized I had missed having any Italian food. The hotel suggested Johnny Costas for the best. It was the best; service, atmosphere, drinks and food. Highly recommend "Johnny...More

1  Thank ric2257
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Open Christmas Day?
17 November 2016|
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Response from Kaispin10 | Reviewed this property |
No closed on holidays
Do you have gluten free options?
23 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?
27 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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
We won the Best of the Best for Italian the last 3 years by the Palm Springs Life reader's choice awards.