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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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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (46 reviews)
“tiramisu” (34 reviews)
“steak sinatra” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
440 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
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1 - 10 of 453 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner was decent but nothing out of the very ordinary. With all of the positive reviews we were expecting more. Restaurant was crowded, obviously quite popular. Our server was very pleasant and professional, even if not totally polished. One shouldn't have to ask for fresh...More

1  Thank JPKACH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor and service were great. We were not impressed with the food. The presentation was being very charitable average. The flavors were lacking any special significance. I really wanted to give this place a good review and maybe we just caught them on a...More

Thank WillDts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great night! Started off with a perfectly made ice cold gin martini with a lemon twist. After finding out that owner and chef Johnny, cooked for Frank Sinatra, I had to get Steak Sinatra and was not disappointed. We had the honor of meeting...More

2  Thank SavoryRoad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wait staff was on it at all times. There were 8 of us and it all went like clockwork. The food was excellent. There were 8 different entrees on the table and not one complaint, I don't remember but I don't think there were...More

Thank Rich G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a decent restaurant. There seem to be many 'regular' locals. I had the cioppino. It was acceptable but not memorable. The outside terrace is nice, while the interior decoration is a little too 'industrial'. And the music is horrible: American muzak, crooners and...More

Thank Gonzalo_de_Berceo
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Good advice, make reservations! We did and had a wonderful, very Italian dinner. Menu includes all the greatest hits of Italian cuisine, from antipasto to tiramisu. Try the Italian spritzer, best drink ever for hot days. My lasagna was excellent, tasy, cheesy, pipping hot. Spouse's...More

2  Thank jorgito715
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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

2  Thank LisaOfromRI
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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.

2  Thank liketogolf
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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

2  Thank DP49
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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

2  Thank Leon P
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dkwill
17 November 2016|
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Response from Kaispin10 | Reviewed this property |
No closed on holidays
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LHOCtraveler
23 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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stephieland
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 32
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
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Description
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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