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Johnny Costa's Ristorante

440 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
760-325-4556
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Ranked #36 of 265 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $32
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
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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English first
luton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We arrived after the labour day weekend and the restaurant was quiet. The service was attentive but the food didn't live up to the reviews, I had the spaghettini pomodori and the garlic was burnt which tainted the dish. My husband had the spaghetti with meatballs which he described as Heinz tomato sauce with processed meat in the meatballs and... More

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Desert Hot Springs, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I decided to try this restaurant after an unhappy experience at a rival Italian restaurant, Sammy G's. In fact a patron at Sammy G's suggested it to us as we were leaving. We headed over and were greeted warmly as we entered. We decided to sit at the bar where we were again warmly greeted by Matt... More

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Edmonds, WA
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have become return customers, we are picky and we are happy!! There are no novella cuisine items or updates on classics. It is old school Italian with delicious food and great service. We started with the fried calamari that was lightly battered and fried to a perfect crisp without a hint of oiliness. The bonus was the marinara sauce,... More

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Cameron Park, California
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

You can tell they care about their business. The food is fresh, delicious, and you can taste the quality ingredients! Everyone (all six) commented on how delicious the food was and said it was on their favorites list. It's hard to find good Italian food these days. What some places call pizza boggles the mind!

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Edmonds, WA
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152 reviews 152 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We found out that it is a family-run business and it shows. Four (?) brothers are running it from the kitchen to table service, after their father, who had cooked for ‘Frank’, opened it umpteen years ago. It was all great service and great food. I had their special of the day Ossobuco, that was world class! We shared the... More

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Brighton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant and also saw the good reviews, but were so disappointed. It was happy hour but we were shown straight to a table and informed that happy hour drinks are only served at the bar. If you want to share a dish then an extra charge is incurred so we skipped starters. I chose the Veal... More

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Cranbrook, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Yummy and a great choice. Celebrated our anniversary with sausage and peppers and halibut lemon sauce. Food was excellent and the tiramisu the best we've had. Our server Daniel was attentive and also gave us space. Wine list very good too! Five out five for us.

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Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Disappointed with the bread and butter - not good at all- especially for an Italian restaurant. I was seated at the worst table in the restaurant when there were seven other places in the restaurant. Had the vegetable past and it was alright. I don't believe the pasta was homemade :( Did not have dessert. Service was ok, nothing great.... More

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Arborg, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The bread stick are out of this world. The pizza was great and the service was quick. What more can you say!! Great place, only down fall was they are only open till 9pm. during the week. Found that a little disappointing during spring break. Parking is also hard to find.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I agree with all of the other positive reviews. I had one of the specials for the night. It was halibut with a lemon sauce. My husband had the Steak Sinatra, and our friends had lasagne and lobster. All were excellent. I don't remember our server's name but he wore glasses, he was funny and prompt. The tiramisu was very... More

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