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Johnny Costa's Ristorante

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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440 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
+1 760-325-4556
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 179
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good service

Go there a couple of times every year when I am in Palm Springs. Never disappoints, the food is always great and the service is excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
borealistah
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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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300 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Go there a couple of times every year when I am in Palm Springs. Never disappoints, the food is always great and the service is excellent.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Every time I am in Palm Springs I always make it a point to visit Johnny Costa's. An extensive menu of Italian food to tempt your palate. Wonderful pasta served in a variety of ways. Cocktails are well chilled and served to perfection. Management and staff are professional, friendly and very efficient. Lots of convenient off street parking is available.... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Four of us had dinner there on Sat. night. Reservations recommended, esp. high season and during events. This is white table-cloth and low lights. Dress is casual, this is the hot desert. Staff was very friendly - our server very intuitive. Service was right on. 3 of us had salads, no complaints. I had the minestrone soup...very aromatic and delicious.... More 

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Canon City, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

OK. So, I'm reading a few of the negative reviews of Costas. I don't know why these folks rated this restaurant as sub-par, but I have a sneaking suspicion they had some sort of bad experience the day before they dined at this joint. Maybe they spent the entire day traveling to Palm Springs on an airline that lost their... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

From the service to the food, this was a fantastic experience. We decided to give them a try based on the reviews here on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. Being Italian, I'm picky when it comes to eating out at Italian restaurants. But this was very tasty and authentic. We ordered the melon and prosciutto as an appetizer, and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

a great Bartender, Matt, great drinks and stories. Food to die for. Veal Saltimbocca, outrageous, Sinatra NY steak ,melt in your mouth. Great service by the owners son, Johnnie. A little pricey but definitely worth it.

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Irvine, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We've been going out to the desert for years, but this was our first time at Johnny Costa's. It was awesome! The service is excellent, the food is even better. Yes, the decor looks like it's from the 1960's, but if you read the history, it totally fits. And I would sit anywhere for some of their pasta- their red... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have been going to Palm Springs for many years and this was the first time at Johnny Costas. Service was wonderful and the fool was superb. Nice atmosphere and relatively quiet which we loved. Will make it a point to go back when we visit Palm Springs again.

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Stamford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Based on the atmosphere you may be hesitant, but there is no need. The food is the best. The Veal Parm. Was so fresh and tender. If you are in the area this is a must go stop.

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france
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Friendly staff,enjoyed the food,but well overpriced for pasta dishes.They try and overcome this by giving you a small salad with pasta dishes whether you want it or not.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-325-4556

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

We won the Best of the Best for Italian the last 3 years by the Palm Springs Life reader’s choice awards.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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