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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: Dinner, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Wonderful Italian food

The pizza is fabulous! Service was great. Our water glasses were refilled immediately! Will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
rjmyer
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Dothan, Alabama
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dothan, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The pizza is fabulous! Service was great. Our water glasses were refilled immediately! Will be back!

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The title really says it all. I wasn't blown away like I expected to be when I heard this place was opened by Frank Sinatra's chef. The service was fine, but not great. There wasn't much atmosphere, and the food was really slow (it wasn't that busy). I think the problem was that they had gluten free choices but they... More 

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West Hills, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a famous Italian restaurant near the center Palm Springs. The steak was excellent and the salmon was also very delicious. The service was excellent but it did take a long time for food to be prepared. The tiramisu is the best I've ever had

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Palm Springs, California, United States
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went with 20 local friends. We were in a private room which worked great for all of us. Had the eggplant and it was fabulous. The pizza bread that was served with the meal was great. Everyone was happy with their meal. Have been there at least 10 times.

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Spring Valley, Wisconsin, United States
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144 reviews 144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a lovely dinner here. It was all great- the food, the atmosphere, the wait staff. If you like Italian food you want to give this place a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A++++++++ I think this is the best italian in town. Moneys worth. Friendly staff , great food also for veggi's

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Friendly staff. Quick service. Tried the pasta and pizza - both very hot, fresh and delicious! Loved the spumoni ice cream too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

This is true Italian food at its best! I always have the clams miranara and spaghetti and meatballs! Our last visit to Palm Springs we ate dinner here 3 days of the 5 days we were there now what's that tell you!! If your planning a trip to the area take note that this restaurant closes for the summer on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The restaurant seems very clean and the service is polite and attentive. The Caesar salad is not your average creamy dressing and I think it was made in house. I had the chicken parm, it was very tender but has too much cheese on top for my liking. I'd eat here again though

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Yucaipa, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This restaurant has been around for a long time, and there is a good reason for that. This restaurant has all of the typical fare that you would expect from an Italian restaurant, and then some unique specialties. I had the Linguine Portofino, which was extremely tasty and full of lobster, shrimp and scallops. We also had the Insalada Caprese,... More 

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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  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-325-4556

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?