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Johnny Costa's Ristorante

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440 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
+1 760-325-4556
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Dining options: Dinner, 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: **Closed for the Summer. Reopening September 4** We won the Best of the...
**Closed for the Summer. Reopening September 4** 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian food

We took a tour of stars homes and the guide told us that this restaurant is a favorite of the locals. He also said that Frank Sinatra's sous chef makes the sauce daily for them. Not sure if any of that was true but the food was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
VacaloverIslip
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Islip, NY
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Islip, NY
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took a tour of stars homes and the guide told us that this restaurant is a favorite of the locals. He also said that Frank Sinatra's sous chef makes the sauce daily for them. Not sure if any of that was true but the food was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

From the starter bread to apps to drinks to dinner, everything was awesome. Service was great. I had chicken marsala, and it was amazing!

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Went here for dinner with some good friends. We really enjoyed it.Food was very good and service was even better. Nice and comfy. We will be back when we are in town again

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Rhode Island
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have had the opportunity to travel to Italy and of course you cannot compare authentic Italian dishes to the imposters. This place had a great variety on the menu. I ordered the eggplant and my partner the chicken parmiagano. Both had great tastes of high content of saltiness. I was disappointed in the amount of salt and the food... More 

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Black Diamond, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Even the house salad was excellent! The first impression wasn't what I had hoped. Hostess was indifferent and the interior needs a bit of TLC. That aside....there was a reason that the place was packed...the food was fantastic! I had the veal mushroom ....done to perfection.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We ate at this restaurant for dinner for two. The atmosphere and service was very good. Meal a little pricey for the food served. Overall good experience however the amount of salt on our dishes was well beyond my palate. I felt as though Morton salt was the main ingredient as I ordered eggplant Parmesan. The chicken Parmesan was thin... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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
11 restaurant reviews
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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
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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59 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Johnny Costa's Ristorante

Address: 440 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: +1 760-325-4556
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

**Closed for the Summer. Reopening September 4** 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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