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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 #25 of 255 restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $9 - $32
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
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Reading some of the reviews this sounded so good but we were really disappointed. The service was good, as was the house wine but we decided to share the Caprese Salad. Well, I've had softer fresher mozzarella and the tomatoes were OK but it was almost swimming in vinegar. I know balsamic has become populate but this was watery acidic... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a good Italian don't waste your time going anywhere else. JC's is without doubt the best in town!

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St. Paul
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The main plates were all delicious but were Johnny Costa's really shines is in delivering 'a best ever' experience on Italian restaurant standards. My dirty martini was my favorite ever ordered in a restaurant. My daughter had their Johnny Costa caprese salad that was her favorite ever ordered. It is a fun side trip into old Palm Springs/Hollywood---the family has... More

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Palm Springs, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Found by chance! One of the best Italian meals we have ever had, for taste, flavour and quality. It was an excellent night out dining, the staff were really good to talk to and service was excellent.

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We found Johnny Costa's on the recommendation of someone working at the hotel where we were staying. Have been there a few times now, when visiting Palm Springs. We just love, love, love it. The food is fantastic and so is the service. The antipasto is to die for. You won't go wrong if you try it. You will be... More

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Corona, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We enjoy going to Johnny Cost's when in Palm Springs. Authentic and delicious Italian food and a delightful house Chianti..........what else could you want?

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Riverside, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Overall great experience. Some reviewers thought it is pricey, but I feel like its worth the money. Good food, good staff and an enjoyable experience.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The BEST Italian food. It is always a must stop when we visit Palm Springs. Vince and the staff are great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I'm an Italian food connoisseur from Los Angeles. My mother brought me here and what a GREAT treat. We were welcomed by Johnny Jr. (Handsome guy I might ad). Seated in Wes's section sooo attentive. Came to our table immediately and offered drinks and appetizers. Did I mention the nice atmosphere. The perfect dim of lighting. Shortly after ordering, our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I love this place! The servers are great - affordable. Nice people and great good wonderful service It's very authentic and so glad that its here in downtown Palm Springs! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great atmospher and experience!

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