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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 #30 of 271 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
Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Loved this restaurant! My husband and I visited with our three month old and were given a booth with plenty of space for a pram. The kitchen held off on our meals until we gave them the go ahead while we settled our son down - they are very accommodating. Our waiter was an absolute delight. I'm half Italian and... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I just love Johnny Costa's! The food is excellent. Even the pizza is really good. I took a friend there and we had the Shrimp Mason and it was fantastic! Great service and food was prompt. I definitely recommend Johnny's to everyone!

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Steilacoom, Washington
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Four of us met at Johnny Costa's for a holiday celebration dinner. I loved the way the name lit up on the sidewalk out front when we arrived. White linen topped the table in our comfortable booth. My husband is Italian so we love good Italian food. And Johnny Costa's brought it on. Two of us ordered their spaghetti and... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are many great dining options in Palm Springs, but Johnny Costa's is still a standout. From the delicious cocktails to house-made everything and exemplary service, you just can't go wrong. We plan our trips to the area around their summer schedule! (Yes, we like it HOT). So much attention to detail, yet in such a relaxed atmosphere make this... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

You need to park in the back and come in the back door. ASked to be seated on the patio at front of restaurant because it was a nice night. Only one other table occupied on this patio by an older couple and the gentleman was smoking a cigar. Luckily by then we were half way through our meal so... More 

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California
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137 reviews 137 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant is a favorite of locals. It's in a rather obscure location, but has been full any time we've gone in for dinner. I always make reservations and I can say I've never had a bad meal here. The atmosphere is "old school" with elegant booths, lovely linens. The food is wonderful, homestyle, Italian cooking and the service is... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After seeing so many rave reviews, we were eager to take our Italian family from Boston to this acclaimed Palm Springs eatery. What a collossal disappointment. Some of the slowest and worst service I have ever experienced. Took forever to get waited on, and an eternity to get our first course. After the first course, we had to stack the... More 

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Cambria, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I enjoyed the high booths for extra privacy. The service staff was very good, but it took too long for the main entrée to be served. I would return.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent wait staff, authentic Italian cuisine= nothing better. Had the most elegant meal. Authentic Italian chefs prepared a meal for two worthy of a king. The pear martini was PERFECT, just like home. Fettuccine Alfredo made correctly. And an endless, unobtrusive string of wait staff keeping the table clean of dirty dishes and supplied with bread and water. THIS WAS... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A couple of blocks down from the busy area of downtown Palm Springs. Not bad but dinners were average at best. I enjoyed the Caesar salad but didn't much like their house-made tomato sauce or their veal.

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Additional Information about Johnny Costa's Ristorante

Address: 440 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
Phone Number: 760-325-4556
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
Open Hours:
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta

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