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“Great Italian - authentic restaurant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Johnny Costa's Ristorante

Johnny Costa's Ristorante
440 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7304
760-325-4556
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Ranked #31 of 271 Restaurants in Palm Springs
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.
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Italian - authentic restaurant!”
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!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Georgetown Texas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good food, good happy hour.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We went early for happy hour, 5:00. Drink prices were really good and they did offer appetizers at reduced prices. We had dinner in the dining room and the food and service was very good. Prices were good for Palm Springs, I looked at lots of menus online.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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calgary
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Old world Italian!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

With Frank Sinatra music playing in background, this is as old school Italian as it gets. Fills up quickly so either make reservation or go early! Food is excellent, try the Veal Saltimbocca, it's amazing. A little more pricey than some places, but worth it! Great service also!

Visited March 2014
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Falls Church, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We expected a run of the mill Italian meal, what with the hype surrounding Johnny.
What we got was some interesting menu choices, and a very good dinner, wonderfully prepared. The waiter was excellent; we asked him to slow the dinner down so we could enjoy our drinks, and he did that perfectly. The portions were large enough so that we took a little home, but not oversized.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cathedral City, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great service and staff and amazing food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Food was excellent, prepared beautifully and tasted as good as it looked.
I don't have anything bad to say. It was a wonderful experience and I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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