We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Johnny Costa's Ristorante

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
440 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
+1 760-325-4556
Website
Improve this listing
Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 358 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 210
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Beyond expectations

Our meal was delicious, more so than we expected. The three of us began with a bowl of mussels (delicious!), then continued with three entrees: pasta with salmon, chicken parmigiana and lamb chops. The service was excellent and there was a casual, friendly vibe, yet it was quiet enough to enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa D
,
Los Angeles, California
Add Photo Write a Review

358 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
150 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our meal was delicious, more so than we expected. The three of us began with a bowl of mussels (delicious!), then continued with three entrees: pasta with salmon, chicken parmigiana and lamb chops. The service was excellent and there was a casual, friendly vibe, yet it was quiet enough to enjoy conversation. Recommended.

Helpful?
Thank Lisa D
Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Uncle picked this restaurant as we were buying a belated 90th birthday supper. We all had veal and enjoyed the meals. Noise level was fairly quiet which is important when people have hearing issues. Service was excellent until the restaurant got busy. After that mediocre and it felt like the bus boys were trying to get us out so... More 

Helpful?
Thank Murray2805
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the wrong restaurant when i went here, literally. Where i was supposed to go was a different place. I sat down quite late the place was all but empty. Ordered a chicken caesar a pasta with sausage and peppers and a glass of house pinot grigio. Drank half the wine. The caesar tasted like it had raw... More 

Helpful?
Thank Puntomoo
Sherwood, Oregon
Level Contributor
52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here with about 10 people for dinner and it was a great time all around. Authentic American Italian - lots of choice, great wine list, excellent service. I had the chicken piccata and it was delicious with perfectly prepared asparagus. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals - well worth a visit when you're in palm springs!

Helpful?
1 Thank KiwiCowgirl07
Palm Springs, California, United States
Level Contributor
236 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with a friend and had a most enjoyable meal. The entrees come with soup or salad. I had the minestrone and my friend a salad. Both were delicious. For my entree I had the Lasagna which came on a very hot plate and food was both hot and some of the better Lasagna I had eaten. My friend... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ken L
The O.C.
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby wanted a pasta meal before riding his bike in the Palm Springs Century. After looking at the reviews on several sites, we chose Johnny Costas. This ristorante is very comfortable and has a classy ambience. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our waiter was very pleasant. We LOVED our appetizer, Costa Caprese- creamy burrata and fresh... More 

Helpful?
Thank LHOCtraveler
Palm Springs
Level Contributor
236 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located downtown on Palm Canyon Drive, this is a definite locals' place, well known for many years for its good Italian food. There is a very small 4-stool bar, mostly for service, along with a 20-seat 'bar adjacent' with high-top tables & booths, and a fairly large dining room as well. The four of us decided to sit in the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Neal S
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a family gathering here on Christmas Eve. The food was superb and the service was outstanding. Not one complaint from anyone about any of the food ordered, which for a large group is notable. The escargots were prepared especially well - among the best I've eaten. Waitstaff very attentive, allowing more time for catching up with family members.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Carmen H
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As per recommended by the concierge - we happily sauntered into the downtown establishment and were very pleased with the meal, service and overall experience. Thumbs up!

Helpful?
1 Thank SellingCrazy
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful authentic Italian food! The Italian dressing is amazing as well the pink sauce! Would definitely come back again.

Helpful?
1 Thank Shannon M

Travelers who viewed Johnny Costa's Ristorante also viewed

Palm Springs, California Desert
Palm Springs, California Desert
 
Palm Springs, California Desert
Palm Springs, California Desert
 

Been to Johnny Costa's Ristorante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children

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
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Johnny Costa's Ristorante and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
The O.C.
18 days ago
Los Angeles, California
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Johnny Costa's Ristorante staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?