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Johnny Costa, the founder, has been a chef and restaurant owner in the Palm Springs area since 1976. Frank Sinatra himself was a regular at this Italian restaurant, where the chairman's two favorite dishes – the steak Sinatra and linguine clams – are still on the menu. Steak Sinatra and linguine clams are still one of the favorites of our diners. Celebrities and locals love the Johnny Costa experience and you will too! The restaurant is known for its authentic delicious classic Italian food where the atmosphere takes you back to a nostalgic era you only see on film — a romantic setting with soft lighting, exotic woods, candlelit tables, cozy booths, and classic Italian music playing in the background. Johnny's son, Head Chef Vince Costa, continues the family tradition, perfectly executing the family recipes and delighting customers with a dining experience that is amazing.There truly is something for everyone at Johnny Costa's. Join us for dinner today! Voted Best Italian Restaurant by Palm Springs Life Readers! Plus, find out why our customers say, "We love the excellent food, and the service is even better!

Open for dinner nightly at 5 PM (Closed Sundays) Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant or on Open Table through our Website.

I had the spaghetti with

Rating: 
5

I had the spaghetti with Johnny's meat sauce and it was absolutely the best I have ever had. We wanted to go back but we didn't have time. You must go there the second you get to Palm Springs.

Patrick
Flemming

Excellent pasta, salads, breads and

Rating: 
5

Excellent pasta, salads, breads and desserts. Delightful serving staff. Quick and attentive. We had the mussels with garlic white wine and angel hair pasta. It was so good we came back the next night!!!

Excellent food and service; charming

Rating: 
5

Excellent food and service; charming atmosphere; good menu for kids too.

Marian
Sagan

Great white tablecloth Italian food.

Rating: 
5

Great white tablecloth Italian food. My east coast Hubby says the Eggplant Parm is the best he's ever had.

Carol
Berger

Service was great, meals superb.

Rating: 
5

Service was great, meals superb.

Doug And Judy
Phelan

Great Food and great service.

Rating: 
5

Great Food and great service.

Sharon
Sestich

Excellent food and service.

Rating: 
5

Excellent food and service. We make sure we book our visit in June so we can go there before they close for the Summer.

James
Gollaher

Great atmosphere and food

Rating: 
5

Great atmosphere and food

Mary Ann
Wilson

Awesome food and awesome service.

Rating: 
5

Awesome food and awesome service. Accommodating of our large group.

Sara
Achterhof

Very pleasant atmosphere. Delicious

Rating: 
5

Very pleasant atmosphere. Delicious food.

Kathleen
Lee

Just good italian food.Fresh ingredients

Rating: 
4

Just good italian food.Fresh ingredients and nice help.

Suzie
Barhyte

Old school Italian...in a good

Rating: 
4

Old school Italian...in a good way. Felt like Sinatra might walk in!

Dennis
FitzMaurice

The menu selection for food

Rating: 
5

The menu selection for food and wine was top notch. It was hard to choose because there were so many good possibilities for an excellent dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, wines, desserts, and the great service. The chef was creative and it is an experience worth repeating.

David Kish And
Carol Stone

Excellent traditional Italian food!

Rating: 
5

Excellent traditional Italian food!

Kent
Green

Absolutely fabulous. Found it by

Rating: 
5

Absolutely fabulous. Found it by chance...great menu, delicious food...all three of us had something different, we each loved our dinners. Veal parmigiana, thin and spectacular; Linguini with clams, delicious and then there was the lobster ravioli....yumm! Don't miss this place. Great drinks...

Stan & Marie
Miller

We golf every year in

Rating: 
4

We golf every year in Palm Springs and try to go to Johnny Costa's every year. Great service and great food.

Doug
Barker

had the best dish I

Rating: 
5

had the best dish I had ever eaten there..

Joe
Tisdell

Absolutely great food and service.

Rating: 
5

Absolutely great food and service.

Scott
Sleeman

Ol' Blue Eyes was living

Rating: 
5

Ol' Blue Eyes was living large here in the desert when Johnny Costa was cooking for him. I hope life on the other side is as good.

The cocktails: They make a solid and generous martini. A+

Service: Prompt, attentive but not pushy. Our waiter knew the menu cold and had some...

Michael
Cummings

We totally loved Johnny Costa's!!

Rating: 
5

We totally loved Johnny Costa's!! We had excellent service, terrific food at a reasonable price and they welcomed our large group without any problem, we had a fabulous dinner and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Kim
Ferris

VERY GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE

Rating: 
5

VERY GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE

Tony
Colucci

The service was second to

Rating: 
5

The service was second to none and the food was even better. Outstanding!

Keith
Horton

great traditional restaurant.

Rating: 
4

great traditional restaurant.

Andreas
Gruenbichler

Very good food. The staff

Rating: 
5

Very good food. The staff was very attentive.

George
Vrable

Very authentic Italian cuisine, moderate

Rating: 
4

Very authentic Italian cuisine, moderate price, wonderful service!two best dishes Steak Sinatra and Eggplant Parmesan!

Joseph
Zumpano

Excellent Italian food;great service and

Rating: 
5

Excellent Italian food;great service and atmosphere. Good for families.

Marian
Sagan

Always prepared to perfection. Great

Rating: 
5

Always prepared to perfection. Great selection of Italian dishes and salads. Knowledgeable staff. Family atmosphere and romantic simultaneously.

Michael
Ivicevich

Food was excellent, but the

Rating: 
4

Food was excellent, but the service was a little slow. They were busier than usual so that is probably why. Good dinner, great salad and pasta.

Denice
Thiss

great food, great service, fair

Rating: 
5

great food, great service, fair pricing. Something on the menu for everyone. Great Meatballs!

Anthony
Genty

Best Italian food in the

Rating: 
5

Best Italian food in the west. Old school. Takes long to get food but it is prepared to order. Well worth the wait!

Fregolle
Doug

Courteous staff, good food, nice

Rating: 
4

Courteous staff, good food, nice setting

Jo Anne
Volpe
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