There’s something about authentically made Italian food that goes the extra mile with your taste buds, and you can certainly find it at Johnny Costa’s Ristorante in Palm Springs, a spot long beloved by locals and where, in the original location, Frank Sinatra himself used to dine!
A Family Owned and Operated Establishment Serving Up the Best of Italian Cuisine
Johnny Costa’s Ristorante in Palm Springs is something of a local legend in Palm Springs, having been a fixture in the community since the 1970’s. He was born in Italy and honed his culinary skills in Hollywood, where he first rubbed shoulders with celebrities such as Sinatra. Today his son, executive chef Vince Costa, continues the legacy of his father’s cooking with his brothers and cousins. Now the restaurant sits facing the famed Palm Canyon Drive, a dynamic street downtown Palm Springs with charming shops and a vintage feel.
Enjoy a glass of wine from the extensive list of options, at a table with a glowing candle lit for ambiance as savory smells float out from the kitchen. For starters, order from selections like Calamari Fritti, fried to a delicate crisp and served with Johnny’s homemade marinara sauce. You could also begin your meal with sharing a pizza with your fellow diners, with traditional options such as the Margherita, or the creative Four Seasons, topped with olives, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and prosciutto.
When you move onto entrees, you’ll see there’s plentiful options for pasta dishes. Johnny’s boasts a great selection of vegetarian pastas, like the Eggplant Parmigiana, slices of eggplant battered and marinated in olive oil, and layered with mozzarella, parmesan and marinara over the pasta of the day. Don’t forget to check out the Linguine and Clams, a dish that Johnny knew to be one of Frank’s favorites! The menu covers all the bases of what you’d expect from an Italian restaurant, and offers items that feature seafood, chicken, and steak. After your meal, finish off your authentic Italian dining experience with Johnny’s Homemade Tiramisu, or a scoop of cappuccino ice cream.
Johnny Costa’s Ristorante in Palm Springs is open from 5 PM to 9:30 PM Monday through Thursday, open until 10:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, and closed on Sundays.
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