Voted “Best Italian Restaurant" for four years running by
Palm Springs Life readers
Voted One of the Top Three “Best of the Valley Italian Restaurant” 2011 & 2012 by The Desert Magazine readers
Downtown Palm Springs ● Family Owned and Operated ● Since 1976

440 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
TEL 760.325.4556
FAX 760.325.4323

Open Nightly @ 5pm
Closed Sunday

 

Closed June 29 - August 28 for the Summer

Dinner

Johnny Costa’s Ristorante is renowned for its quality cuisine.
Everything is prepared fresh to order — so it may take a little longer on busy nights.

Cold Appetizers

Antipasto for Two $16  
A plate of prosciutto, salami, marinated mushrooms, roasted red bell peppers,
marinated eggplant, Greek olives, marinated artichoke hearts and fresh provolone cheese.

Prosciutto and Melon $11 
Thinly-sliced imported Parma prosciutto on top of freshly sliced cantaloupe melon and kiwi.

Caesar Salad $8 
Johnny’s own original Caesar salad dressing.

Caprese $10 
Fresh bufalo mozzarella arranged on top of sliced tomatoes and basil. Add red bell peppers $3.

Costa Caprese $13 
Fresh Burrata Italian cheese and heirloom tomatoes served on a bed
of baby arugula topped with basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Hot Appetizers

Mozzarella Marinara $9
Lightly breaded, fried mozzarella cheese topped with Johnny’s fresh marinara sauce.

Calamari Fritti $10
Tender, crispy fried Calamari served with Johnny’s fresh marinara sauce.

Mussels Marinara $11 
Fresh Prince Edward Island mussels sautéed in a garlic wine tomato stock.

Clams Marinara $12 
Fresh New Zealand clams sautéed in a garlic wine tomato stock.

Escargot Française $12 
Imported snails baked in a lemon butter, garlic and parsley sauce served in a skillet.

Pizza

Authentic Italian Brick Oven Pizza
All Pizza and Bread Dough Made Fresh Daily — 12″

Napolitano Italian Margherita Pizza $14
Italian-style Bufalo mozzarella, fresh basil, fresh tomato sauce and olive oil drizzle.

Four Seasons $16
Prosciutto, olives, mushrooms and artichoke hearts.

Pepperoni Pizza $14
Premium sliced pepperoni and Wisconsin Italian mozzarella.

Italian Sausage Pizza $14
Italian sausage and Wisconsin Italian mozzarella.

Vegetarian Pizza $15
Mushrooms, artichoke hearts, red bell peppers and onions.

Cheese Pizza $13
Wisconsin Italian mozzarella and fresh tomato sauce.

Add Additional Toppings $1.50
pepperoni, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, red bell peppers, onions, anchovies, meatballs

Entrée

All dinner entrées come with soup or salad. Split plates are subject to a charge.
Parties of 6 or More a 18% gratuity will be added.

 Heart-healthy menu item — Recommended by the International Heart & Lung Institute

Steak

New York Steak $25 
Well-trimmed New York steak charbroiled to your liking.

Steak Bordelaise $28 
New York steak charbroiled and topped with sautéed mushroom, garlic and wine demi-glaze sauce.

Steak Sinatra $28 
Well-trimmed New York steak strips, pan-seared, and sautéed with
garlic, mushrooms and bell peppers in a wine sauce.

Veal

Veal Mushroom $27 
Medallions of veal sautéed with butter, mushrooms, shallots and wine sauce.

Veal Piccata $25 
Medallions of veal sautéed with butter, lemon, caper and wine sauce.

Veal Parmigiana $25
Lightly breaded veal cutlet topped with marinara and fresh mozzarella.

Veal Saltimbocca $28 
Veal medallions topped with prosciutto and mozzarella, sautéed
in butter, shallots, sage and wine sauce.

Chicken

Chicken Parmigiana $21
Lightly breaded chicken breast topped with fresh mozzarella and marinara.

Chicken Marsala Mushroom $23 
Breast of chicken sautéed with butter, mushrooms, shallots, and marsala wine sauce.

Chicken Cacciatore $23 
Breast of chicken sautéed in olive oil, garlic, mushroom, bell pepper, marinara and red wine sauce.

Chicken Piccata $22 
Breast of chicken sautéed in lemon butter, capers and white wine.

Seafood

Fresh Salmon $27 
Fresh New Zealand King salmon filet (wild salmon in season).

Shrimp Costa $28
Lightly breaded large fried shrimp in a garlic lemon butter sauce.

Shrimp Newport $28 
Large shrimp sautéed with garlic in a lemon, butter and wine sauce.

Shrimp Maison $29 
Large shrimp sautéed with garlic, mushrooms and artichokes
in a lemon, butter and white wine sauce.

Cioppino $33 
Fresh clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, mini lobster tail, fish of the
day and calamari sautéed in a garlic, tomato and wine stock.

Specialty Pastas

 Linguini with Clams or Mussels $21
Linguini pasta with fresh New Zealand Clams, OR fresh
Prince Edward Island Mussels with choice of red or white sauce.

Linguini Salmon Robusti $26
Linguini pasta with freshly sliced New Zealand King salmon
in a garlic wine cream sauce (wild salmon in season).

Linguini Lobster Diavolo $37
Linguini pasta with Mini Maine Lobster Tail sautéed
in a spicy garlic, wine and tomato sauce.

Linguini Shrimp $27
Linguini pasta with large shrimp in a cream or tomato sauce.

Angel Hair Shrimp Pomodori $28
Angel hair pasta served with large prawns, freshly sliced Roma
tomatoes, and sautéed in garlic, olive oil and basil.

Spaghetti and Meatballs $21
Spaghettini pasta topped with Johnny’s marinara sauce and homemade meatballs.

Spaghetti Garlic Anchovies $18
Spaghettini pasta sautéed with fresh garlic and Mediterranean filleted anchovies in olive oil.

Penne Sausage & Peppers $21
Penne pasta served with sliced Italian mild sausage sautéed
with sliced red bell peppers in garlic wine tomato sauce.

Penne Chicken Marinara $21
Penne pasta with sliced chicken breast in a garlic wine tomato sauce.

Spaghetti Meat Sauce $18
Spaghettini pasta served with Johnny’s special hearty red meat sauce.

Ravioli or Gnocchi Meat Sauce $20
Imported Ravioli filled with ricotta cheese OR Imported Gnocchi potato-and-flour
dumplings lightly sautéed with butter, parmesan cheese and
served with Johnny’s special hearty red meat sauce.

Lasagna $20
Layers of pasta, ricotta cheese, ground beef, topped
with marinara and fresh mozzarella cheese.

Vegetarian Pastas

Penne Primavera $19
Penne pasta with a vegetarian creation of vegetables lightly sautéed
with garlic, basil and olive oil with choice of red, white or cream sauce.

Spaghetti Marinara $17
Spaghettini pasta topped with Johnny’s marinara sauce.

Fettuccine Alfredo $19
Fettuccine pasta served in a butter and parmesan cream sauce.

Angel Hair Pomodori $19
Angel hair pasta served with freshly sliced Roma
tomatoes and sautéed in garlic, olive oil and basil.

Eggplant Parmigiana $20
Thinly sliced battered eggplant sautéed in olive oil, layered with marinara,
fresh mozzarella and parmesan, served with choice of pasta or (vegetables ).

Penne Vodka Pink Sauce $20
Penne pasta sautéed in tomato and cream sauce with a shot of vodka.

Ravioli or Gnocchi Marinara $19
Imported Ravioli filled with ricotta cheese OR Imported potato-and-flour dumplings
lightly sautéed with butter, parmesan cheese and marinara sauce.