From the classic Italian music to the candlelit tables, the nostalgic atmosphere at Johnny Costa’s Ristorante feels like traveling back to midcentury times. It’s no wonder Frank Sinatra was once a regular at this fine Italian restaurant, where his favorite juicy steak and clam dish are named in his honor. The Costa family continues the legacy of late chef-owner Johnny Costa, who was pals with Sinatra when he moved to Hollywood from New York in the 1960s, and a decade later served as the singer’s personal chef at his desert home. Costa’s pedigree lives on in his legendary recipes, including his veal saltimbocca and classic cioppino.
Voted Best Italian Restaurant by Palm Springs Life Readers!
The restaurant is located on South Palm Canyon,
between Baristo and Ramon – on the east side of the street.
Parking available in front and behind the restaurant off Indian Canyon Drive.
Patio dining, curbside dining and curbside takeout are all currently available. In the future Johnny Costa’s will be the ideal place for private parties, groups, rehearsal dinners, special events and much more in our private Frank Sinatra banquet room.
Thank you to our loyal customers for your continuous support
We truly appreciate your business!
What Guests Have Said
Johnny Costa’s is my favorite upscale restaurant in Palm Springs. The food is always fantastic, service excellent, and they have a great wine list. Among the favorite dishes my husband and I have had are the Angel Hair Shrimp Pomodoro, Linguini with Clams, Steak Sinatra, Lasagna, and Ravioli.Amber M. Keating
Johnny Costa’s is one of the few Italian restaurants in the area that serves fresh homemade dishes including pasta and their well known brick oven pizza’s. All dinners are cooked to order so don’t expect a fast service meal. The entire staff is very attentive. This is a great place for a night out or a special occasion. Best Italian in the Desert!!PSFoodie
The food at this restaurant is always superb, and the restaurant staff and bar are always very kind, accommodating, and very classy, this Italian Palm Springs favorite deserves well over 5 stars!!!!😊Cara Pattiz
I have traveled to 46 of the 50 states. I have eaten at Italian restaurants in all cities from large to small and I would say this is one of my top favorites of all time.DeweyC
We want to eat there every day. Best Italian sauce we can remember. Cannot wait to return. Excellent service, ambiance and food choices.Stan
Absolutely without a doubt the best Italian cuisine you’ll ever experience! I have traveled all over the world and yet I still make my way back to this restaurant to really enjoy the fine food!Jon Kodi