From the classic Italian music to the candlelit tables, the nostalgic atmosphere at Johnny Costa’s Ristorante feels like traveling back to mid-century 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 continue 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 by Palm Springs Life Readers!
Johnny’s son, Head Chef Vince Costa and his cousin General Manager, Sal Illiano continue the family tradition, perfectly executing the family recipes and delighting customers with a dining experience that is amazing. His brothers John Jr, Tony, cousin Chip and Vince’s sons Giovanni and Vincenzo assist running the restaurant. Celebrities and locals love the Johnny Costa experience and you will too!
Hours of Operation
Closed Sunday and Monday
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday and Saturday 5 pm – 10 pm
Patio & Curbside Dining available and Curbside Takeout with Delivery Service through UberEats and Grubhub.
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