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Palm Springs Pizza and Italian Food

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By Kevin Perry

Our hometown beckons talent and tastemakers from around the globe. No wonder so many skilled chefs have migrated to Palm Springs, bringing their authentic world cuisine to our local palates. We are the Mecca of mmm! Irresistible Palm Springs pizza and Italian cuisine, in particular, festoons our foodie landscape. The robust cheeses melt your heart and the sauces simmer in your soul. Dig into our list of fave flavors to sample during your next trip to town…

Johnny Costa’s Ristorante

Fresh from the brick oven, by way of old Italia, Johnny Costa’s serves up pizza perfection. With succulent ingredients like Bufala mozzarella, artichoke hearts, and prosciutto, JC is a slice of heaven! Frank Sinatra frequented this home-cooking haven, and he left a lasting impression; there are still two menu items dedicated to the entertainment icon, one for each of his legendary blue eyes.

Johnny Costa Lobster Raviolo

Giuspeppe’s Pizzeria

Why endure a bitter Chicago winter when you can warm up to deep-dish, Giuseppe’s style! Wrangle a cascade of tantalizing toppings like fresh basil, Kalamata olives, and the ever-popular meatball. Or go the pasta route and think pink with Giuseppe’s signature vodka sauce. You can’t go wrong with entrées this strong! Order your favorite Palm Springs pizza on our crispy thin crust or Chicago-style deep dish, or choose from a long list of our house specialties.

Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill

Rest your taste buds on a pillow of pure gnocchi splendor at Sammy G’s, the downtown grill with upscale Italian flavors. Your appetite will waltz through a rainbow of elation as your toes tap to live music, in-house five days a week!

Sammy Gs Mussels

IL Giardino

​​​​​​​Authenticity simmers in every corner of Il Giardino, the understated eatery that brings rustic Sicilian recipes to life. Conveniently and unassumingly tucked away on Indian Canyon, Il Giardino evokes the majesty and marvel of old country cooking techniques, right here in the convenience of Palm Springs.

Il Giardino

Bill’s Pizza

For a quick bite or a full night, visit Bill’s. Deliciously located near the best bars in town, their specialty pizzas like The Umami will fuel your evening or serve as a perfect nightcap once the fun is done. Bill’s is a cornerstone of Palm Springs nightlife and noshing done right!

Bills Pizza

Birba Palm Springs

​​​​​​​For a bespoke pizza experience supreme, warm up to Birba. Signature pies include everything from pear and candied walnuts to prosciutto with honey and chili oil. But the unwritten special of the day, every day, is Birba’s intoxicating atmosphere. Dine under the stars and linger in Mediterranean garden surroundings. They out the ahhh in al fresco!


NYPS Pizza & Bar

You have the right to remain satisfied! NYPD Pizza protects and serves up thin crust mastery with a bar beverage to wash it down. Imbibe the friendly vibes or call for delivery. Lock down menu items like Misdemeanor, Infraction, and Homicide – this place is so good, it’s a crime!

Al Denta Pasta

Happy hour is even happier at Al Dente, where you can enjoy Gamberoni Scampi or Penne Arrabiata con Salcice for nine dollars or less. And their “angry style” arrabiata with crushed peppers and garlic will leave you smiling, despite the name. Viva Palm Springs!

Al Dente Palm Springs


Venezia Restaurant & Pizzeria

As you enter Palm Springs via Highway 111, double-check your passport because you will pass through Venezia first. This welcoming enclave makes its own Ravioli Picchio Pacchio, a dish decked out with creamy Bolognese galore.

Mario’s Italian Cafe

Celebrate three generations of affability and affordability at Mario’s. Grandpa Del Guidice opened shop in 1972, and his prices haven’t changed much since then. For a savory sensation supreme, try their Puttanesca concoction, swimming with capers, anchovies and olives. Perfecto! These Palm Springs pizza’s are hand-tossed New York style and cooked in a brick over.

The devil is in the delicious details, which is why Nicolino’s Chicken Diablo Lasagna is a sinful masterpiece! Ricotta and mozzarella cheeses battle for dominance, but the real winner is you. Sop up the spicy sauce with a generous hunk of Nonies garlic bread and savor the decadence… Offers a large menu of hand-tossed Palm Springs pizza options.


Cozy, hearty, and fulfilling, the Spaghetteria exudes love with every dollop and morsel. Their hospitality is at the top of the menu, which dazzles the senses and delights each grateful patron. The Spaghetteria elevates lasagna and pizza to a work of arte, so paint your palate soon!

Real Italian Deli

Your friends and family are already jealous of your Palm Springs excursion, so why not double down? Bring them delicacies from the Real Italian Deli such as house-cured meats, gourmet olive oils, and fresh mozzarella (which you can sample in the shop)!


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