Voted Best Italian Restaurant in Palm Springs by Palm Springs Life Readers 13 consecutive years. Johnny’s is a local’s favorite and will reopen Friday September 1st at 5 pm after a two-month summer closure.

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, steak Sinatra and clam dish, Clams Linguini 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 classic cioppino and chicken parm and famous meatballs.

Johnny’s son, Head Chef Vince Costa and his cousin General Manager, Sal Illiano continues the family tradition, perfectly executing the family recipes and delighting customers with a dining experience that is amazing. His brothers John Jr, Nick, 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!

Open for dinner at 5 pm; closed Sunday and Monday. Open on Sunday Labor Day Holiday. Reservations by calling the restaurant directly at (760) 325-4556 or on OpenTable. Located at 440 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Parking curbside on Palm Canyon or behind the restaurant off Indian Canyon Drive.