johnny costa's ristorante crew

Johnny Costa’s Ristorante Receives a Makeover – Celebrating 42nd Season, Sept. 26, 2017

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johnny costa's ristorante crew
(From left) Marking the renovation of Johnny Costa's Ristorante in Palm Springs: Nick Costa, Maria Illiano, John Costa, Johnny Costa, Sal Illiano, Michelle Costa, Chip Illiano and Vince Costa.

The Costa Family celebrated more than 40 years serving the Coachella Valley with the recent renovation of its Palm Springs restaurant, Johnny Costa’s Ristorante.

This classic Italian restaurant in the downtown district underwent a major makeover during its summer break and reopened with a new look Sept. 1. The late Frank Sinatra was a regular at Johnny Costa’s, where the chairman’s two favorite dishes – the steak Sinatra and linguine clams – are still on the menu. Costa was once a chef for Sinatra.

The Palm Springs Chamber, Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon, the office of Congressman Raul Ruiz, Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, Sen. Jeff Stone, and the office of Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia presented special certificates of recognition to the Costa family.

Johnny Costa’s Ristorante
440 S. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Photography by Gregg Felsen