Sammy G's Tuscan Grill
Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://sammygsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (760) 320-8041
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-10pm

    Lunch: Closed For Summer, will be available again stating October 1st
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Sal Zaval Sr.
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Sammy G's caters to small or large parties within Palm Springs and Cathedral City limits.
  • Private Party Contact: Sal Zavala Jr. 7603208041x
  • Entertainment: Music daily Call for more info.
  • Special Events: Live music every night. Private rooms available for any kind of special event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Baristo Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Sammy G's Tuscan Grill
Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs and near some of the city’s most quaint shops and hotels.

Established in 2009, Sammy G’s has recently opened for lunch with an innovative menu, blending traditional Italian with California cuisine. Take a break from shopping and dine al fresco for lunch on the newly renovated patio and soak up the gorgeous desert weather, or venture inside and be transported to Tuscany with the restaurant’s rustic charm.

Dinner becomes a casual yet elegant event, and traditional Italian favorites mixed with updated classics are on the menu. A semi-private room is available for family gatherings or business events.

On Thursday through Saturday nights, the Sammy G’s Lounge becomes an energetic yet intimate place to meet up with friends and dance the night away to live music and enjoy Sammy G’s signature cocktails.
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Sammy G's Tuscan Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (51)special occasion (45)romantic (45)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (37)vibrant bar scene (25)great for lunch (22)hot spot (17)notable wine list (13)great for brunch (13)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Fantastic !
    Rudeman41
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    From the moment we arrived and entered through the front entrance we were given the red carpet treatment. The service and food were equally fantastic. The live music was just right making for a very enjoyable evening. Thanking you to all the staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining at Sammy G's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The atmosphere was able to remain relaxing while having the ambiance of live music. Service was excellent, attentive and helpful without hovering. I loved the Cioppino and my husband thought his pepper steak was delicious. I would definitely come back to try different food choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a relaxing lunch
    AuroraVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Always enjoy our visit to Sammy G's. Pasta dishes are their specialty. Have been there before and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!!
    TMau
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The waiter had great recommendations for food and wine. The service was professional and the food was awesome. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sammys, not up to Par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Have eaten here a number of times, but Friday nite, was not one of the good experiences. Sure food was the same, same menu, but the lack of service by our server was horrible. Maybe she was having a bad nite, but she disappeared. Trying to get a refill or another glass of wine, impossible. Finally got up & asked another server to bring what we needed. After that, she avoided us. Sammy's has a better reputation than that, but for now I'll eat at their sister resturant Triluesa in Cathederal City. Never had a problem there. Please step it up Sammy's
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    elyseVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We love Sammy G's always. Food, ambiance & service was wonderful as usual. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant.
    srsrws01
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The only reason I gave it a 4 is because they were training a new bartender so it took a little bit longer than normal to get our drinks. The waitress , Tabetha was excellent! Wii definitely go back here when in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jillVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had not been there for quite awhile ... We were pleasantly surprised. It was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    lewis
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great Hostess and wonderful waiter. that is all I have to say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    maggie218
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This was the third time visiting Sammy G and third time I fell in love with this restaurant. The outdoor patio at night is just outstanding in the lighting and umbrellas and the food is fantastic. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic find
    JessterBob
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We were quite pleasantly surprised at the ambiance of Sammy G's. We were seated outdoors next to the fountain. The eggplant was perfect -- not too heavy. The highlight of our experience however, was the service. Miguel, our waiter was the epitome of courtesy, friendliness and attentiveness. We remarked that if we lived here, this restaurant would become a regular spot for us and we would always request Miguel's section.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • smsgVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I selected this place due to the name and photos. The food was adequate, but by far not the best Italian I have ever had. They brought complementary biscotti and amaretto, which was nice. The adjoining room had a live band and dancing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Sammy G's
    JoeS
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great Italian food! Everything we have tried there we have liked. Staff is extremely friendly and the service is excellent. Love the building too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sammy's wins
    relativeunknown
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Sammy's outdoor terrace is really popular now that the weather has broken. You can get a reliable plate of pasta, more or less moderately priced, and enjoy the lively passing scene. Good service. Everything was just as we imagined.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuscan food at its best!
    WorldTraveler
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We enjoyed a delightful meal at Sammy G's. Calamari was fresh and light. Eggplant Parm was not breaded--so it was fabulous! Lamb was delectable, as were the sand dabs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming
    Lamesadiner
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I have been going to Palm Springs for years, but never tried Sammy G's. I think it's a little tucked back when you are walking the main street. It was recommended by a client who lives in Palm Springs as a special place to go to celebrate his mom's 80th birthday. It was charming. The food was exceptional, but it was really the outdoor dining with water fountains, twinkly lights, and live music that made it a really special evening. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palm Springs favorite
    Annie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    we dine here everytime we are in Palm Springs. We have never been disappointed. The food is wonderful, my favorite is their spinach ravioli. Service is always great. I prefer outdoors if the weather is not too warm. You will not be disappointed at Sammy's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Melly
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We are never disappointed at Sammy G's. The food and service are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never had such poor service
    Scooter
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Waited over 30 min. after being seated to take my drink order and bring bread to the table. After being there an hour we finally got our salad. About another 30 min. before we got our food. That's right an hour and a half before we got any food.If you have all night and aren't really hungry you may want to eat here. After all the food was pretty good. Too bad that the service will prevent me from going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service and Food
    Perfecto
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The wait staff at Sammy G's is always friendly and very accomadating. The food is outstanding and I am a very picky Italian food eater as I am Italian and cook Italian food very well. There is nothing I have eaten there that I have not liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wait staff was very slow
    Zinger
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Booked through Open Table six weeks in advance and still they had to clear tables to seat us .....and we were on time. We asked for a patio table and they said we didn't request it through Open Table....which I don't remember as an option. Took too long for the first visit from the waitstaff, but once things got rolling the dining experience lived up to the expectation.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service not up to normal level
    chrisVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    really nice ambiance and good food,a regular choice for wife and self when in palm springs.service normally very good,on this visit however our waiter(rene) abandoned us after taking our order (we had to ask anther member of staff for our desert) and only appeared to present check.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    rtc14
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was excellent, very fresh and came out quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect place for date night.
    2bearsinlove
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We made reservations for 5:30 on a Friday night. Restaurant was slow upon arrival but got busier near the end of our meal. Service was excellent and the food was delicious! Sammy G's is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to and I would surely recommend to anyone craving a little taste of Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the best
    Oc6283VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    If you get to PS, don't miss out on this place. One of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food we found in Palm Springs
    leopardlady
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Visited for evening meal on holiday in Palm Springs - fantastic Italian menu - I had chicken in Marsala which was excellent. Others had pizza and pasta which they really enjoyed. Thought the restaurant was lovely inside with great ambiance and staff friendly - recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THANKS!
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As always, Sammy G's Grill was great. THANKS Sammy G's Grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Diningguy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Lovely restaurant with a very good selection of Italian food. Serving staff were very efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste of Sicily
    Guillermo
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Excellent Menu of old world Italian ( Sicilian ) foods. For special occasions or when you want a taste of Italy. Attentive service, quiet surroundings, cozy seating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place is average at best..................................................................
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We heart this place
    Oc6283VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is easily one of the best in Palm Springs. The service and the food is top notch. We try to eat here on evey visit. You should try it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was great
    juliecamp
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    As visitors, we didn't know our way around Palm Springs and happened upon Sammy G's for dinner. Our experience was lovely. Service was great, food was delicious and hearty, and the live music was surprisingly really nice (we thought it might be cheesy at first, but the guy was actually really good!). We would definitely return. Can't beat $19 Prix Fixe for 3 yummy courses.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing place!!
    loveme2103
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was a bit nervouse eating somewhere id never been or heard of only because ive never been to palm springs. I was hoping it was nice since i came on vacation with my partner and was hoping for something nice and relaxing... I was so shocked as to how amazingly beautiful and romantic this place is and the food was so amazing! The waiter was so professional and polite which I loved!!! I will definitely come here again and make it known that this place is a place to be.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don
    ORBoss
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Busy Saturday night and we were seated promptly. Wait staff was prompt and courteous. Appetizers were delicious and prepared to perfection. Our main courses were very tasty and presentation was great. The amaretto and biscotti given gratis was a perfect finish to our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Sammy G's
    SteverVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had a very nice experience. My dining companion had a seafood stew that was outstanding. I had linguine with prawns that was also very good. Our server gave great suggestions, and the wait staff in general were attentive without being overly so.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Dependable
    BobM
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    You can count on Sammy G's to deliver a consistently very good overall experience. They never let you down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and Delightful Memories
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    From our very first dining experience at the restaurant, Clancy and I fell in love with Sammy G's... its great vibe, it's terrific food, its ambience...and with the man whose name is in the title. (we miss him) We held our 50th Wedding celebration and vow renewal in Sammy's bar, with The Ibarro Brothers in full swing and we've been back for many special occasions. The service is always excellent, and the truth is that we'll go anywhere that Sal goes. He has always been a huge asset to both Sammy's and Trilussa. See 'ya soon. Albeth Paris Grass
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    elyseVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Aside from great food, ambience & service, Sammy G's is consistent! So you don't just get these things sometimes. The great things about this place are there every time. Thanks for being delicious, charming and reliable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    MuddyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went there for our anniversary, and it was phenominal. The food and service were perfect, while the dessert was out of this world. I had the chicken Parm while my bride ate the Eggplant Parm. As appetizers, she had the garden salad, while I had the calamari. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly great!
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Hadn't been to this restaurant in a year or so (I take that back, been to the bar and have enjoyed happy hour food/drink), and was very pleasantly surprised at how much the game has been notched up. Service was outstanding (not easy to find constantly in PS restaurants) and the food was very very good. Whatever the changes, it won't be a year or so for our return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate