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

Sammy G's Tuscan Grill Details

  • 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: Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • 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. (760) 320-8041
  • Entertainment: Music daily Call for more info.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Still the best restaurant experience my wife and I, and many of our friends have had in all our years in the desert. Best service, best food, excellent ambiance. We never get tired going to Sammy G's."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Such a fantastic night! 5 of us came for my girlfriends Bachelorette party. The food was absolutely to die for. The service was awesome. SO much like a family. I still can't get over the food. I had the shrimp appetizer and a salad and lentil soup (it was the daily special). Gosh, if I could live at the restaurant I would."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Took forever to get our bread. We sat at our table for about 15 min before they brought out bread. Asked the waiter twice to bring a dessert out for the birthday girl and he still forgot it. Soooo no birthday cake for my girlfriend. I even saw the busser remind the waiter and he still forgot it. Not to mention the fact that he also forgot my Cesar salad. Horrible service for the price."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The staff is great and the food exceeds your expectations every time. Don't miss this place if you visit PS."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Sammy G's. Went for lunch a few months ago and when another trip to Palm Springs came up, I knew exactly where I wanted to eat dinner. The hard part for me...deciding what to get. I wanted to eat everything because no matter what you order, its going to be amazing. This time I had one of the specials: Scampi style Salmon and Shrimp and they obliged my request for a side of Carbonara. By far one of the best meals I've ever had...shrimp and salmon both done to perfection, Carbonara was too die for, Pancetta cooked just right. Looking forward to my next visit...I think its going to be seafood risotto next time....and pizza...and...."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We always enjoy our dinning at Sammy G's. Always great service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience once again. The food is delicious, the service impeccable and the ambiance is terrific!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had a most enjoyable evening at Sammy G's! Food was delicious, highly recommend the smoked salmon appetizer and rack of lamb! Service was excellent! We will most certainly return!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "As usual the food & ambience were great. Sadly, we did not get the usual after dinner drink & biscotti we've become used to. When we mentioned this on our way out, the host made us wait and brought a package of biscotti to take home. That satisfied me, but my husband, not so much."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great food and service. We always comes back either lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was the 1st time we had been to this restaurant. We loved it. The prix fix meal options were excellent and the food was delicious. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the rib eye. Both were tender and flavorful. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you want quiet and pleasant dining, choose the outside area. If you want a happening late night scene go into bar area dining. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. NEVER disappoints! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I was worried about the mixed reviews but it turned out good. The pros: Carpaccio was very good, lamb was outstanding, wine by the glass was good value and good sized, lemon sorbet was excellent, had a surprise after dinner drink plus a biscotti on the house. Cons: Ahi tuna was overly spiced with something (oregano was our guess) but it was seared perfectly, appetizer salad was small and plain. Ulysses was our server and he was great; we like the un-rushed service."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had not been to Sammy G's, so decided to take advantage of restaurant week. It was not only a great value, but the service and food quality was also very good. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Stopped by here on a Monday night which for some places is a "down" night. Had a wonderful dinner on the patio ... the food was very good, and I thought decently priced! They had a singer in the background which was very nice (but not overwhelming at all). Recommended for that night that you desire some good Italian food!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had a party of 8. All enjoyed the outdoor dining area, and we received better than average service. More than half enjoyed their food, but a few had quality issues with some of the dishes served. We would consider returning sometime, but enjoyed the food more at other restaurants in downtown Palm Springs."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "An even better-than-expected experience with excellent food and very attentive, aware and friendly service."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "But, we were very disappointed the other night. I made a reservation through Open Table and requested outside seating along the railing. Our friends came in first and your staff did not look at the reservation notation and seated our friends right near the singer and we couldn't talk. We were asked if we wanted to move which was nice but we had cocktails and thought we'd suffer through it. Please have your receptionists look at the reservation request and at least try to comply. Thanks. We will go back but not via a reservation through Open Table."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I had the filet and it was delicious and i tried my dates's agi tun which was superb. My filet was cooked and seasoned like Sammy knew what he was doing. Their menu will have something you will want and it will b delicious. A must eat in palm springs!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The were four of us who went to Sammy G's (two couples). We ate outside. The atmosphere and service made for an extremely enjoyable dining experience. The live music was just enough to add to the ambiance. Even the guys were impressed with the evening. We will definitely go again. I would recommend this place for a great date spot. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We found this restaurant by walking on the main drag. The setting is beautiful. I had the rib eye which was made perfectly and tasted delicious. Our waitress, Lacy was gracious and very helpful. This was a wonderful dinner in a beautiful setting. One of the best dining experiences my wife and I had. This is a must go to restaurant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Never been here before and definitely will go back. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had a very nice meal. We sat outdoors, which was lovely. The food was excellent and the wait staff was efficient and personable. I do not recommend the cappuccino."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We keep introducing friends and neighbors to this jewel of a restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "It was ok.....not bad....not special. I ordered NY steak sandwich and the meat was over cooked. Husband ordered Angelhair with meatballs...not much flavor pretty bland."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Sammy's. With 4 in our party we had Calamari (one of the best I ever had) and Mussels and Clams as Appetizers. Main courses; Sand Dabs, Ribeye Steak Chianti and Shrimp Portofino. All dishes were excellent and our friends (Sand Dabs) were still talking about it the next day."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The wine was great and so was the bread. We heard a lot of buzz about Sammy G's, wanted to see and taste for ourselves but very disappointed in the food, so mediocre, honestly I would not recommend this restauraunt to anyone. We dine out at least 4-5 times each week. Our guest from San Diego, made the same comments. She said it seemed as if the chef just slopped the food on the plate. Angelica was very professional with lovely energy."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I love going here. The people are nice. The food is good. Great ambience. Jenna Malone was sitting just a few tables away. All around always a great place to go with family or friends."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I like the Triluessa location in Cat. City better.."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Salvador, the Mexican chef, although well versed with Italian style cuisine is too heavy with tomato and cream sauces.The mushroom raviolis were swimming in a sea of cream sauce but the filling was tasteless. The tomato sauce with the pasta was made with concentrate and not with fresh tomato. The sea bass (or similar fish) was good and so was the Tiramisu. The ambiance was welcoming and the service good."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "A friend and I took another friend to Sammy G's for his birthday. The evening was perfect. I have eaten here several times and I really don't have a bad thing to say about it."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner and sat outside on the patio. Best dishes at our table (of four): caesar salad, mushroom ravioli (everyone loved it), calamari appetizer. Spaghetti and meatballs were good, but not great. There was a band playing at the bar and we danced a bit after dinner. All in all, a fun evening!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I asked for an outside table on my open table booking and didn't get it. If I would have known I was going to be seated inside there very noisy tables I would not have gone. One of the outside tables remained open for the time I was there. Food was ok, but they needed more servers, they were over whelmed. Will go again but I will need a guarantee on seating!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We started our evening with a bottle of Italian Red ( Will omit the name). Upon serving I noted a flat,watery turned taste. I asked the waiter, a very attentive, young man,to try it. He immediately agreed and removed the bottle and the glasses. The Mgr. Came over to the table and apologized, and he too agreed the bottle had turned. We proceeded with dinner,Steak Diana, Bacon wrapped prawns all very nicely done. After dinner drinks were complimentary. All being said, not an unpleasant experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very good food and ambience, especially for a little older crowd. Excellent but unobtrusive entertainment. Service is also always excellent."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Delightful evening. Enjoyed the salad and mussels and clam dish - big portions."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Very good food. Attentive service. Great after dinner dancing with live music. A very nice evening spot for a mature crowd. I've visited a couple of times in the past, and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a great time at this restaurant and had wanted to go to it for some time. Our waiter, Bruce, was very congenial and helpful about dishes and didn't rush us at all. We each had a different entre, but shared salads (excellent romaine 'wedge' was best) and fried calamari, which was done just right. Portions were generous and the wait-staff was very attentive and kept water glasses filled. Corkage fee of $20 was okay and there was no problem in bringing our own bottle - which we did because there was no wine list available on the website. Happy to go back here again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "the food was outstanding, veal and chicken parmigean. service was slow at start but came around. the prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 3/28/2014