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

Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://sammygsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7603208041x
  • 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
89 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)romantic (39)great for outdoor dining (39)neighborhood gem (39)good for groups (34)fit for foodies (28)vibrant bar scene (21)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (16)hot spot (15)late-night find (14)great for brunch (13)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food we found in Palm Springs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THANKS!
    Tony
    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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place is average at best..................................................................
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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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  • 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    elyse
    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!
    James
    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
  • Lovely dinner!
    JPAres1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at Sammy G's and our waiter, Ulysses, was attentive and friendly. We loved every bite from our appetizers all the way through dessert. We were pleasantly surprised by the biscotti and Amaretto at the end of our meal. Definitely a winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Miss!
    Tampas
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Every time we visit Palm Springs we make sure to go here. It is has beautiful outdoor dining when the weather is nice, a romantic unique seating area inside & on the other side there is a bar with a nice sized dance floor that gets energized late night. The food is excellent!We always get the chopped salad to start. The salmon pasta is one of my favorites. Nice place.... don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Italian food
    blueingreenVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a wonderful experience--delicious food, comfortable atmosphere, great service. I really enjoyed the clams and mussels in a white wine/garlic sauce; my boyfriend loved the lasagna. There's a great sunset special that goes until 8:00 or so--around $20 for an appetizer, entree and dessert. And there was live music--great standards that created a very fun atmosphere. We had a great time and will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Revise your ad
    Localguy4
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've been to Sammy's several times in the past year and have enjoyed the experience. I was a bit disappointed On this visit as their summer ad features a 3 course meal for $19.95 but says NOTHING about it only being available Sunday thru Thursday. We (4) went on a Friday evening at 6:30 and when I asked for the special dinner menu I was informed that Friday is not included. Sammy needs to revise the advertisements they are running in certain publications. Needless to say , we were quite Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • From a Hit to a Miss
    FormerFanVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Sammy G's has long been my favorite italian restaurant in Palm Springs BUT I have seedily water it go from a hit to a miss. Friday I was served chicken and pasta that came cold. When I sent it back the returned with a too hot to touch plate with chicken that was now dry paper and pasta that was almost toasted. I had to send it back. This was an absolutely unacceptable meal. Then to top it off Sammy G which several years ago offered Sambuco or Amaritto with Biscotti then dropped the Sambuco and now dropped the Amaretto and replaced it with a vile sweet wine. Sammy G's is now a sad miss.
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  • Great food and service
    tiredofcooking
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    From the olive tapenade to the homemade biscotti, everything was delicious! We did go at 6:15pm so it wasn't crowded. If you go later you might not get the attentive service we got. The calamari was perfect. Lightly breaded and crisp. The eggplant parm was delicious and my husband and daughter enjoyed sausage & pepper pasta and the chicken carbonara. Only regret is we didn't have room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUR MOST FAVORITE RESTAURANT
    RESTAURANTGROUPIEVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but bad service
    Brenning1205
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place
    Oc6283VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Fantastic
    Ronrico
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tayler29
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We always enjoy our dinning at Sammy G's. Always great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, 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
  • Consistently good!
    Tony
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience once again. The food is delicious, the service impeccable and the ambiance is terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    Marla
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elyse
    elyse
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great food and service. We always comes back either lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside Area Dining Pleasant
    AllrosewoodVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    If you want quiet and pleasant dining, choose the outside area. If you want a happening late night scene go into bar area dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous fabulous fabulous
    ElizaVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. NEVER disappoints!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good restaurant week visit
    storhund
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value
    GrantVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have Better, but Good Spot
    VegasDVVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!
    uphilled
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    An even better-than-expected experience with excellent food and very attentive, aware and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot
    Eileen
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Food in Palm Springs
    Cowhead
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate