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
76 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)neighborhood gem (36)great for outdoor dining (35)romantic (34)good for groups (33)fit for foodies (32)vibrant bar scene (21)great for lunch (20)hot spot (17)notable wine list (14)great for brunch (13)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place is average at best..................................................................
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 291 reviews are from the Sammy G's Tuscan Grill reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.