Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

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$30 and under
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Italian
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 Sammy's weekend Brunch and 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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MW
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lacy is my favorite server here in the desert. She is the best always and the reason we come back here time and time again.

JT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Sammy Gs many times and it still is a good place. Food is great people are great.

AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, and excellent Italian food. Our outside table was fantastic and the server was very attentive.

WG
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonder chop salad, my companion had the Vodka Rose past. Both were excellent. Quiet enough for conversation. Service was efficient and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting. Great food. Fantastic service.

LK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Sadly, our server, Ulysses, was not on his game. The calamari did not come with the sauce that was requested. We did not get the requested Parmesan cheese for our pasta and after our meals were delivered Ulysses did not inquire to see if everything was satisfactory. Maybe he was serving many, many tables, but then let us know.

NN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pleasant experience, service was slow, food was good.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Sever took the orders for drinks and dinner, never saw her again until we had finished completely. I would have had another cocktail but she was never back until after dinner was complete. I did see her nearby and I didn't want her interrupting the meal but an occasional 'all ok?' would have been nice. Food was good, rest was good. Will be back.

TO
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice outdoor seating area. Food was good, service was mediocre.

FL
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Italian food in a nice rustic environment. Live music in the bar. Great seafood! Try the black Manhattan!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at Tuscan Grill. The food was amazing, we shared the pasta primavera and chicken bruschetta pizza. They were both delicious, would recommend. The server was great, very efficient, and great recommendations. Will definitely go back. Thanks for such an incredible meal!!

TW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I really enjoyed our experience at Sammy G's. It was our first time going. We sat outside on the patio and the weather was perfect. Our server, and the serving staff, were very friendly and professional. The food was delivered in a timely manner and it was very good! We will definitely be back.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.

r
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed an amazing Valentine Eve dinner here, outside by the fountain. The service was top notch along with the food. I would return here for another great meal but not on Thursday evening.
This has nothing to do with Sammy's, on Thursday evenings parking is a real challenge. The city has a Street Fair nearby, with some of streets shut-off. I drove around for 30-minutes and finally found a spot. Even the valet was full along with the parking garage.

C
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff
Delicious food
Great ambiance

GS
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I have been to Sammy G's on the off season may times and have had a very good meal each time.
This time was not so good at all. We both ordered the organic salad as a starter. It arrive in a very large
bowl with sliced carrots, croutons, tomatoes and cucumber surrounding a huge bowl of organic greens.
One bite to discover that it was a way too salty. Apparently the Italian seasoning was loaded with salt making the salad uneatable. We called the waiter and told him the circumstance. Plates wwere quickly whisked away and after several minutes in it's place we were served a very small plate of dry greens with nothing else. Finally the busboy brought some oil and vinegar which helped.
Next came the dinner. I ordered the steak Diane style done medium. My steak was good, not outstanding as previous times, and much more rarer than what I expected. My partner ordered Tuscan Risotto. It was cold , dry and quite tasteless.
When the bill came we were still charge the full $20 for the two salads even though we only got a small portion of said salad with no apologies what so ever.
Sorry but it will be awhile before I to go back to Sammy G's again.
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l
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with the wife outside patio with heater

l
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Sammy G's is a favorite. I can always depend on great food and wonderful experience. Take out of towners there all the time and we are never disappointed!

j
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Typical Italian food delicious & large potions. Also have fish & meats, including a very good rack of lamb. Terrace & patio dining are lovely.

MH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A really warm welcome from the staff followed by a well presented and appetising meal. Starters of calamari and salad caprese were followed by mahi mahi and chicken guiliani. Both the entrees were well cooked. The accompaniments to the entrees (potatoes and green beans) were less memorable. The musical entertainment in the restaurant was extremely good!

OT
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Extremely disappointed in our meal. My husband and I took a guest to do. We and I was almost embarrassed by how tasteless the food was. We have the cioppino and mussels and clams and there simply was no flavor. Each tastes liked they were served in the spaghetti water. No garlic, no taste what so ever to any of the dishes. Decent minestrone, but somewhat watery, too. The waiter was also visibly Orestes with me that I was trying to determine the difference between the mussels and clams dish and the cioppino—finally got it—nothing but the addition of a couple of shrimps, a piece of fish and Calamari. The same flavorless sauce. Only high note, some amaretto and biscotti to close the meal.

CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite in Palm Springs! Don’t forget to stop by next door for the live music after dinner.

JL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We saw our waitress when we placed our order and when we had to ask for our bill. Very disappointed

M
San Diego
184 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Jamie was our server and she did a great job. The food was outstanding!!! Caesar salad is delicious and she even brought a small dish of fresh anchovies when we asked for them. The fish special was fantastic! The chicken carciofo was the best chicken dish I have ever eaten!! The chicken was so moist and the flavors were just beyond fabulous. Highly recommend! The chicken piccata was also delicious. The menu has something for everyone and the choices were all great! Highly recommend this great restaurant. The outdoor seating was very comfortable with lots of heaters in spite of it bring a very chilly night.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been going to Sammys for years and love this place. We live in Vegas and never fail to make a reservation before we leave.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience was the best
Enjoyed the evening totally

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love love love this place. Food is awkward delicious it ha bee come our favorite place in PS

OT
Vancouver
55 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal at one of our favourite places!

S
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would recommend to all

OT
Palm Springs
113 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the chicken parmesan

G
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and food quality. Service was very good and fast. We will be back many times.

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere was exactly what we hoped for - outdoor + festive.

k
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Being in Palm Springs great food good service! beatiful weather

JK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allowed my wife and I to split a salad before meal no problem. Old fashioned cocktail was spot on could taste the bourbon, not too sweet, and NO SODA water added. We both had chicken parm for dinner large portions (took some home) Cannoli for desert topped of the meal perfectly

N
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. The food is always incredible and the service is the best. They make you feel like you are their only customer. Very classy atmosphere. Love the amaretto and biscotti they surprise you with at the end of your meal.

R
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant and I can’t wait to come back!

LB
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten at Sammy G's Tuscan Grill a few times and it's very consistent with quality of food, ambiance, and live entertainment. I got gluten-free pasta and couldn't tell the difference. Although we asked to be inside this time, we've eaten outside on the patio and it's a very nice setting. I highly recommend this restaurant while you're in Palm Springs!

KW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great wait staff - just a bit noisy as the place filled up.

LD
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We shared the seafood pasta special and couldn’t finish it. Delicious but very generous portion. Server was friendly and accommodating. Outside dining was comfortable and delightful. Overall very pleasant dining experience.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We were a party of four....one guest ordered lasagna and it was cold...he sent it back and it was returned to him cold again.....not a good thing to do ...