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Sammy G's Tuscan Grill, Palm Springs, CA

Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

4.5
4.5
2583 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 320-8041

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Juan Carlos De Arcos

  • Catering

    Sammy G's caters to small or large parties within Palm Springs and Cathedral City limits.

  • Private party facilities

    Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill features a variety of special events and dining options for large groups. For your convenience, we have numerous set menus and bar packages available. If you are interested in booking a private event, contact Lacey Myers, event coordinator and banquet manager at lacey@sammygsrestaurant.com or at (760)-320-8041.

  • Private party contact

    Sal Zavala Jr.: (760) 320-8041

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    Baristo Rd.

  • Parking details

    Off-street parking and Public parking lot available

  • Public transit

    We are located by LG's Steak house across from the Village Pub.

  • Entertainment

    Music daily Call for more info.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,583 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Italian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Italian

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  1. LT

    LeeanaT

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dining here is a must every time I visit Palm Springs.

  2. CK

    CarolynK

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Especially loves the wedge salad and the risotto. We will come back.

  3. SP

    SteveP

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    Noise was unbearable for the first half of the meal with unsupervised children running and screaming with nobody trying to encourage some order or quiet. The food was from a specials menu . This was good quality and ok value . The service was like an Olympic event. If you looked like you were to put your cutlery down the clearing waiter pounced . Hardly relaxing.. There were dishes that you added $$’s to that included cheesecake at $3 extra . My wife asked if she could have a scoop of ice cream with it . Yes certainly. Good came . It was nice … The bill came and to our astonishment there was a charge of $4 for a scoop. We were absolutely shocked . Overall experience was very poor yet the food was quite fair

  4. DL

    DaveL

    Boise

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been going here for years, back before there was outside dining. Have never had a meal I didn’t enjoy. The only sad note was that they were out of sand dabs. So, we r with the carpaccio instead. Just as good.

  5. GG

    GlennG

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    This was always my favorite destination however things have changed. Our food arrived before our waiter brought our drinks (bottomless champagne) and our drinks often went dry. Also, our requests for ice went unanswered because the champagne was warm. I am saddened by this change.

  6. JD

    JeniD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant. amazing food, and excellent service!

  7. C

    Cheshire

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good menu choices, good atmosphere. Service was prompt and polite.

  8. LE

    LEANNEV

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best service and food! I loved their house wine.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We got there early and had the covered patio to ourselves. Great food. Delicious. Great service. I had the Eggplant Parm with penne marinara on the side and upgraded to include asparagus and roasted potato as well. Had the Apple crisp for dessert which was also very good. My aunt enjoyed her Mediterranean salad and strawberry ice cream. Great end to a great day!

  10. SS

    StephenS

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sammy G's Tuscan Grill was a beautiful establishment, nicely decorated with both indoor and outdoor seating, nice table set up with white table cloths. We were seated immediately with no waiting. Our server, Mario was wonderful, absolutely the best and we could ask for nothing more.

  11. JP

    JeffP

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    We were very disappointed for several reasons. 1. There were 3 of us who each ordered caesar salads which were good but arrived late. 2. The entrees arrived when we were only halfway through our salads so we asked for them to come after we finished. The waiter told us that they will make us new orders. 3. When they brought out the order it tasted as if all the kitchen had done was put them in a warmer. My gnocchi was cold, chewy and tough. One friend's vegetables were cold. 4. On a positive note, the bread was very good as well as the wine selection. Unfortunately, we will not be returning.

  12. R

    Reneejones34

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great overall. Out of the fish that was in the menu so they offered something else but failed to tell me it cost 3x the amount. Needless to say I was surprised when I got the bill.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our dad's birthday at his favorite restaurant, and Sammy G's didn't disappoint. Our server Norma was on the ball, she was attentive and made sure we we're well taken care of. The food was delicious

  14. JO

    JOLEENL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were on our 4th anniversary and had a wonderful time! food was excellent, service was very nice and atmosphere was amazing!loved experience thank you! He will not go home hungry

  15. MG

    MarleneG

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a good time dining at Sammy G’s. Food was delicious and service also great.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Restaurant Week

  17. F

    Foodie23

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came for my birthday dinner and everything was amazing! The service, food, and ambience were top notch. We shared the cauliflower ceviche bruschetta which was surprisingly really good. My husband had the filet mignon and I had the chicken piccata. We were too stuffed to enjoy dessert which I regret but overall we had a delightful experience.

  18. D

    Dean

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food is always great, especially the pasta dishes. Our server Norma was outstanding, as were all her assistants. It is a little noisy because of the acoustics, but all around it was a lovely evening.

  19. AF

    ArnoldF

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    I was very optimistic when I made the reservation. However, the food was very mediocre and expensive for the choices. The drinks were good. The atmosphere was nice. Good venue. Nice crowd. Service staff were excellent. I would not recommend for the food. Would for drinks and good service.

  20. M

    Monika

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    4 of us were there for restaurant week.....we had the salmon which was excellently done, as well as the salads and the calamari and steak. Generous portion of calamari as it was only an appetizer. The Tiramisu was delicious. The biscotti with a little glass of liqueur (gratis) was a very nice touch to end the meal. Our only negative would be that the noise level inside was quite loud. We will return but only to sit on the patio, which is lovely!

  21. PT

    PamT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is delicious, atmosphere warm and relaxing and after your meal you are treated to a tasting of Amaretto and almond biscotti. Excellent!

  22. LR

    LorenaR

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience1

    Food was great our server tried his best to be attentive the ambience was very dry and quiet. I would go back, loved the appetizers

  23. UC

    UCLAmom

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time at this restaurant, upon a recommendation from a friend. It was pretty warm and so we opted to take a table inside. Humberto was our server, and he was excellent! We split a wedge salad, and had spinach ravioli and lasagna. Both were excellent! Good sized servings, in fact, we each took home some! When the weather is a bit cooler, try out the courtyard seating- it looked very inviting!

  24. JS

    JanetS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you are looking for authentic food and atmosphere, Sammy G's is the right choice

  25. CJ

    CathyJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We can always count on them for a wonderful evening with great food and ambiance.

  26. D

    Darstcoach

    Los Angeles

    140 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We have heard great things about Sammy G's, and I bet their dinner food is better than Sunday Brunch: I would recommend going to Sammy G's for dinner and trying the pasta and other food. Don't go for the pizza unless you like a bready, premade crust. The pizzas looked great, but we would not order them again. Service was fantastic, and the atmosphere is lovely.

  27. ST

    SasaT

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great food and the atmosphere. We were on Saturday night and there was live music.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good as usual

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Restaurant Week. Loved all the courses. Definitely will go back.

  30. AE

    AziEl

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Really nice ambiance, good Italian food with lots of options

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our dinner. For starter we had muscles and clams in a white wine sauce. Entrees were the carpaccio with avocado and my husband had the seafood risotto. All very tasty. Dessert was spumone ice cream. At the end they bring a glass of amaretto de Saronno and biscotti. Wonderful time! And the outdoor ambiance is very nice. I really enjoy coming here every time we visit Palm Springs. They had live Music and dancing in the bar that was fun!

  32. DK

    DianeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice ambience, excellent service and excellent food. Enjoyed the experience.

  33. KK

    KarenK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The patio is lovely, but due to the heat, we sat indoors.

  34. EW

    ErinW

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    We went to for our anniversary. he requested a table outdoors by a water feature, and they gave us a beautiful location! The ambiance was wonderful, and they had a crooner outside entertaining. He had a beautiful voice, and it was a wonderful atmosphere! The bread and olive tapenade they bring you to begin with is an amazing treat! The food was very good, although the risotto could have been creamier! They brought us complimentary amaretto and biscotti at the end which was a wonderful service. The prices were reasonable and the serving sizes were large. The fried calamari was excellent. The one thing that could have been improved was the servers were not particularly warm. They seemed hurried and curt in their greetings and replies. I think if there is some encouragement to the serving staff to be warmer, it would really improve the experience and make it a full five stars!

  35. CL

    ChadLJ

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5

    I love this place , although they were short staffed this day. So service took a while.. BUt I will still come here again!

  36. C

    Cathleen

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time to Sammy G’s. My husband and I were seated promptly in the courtyard dining area by the water fountain. Lovely with the cafe lights and live soft guitar musician playing. The food was authentic and absolutely delicious! My husband is Italian so he is generally pretty picky regarding Italian restaurants. We shared the calamari fritti for an appetizer which was tender, lightly battered and crispy. My husband had the chicken parmigiana with the side of pasta. I had the wild mushroom stuffed ravioli in the Marsala cream sauce. Both were excellent and good size portions! Daisy from the restaurant who seated us, was so friendly, professional and hospitable! She even checked in on us later to see how we were enjoying our dinner. She recommended the warmed bourbon carmel croissant bread pudding alamode as a dessert. It was out of this world! I love desserts and enjoy baking. I have to say it’s one of the best desserts I’ve ever had! The evening was topped off with a glass of amaretto and biscotti. Service was good all around (Eduardo was our server). We will definitely be back! We HIGHLY recommend this restaurant! We can’t say enough about our dining experience at Sammy G’s!

  37. M

    Marty

    Los Angeles

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fun and great music as well.

  38. G

    Gardengal

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Dinner was excellent and the ambiance perfect for a late Saturday night dinner. Service to begin with was a little on the slow side. It took 20 minutes for a waiter to recognize we were not being attended to. However, once he realized it, he got one assigned to our table and the rest of the evening was perfect. I think all restaurants are short staffed at the moment and hope they can attach good staff quickly.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    69 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Wow what a huge disappointment. The server was friendly enough, but seemed young and inexperienced; he didn’t really know the menu. But the real issue was the timing. Nearly an ENTIRE HOUR between placing the order and receiving our food. We inquired after waiting about 45 minutes, and the server said it would be “another 7 or 8 minutes”. Nothing special about the order… just four simple lunches. Possibly understandable if they had been busy, but the place was empty…we were one of only about 3 tables seated. A quiet Saturday afternoon. Food was fine but not particularly special. We’ve enjoyed this restaurant in the past, but now will be leary about going back.

  40. G

    Gary

    Palm Springs

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the music. Chicken Marsala was delicious. Splitting the green salad was an excellent suggestion from the server. I love that they provide a complimentary amaretto finish.

FAQs

Sammy G's Tuscan Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 320-8041.

Sammy G's Tuscan Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 2583 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

265 S. Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Baristo Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Off-street parking and Public parking lot available

  • Public transit

    We are located by LG's Steak house across from the Village Pub.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Carlos De Arcos

  • Entertainment

    Music daily Call for more info.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 320-8041

  • Catering

    Sammy G's caters to small or large parties within Palm Springs and Cathedral City limits.

  • Private party facilities

    Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill features a variety of special events and dining options for large groups. For your convenience, we have numerous set menus and bar packages available. If you are interested in booking a private event, contact Lacey Myers, event coordinator and banquet manager at lacey@sammygsrestaurant.com or at (760)-320-8041.

  • Private party contact

    Sal Zavala Jr.: (760) 320-8041

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