Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

4.6
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1469 Reviews
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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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D
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dining experience was wonderful as usual! Our favorite server Lacy took very special care of us....

DC
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious food. Great value, too.

L
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite Palm Springs restaurant! Good food, excellent service and a lovely ambiance. Thank you, Sammy G's!

F
Phoenix
108 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Risotto not a good as on past visits. Service was great. Will try again.

PS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love this place!
our friends from out of town had a great dinner,
and the next day we did our regular Bottomless Mimosa Sunday Brunch!
the food is great, the location fab, and the service is always warm and friendly!
special thanks to elena for her reliably pampering attention, she is a gem!
and eduardo for impressing our guests with gracious hospitality!
we will be back . . . again and again!

MB
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals my spouse and I have had at a restaurant in quite some time. Knowledgable wait staff, very accommodating. Nice atmosphere with lights and fountains in a courtyard. The food is really the star here, though. Not cheap, but worth the price.

e
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful outdoor dining, very good food, and service make this an Italian restaurant worth a dinner or two.

TC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, good food and great patio seating away from the road.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and very good service, but the portions are too big. I got three meals out of my dinner here and I really only wanted one.

TB
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Sat inside since raining and VERY noisy. Hard to have conversation. Outdoor seating much better.

OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great evening and excellent service. Wonderful lounge singer, too!

SU
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed comfortable vibe and entertainment.

B
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nov. 18th, 2019

C
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and Service was good. Was annoyed by bad musician on patio.

EM
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really cute outside area for dining - great food and really nice people working there, would go back!

TK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Dined outside by fountain. Have been there many times but my last visit on 11-15 was lacking good service. 5pm res & not busy. Hostess greeted us & seated us at our reserved table. Our server arrived 10+ min later after I flagged various employees asking them to get our server. Totally rude to seat a party and make them wait 10 min for service when restaurant was virtually empty. Food was excellent like always but service was a disaster. Might dine here again but if service is sub par again, it will be my last visit. Tim/Indio

p
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Place is nice. Atmosphere is nice. We got mosquito bites because we wanted to sit outside. Not really anything I think the restaurant can do about it. Just bad luck or mosquito season.

LL
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Sammy G’s is usually a favorite, and gets great reviews, but this evening was a big disappointment. We both ordered the pasta special, described as penne with filet, shrimp and chicken in a tomato sauce. The “filet”, of which there was plenty, was more like tough stew beef and nearly inedible. We pulled it all out but ended up leaving half our meal uneaten. No one ever asked how we liked our food. The waiter told us one price in describing the special, but when the check finally came, it was $4 higher. When we pointed it out to him, he offered to compromise and make it only $2 higher. Seriously! Waiter was almost non-existent. A waitress at the next table finally cleared our table after noticing us waiting, and said she’d let our waiter know. It was still a wait before he came. Then a long wait for the check.

LR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a birthday celebration. The restaurant is beautiful with definitely a Tuscan ambience. And then he was very good

EL
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town for brief PS reunion. Nice night, great to eat outside, great service, food wonderful. Lights magical!

SS
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dinner at Sammy G's out on the courtyard. Always a home run--food/service/ambiance/value--can't be beat! And love our Amaretto and biscotti!

B
Minneapolis
50 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem in the middle of downtown Palm Springs! The food was delicious and FAST! The wait staff was so accommodating and at the end of the meal a complimentary glass of amaretto. Our portions were large and reasonably priced. I definitely recommend this restaurant for the food and the live music!

JW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Reasonably priced authentic Italian food, pretty outdoor seating. Great service, verge large portions of decent food, if not particularly imaginative. All the standards but can’t say any of us were wowed

MM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A favorite of mine, once again, it proved to be excellent in almost all categories. The setting is beautiful and even more so at night outdoors with the fountain and lights. The food was delicious, excellent prepared and served. Service was friendly, prompt, but not intrusive at all. Very professional. This restaurant will remain on my favorites list and is a go to for friends who have not experienced it or it's sister restaurant in Cathedral City.

VZ
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All five of us were very happy with our entrees and salads. I was particularly happy to see a vegan menu with five or six choices. Kudos, Sammy G's! Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and prompt. The patio is gorgeous, We are locals who keep going back to Sammy G's. An overall great restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service good. Limited menu. Very noisy.

GH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner. The food was delicious. We have been there before and have recommended it to friends.

l
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious, server was great! Restaurant was full and everything was still spot on!!

JU
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and amazing service with Jess. The live music and the complimentary biscotti with amaretto was a very nice addition. We go there every year and it is always a treat!

LG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All items from steak to Foch to pasta cooked and served very well.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent restaurant for a friends, family or couple night out. The food was great and the atmosphere couldn’t be any better. We were also blessed with exceptional weather so we sat outside in the patio area. the service was excellent but not over the top where they continually ask how we are doing. Just the right balance to ensure you get a great experience. Everyone in our group really enjoyed their food and voiced how much they enjoyed this restaurant.

M
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great dining at Sammy G’s. food is excellent and the service is always the best. We would recommend them to all of our friends. As a matter of fact, we have.

HH
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is excellent! The shrimp appetizer is rather small, but everything else was great.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Gorgeous patio. Everything on the menu looked great! Good kids menu too. Loved it. Great night.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very generic. Food was uninspired and too expensive for what is being served. Friendly staff.

YC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We made reservations for happy hour and was told they didn't have a happy hour. Finally they put us in a back covered, dark, hot patio vs. in the front of the restaurant where you could see and be seen. Thought they did themselves a disservice by hiding us away.
Good value for the money at happy hour but the ambiance was totally lost.
Won't be going back.

R
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good. Carlos our server was excellent accommodating courteous attentive

H
Central Coast
30 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Need to update their brunch menu on line. It shows champagne included in price when it’s $9 more.

OT
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are no words that can truly explain this dining experience. The food, the service, the ambiance... All perfection. We visit Palm Springs every year for 2 weeks. So far, we've eaten at Sammy G's twice, simply because we so enjoy everything about this place. So highly recommend going. You won't be disappointed.

OT
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is either the best meal I've had in Palm Springs, or is tied for 1st.the entire experience, including service, taste, ambience and quality were perfect. I gad the caprese salad to start and then the shrimp with mushrooms, peas and panchetta inna champagne cream sauce that was simple delectable. I can't recommend this place strongly enough.