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Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

4.3
1011 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-10pm

Lunch: Closed For Summer, will be available again stating October 1st
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Phone number
(760) 320-8041
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sal Zaval Sr.
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Private party contact
Sal Zavala Jr.: (760) 320-8041
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Catering
Sammy G's caters to small or large parties within Palm Springs and Cathedral City limits.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Baristo Rd.
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Entertainment
Music daily Call for more info.
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Special events & promotions
Live music every night. Private rooms available for any kind of special event.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1011 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always fun!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Once more Sammy G's came better than our expectations. The food was very good, the location extremely convenient and the waiter that helped us named Julian was again very friendly and very polite

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We love this place. Always a great time. The wait staff are excellent and always ready to make suggestions and always on the mark. The food has never disappointed, the best.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This is one of our favorite dining locations in Palm Springs...great atmosphere and great food

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Overall very good

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

lovely day to sit on the outside (shaded) patio and enjoy the PS street scene and cooling fountain. We (3) all shared a tasty appetizer, fresh mozzarella, tomato & basil. Ellis had a beet salad (I don't like beets but he said it was very good). John had the lasagna .. he wasn't impressed but then he's never had a lasagna as good as my mother's was, not even my own ;(
The waitress was kind enough to have the kitchen prepare a carbonara sauce for my angel hair pasta and it was delicious! Overall a very pleasant day and yes we'll come back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Never having been to Palm Springs, Sammy G’a was selected from a web search. When we arrived, I was pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere and decor. We dined outside, it was a lovely evening. The food we had was fantastic. From the salads to the pasta to the veal dish, everything was spot on. A complimentary toast of Amaretto to finish the night was a delightful touch. I highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Was somewhat disappointed that we were going to be seated inside. We have always been seated outside or on the verandah. Opted to wait 30 minutes for an outside table. Food and service were outstanding as usual. Would appreciate more vegetarian options.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was good as was the service, but the noise level was for personally, insane. Good for tourists.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service, ambience and all dinners were excellent except for the steak. Very very tough to cut and eat. Should have sent it back but didnt. Left it on my plate. There were nine in our party so the 18% gratuity was automatically added on. This was fine as the service was excellent but they should have said when they presented me the bill that the tip was included, even though it is stated in small print at bottom of menu. Without a doubt if I added a tip this would not have been brought to my attention. We will return to Sammy’s.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great evening out with family - great choices, excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Beautiful service and food!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was fantastic! Lacey our server was the best! Friendly and very pleasant to talk too. The food was also delicious. I took my four sisters to eat here and they can't stop talking about the food. They said they will be returning. Only down side we had was that I called for reservations a week in advance and was hoping to sit outside. When the restaurant called to confirm, I asked to sit outside and they told me they did not have any tables available. So much for making reservations in advance.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was appalling. Server was rude and argumentative and the waitress forgot to bring the free biscotti and amaretto. Not impressed.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

My wife and I had great service and great food in a very beautiful setting! Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Our waiter knew the dishes on the menu all very well and made great recommendations in response to our questions. Sitting outside on the terrace was great in this outdoor vibrant plaza setting. Dessert (Tira misu) was great, and they offered us free after-dinner drinks! We tried items from all segments of the menu (appetizers; salads; soups; entrees; wines/spirits; desserts) and were not disappointed in any of them.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed our meal and had generally good service from Julian, with one exception. One of us ordered decaf coffee with our dessert. When it came, it wasn't hot, so we sent it back with an assistant waiter, who promised to be right back with a replacement. We waited about 15 minutes and finally asked Julian about it. He went to get it. We wish we could deal with just one wait person when eating out. It gets confusing when two or more people are serving you and not necessarily knowing what each other is doing.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always a Palm Springs staple for our trips to Palm Springs. A truly wonderful choice for dinner.
Highly recommended on all fronts.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

A group of four of us were on vacation and met a local by the pool who strongly recommended Sammy G's. We have our favorite spots, but wanted to try something new since we stayed longer than usual this time. This place will now be on our favorites list. Beautiful setting, great for people watching if you sit on the outdoor patio. More intimate and romantic inside. Service is very good, if bit slow. You definitely won't be rushed. The food is very good and the prices are very fair.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Lacy was wonderful!!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Was called back to confirm my OpenTable reservation and to ask whether we wanted inside or patio dining. On arrival was able to get re-seated when we were found the initial spot too loud due to the live entertainment which was very good by the way.
Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was excellent. Ambiance was also excellent for the group of four. We were able to visit and linger after dinner.

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I had spaghetti and meatballs-it was not good and I didn’t eat it. The meatballs were dry and sauce tasted like bottled sauce. My husband had seafood linguini and really enjoyed it.
No one cleared plates and it took a very long time for the server to deliver the bill.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very attentive waiter, good food, nice room, we'll be back!

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food took too long to come, it took over 2 hours for us to get our meal fro the time we got there

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

great happy hour menu, 3-7 everyday....a must try, ook forward to going back

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent dinner! Food was delicious! Atmosphere was wonderful! Service was top notch!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

awesome time and the atmosphere was outstanding and the service was geat

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great location, nice ambiance. Food very good. Service about a "B" grade.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Authentic Italian food and atmosphere ... plus a Mel Torme’ style singer!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The new bistro height tables with open fire centres complete the outdoor dining experience

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I had driven by SammyG's several times, and finally booked my reservation for a family gathering. We were seated outside at one of the high tops, where there is a built in fireplace. Great ambiance! The staff was friendly, and made us feel important. The food was wonderful, and just what we were craving. The portions were so generous that we had lunch the next day. Prices were very moderate too. I will definitely go back there on my next trip to Palm Springs. It made for a wonderful memory for my 2 grown sons, my sister, my husband and myself.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Anniversary dinner, IGNORED after seating, had to wave down staff REPEATEDLY. Never received requests, bread, dressing. So frustrating. Waiter was nice, when we saw him. Support staff rude.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great place and love the patio for lunch and inside for dinner. Service is excellent. I would go back next week again.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We keep coming back to Tuscany Grill because the location is nice, the food delicious if you are craving pasta and we love sitting outside. On several occasions (not every time), we have also been treated to an Amaretto tasting at the end of our meal which is a nice cordial treat. I would recommend this restaurant when you are hungry...portions are plentiful.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We very much enjoyed Sammy G’s on our last evening in Palm Springs. The service was great. We tried the wine, appetizer, and entree recommended by our waitress, Lacy and enjoyed everything. She was helpful, sincere, and attentive. The night got a little chilly and we welcomed the outdoor heaters. The restaurant is lovely and a perfect location for browsing the shops and the art booths on Thursday night.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Exceptional service, food, ambience and value.

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1.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I left $0.00 for a no tip. Waiter couldn’t have been worse. Will not go back.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was subpar. Not sure arboreal rice was used for risotto- tasted like regular rice. Only flavor was salt- a ton of it. This is not an authentic Italian restaurant. I’ve had better Cesar salads in airports

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Was not as good an experience as on previous visits. Very noisy. The veal was average, and the pizza was dry.

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1.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This was one of the WORST dining experiences ever.
The service was terrible - it took 40 minutes for the appetizer to arrive and it was only a salad. The main course was 30 minutes later and it was was wrong - we had to send it back. When the food arrived the second time it looked like they reheated the dishes and they had been laying in a warmer.
We left and had a wonderful meal across the street.
Avoid this restaurant.

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