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Thu, 6/21
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11:00 PM
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Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

4.2
1054 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • 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 1054 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The interior was attractive and comfortable. Service was spotty. The food was good except for the appetizer. We both ordered fried calamari. It was undercooked and soggy with no seasoning or flavor. I ate very little of it. Wait person did not even acknowledge it or did anything to compensate. Also a baby was constantly crying at the next table. It would have been better to seat us further away.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One year Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Not sure why we hadn't gone to Sammy G's sooner, but finally celebrated a 9th Anniversary and 88th Birthday and was blown away. It was too hot to sit outside. We were totally surprised at the ambiance inside...forgot we were in Palm Springs and thought we were in Little Italy in NYC (where we're from). The food was excellent and our server was marvelous - great with suggestions. Three people had calamari and said it was the best they ever had. The prawns were huge and incredibly tasty. Very generous pour of wine at only $10. Fabulous evening.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We happened upon Restaurant Week at Sammy G's. We had a fantastic 3 course dinner. The Escolar with lemon caper sauce was exquisite! Cooked to absolute perfection! Caesar Salad is one of my favorites at Sammy G's! We always love dining at Sammy G's...Restaurant Week or Not!!

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food was awful. Waitress made us feel like she had better things to do than her job and why should she care the bill gave her an automatic 18% tip. Never Again

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We had a great dining experience from start to finish! Thank you to Lacy our server who was fantastic and let us take our time with our dinner. Being Restaurant Week, we had been to other restaurants that seemed rushed or tired, but not here. We were seated by the fountain outdoors, which added to the ambience. The food was absolutely excellent - my husband had the cioppino and I the linguine with prawns in a rose sauce. We will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Between formal and family Italian. Nice menu and reasonable value

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

It was a delicious option to try for restaurant week. It was our first visit, but not our last.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We had a wonderful meal and great service. Just the place to get us ready for our trip to ROME

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Did not enjoy this restaurant. Food was bland and service poor. I reserved this on opentable and I received an email stating I didn’t show up.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

There’s so many options in the area that are much better. Seemed like it was made prior and kept warm for when it was ordered.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The two hostesses at the front of the restaurant were not very professional otherwise we had a great experience, the waitress was very fun and the food was great.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The service was very slow. At the end of the meal we had to find our server to request the bill.
Some of the food was good, but other parts of the meal were not too good. I thought my entree was too salty.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We had a wonderful time. Service, food & setting was wonderful.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Service was terrible. It was our anniversary and the waitress did not know even though we indicated on the reservation. We waited a long time for our food, then another long wait for our anniversary dessert. Other tables seemed to have better service, perhaps just our luck! Patio dining was lovely though!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We ate at Sammy G's again tonight. Everything was awesome from the food to the service we enjoyed it all. Our server was Sergio tonight and he was spot on with his suggestions and service. We had Calamari, Cesar Salad, Gnocchi with Creamy Pesto and Penne Pesto with Sausage and with a Manhattan, Palm Springs Mule and Pinot Grigio. We sat on the patio and had a great meal and good time. Well be back in July when were back in Palm Springs.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Vacation special dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food was good but service? Crew running around and very loud calling and yelling as we were sitting near of the kitchen. Server never came around during the dinner entree to ask about the food and experience. Seems like he did not care much.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Very nice, clean, romantic, quiet, peaceful restaurant. The food was delicious, service was excellent, friendly people and the music awesome. Was a surprise for us we didn’t know that will be live music and we’re able to dance, I was celebrating my birthday and I want it to dance, that was the icing on the cake. Love it. I will visit again next time I’m in Palm Springs.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Service was excellent (Norma) and food was very good. A 6:30pm reservation, which was early, but had us seated on the patio and able to enjoy our appetizer and wine beside the fountain before other customers arrived. It was a lovely evening.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The mussel and clam pasta was very good. The ahi was overcooked. The patio setting and inside ambiance is excellent. Lounge vocalist. I would definitely try again.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Food was very good, reasonably priced. Service excellent. Even served a complimentary Amaretta at the end. Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Our waiter seemed extremely rushed and affected our experience very much. Not the same as other times we've been there. Also, if you want to hear a conversation, then sit inside on a busy night on the patio.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Please bring back the Carnegie Asada Pizza!!
Ordered another pizza instead and it was not good at all.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Delicious food, enjoyable atmosphere. Great place to celebrate any special occasion.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Anniversary, food was great the service was excellent this restaurant 4 x the price on wine a little over exaggerated.

However, skip wine and enjoy good service and good food.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great Food and service, sat outside in the patio

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Beethere three times and we have made this restaurant one of our favor ones in the desert

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

One of my favorite places in PS! Did is consistently good, as is service.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Lacking. Service and overseasoned meal. Really a tourist trap

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We love this place. Wish they did brunch on Saturdays, too. 😎. The staff is super and the food is always wonderful. True neighborhood gem for PS.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Chicken Piccata, served with dry roasted potatoes and tough asparagus, was two lumps of chicken breast topped with a very inauthentic piccata sauce. Would not pass in most serious Italian restaurants. Wine glasses are heavy and generic, not appropriate to many varietals. Salad was boring mixed greens, probably just plopped on a plate out of a bag. Servers mispronounce everything on menu. You get my drift. This is not a very good Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We have always LOVED the food at Sammy G's!!! The chicken picata is my favorite dish there. I was a little disappointed when it came with potatoes instead of the pasta that always accompanied it in the past. Would request that next time. The Amaretto and Biscotti after the meal is always a nice touch!!!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great Sunday brunch! Our server Kat was very good also.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great brunch as usual and one of the best buys in the valley

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food, excellent service, and even better ambiance. It's like you're in Italy!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was great as usual! The service was very good except they put the wrong sauce on my wife’s food. We had to return it which caused a little problem on the timing of our esting together.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I have been here many times for lunch and a couple times for dinner because I love the ambience of this place. However their customer service was a bit short today. Not what I’m used to on prior visits to Sammy G’s, hopefully it was just a bad day for the staff. The food is always great !
Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The food here is very good and the service is outstanding. There is a good variety of food selections on the menu and the specials were inviting as well.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Very accommodating in getting us an out door table. We had a great time and great service.

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