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.
One year Anniversary
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.
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!!
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
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!
Between formal and family Italian. Nice menu and reasonable value
It was a delicious option to try for restaurant week. It was our first visit, but not our last.
We had a wonderful meal and great service. Just the place to get us ready for our trip to ROME
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had a wonderful time. Service, food & setting was wonderful.
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!
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.
Vacation special dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food was very good, reasonably priced. Service excellent. Even served a complimentary Amaretta at the end. Highly recommended.
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.
Please bring back the Carnegie Asada Pizza!!
Ordered another pizza instead and it was not good at all.
Delicious food, enjoyable atmosphere. Great place to celebrate any special occasion.
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.
Great Food and service, sat outside in the patio
Beethere three times and we have made this restaurant one of our favor ones in the desert
One of my favorite places in PS! Did is consistently good, as is service.
Lacking. Service and overseasoned meal. Really a tourist trap
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.
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.
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!!!
Great Sunday brunch! Our server Kat was very good also.
Great brunch as usual and one of the best buys in the valley
Great food, excellent service, and even better ambiance. It's like you're in Italy!
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.
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 !
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.
Very accommodating in getting us an out door table. We had a great time and great service.