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About Sammy G's Tuscan Grill
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.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-10pm
Lunch: Closed For Summer, will be available again stating October 1st
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Music daily Call for more info.
Sammy G's caters to small or large parties within Palm Springs and Cathedral City limits.
Sal Zaval Sr.
Private Party Contact:
Sal Zavala Jr.: (760) 320-8041
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Live music every night. Private rooms available for any kind of special event.
Sammy G's Tuscan Grill Ratings and Reviews
The good: we were there for one of our kids birthday. There was 7 of us. It very nice ambiance and decor. The service from Sergio was very good. The caprese salad was excellent. The mussels and clams also very good. As was the tiramisu.
The bad. The 32 dollar ribeye steak was absolutely awful. It was room temperature, very thin, and was so dry it had no glisten to it as though it had sat and dried while the rest of our food was cooking. My wife kept hers as it was all she could really have on the menu besides fish. I sent mine back. I got the chicken parm instead. It was bland and just mediocre. I expected more. The bill came to well over 300 dollars with tip. Despite the great service I would not eat here again. I enjoy great service but I’m paying for great food. Sammy’s disappoints in that crucial department.
We were amazed that a special request from a person in our party with food allergies was accommodated so beautifully. The kitchen was able to interpret the unusual request and presented a lovely plate. Service was excellent (as always). The live music was fun but became a bit intrusive in the dining room - a minor issue. Sammy G´s is one of our favorite Palm Springs destinations.
This was our second visit to Sammy G's Tuscan Grill during our 7 days stay in Palm Springs. Both times the food was delishious and the service was great: well-timed and friendly! We will definitely recommend this place to our friends who are planning to visiting Palm Spring.
Ate on the patio because we needed a very quiet spot (our friend is VERY hearing impaired). It was quiet and warm, BUT IT WAS SO DARK we could barely read the menu. I'm confident that is easy to fix. We usually come here for the burgers (best one in the valley), but we wanted to show our friends a fine dining restaurant.
Best bang for the buck in downtown Palm Springs. Great menu, generous portions, reasonable prices and an incredible staff. Ask for Ulyses for perfect service, or If he is not available due to so many requests, ask for Julian at check in if you want incredible attention, professional service and personality as well. Perfectly prepared entrees, (Sand Dabs are my favorite) an incredible Wedge with Romain, cucumbers, bacon bits and a creamy garlic dressing is a great start to the meal. Great patio seating (try the fire pit tables for an evening treat) and live, background entertainment most nights. One of the most consistently good places to eat in downtown Palm Springs.
The host wasn’t the most gracious. He told us we would have to wait 15 minutes so the kitchen could catch up on orders but then sat us a few minutes after checking in. The food was good and it’s in a good location. Our waitress was very nice and turned the evening around for us.
THE ONLY THING THAT WE WERE AT FIRST DISAPPOINTED IN WAS WE MADE RESERVATIONS FOR THE TABLES OUTSIDE THE BAR BUT BY THE BAND AND WAS CALLED BY THEM THAT MORNING CONFIRMING OUR RESERVATIONS, WHEN WE GOT THERE WE WERE TOLD THAT A LARGER PARTY WAS GIVEN THAT ROOM. IT ACTUALLY TURNED OUT THAT WE STAYED AT THE HIGH TABLES IN THE BAR AREA AND ENJOYED THE SINGER AND MUSIC.
Dined at Sammy's twice on a recent trip to Palm Springs. Good outdoor setting, prompt service, good food, decent value. Seated near us one night was a party -- I believe from the Veneto, Italy -- of at least 12 adults and children speaking only Italian. To me, that gives Sammy G's a seal of approval as a real Italian restaurant!
Once seated we waited quite awhile for a server. We ordered a bottle of wine which after opening I told her she brought the incorrect bottle. She had not shown us the bottle to confirm prior to opening. So we waited for the correct bottle to come....but the biggest hold up was they had a wine glass shortage. So we had to wait too long for glasses. The establishment is so large that the food appears and tastes as if it is mass produced rather than individually overseen. I would not return to this restaurant .
Wild Mushroom ravioli was amazing and sausage and artichoke risotto great as well. Famous black Manhattan tasted great but weird served over ice in tumbler and NOT shaken into martini glass....calling it “famous” was a overreach. Romaine Wedge salad was a large portion that tasted good but more blue cheese and dressing would have been better. Overall we’d come back again. Food was very good.
The initial welcome from the hostess was indifferent at best. She actually seemed put out and tried to give us a table that you would use for someone waiting for carryout. Thank God she walked off and a waitress came up and asked if we had been helped. Service food and experience were all fantastic from that point forward.
Food was delicious. They sat us outside as they had no room inside. Was very cold outside, even with heaters. They failed to mention to Opentable or to us when we arrived that they were closing at 8:00 pm on Christmas Eve, and that's why we were seated outside! We were not anticipating eating Holiday meal in coats!!!
Second time there. Sat inside on a closed patio. It was a cool night. Outside had heaters and fire pits. Had veal Marsala and the veal was a little tough. Not bad but expected a little better. Was celebrating a birthday and they gave you a complimentary glass of amaretto and biscotti for everyone. Busy night during Christmas but no waiting and good service.
We were seated in the tented room. The ambience was good the staff were a little late in offering us a drinks service but that was OK as it gave us a chance to take our time over the menu. We hate being hurried between courses and you are not here allowing time for conversation.
One of the best overall spots in downtown Palm Springs. Consistently good to excellent in all areas. Reasonable prices, large portions and warm, friendly, efficient servers. The Sand Dabs are some of the best things on the menu. The Wedge made with Romain is a must also. Our most repeated spot in the area.
I first ate at Sammy G's in April 2017 and enjoyed my meal very much. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Since I was coming back to Palm Desert in December, I decided to have another dinner at the restaurant. Once again the meal and the service was great. Both times we ate on the patio - lovely.
Great location. Atmosphere is barely a notch above Olive Garden although it’s priced like a higher-end restaurant. Food is fine, but there are much lower-priced Italian restaurants with much better food like Mario’s, and much nicer higher-priced restaurants with much better food like Guiseppe’s. I really can’t think of a reason to go back unless my car died in the parking lot, and I was starving.
We are new, part time residents of the Palm Springs area and are experiencing the local restaurants. We chose Sammy G's this very early evening as we need to be up at 4 am for a photography shoot.
The service was fabulous! As for the food, we shared the Calamari appetizer which was one of the best we've had over the years.
My wife enjoyed the Gnocchi although the serving was enough to feed an army. I had a wonderful Cioppino, although again, far too much food!
Ending the meal with a small snifter of Grand Marnier (?) and biscotti was the proverbial icing on the cake.
We plan to go back!!!
We were on vacation and enjoyed a great evening with our son and daughter in law. Lacy our server was fantastic as we've known her for years. The food and ambiance is second to none.
We'd highly recommend Sammy G's to anyone wanting an excellent dinner and ambiance.
We were looking forward to this meal since the other reviews were so positive. The ambience was fun and the singer was crooning Frank Sinatra songs. Unfortunately, the food was disappointing. The Bolognase sauce tasted like it was out of a jar, the gnocchi was disappointing.
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