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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.

265 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-10pm

Lunch: Closed For Summer, will be available again stating October 1st

Cross Street:
Baristo Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 320-8041

Website:
http://sammygsrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Music daily Call for more info.

Catering:
Sammy G's caters to small or large parties within Palm Springs and Cathedral City limits.

Executive Chef:
Sal Zaval Sr.

Private Party Contact:
Sal Zavala Jr.: (760) 320-8041

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Live music every night. Private rooms available for any kind of special event.

Sammy G's Tuscan Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
Good for a Date (33)
Romantic (32)
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Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Authentic (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Casual (21)
Fun (17)
Cozy (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
People Watching (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (9)
Live Music (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Disabled Access (5)
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Great for Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
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Local Ingredients (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We did not enjoy our visit to Sammy G's and will not return.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Showed up 4 minutes early for a reservation (gave our name and number waiting) and host told us we needed to wait until that exact time of the reservation. That is no problem for us but then she left us standing there. Eventually another staff member came up and asked about us and she asked us if we were waiting for a table for 4 (nope still just 2). The staff member took us in hand and got us to our table. Another group was standing there and had made a reservation but the restaurant could not find it so they sent them away saying they were booked. But the table next to us was open for the entire time we ate. Seemed very disorganized for the type of restaurant.

Service at the table is good but the food just OK. We had other great restaurant experiences in Palm Springs so I think there are better options.

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·Dined 2 days ago

It was a great place for dining! Great atmosphere
3/4 entrees were fantastic! Lamb and pasta dishes great. San Dabs weren’t crispy enough. Kinda dull and forgettable.... but We would all go back as it was over all a great dining evening.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Charming atmosphere both inside and out. Good Italian food with great service. We enjoyed our evening very much.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

We love sitting out on the patio and watching the Thursday night street fair crowd. Food was very good but the service was lacking. I would still come again though.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food, as always. Service was fairly good and most pleasant. Had to ask for bread plates though, perhaps they weren’t quite ready for the dinner crowd.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place food excellent and well priced

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was EXCELLENT! Food & ambiance.
It was Valentines and the restaurant was decorated. At the end of our meal they served a complimentary liqueur/ Amaretto & biscotti to our group and gave the Ladies roses.
Highly recommend! and will definitely return.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants in Palm Springs, we visit there often.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

With so many great restaurants in Palm Springs we weren’t sure how to choose for dinner tonight. Went with our hotel’s recommendations and then consulted Open Table to come up with this winner! Such great starters, entrees, accompaniments and wine. Super comfortable and fun to be seated out on the gorgeous patio with toasty heaters in Feb! Loved the surprise of complimentary amaretto and biscotti to top it all off. Delish!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The mashed olive in olive oil is so good. With it we ate too much bread than we should.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Nicely appointed restaurant with beautiful outside patio and high tables with fire in the middle plus regular seating also. Went Sun night and glad we made reservations as they were full. Host very accommodating and moved our seats as we didn’t want to sit close to a walkway and checked with us to be sure we were served quickly. Just be prepared for large portions so you might want to split orders.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great waitress, great service!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Perfectly slow service. Limited wine menu (example - all Cab’s are from Napa). Food far exceeded expectations. Jessica’s service was excellent.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

3rd time I've been here this winter. We love the ambiance most of all, but the food and service is equally good. We have always sat inside for the mother in law, and always request the cushy bench seating against the wall, very nice! And of course they always end the evening with biscotti and amaretto, such a sweet gesture!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were staying in Palm Springs for a bike event and wanted to go somewhere for dinner Saturday night after the ride. Made reservations for 9 of us. We were seated inside the restaurant and it was decorated for Valentines Day which was cute. The food was delicious and for the price the portions were very big. Would love to go there again if we are ever back in town.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and service, and outdoor venue was excellent

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had great meal and will definitely return. Entertainment in lounge very good. A very enjoyable evening and didn’t break your pocket 👍👍👍👍

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is one of our go to stops any time we are in Palm Springs. Food is delicious, service is great and attentive and restaurant is really a nice location. Ambience is great as is the bar area. We have been here with adults only, dined in and dined outside and been here with kids.....all were great experiences. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

the dining experience at Sammy Gs was good, however, when making the reservation via open table, I requested patio seating which was not related to the restaurant. So we were seated inside which was less desirable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Norma provided excellent service. This was our third annual Tour de Palm Springs dinner. We so enjoy the service and ambiance. Great menu with very enjoyable wine list.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We sat on the outdoor patio and it was beautiful, nice and quiet. The food was great! We had a veal chop with angel hair pasta with mushrooms and a marsala sauce and their chopped salad, which is our favorite. Everything was perfect.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Our waiter was so helpful in our deciding on a wine - the Super Tuscan he recommended was perfect! We ate lighter fare than most of diners, minestrone soup, caprese salad and the antipasta salad but it felt like a full dinner to us - was delicious, fresh! Look forward to coming again and ordering some of the mouth-watering entrees on the menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Had a great time! They were very accommodating to making changes to meals to make group happy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great patio dining. Shrimp with lemon champagne sauce was lovely. Very attentive service.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This place is a neighborhood gem. Love the brunch selections as everything on the menu is great. The staff is friendly and remembers you when you return the next time.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We loved our food and overall experience! The night ended with a amaretto cordial compliments of the restaurant which was a very nice touch with our dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

location and atmosphere are great! food was good but pasta was slightly over cooked. But enjoyed dinner and would still recommend. Had a great waiter and service. If looking for a place in PS you should try it. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A beautiful restaurant. Perfect date night location. The ambiance is what really makes this place stand out. And the food was amazing. Putting this place on repeat.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A great dinning experience. Food and service were excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Nice, fun and convenient location. They had ALOT of items to choose from.
Our server was great. we would stop by again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was pretty good, but the service definitely left something to be desired. I would maybe return if the options were limited, but I feel like there probably are better Italian places in the area, but maybe not? I am not from the area and only spent a couple days there. The patio area with fire tables did look really nice.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My first experience at Sammy G’s was nothing short of amazing. The food was outstanding. We had the shrimp scampi, seafood pasta, filet mignon and blueberry cheesecake for dessert. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted great. The restaurant wasn’t too crowded or loud. It was quiet and cozy for our first date. Our waitress took care of us well, without giving us too much or too little of attention. We would and have been recommending this place to our families and friends.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service was great . . . we just didn't like at all the great big PIT BULL lying/panting on the ground at the next table. It was UGLY, SCARY and very un-appetizing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a reservation for 6:30. We showed up and they had been kind enough to reserve our table in a beautiful spot outside, but we had been out golfing most of the day , and by the time we were finished I had a chill, and just wanted to be warm. They were fully booked so finding us a table inside took some juggling, but thanks to William he figured something out. It was our first time visiting this restaurant, and we were so pleased we will definitely be back. Thanks for a great evening!!!
Julie Brown

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was great and service was exceptional and catered to our needs (two toddlers!)

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always a pleasure to visit Sammy G’s; this time was no different. Good food, good wine, good entertainment, great service, good friends, life doesn’t get any better!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We were very impressed with service (Rene) and the ambiance. Very delicious. Enjoyed every moment.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We took our daughter and son in law here for their anniversary. None of us had ever been to Sammy G's. The ratings were very good so we gave it a try.
Everything we ordered was excellent. The wine choice was great. The live music on Tuesday night was exceptional and the artist sang a special song to the anniversary couple!
All in all and great night out!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Was very enjoyable. Food was very good and a wide range of options for any budget. We had the Meatloaf and Spaghetti and meatballs with a bottle of Modovi Merlot and we were VERY pleased. Will be coming back VERY soon.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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