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Milan-Inspired Sant Ambroeus Restaurant Hopes To Open Palm Beach Location This Fall

A New York-based Italian eatery with lots of Milanese flair could be coming to Palm Beach this fall.

Called Sant Ambroeus, the restaurant brand plans to open in Palm Beach's Royal Poinciana Plaza, pending Town Council approval. A vote is scheduled for March.

“Palm Beach is an ideal destination for Sant Ambroeus, where we are thrilled to bring our tradition of Italian excellence,” Gherardo Guarducci, partner of SA Hospitality Group, said in a press release.

The Royal Poinciana Plaza's architectural heritage and historic charm, in particular, were a fit for the Sant Ambroeus restaurant experience, which merges design, art, innovative cuisine and hospitality, according to Guarducci.

The original pasticceria and confetteria (pastry and sweets shop) opened in Milan in 1936 and quickly gained a devoted following in the cosmopolitan northern Italian city. 

Now with six locations in New York, Sant Ambroeus offers an extensive menu of antipasto dishes ranging from grilled calamari to local burrata cheese, artisan pastas (with gluten-free and whole wheat also available), risotto, and entrees, such as grilled Mediterranean sea bass, pan-seared Dover sole and breaded Milanese veal chop. 

Of course, Sant Ambroeus also serves about a dozen pastry options—from tiramisu to cream puffs, tarts and biscotti—along with gelato, sorbet and dessert drinks.

The Palm Beach restaurant will also have its own coffee bar, cafe and gelateria—features shared only by the Southampton, West Village and Madison Avenue locations. This will be the restaurant's first location outside of New York. 

Well known for its authentic Milanese cuisine and warm hospitality, Sant Ambroeus has typically been quickly embraced by the community, a restaurant representative explained, and both the restaurant and plaza owners think Palm Beach will do the same.

"Each destination is a fixture in its respective neighborhood, drawing a loyal following from the surrounding community and is beloved by locals and visitors alike," the spokesperson said.

(Photo of Sant Ambroeus Madison Avenue courtesy Michael Piazza)