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Felice all-day Tuscan restaurant opens in West Palm Beach

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Felice, which first opened on Manhattan's Upper East side in 2007, has expanded to West Palm Beach.Photo byFelice

An all-day Tuscan dining destination from the owners of Sant Ambroeus has opened in West Palm Beach.

Part of the SA Hospitality Group that also owns Casa Lever, has opened its first Florida restaurant with Felice, an all-day Tuscan-inspired dining experience that covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Located on the first floor of 360 Rosemary in The Square neighborhood of West Palm Beach, the restaurant offers guests a taste of century-old recipes made with artisanal Italian products, which has earned the restaurant a loyal following with its New York locations.  

For nearly 40 years, Sant Ambroeus has served as one of New York’s most beloved Italian restaurants, offering contemporary Milanese cuisine and exceptional service in unrivaled locations. The original Sant Ambroeus opened its doors in Milan in 1936, quickly acquiring a devoted following in Northern Italy’s cosmopolitan capital.

Partners Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli have translated these old-world sensibilities from the original Sant Ambroeus location to appeal to American diners, importing generations of Italian culinary tradition via its restaurants and coffee bars to a selective group of New York neighborhoods including the Upper East Side, Soho, West Village, Southampton, Palm Beach, Florida, as well as with the debut of Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bars at the Loews Regency Hotel, Sotheby’s Auction House and Hanley New York.

“Now, after recently expanding Felice from NYC to the outskirts of New York, introducing the restaurant to another part of the country was a natural next step,” Jacopo Giustiniani, partner and chief operating officer at SA Hospitality Group, tells News Break. “With the boom in New Yorkers relocating to the Sunshine State and the region becoming a leader in the culinary industry, we know South Florida has a strong appetite for what we offer.”  

Tasked to design an elevated and classic Italian eatery, Meyer Davis combined their aesthetic with Felice, known inviting and cozy atmosphere. Upon entry, guests are drawn to the custom curved bar made of arabescato corchia stone and clad with Italian tiles. The plastered walls reach up to the high ceilings– and a rich color palette with walnut finishes create a space that provides a grand yet comfortable ambience.

Serving authentic Tuscan cuisine, executive chef Roberto Maurizio features signature favorites such as French Toast (homemade brioche, mixed berries, creme Anglaise) and Vegetable Frittata (spinach, tomato) in the morning and Pappardelle Alla Salsiccia (pappardelle pasta, Italian sausage, endive, Porcini mushrooms, Parmigiano-Reggiano), and Branzino Al Cartoccio (oven roasted Greek branzino, potato, olive, fresh herbs) during lunch and dinner.   

"Our goal is to transport guests to the rolling hills of Tuscany through our menu,” says Maurizio. “By sourcing ingredients locally and from Italy, we’re able to take the best of both destinations and turn that into a fantastic culinary experience.” 

The extensive Italian-driven wine program at Felice West Palm features a collection of beloved varietals, blends and esoteric grapes that can only be found in Italy, including a large selection of vintages of Super Tuscan and Brunello wines. Guests visiting this location will find a heavy focus being placed on highlighting organic, biodynamic, sulfate-free, sustainable and natural wines, which includes three signature house labels: Felice Chardonnay, Felice Sangiovese and Felice Rosato.  

The coffee program honors traditional Italian coffee culture with espresso and cappuccino beverages that will be crafted using signature blends by Trucillo and Ammirati.  

Felice is located at 366 South Rosemary Avenue and is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. Call 561-421-6036 or visit felicerestaurants.com for more information.

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