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Our History

The origins of our brands date back to 1936 when the original Sant Ambroeus restaurant opened in the Italian capital of Milan. Since our arrival to New York City over 40 years ago, we have made our authentic Milanese roots the heart of our products and experiences, never losing sight of our role as caretakers of a rich cultural heritage.

SA Hospitality Group: Leadership team

Today, our three signature brands – Sant Ambroeus, Casa Lever, and Felice – can be found across New York City, Southampton, and Palm Beach. As a Group, we continue to evolve and grow within the world of hospitality, creating new and exciting expressions of the Italian experience rooted in time-honored traditions.

SA Hospitality Group: history of the group

Timeline

1936
1936: the original Sant Ambroeus opens in Milan
1936

The original Sant Ambroeus opens in Milan

1982
1982: The first Sant Ambroeus in the USA opens on Madison Ave
1982

The first Sant Ambroeus in the USA opens on Madison Ave

1992
1992: Sant Ambroeus expands into to Southampton, New York
1992

Sant Ambroeus expands into to Southampton, New York

2007
2007: Joins with partner, Jacopo Giustiniani, to open the first Felice location
2007

The first Felice concept opens on the Upper East Side of New York City

2009
2009: Casa Lever opens in the iconic Lever House in midtown New York
2009

Casa Lever opens in the iconic Lever House in midtown New York

2014
2014: The first Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar opens in the Loews Regency Hotel
2014

The first Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar opens in the Loews Regency Hotel

2016
2016: Sant Ambroeus expands outside of New York to Palm Beach, FL
2016

Sant Ambroeus expands outside of New York to Palm Beach, FL

2021
2021: The first Sant Ambroeus Gelateria opens in Soho, New York
2021

The first Sant Ambroeus Gelateria opens in Soho, New York

2022
2022: The original Sant Ambroeus in Milan re-opens
2022

The original Sant Ambroeus in Milan opens