Sant'ambroeus resturant

La Storia

Shortly after the original Sant Ambroeus opened its doors in Milan in 1936, a devoted following emerged.

This celebrated pasticceria and confetteria became the meeting place for the local intelligentsia, whether beginning their day with Sant Ambroeus’s legendary cappuccino and cornetto, savoring panini at lunch, or spending their evening enjoying refined cuisine in the restaurant’s elegant dining room.

We translated old-world sensibilities of Sant Ambroeus to modern times, and imported our culinary traditions to five locations in Manhattan - in thriving neighborhoods like the West Village, Soho and the Upper East Side - as well as two outposts in the seaside community of Southampton and Palm Beach. Sant Ambroeus has remained true to Milanese origins – and to the flavors, atmosphere, and standout service of its first location.

We sell your favorite Sant Ambroeus products at our store.

Please call us today at 212.570.2211.

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La Storia di Sant Ambroeus

Sant Ambroeus is the name, in Milanese dialect, of Sant'Ambrogio, the patron saint of Milan.

Born in 334 A.D., Ambrogio, a local governor and lawyer, was appointed bishop of Milan in the year 374. Know as the "reluctant bishop" due the fact that he became bishop by popular demand rather than personal inclination, he effectively ran the city for close to 20 years.

A skilled orator and demagogue, Ambrogio campaigned against Paganism and Arianism. His most famous convert, St. Augustine, proclaimed him to be a "model bishop". Ambrogio died in 397 A.D., at the age of 63.

His feast day is celebrated on December 7, the date when he was made bishop. To this day, the Milanese often refer to themselves as "Ambrosiani", in honor of Sant Ambroeus.