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New York City’s Famed Neighborhood Tuscan Ristorante Expands to South Florida


All-day Tuscan dining destination, FELICE, which is part of the successful SA Hospitality Group that also owns Sant Ambroeus and Casa Lever, unveils its first Florida restaurant, located on the first floor of 360 Rosemary in The Square neighborhood of West Palm Beach. The restaurant will offer guests a taste of century-old recipes made with the finest, artisanal Italian products, which has earned the restaurant a loyal following with its New York locations.

“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,” said Jacopo Giustiniani, partner and chief operating officer at SA Hospitality Group. “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’S 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. FELICE adds to the lifestyle of The Square, providing a social sanctuary where guests can enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

“Within our rapidly diversifying and culinary-focused neighborhood, there’s undoubtably an insatiable demand for the exquisite and authentic Italian flavors of FELICE,” says Gopal Rajegowda, partner, Related Southeast.

Serving authentic Tuscan cuisine, FELICE’s menus, led by 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 at FELICE West Palm,” said Chef Roberto 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 will feature 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.