De Santis, taste of Milan since 1964

In the bustling heart of Milan, nestled amid the cobblestone streets and vibrant culture, lies a culinary gem that has stood the test of time: De Santis. Established in 1964 by spouses Dina and Renzo, this iconic sandwich shop is beloved by artists, sports personalities, entrepreneurs, and everyday people alike and has since become the place-to-be for a quick yet delicious lunch break in the city.

After many successful years under the guide of the Galiano Brothers, who acquired it in 1982, in 2006, De Santis’ s ownership was transferred to the Moratti family. Since then, with four thriving stores in Milan (Rinascente, Brera, Cesare Battisti) and a recent expansion to Rome (Rinascente Via del Tritone), the brand has garnered a loyal following of sandwich aficionado who appreciate the fusion of authenticity and innovation found in their sandwiches.

Their dedication to honoring traditional recipes while infusing innovative twists is exactly what sets De Santis apart. Their signature sandwiches pay homage to Milan’s rich culinary heritage, showcasing a fusion of flavors that captivate the senses and leave customers craving for more. Every ingredient is meticulously curated, from the crusty artisanal bread to the carefully selected meats, cheeses, fresh and preserved vegetables. Their commitment to excellence is unwavering, with a relentless pursuit of perfection evident in every bite.

Their restaurants welcome customers looking for a quick yet high-quality lunch break, where fulfilling panini are prepared on the spot and paired with an equally carefully selected beverage. Their menu also covers breakfast, aperitivo, and dinner, served in a refined environment that reflects De Santis’s long-established history in the landscape of Milan.

The ambition of De Santis extends far beyond Italian borders. With a vision to share their culinary excellence with the world, the brand is now poised for international expansion. Their mission is to introduce global palates to the unrivaled experience of a De Santis sandwich – a symphony of flavors meticulously orchestrated between two slices of perfection.

As they embark on this exciting journey, De Santis remains steadfast in their commitment to quality, ensuring that each new location, whether in Europe, America, or beyond, reflects the essence of their Milanese roots while embracing the diverse tastes of different cultures.

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