About Chef Fabio Viviani
Chef Fabio Viviani has harbored a passion for food since his childhood growing up in Florence, Italy. By 27 he owned and operated several concepts in Florence. Although a well respected businessman in Italy, he was ready for a change, and in 2005 he moved to California where he opened Café Firenze in Moorpark, CA.
Teaming up with one of Chicago’s best restaurant consulting groups, Dine|Amic, Viviani opened Siena Tavern in Chicago in 2013 and the following year he opened Mercato by Fabio Viviani, a quick-service Italian concept with branches in Chicago and San Diego. In 2015, Viviani continued to make a name for himself in Chicago by opening Bar Siena and Prime & Provisions. In 2016, he expanded to the LAX Delta terminal with the opening of Osteria by Fabio Viviani, while opening additional Mercato by Fabio locations in Tempe, Phoenix, Cleveland, and Benton Harbor. In 2017, Fabio opened the Press Room in Detroit hot on the heels of his February opening of Portico by Fabio Viviani in New York’s del Lago Resort & Casino.
Viviani plans to open restaurants in Tampa, Detroit, Washington D.C. and Oklahoma City. He also plans to open high end food courts in Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Missouri before the end of next year.
Best known for his television debut on Bravo’s hit series Top Chef—earning the “Fan Favorite” title. His on-screen appearances have propelled him to become one of the top culinary names in the country. He has appeared on shows such as Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, The Chew, and countless Food Network Shows such as Cutthroat Kitchen: All-Star Tournament, which he won.