Fabio Viviani was born in Florence, Italy, where he started working at the Trattoria Il Pallaio when he was fourteen. Fabio appeared on the fifth season of Top Chef and was among the final four contestants; he was named "Fan Favorite," and returned to Bravo to compete in Top Chef All-Stars and appeared on Life After Top Chef.
Fabio is the author of Fabio's Italian Kitchen, and the owner and executive chef of Café Firenze in Moorpark, California; Firenze Osteria in Los Angeles; and Siena Tavern in Chicago. He will be opening more restaurants in Chicago and Miami soon. Fabio Viviani is a brand ambassador for Bertolli products.