ABOUT Firenze Osteria

About Firenze Osteria

A stone's throw from Universal Studios, Firenze Osteria is setting the standard for Italian cuisine in Los Angeles. Chef Fabio Viviani, Fan Favorite on Top Chef Season 5, brings 500 year old recipes from Florence to Los Angeles. Firenze Osteria's high quality and commitment to excellence makes every dining experience memorable.

Our delicious menu includes, homemade pastas, dry-aged meats, imported cheeses, organic vegetables, an extensive wine list and unique martini's.

A night at Firenze Osteria will take you to Italy without needing a passport.  

"Great Gourmet experience! There was an info online that this restaurant is the best Italian restaurant in Valley. So we were exited to try it. My advice - Get a reservation because when we came the place was packed (an indicator that the place is promising to be good) We tried Burata salad with truffles - excellent. Shrimp dish was cool - I have never seen such a huge shrimps!!! Stake was good too. I am complete happy with my experience!"
Yelp Review - Natalie M.


Firenze Osteria was born out of the idea that great Italian food and hospitality can flourish with talent, dedication and hard work. Energetic and talented Italian, Fabio Viviani, with his passion for cooking, is thrilled that he has been able to return to Hollywood where his American business aspirations truly began.

Committed to his belief that attention to detail and customer needs, Fabio has created a restaurant that reflects his culinary style. That restaurant is Firenze Osteria…
Firenze Osteria's perfect location serves Toluca Lake, North Hollwood, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles and other nearby communities. Firenze Osteria will dazzle under the hands of Viviani and Falleni, who are truly masters at the art of hospitality.

Top Chef

Fabio became a household name as a contestant on the Bravo series "Top Chef", winning the coveted 'Fan Favorite' title for Season 5.

Fabio Viviani and Jacopo Falleni Cookbook

Since his television debut as the stand-out star on Top Chef Season 5 and the popularity of his new cookbook, Café Firenze Cookbook, Chef Fabio Viviani's celebrity has skyrocketed.

"There is no grandma stuff with the flour and the egg and the hole. This is 21st-century cooking!"

Fabio Viviani, On his way of making pasta