"Top Chef" to Open Chicago Restaurant

Fabio Viviani to open River North Italian restaurant next year

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    Top Chef's Fabio Viviani plans to open an Italian restaurant in River North in late 2013.

    Hubba hubba. The ladies can start swooning, because Fabio is coming to Chicago.

    Not the long-haired romance book hero, but rather "Top Chef" alumnus Fabio Viviani who plans to open a Chicago restaurant in late 2013, according to Eater Chicago.

    Viviani is teaming up with the owners of Public House and Bull & Bear for the River North Italian concept.

    A space has already been identified, but has not been revealed.

    Viviani told Eater that he wants to do "simple food" and isn't "planning to reinvent anything."