Carmel Welcome’s Osteria by Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani

August 2021

Carmel Market District is reimagining its restaurant space and is collaborating with renowned chef Fabio Viviani to open a new vibrant Italian restaurant—Osteria by Fabio Viviani. Fabio Viviani Hospitality Group expects to hold its grand opening in Carmel, Indiana, this fall. Chef Viviani is excited to share his rustic-yet-refined food-forward menu and restaurant that will exude a communal, neighborhood appeal.

Carmel Osteria by Chef Fabio Viviani

About Fabio Viviani Hospitality Group

Chef Viviani is a celebrity chef, hospitality developer, bestselling cookbook author and TV host, well known for his appearance on the reality television competition series “Top Chef.”

In 2005, chef Viviani moved from Italy to California where he opened his first U.S.-based restaurants and hospitality ventures, all in the Los Angeles metro Area. In 2013, Fabio Viviani Hospitality Group decided to expand the hospitality business to the Midwest, Northeast and South, teaming up with several local operators to open several more restaurants in Chicago, Florida, Detroit and Oklahoma. Today, Fabio Viviani Hospitality Group owns and operates 40 food establishments across 28 different concepts in venues including hotels, airports and casinos, plus fine dining restaurants. With over 10 million meals served each year, Fabio Viviani Hospitality is one of the leading restaurant groups in the U.S.

“We’ve had a long-lasting relationship with Market District and Giant Eagle,” Chef Fabio shared. “They have several restaurants associated with their venues and are in need of operators. We are expanding, and it was just a good fit. Carmel is a great demographic for us. And the ability for us to be associated with such a great grocery store—as a restauranteur in the food and wine business—is like having Disneyland in our backyard.”

Carmel Market District will serve as Osteria by Fabio Viviani’s largest pantry of fresh products with additional sourcing from chef Viviani’s most trusted partners, both domestic and overseas. In collaboration with the incoming executive chef team, Osteria’s menu will be carefully curated by chef Viviani and include a variety of authentic Italian flavors mixed with Indiana-inspired staples.

A Return to Rustic Italian Roots

Chef Viviani and his highly skilled team have completely transformed the former Table by Market District located at 11505 North Illinois Street, adjacent to Carmel Market District. This fall, guests of Osteria by Fabio Viviani can expect to enjoy an upgraded restaurant layout, updated stone-edged bar top, clean and crisp design elements and elevated artwork capturing Osteria’s rustic Italian roots.

“Italian cuisine is Italian cuisine, after all,” Chef Viviani stated. “Every new chef, every new person who opens an Italian restaurant brings their perspective, their culture and their taste to the table. We have vast knowledge of Italian food, not only because I was actually born and raised there—which gives me the [home] field advantage—but because we already operate several restaurants in the genre in many different communities.”

Chef Viviani continued, “We always try to bring the better mousetrap to the table. How many meatballs can you possibly do? We’re always trying to keep it traditional and keep it really truthful to the region where I grew up. We also implement what the local communities have to offer and shop local. We’re going to include the [local] players in the community and bring their elements to our table.”

Chef Viviani is known for continually developing new flavors and sharing recipes that inspire a seasonally charged menu. Guests can expect to find robust dishes on the Osteria menu like Fabio’s famous meatballs, refreshing and crisp chopped salads, savory Italian pizzas, sizzling steaks and seafood cooked to perfection and more.

“Everything is made from scratch and is made according to a traditional method of cooking,” chef Viviani said. “What we’re trying to do is provide a dining experience that pleases different aspects of the community. Whether you’re a family with kids that want to come in for a quick pizza and good food, or you want to have meal to impress your loved ones and friends, or [you want to] come in for a business lunch or dinner, Osteria will wear many hats based on the time of day, the day of the week and the occasion.”

To accommodate the grand opening, Osteria by Fabio Viviani is actively recruiting servers, cooks, hostesses and other positions for the restaurant with plans to have a staff of at least 50 employees. To view current openings, please visit bit.ly/OsteriaJobs.

To learn more about Carmel Market District, visit marketdistrict.com. For updates on Osteria by Fabio Viviani, connect with the restaurant on Facebook and Instagram.