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Fabio Viviani–best known for his time on Bravo’s “Top Chef”–opens yet another restaurant in the Chicagoland area. This time, it’s in Downers Grove and set on the lobby level of Doubletree Suites by Hilton.

Osteria By Fabio Viviani specializes in authentic Italian fare, of course, and it’s enhanced by made-from-scratch cuisine and the famed chef’s family recipes. It’s open for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Menu highlights range from a roast mushroom pizza and asiago-stuffed gnocchi to braised short ribs atop parmesan polenta. Fabio Viviani’s signature meatball is also on the menu.

The restaurant is comprised of three sections, a spacious lounge and bar area, main dining room, plus another room that’s reserved for overflow and private dining. The setting is modern, yet understated with accents of hard wood and dark leather booths.