What to Eat at Fabio Viviani’s Firenze Osteria, Open Now in North Hollywood

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Top Chef-veteran Fabio Viviani’s Firenze Osteria is now open in North Hollywood, replacing Barsac Brasserie’s menu with traditional Italian fare that sees some creative spicing and flourishes, but mostly stays true to origin. Veal osso buco is served over crispy pancetta risotto and saffron, a N.Y. steak is accompanied by gorgonzola pumpkin mashed potatoes, and ravioli is stuffed with lobster tail and surrounded by shrimp and cherry tomatoes. This is authentic Italian, made with care by Top Chef’s heartthrob, Fabio. In addition to homemade pastas and mega-salads, there is a major list of wines, heavy on Italian and Californian varietals, with a few very rare vintages available by the glass. There are also almost 30 martinis, from a caramel apple to a red bell pepper, and even a “chimp martini” made with crème de banana. Firenze Osteria is open to the public now, reservations can be made at (818) 760-7081. The full dinner menu and wine list are below.

Firenze Osteria Dinner Menu

Antipasti Appetizer

Calamari e Zucchini - Fried Calamari & Zucchini $12.95
Fried Calamari and Tempura Zucchini, Spicy Italian Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce

Carpaccio con Funghi - Beef Carpaccio with Roasted Mushrooms $15.95
Sliced Beef Filet, Roasted Mushrooms and Crumbled Blue Cheese,
Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Reduction

Carpaccio di Manzo - Beef Carpaccio $14.95
Beef Filet, Arugula, Parmesan Cheese and Pine Nuts, Olive Oil & Lemon Vinaigrette

Prosciutto e Melon - Prosciutto & Melon with Burratta $15.95
Prosciutto di Parma, Cantaloupe Melon, Coccoli and Burratta Cheese

Piatto di Verdure e Burratta - Vegetable Platter $12.95
Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, Bell Pepper, Aged Balsamic Vinegar, Burrata Cheese and Parmesan

Gamberoni in Camicia - Grilled Jumbo Shrimps $16.95
Two Pancetta Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp, Gorgonzola, Parmesan Polenta,
Garlic Sautéed spinach with an Aged Balsamic Reduction Sauce

Insalate Salads

Caprese con Mozzarella di Bufala - with Imported Mozzarella $18.95
Italian Buffalo Mozzarella, Organic Tomato, Basil, Arugula, Aged Balsamic Vinegar,
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Shaved Parmesan

Insalata di Anatra - Crispy Duck Salad $17.95
Sautéed Duck, With Wild Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes, and Toasted Pine Nuts
served over Mixed Greens with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Insalata di Pere - Poached Pear Salad $14.95
Baby Lettuce, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Caramelized Walnuts, Tuscan Pecorino Cheese,
and Poached Pears in “Chianti” Wine & Balsamic Dressing

Della Casa - House Salad $7.95
Fresh Baby Greens, Shredded Carrots, Cucumber, Tomato with Balsamic Dressing

Caprese di Burrata- Caprese with Imported Burrata $15.95
Italian Buffalo Mozzarella, Organic Tomato, Basil, Arugula, Aged Balsamic Vinegar,
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Shaved Parmesan

Insalata di Burrata - Burrata Salad $14.95
Burrata Cheese, Arugula, Sun-dried Tomato, Roasted Mushroom, Pine Nuts,
Balsamic Glaze and Shaved Parmesan

Cesare - Caesar Salad $10.95
Focaccia Bread Croutons, Romaine Lettuce, Shaved Parmesan, Anchovy Filet,
with Caesar Dressing

Primi Piatti Fresh Pasta

Risotto alla Salsiccia e Funghi - Sausage and Mushroom Risotto $16.95
Italian Risotto, Roasted Homemade Sausage, Creamy Roasted Wild Mushroom Sauce

Ravioli d’ Aragosta - Lobster Ravioli $17.95
“Ravioli” Filled with Lobster Tail, Braised Vegetables, White Wine Lobster Sauce
with Cherry Tomato and Shrimp

Gnocchi Cinque Terre - Gnocchi Pesto $14.95
Potato Dumplings, Basil Pesto Sauce, Pine Nuts and 18-Month Aged Parmigianino Cheese

Linguine Frutti di Mare - Seafood Linguini $19.95
Linguine Pasta, Shrimp, Calamari, Clams and Black Mussels,
Light Tomato & White Wine Sauce and Parsley

Tortellacci di Zucca - Butternut Squash Ravioli $15.95
Butternut Squash and Ricotta “Tortellacci”, in a Light Sage and Cream Butter Sauce,
Ground Black Pepper and Shaved Parmigiano Cheese

Malfattai Burro e Salvia - Spinach & Ricotta Dumpling Butter & Sage $15.95
Ricotta Cheese and Spinach Dumpling, Light Brown Butter & Sage Sauce, Shaved Parmesan

Ravioli di Brasato - Braised Short Rib Ravioli $17.95
Braised Short Rib Ravioli, Taleggio Sauce, and 25-Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Fettuccine Bolognese - Fettuccine and Meat Sauce $14.95
Homemade “Fettuccine” Pasta Tossed with a Traditional Italian Meat Sauce

Carne Meat
Pollo Arrosto - Roasted Chicken $22.95
Semi Boneless Roasted Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon and Roasted Potatoes

Ossobucco - Veal Shank $28.95
16 oz Veal Ossobucco “Milanese,” Chianti & Vegetable Sauce,
Served Over Saffron and Crispy Pancetta Risotto

Bistecca di Maiale - Pork Chop 14oz $24.95
Prime Cut Pork Chop, Served with Sautéed Brussel Sprouts,
Crispy Pancetta and a Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Bistecca 18oz - Rib Eye 18oz $38.95
18 oz Grilled DRY AGED Prime Angus Rib Eye Steak, Fresh Ground Pepper,
and Served with Roasted Asparagus and Lemon

Manzo New York 12oz - New York 12oz $28.95
Grilled Prime Angus New York Steak, Gorgonzola Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes,
and Sautéed Garlic Spinach

Tagliata di Filetto - Sliced Filet 12 oz $28.95Grilled Angus Filet Medallion Thinly Sliced, Arugula, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Topped with Shaved Aged Parmesan

menu leggero Light Menu

Tonno Ahi - Ahi Tuna Salad $24.95
Sesame-Encrusted Ahi Tuna Steak, Fresh Green Salad, Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes and a Balsamic Dressing
Salmone con il Farro - Salmon Salad $22.95

Pan Seared King Salmon Filet Steak, Barley, Shrimp, Fresh Baby Greens, Roasted Carrots, Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes and a Light Pesto Vinaigrette
Spaghetti Integrali - Wheat Spaghetti $16.95

Wheat Spaghetti, Chicken Breast, Arugula, Roasted Cherry & Sun-dried Tomatoes,
Shredded Carrots, Basil, and a Light Pesto Sauce

Filetto ai Mirtilli - Filet in Blueberry Sauce 5 oz $28.95/ 8 oz $36.95
Grilled Prime Angus Beef Filet Mignon with a Blueberry & Balsamic Reduction Served with Steamed Vegetables and Sautéed Garlic Spinach

Dolci fatti in casa Dessert

Flourless Chocolate Cake $6.95
A Warm, Moist Individual Cake, Served with Vanilla Gelato, Chocolate Sauce and Coffee Cream

Vanilla Crème Brulee $8.95
Rich Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee Custard with a Caramelized Sugar Toping

Tiramisu $8.95Lady Finger Cookies Soaked with Espresso Coffee, Layered in Sweet Mascarpone Cream

Italian Homemade Cannoli $6.95
Ricotta, Chocolate Chips, Pistachio Encrusted, and Dusted with Powdered Sugar

Panna Cotta $8.95
Baked Egg-Less Cream with Fresh Strawberries in a Sweet Balsamic Reduction

Gelato $6.95
Vanilla and Valrhona Chocolate


Original Your choice of Gin or Vodka with a Splash
of Dry Vermouth

Sour Apple Martini Absolut Vodka and Apple Pucker

Caramel Apple Martini Caramel Infused Vodka, Apple Pucker

Vertigo Lemon Drop Citrus Vodka, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour and Fresh Lemon Juice

Raspbery Lemon Drop Citrus Vodka, Razzmatazz, Sweet & Sour, Fresh Raspberry Puree, Splash of Lemon Juice

Cosmopolitan Absolut Vodka, Triple Sec, Fresh Lime Juice, Splash of Cranberry Juice

Key Lime Pie Vanilla Vodka, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Splash of Cream

The Chimp Malibu Rum, Pineapple Juice, Crème De Banana, Splash of Whipped Cream.

Pomegranate Martini Orange Infused Vodka, Pomegranate Juice, Triple Sec and a Splash of Pineapple Juice

Blackberry Martini Vanilla Vodka, Raspberry Liquer, Sweet & Sour and a Touch of Simple Syrup

Melodrama Martini Ketel One Vodka, Pear & Lychee Juice and Melon Liquer

Balsamic Martini Muddled Strawberries and Fresh Limes,Vanilla Flavored Rum with a Touch of Balsamic Vinaigrette

Red Bell Pepper Martini
Muddled Bell Peppers, Vanilla Vodka, Fresh Grapefruit Juice and Pineapple Juice

Lavender Lychee Martini
Absolut Raspberry, Fresh Lychee Puree and Lavender Infused Lemonade

Pear Tini
Absolut Pear, Fresh Pear Juice, Triple Sec, and a Touch of Fresh Lime Juice

Cucumber Martini Muddled Cucumbers with Brown Sugar, Sweet & Sour, Vodka, Apple Juice and a Splash of Midori

Blueberry Martini Blueberries Muddled with Simple Syrup, Citrus Vodka, Sweet & Sour and a Touch of Lemon

Mintcumber Muddled Cucumbers and Mint Leaves, Gordon’s Gin and a Touch of Pineapple Juice

Zen Tini Citrus Vodka, Zen Green Tea Liqueur and a Splash of Sweet & Sour

Basil Lemon Drop Citrus Vodka, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour Fresh Lemon Juice and Basil

Chamomile Martini Vanilla Vodka, St. Germaine Liquer, Pineapple Juice with a Chamomile Sugar Rim

Arnold Palmer Martini Sweet Peach Tea Vodka with Lemonade

Tranquility Pear Vodka, Triple Sec, Pineapple Juice with Muddled Sage and Cucumber

Chocolatini Vanilla Vodka, White Godiva & Dark Godiva Liquer and a Touch of Whipped Cream

Espresso Martini Vanilla Vodka, Baileys, Kahlua, and a Shot of Espresso with a Touch of Whipped Cream

Dolce De Leche Martini Vanilla Vodka, Caramel Baileys With Whipped Cream and a Touch of Caramel

Sparkling And Champagne
Bollinger La Grand Anne, Ay, France,1999, $145.00
Bollinger Special Cuvee, Ay, France, NV $119.00
Ca Del Bosco Chardonnay, Franciacorta, Italy, 2006 $108.00
Ca Del Bosco “Cuvee Prestige” Brut, Franciacorta, Italy, NV $55.00
Dom Perignon, Epernay, France, 2000 $199.00
Iron Horse Brut, Green Valley, 2004 $73.00
J Winery “Cuvee 20” Brut, Russian River, NV $60.00
Langlois Brut “Cremant De Loire,” Loire, France , NV $57.00
Langlois Brut Rose “Cremant De Loire”, Loire, France, NV $57.00
Moet Chandon “Imperial,” Epernay, France, NV $124.00
Santa Margherita Prosecco, Veneto, Italy, NV $46.00
Veuve Cliquot “Yellow Label”, Reims, France NV $82.00

Italian Whites

Antinori “Campogrande” Orvieto Classico, Tuscany, Italy, 2007 $32.00
Baglia Di Planetto “Ficiligno”, Sicily, Italy , 2007 $37.00
Gaja “Rossj - Bas” Chardonnay, Langhe, Italy, 2008 $107.00
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy, 2008 $55.00
Teralto Family Pinot Grigio Russian River, 2007 $57.00
Tormaresca Chardonnay, Puglia, Italy, 2007 $26.00
Torresella Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy, 2008, $34.00
Villa Pozi Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy, 2008 $23.00

Innovative Whites
Boutari Moschofilero, Greece, 2007 $37.00
Chapoutier Cotes Du Rhone Blanc “Belleruche,” Rhone, France, 2008 $46.00
Chapoutier Hermitage Blanc “Chante-Alouette, ” Rhone, France, 2004 $106.00
Chateau Ste. Michelle Reisling, Washington, 2008, $26.00
Chimney Rock Elevage Blanc, Napa , 2006 $67.00
Chimney Rock Fume Blanc, Napa , 2008 $60.00
Hanna Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River, 2008 $45.00
Josmeyer “Le Dragon” Reisling, Alsace, France, 2005 $94.00
Langlois Pouilly Fume “Les Pierrefeux”, Loire, France, 2004 $57.00
Markham Suvignon Blanc, Napa, 2007 $38.00
Matua Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand , 2008 $26.00
Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River, 2008 $74.00
Seven Daughters White Blend, California, NV $38.00
Sokol Blosser “Evolution”, Oregon, NV $45.00
Sokol Blosser Pinot Gris, Dundee Hills, Oregon, 2008 $53.00
Tamari Torrontes, Argentina, 2008 $31.00,

Cakebread, Napa, 2008, $69.00
Chanson “Vire-Clesse,, Macon, France , 2007 $50.00
Cuvaison, Carneros , 2007 $60.00
Ferrari Carano, Alexander Valley, 2007 $60.00
Glass Mountain, California , 2007 $22.00
Hanna, Russian River , 2007 $54.00
Jordan, Russian River , 2007 $62.00
Markham, Napa , 2007 $45.00
Rochioli, Russian River, 2008 $80.00
Rutherford Hill, Napa, 2007 $51.00
Saddlerock, Malibu, 2006 $33.00
Sanford, Santa Barbara, 2007 $52.00
Tangley Oaks, Santa Barbara, 2006 $26.00
Tormaresca, Puglia, Italy, 2007 $26.00

Beringer White Zinfandel, California, 2008 $34.00
Chapoutier “Belleruche” Cotes Du Rhone, Rhone, France, 2008 $36.00
Chapoutier Cotes Du Rhone “Belleruche,” Rhone, France, 2006 $36.00
Langlois Sec Rose “La Bretonniere”, Saumur, France, 2007 $32.00
Rutherford Hill, Napa, 2007 $46.00
Tangley Oaks, Napa, 2007 $35.00

Italian Reds
Antinori “Peppoli” Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy , 2006 $60.00
Antinori “Santa Cristina” Sangiovese, Tuscany, Italy , 2007 $27.00
Antinori Tignanello, Tuscany, Italy , 2006 $120.00
Baglia Di Planetto “Ramione”, Sicily, Italy, 2004 $36.00
Biondi Santi Brunello Di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy , 2001 $185.00
Ca’ Marcanda “Camaracanda”, Tuscany, Italy, 2005 $168.00
Ca’ Marcanda “Magari,” Tuscany, Italy, 2006 $100.00
Ca’ Marcanda “Promis”, Tuscany, Italy, 2005 $79.00
Gaja “Dagromis” Barolo, Piedmont, Italy, 2003 $166.00
Gaja “Darmagi” Piedmont, Italy, 2004 $309.00
Gaja “Sito Moresco”, Langhe, Italy , 2006 $108.00
Gaja Barabaresco, Piedmont, Italy, 2005 $265.00
Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy,2004 $130.00
Il Poggione Rosso Di Montalcino,Tuscany, Italy,2007 $62.00
Marchese Di Barolo, Piedmont, Italy, 2004 $87.50
Mazonni “Rosso Toscana,” Tuscany, Italy ,2006 $46.00
Planeto “La Segreta” Ross,Sicily, Italy ,2007 $38.00
Wine Corkage Fee $15.00 • Wine Vintages are subject to change.
Righetti Amarone, Valpolicella, Italy ,2006 $68.00
Ruffino “Ducale” Chianti Classico Reserva, Tuscany, Italy, 2006 $54.00
Ruffino Chianti, Tuscany, Italy ,2008 $33.00

Santa Margherita Chianti Classico,Tuscany, Italy, 2006 $55.00
Pinot Noir

Acacia, Carneros,2006 $58.00
Chanson “Bourgogne,”, Burgundy, France, 2007 $54.00
Chanson Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, France, 2005 $240.00
Cuvaison Pinot Noir 06, Carneros, 2007 $65.00
Sanford “La Rinconada Vineyard,”, Santa Rita Hills, 2007 $95.00
Sanford “Santa Rita Hills,” Santa Rita Hills, 2007 $78.00
Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Oregon, 2007 $75.00
Teralto Family Vineyards, Russian River, 2007 $96.00
Wild Horse, Central Coast,2007 $60.00

Cuvaison, Carneros, 2006 $59.00
Glass Mountain, California, 2005 $26.00
Markham, Napa, 2005 $55.00
Red Diamond, Washington , 2007 $30.00
Rust En Vrede ‘Estate’ Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2004 $78.00
Rutherford Hill, Napa, 2005 $50.00
Tangley Oaks, Napa, 2006 $34.00

Cabernet Sauvignon

Caymus, Napa, 2007 $99.00
Chimney Rock, Stags Leap, Napa, 2005 $78.00
Chimney Rock, “Tomahawk Vineyard” Stags Leap, Napa, 2006 $119.00
Cuvaison, Mt. Veeder, Napa, 2006 $73.00
Glass Mountain, California, 006 $26.00
Guardian Peak, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2006 $70.00
Hanna, Alexander Valley, 2005 $59.00
Jordan, Alexander Valley, 2005 $92.00
Joseph Phelps, Napa, 2005 $95.00
Markham, Napa, 2006 $64.00
Rutherford Hill, Napa, 2003 $46.00
Tangley Oaks, Napa, 2005 $57.00
Terlato Family Vineyards,Stags Leap, Napa, 2006 $87.00
Toasted Head, Dunnigan Hills,2007 $39.00

Chimney Rock “Elevage, Stags Leap, Napa, 2006 $96.00
Episode, Napa, 2005 $187.00
Galaxy, Napa, 2006 $115.00
Joseph Phelps “Insignia,” Napa, 2006 $206.00
Quintessa, Napa, 2005 $150.00
Terlato Family Vineyards “Angels’ Peak,” Napa, 2005 $92.50
Terlato Family Vineyards “Cardinals’ Peak,” Napa, 2005 $92.50
Terlato Family Vineyards “Devils’ Peak,” Napa, 2005 $92.50

Syrah - Shiraz - Petit Syrah
Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage “La Sizeranne” Rhone, France, 2005 $121.00
Chapoutier Cotes Du Rhone “Belleruche”, Rhone, France, 2006 $36.00
Markham Petite Syrah, Napa, 2003 $62.00
Stags’ Leap Winery Petite Syrah, Napa, 2006 $69.00
Terlato- Chapoutier Shiraz “Lieu Dit Malakoff”, Central Victoria, Australia, 2006 $59.00
Terlato-Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier, Australia, 2007 $46.00
Terlato-Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier, Western Victoria, Australia, 2007 $42.00
Two Hands Shiraz “Bella’s Garden,” Barossa Valley, Australia, 2007 $93.00
Two Hands Shiraz “Gnarly Dudes,”, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2007 $65.00

Innovative Reds
Chapoutier Chateauneuf Du Pape “La Bernadine”, Rhone, France, 2006 $96.00
Coppola Claret, California, 2007 $46.00
Engelbrecht Els “Propriator’s Blend”, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2006 $68.00
Ernie Els Meritage, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2004 $99.00
Olvena Crianza, Spain, 2004 $51.00
Rust En Vrede “Estate”, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2004 $78.00
Seven Daughters Red Blend, California, NV $38.00
Sokol Blosser “Meditrina,” Oregon, NV $45.00

Opolo “Mountain,” Paso Robles, 2008 $54.00
Hanna “Bismark Mountain Vineyard,” Sonoma, 2006 $94.00
Ravenswood “Lodi,” Lodi, 2006 $36.00
Ridge “Lytton Springs,”, Dry Creek, 2007 $66.00
Rosenblum “Rockpile,” Sonoma, 2006 $62.00

What to Eat at Fabio Viviani’s Firenze Osteria, Open Now in North Hollywood