Viviano’s Cafe second location in Fenton offers upscale options alongside its typical sandwiches and sides

Jul 22, 2022 237

At Viviano’s Festa Italiano’s Chesterfield location, sandwiches and Italian groceries reign supreme. At its new Fenton location, however, you’ll also find the likes of fried calamari, salmon pasta, mushroom ravioli and elevated desserts on the menu.  “It’s still a deli café, but it’s now a full service kitchen with servers, bartenders,” executive chef Ivan Turrubiates says.

“We have banquet rooms as well. Basically, they hired me on to elevate the food that was coming out.” Turrubiates was officially hired as executive chef in March, but he was consulting for Viviano’s even before that to help shape the Fenton location’s menu. After working as an executive chef around town at spots like Bait and Bravo Italian Kitchen and having “been in a kitchen [his] whole life,” Turrubiates was up for the challenge. 

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