The Olympus Has Fallen costars check out Antica Pesa during their visit to Italy
Credit: Courtesy of Antica Pesa

When in Rome … Gerard Butler dines like he’s in Brooklyn!

Over the weekend, the actor was spotted checking out the original Antica Pesa outpost with girlfriend Madalina Ghenea. The couple enjoyed lunch on Saturday afternoon with Butler’s Olympus Has Fallen costar Aaron Eckhart.

The actors were in Italy to promote their new flick, and they were were greeted personally by the restaurant’s chef-owner Simone Panella, who prepared a selection of farm-to-table dishes for the stars. The two actors even posed with Panella and will join other celebrity guests on the wall of fame.

Their appetizers included artichoke and ricotta cheese pie; prosciutto and mozzarella cheese; octopus salad with Roman broccoli; grilled vegetables and a fresh vegetable followed by a small tasting of cacio e pepe pasta.

And for dessert they also indulged in tiramisu, white chocolate semifreddo and creme brulée – all while smoking Cohiba cigars.
– Kristin Boehm