Inside George and Amal Clooney's Food Tour of N.Y.C.
These two can't get enough Italian food! The couple dined out at Carvaggio, an Italian restaurant in N.Y.C.'s Upper East Side neighborhood, and were joined by two very special guests – Amal's parents, Ramzi and Baria Alamuddin. George looked ever the gentleman escorting his mother-in-law into the restaurant.
LA LANTERNA DI VITTORIO
It was all about family for Amal on April 18, when she and her cousin Tarek Miknas dined at this Italian cafe in Greenwich Village. The pair chatted over thin-crust pizza and espressos in the restaurant's outdoor garden.
On April 10, the couple spent the evening at midtown Manhattan's Harry Cipriani bar and restaurant, where they had drinks with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (who Amal worked for as a law clerk way back when) before sitting down to dinner. The venue's name made it a sentimental choice for the Clooney's: Venice's Hotel Cipriani was the site of their wedding celebrations last fall.
PATSY'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Next up, the couple, along with George's mom, Nina, and three friends, went out for Italian at Midtown West's Patsy's, where George has been a patron his whole life – he even has a picture of his mother eating there when she was expecting him.
Not all of George's culinary exploits have been with Amal: The actor ventured to Queens for some authentic Greek cuisine with Bill Murray at Taverna Kyclades, where the two munched on stuffed grape leaves, chicken kebabs and caviar dip.
THE LAMBS CLUB
Amal's had her fair share of lunch dates, too! The British lawyer was spotted having a ladies' lunch with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour at The Lambs Club, an elegant American restaurant near Times Square.
THE MONKEY BAR
Following that meal, George and Amal stopped by the swank Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel, and were reportedly joined for a drink by a notable guest: former Beatle Paul McCartney.
To truly get a feel for the N.Y.C. restaurant scene, the stars had to experience some rejection. And as any New Yorker will tell you, sometimes a restaurant is just so hot that there are simply no tables left. According to The Independent, the couple tried to dine at Greenwich Village restaurant Carbone, but were turned away. Don't feel too bad for them, though: they reportedly scored two seats a few days later.