Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
06/11/2012 at 06:00 AM EDT
and beau Ryan Reynolds
didn't have to venture too
far to experience an Italian feast.
The cohabitating couple
made their way to two different Italian restaurants in Washington, D.C., in less than 24 hours.
Starting with dinner Wednesday night at Graffiato, the pair dined with another couple.
"They were all dressed very, very casual," a source tells PEOPLE. "Blake had messy hair underneath a straw fedora. She was wearing shorts."
The group, which only ordered water to drink, also selected roasted cauliflower, a couple of pizzas, crispy potato gnocchi, asparagus soup and a trio of desserts.
Clearly gnocchi is a favorite for the pair, who ordered it a second time when they had Italian for lunch the following day.
Popping into Sette Osteria, the lovebirds and another couple, dressed casually once again, added a crab cake sandwich from the menu.
Seeming "very happy," according to an onlooker, the group didn't order dessert and "left one by one so they wouldn't get peoples' attention." – Wendy Grossman Kantor