Perhaps Drake had to come check out Houston before he heads to Space City in September for a two-night stand at the Toyota Center, or maybe he’s just a huge fan of antipasti. Either way, a hawk-eyed Instagram user snagged a video of the rapper at North Italia on Saturday night.
Snagged by Instagrammer Brandon Jay, the short clip shows Drake leaving North Italia on Saturday evening. A call to North Italia confirms that Drake showed up with his entourage around 6 p.m., apparently in town for rehearsals of some kind. A North Italia manager tells Eater that while there, Drake ordered a "smorgasbord" of appetizers, several pasta dishes, and a few craft cocktails.
In case you were curious, Drake imbibed Crown Royal with a chaser of peach schnapps, red sangria, and North Italia’s Dimmi Bravo cocktail, mixed with raspberry limoncello, Dimmi Liquore di Milano, and Mediterranean tonic. Also important: Drake is apparently an excellent tipper.
Nicely done, Drizzy.
It would appear that Drake really enjoyed the food at North Italia, as the manager also said that he’d also made a reservation at the restaurant for Sunday night. Alas, he was forced to miss out on all that pasta as he had a rehearsal to attend and wouldn’t have time to eat first.
When Drake returns for those shows on September 3 and 4, you might want to stake out the front doors of North Italia if you’re trying to catch a glimpse.