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Andrea Bocelli wows large audience at Toyota Center before causing a quieter stir at Tony's

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Andrea Bocelli, concert, November 2012
Andrea Bocelli performed at the Toyota Center on Wednesday night before enjoying a late-night dinner at Tony's.  Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Andrea Bocelli, concert, November 2012
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Andrea Bocelli, concert, November 2012
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Andrea Bocelli, concert, November 2012
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Andrea Bocelli, concert, November 2012
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Andrea Bocelli, concert, November 2012
Andrea Bocelli, concert, November 2012
Andrea Bocelli, concert, November 2012
Andrea Bocelli, concert, November 2012
Andrea Bocelli, concert, November 2012

After Andrea Bocelli regaled audiences with soaring arias and love ballads during a Wednesday night performance at the Toyota Center, the world-famous Italian tenor and instrumentalist made another, more discreet stir at Tony's. 

A source tells CultureMap that Bocelli enjoyed a late-night dinner with an entourage of nine — including his wife, producer and staff — in the Houston institution's intimate Wine Cellar, where he was "quietly noticed but not bothered."

Restaurateur Tony Vallone himself received Bocelli's order, which included a fitting assortment of pastas, steak, white truffles and Italian cheeses. 

Wednesday's performance marked Bocelli's second alongside the Houston Symphony in the span of two years after nearly a decade's absence from the Bayou City. He clearly hasn't forgotten Tony's, though, where he has dined on several occasions in the past. 

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