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Matt Dillon tucks into tomato pasta at an outdoor café in Rome wearing a beanie hat and paint-splattered trousersBy Andrew Bullock For

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Matt Dillon tucks into tomato pasta at an outdoor café in Rome wearing a beanie hat and paint-splattered trousers

Matt Dillon stopped for a spot of lunch in Rome on Wednesday, seen at an outdoor café tucking into a bowl of pasta.

The American actor, 56, multi-tasked as he chatted on his phone, devouring a dish of tomato penne in the Italian capital.

He wore a lilac beanie and thick framed black glasses, wrapping up against the chill in a thick jacket. 

Delizioso! Matt Dillon stopped for a spot of lunch in Rome on Wednesday, seen at an outdoor café tucking into a bowl of pasta

Delizioso! Matt Dillon stopped for a spot of lunch in Rome on Wednesday, seen at an outdoor café tucking into a bowl of pasta

His trousers turned heads being that they were splattered with paint.

Matt sported a plaster on his hand – suggesting he’s been up to some DIY.

After lunch, he donned his face mask and headed off, clutching his iPad. 

Matt has been dating Italian actress Roberta Mastromichele for five years.

The couple were last pictured at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain in September to promote his new film The Great Fellove, which he has directed.

Spettacolare! His trousers turned heads being that they were splattered with paint. Matt sported a plaster on his hand - suggesting he's been up to some DIY

Spettacolare! His trousers turned heads being that they were splattered with paint. Matt sported a plaster on his hand – suggesting he’s been up to some DIY

Squisito! The American actor, 56, was seen devouring a dish of tomato penne in the Italian capital

Squisito! The American actor, 56, was seen devouring a dish of tomato penne in the Italian capital

Matt has followed in the footsteps of Clint Eastwood and Marlon Brando by transitioning from acting into directing with the documentary film following the story of Cuban scat musician, Francisco Fellove.

It is Matt’s second feature as a director following his debut 17 years ago with the film City Of Ghosts.

A big fan of Francisco’s music, Matt and his pal Joey Altruda jetted off to Mexico City in the late ’90s to meet the singer and document the recording of his final album, Fellove & Joey

The musician passed away in 2013, so Matt decided to use his catalogue of old recordings to flesh out a documentary about him and unpack his influence on the Cuban and Mexican music scene.   

Pretty in pink: Roberta displayed her slender pins in a muted pink dress with ruffled detailing and black mules adorned with silver studs

Pretty in pink: Roberta displayed her slender pins in a muted pink dress with ruffled detailing and black mules adorned with silver studs

He revealed to Deadline what it was like working with Francisco: ‘He was an amazing guy, I loved his music. Back in 1999 [when they went to make the record] he didn’t know who I was, he thought I was a cable wrangler.  

‘I love Cuban music and I was interested in the story of it, the migration of Cubans who left for Mexico [as Fellove did], it was a very interesting time and place. 

‘But Fellove was the story, his was the most poignant story for me. He’s an everyman. His success was marginal, only in performance does he live up to ‘the great’, he was a humble guy who came from poor roots. He was a real artist.’

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