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The Obamas’ date night ends at Masseria with a standing ovation from diners

Caroline Kennedy presents the 2017 Profile in Courage Award to President Barack Obama, as Michelle Obama looks on, during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, on Sunday. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)

Hey, isn’t that … President Barack and Michelle Obama, on what looked like a date-night dinner on Saturday at Italian hotspot Masseria?

A fellow diner tells us that most of the patrons tried to be cool and not ogle at the former first couple, who we’re told left their menu in the chef’s hands and dined on “a lot of pasta,” as well as a dry-aged steak with a red wine sauce, plus a bottle of vino. The meal ended with something sweeter than dessert, though: When the Obamas stood to leave, a hush fell over the dining room before diners broke into applause and gave the couple a standing ovation.

Chef Nicholas Steffanelli says the restaurant doesn’t usually talk about its guests, but called the moment “really special.”

And our tipster, who was already trying to impress his date by picking the trendy Italian restaurant, says the very Washington moment helped his game even more: “I think she’s happy to go out with me again.”

Another twist on the “Thanks, Obama!” meme?

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