Post Malone dines out in Boston, greeting fans in the Seaport Tuesday night

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Post Malone (left) and Strega owner Nick Varano at Strega Waterfront on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.

With his distinctive face tattoos, rapper Post Malone isn’t hard to spot. So it was no surprise when the rapper, in town for two nights of shows at TD Garden, turned heads when he stopped in for dinner at a Seaport restaurant before his show on Tuesday.

Malone, born Austin Richard Post, dined on chicken parmigiana at Strega Waterfront, where he also grabbed a meal in December. The rapper took time to pose for photos with staff and fans, as well as a replica of the Lombardi trophy provided by owner Nick Varano.

Malone was a frequent sight around Boston last fall when he filmed scenes for an unspecified role in the Netflix movie “Wonderland.” The upcoming crime drama stars Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg as Spenser, the wisecracking Boston detective made famous in author Robert B. Parker’s series of novels, the 1980s ABC show “Spenser: For Hire,” and several TV movies.


While Malone’s character in “Wonderland” has not yet been revealed, Wahlberg did tell “Extra” in October that Malone attacks him in the film, and that the rapper’s part is larger than originally envisioned.

“The part has turned into a much bigger part,” Wahlberg said. “The only annoying thing is every time I talk to him, he’s like, ‘What’s up, Dad?’ ”

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