George Clooney Used Code to Make Dinner Reservation With Amal Alamuddin

Get details of three-hour, candle-lit dinner date with Amal Alamuddin in Venice.

May 29, 2014 -- George Clooney is a tricky guy!

While in Venice, Italy with his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin, the actor made a reservation for dinner on Tuesday night at Ristorante da Ivo.

However, he did so using the code, "The Russians are coming!"

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"Everyone was surprised to see him. They had been expecting this Russian couple," a witness told ABC News. "When the staff saw him, they asked, 'So you’re the Russian we had been expecting?! He started to laugh."

Clooney, 53, and his bride-to-be, 36, to whom he proposed in April after less than a year of dating, arrived at the restaurant for their candle-lit meal at 9 p.m. and stayed until close to midnight.

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"He was lucky that no one was around. No one bothered him!" the observer said, adding that race car driver Lewis Hamilton was dining at the restaurant at the same time. "They ate in peace and had a good time."

It seems they may be back in Italy sooner rather than later: People reported that they're planning a September wedding there.