Cameron Diaz and Jerry West Share Their Favorite Dan Tana's Stories

It was love at first bite for Diaz, who has been eating here since age 16

West Hollywood institution Dan Tana's is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and some of the restaurant's most famous fans are sharing fond memories.

Cameron Diaz reveals that she first dined at the Italian eatery when she was just 16, making it the first L.A. restaurant she'd ever tried.

"It's always got the same energy level," she adds, pointing out that she has been regularly meeting up with her manager, Rick Yorn, and her agent, Nick Styne, at Dan Tana's for the past 20 years.

Harry Dean Stanton and Los Angeles Lakers legend Jerry West also count the place as one of their faves. "I've been coming here so long, it's part of my whole lifestyle," Stanton says. 

Dan Tana's owner Sonja Perencevic says a key to the restaurant's success is knowing each person who regularly stops in, celebrity or not. 

Watch the video for more about Dan Tana's and its A-list clientele, and read about the restaurant's anniversary from the Oct. 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter here.

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