The location: First Date with Rita
It's right next door to the bar where Quinn recruits Stan Liddy to spy on Dexter.
It's also close to several other Dexter locations, including Teegan's house, Wendell Owens' house, the hooker motel, the street where Trinity walked the dog, and the strip mall where Debra picks up the photos for the funeral.
The cafe has
its own website at www.delanceyhollywood.com.
They refer to themselves as "a bar and pizzeria", but Los Angeles
magazine says "this hopping Italian cafe is much more than a pizza
Here are two photos of Delancey's, from their website:
Here's is a photo of that parking lot (and its ivy wall), shot by Rick in September of 2010:
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In previous seasons, I've usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using various clues from the scenes. By the 5th season, though, I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know in advance when something was about to film there.
Between those reports, and my own personal reconnaissance around town, by the time the first episode aired, I already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.
This group of helpful fans includes Kerry, Rick, Joel, Geoff, Ellen, Julie, Susan, Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
tip came from two sources. Geoff told
me that he had read somewhere online that Rita had done a flashback scene
at a pizza place in Hollywood. So I went looking on the web and found
report, which identified it as Delancy's. I knew that was right
around the corner from the studio, but I double-checked after the scene
was broadcast. (Thanks, Geoff!)
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