The 41-year-old actress has been virtually inseparable from chef Emilio Vitolo Jr. since first being spotted together on Tuesday, September 1, on a date at Mediterranean restaurant Antique Garage in Soho, NYC.
The pair packed on the PDA, cuddled, and shared a kiss outside his family's restaurant, Emilio's Ballato, on Friday in the Big Apple.
The Dawson's Creek alum is "smitten" with her new beau. She "keeps texting Emilio all day long and he loves it," a source told PEOPLE. "He can't get enough of her attention."
Scroll through the gallery below to see Holmes' cute outing with her man.
"She is single and a grown woman and she will date whoever she wants and be proud of her choices. Additionally, her daughter, Suri, is the most important person in her life, which is why it is important for Emilio and Suri to develop a relationship. Not just behind closed doors but also in public. It won’t be long until the family is all spotted out together," the insider added.
“Katie is done with being frightened of upsetting her ex Tom Cruise," the source explained. "She is going to live her life. If Tom gets angry seeing his daughter with another man in her life, that’s his problem."
"Suri needs to be around people that want to be part of her life, not those who have chosen to walk away. It is about time Suri sees her mom in a happy and healthy relationship,” the pal revealed.
However, it's not all rainbows and butterflies since the restaurateur just got out of a serious relationship with his ex-fianceé, Rachel Emmons.
In fact, when Holmes and Vitolo were spotted for the first time in New York City on September 1, it was the “same day” Vitolo’s engagement was called off, OK! previously reported.
For now, it looks like these two are hot and heavy!