updated 07/19/2011 AT 10:20 AM ET
•originally published 07/12/2011 AT 6:00 AM ET
Ashlee Simpson and new beau Vincent Piazza were extremely touchy-feely during brunch at La Bottega inside New York’s Maritime Hotel. The new couple held hands across the table during the meal, and Simpson looked really cute in her fedora and pixie cut, an onlooker says. The Big Apple brunch date also comes on the heels of Piazza’s recent visit to L.A. to see Simpson.