updated 11/18/2012 AT 1:25 PM ET
•originally published 11/18/2012 AT 2:45 PM ET
Wonder if they compared notes!
On Saturday night – a day after Selena Gomez’s disastrous dinner date with ex Justin Bieber – the newly single singer-actress, 20, met up with pal Taylor Swift, 22, for a bite at Osteria La Buca in Los Angeles.
“The girls shared an Italian meal and seemed to have the best time,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “There were a lot of giggles and laughter. They looked like great friends and were also in deep conversation throughout the meal. Taylor was very protective of Selena and escorted her to and from the car.”
No word on what the twosome talked about, but we have our theories.