Mel Gibson

Smooches With Mystery Date

11/6/2011 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
mel gibson and azita ghanizada
Mel Gibson is back in the game ... sucking face with a woman who looks an awful lot like that Russian singer with a mean iPhone.

Mel and his chick hit up L'Ermitage Hotel for a romantic dinner earlier this week.  When they left Mel went in for the kill.

A few days before Mel went back to the scene of the crime -- Moonshadows -- where he went just before he was arrested in 2006 and went on that anti-Semitic rant.  Mel was there with another mystery woman and it was all very uneventful.

Everything seems to be comin' up roses for Mel.

TMZ has learned the mystery woman is "Alphas" star Azita Ghanizada. Her rep tells us it was NOT a date and the dinner was not romantic in nature.