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May 16, 2010 03:35 PM

Unfulfilled Expectations at Stella D'Oro

My wife and I went to Stella D'Oro in Old Saybrook, Ct for the first time Saturday nightbefore a Tom Rush concert at The Kate.
We had high expectations because we'd heard good things - even on this board! To start off we had mussels in a spicy marinara sauce. These were some of the largest mussels I've ever seen - so they were mega tough. However, the bread was indeed outstanding. My salad was pretty wet from water, so the dressing was pretty diluted. My wife's was fine.

Our entrees included shrimp fra diavolo (wife); and she really enjoyed it. Mine was lasagna and it was average at best. Prices were reasonable.

Overall, Stella D'Oro was disappointing.

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