This would have been a 5-star experience had the Calamari Fritti appetizer passed our taste test. Although the calamari itself was tender, the breading they used was so coarse and soggy it made the entire dish fail. The French bread they brought out in a basket was deceiving...it didn't look like it would be good at all, but it was warm and heavenly! Lightly extra crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and deliciously paired with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar dipping sauce we concocted ourselves at the table.
DH thoroughly enjoyed his Caesar Side Salad and my cup of Potato Leek soup was fabulous. Both entrees we ordered were excellent, the Fettuccine Abruzzi (prawns, chicken and sausage in a garlic and white wine sauce) and the Italian Sausage (Fettuccine with sun-dried tomatoes and a creamy meat sauce). We would definitely order both of these dishes again and appreciated the fact that all pasta is homemade at Stephen's except for the Penne and gnocchi. Next time, we're skipping the appetizer...I couldn't even finish half my meal! Well, at least I know I have a delicious leftover for lunch tomorrow. :)
Pros: French Bread, Fettucine Abruzzi, Italian Sausage Fettucine
Cons: Calamari Fritti