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Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Bowl Is Back! (Review & Giveaway)

A Little Bit About Olive Garden
Olive Garden is a family of more than 750 local restaurants committed to providing every guest with a genuine Italian dining experience. It’s what we like to call Hospitaliano!: our passion for 100% guest delight.
As part of that commitment, we’re proud to serve fresh, delicious Italian food served in a comfortable, home-like setting where everyone is welcomed as a member of our family.
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A Little Bit About Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Bowl Event
Olive Garden’s spirit of abundance is on full display for our guests who love pasta. The annual much-anticipated Never Ending Pasta Bowl offer kicked off Monday, August 15. Priced at just $8.95 per guest, Never Ending Pasta Bowl offers unlimited servings of pasta served with your choice of unlimited soup or salad and Olive Garden's famous breadsticks! This year, Olive Garden has upped the ante on choice and variety with 42 pasta-sauce combinations including two new sauces, Pizzaiola Meat Sauce and Roasted Mushroom Parmesan with Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Never Ending Pasta Bowl is available through October 9; build your combination at
Choose your Pasta:
  • Spaghetti
  • Whole Wheat Linguine
  • Linguine
  • Fettuccine
  • Penne
  • Angel Hair
  • Orecchiette
Choose Your Sauce:
  • Pizzaiola Meat Sauce (NEW)
  • Roasted Mushroom Parmesan (NEW)
  • Alfredo
  • Meat Sauce
  • Marinara
  • Five Cheese Marinara
Our Experience
This past weekend was interesting, to put in mildly. After day's of watching the predictions on where Hurricane Irene would make land fall, it finally arrived. The damage was minimal within the first few hours which induced premature optimism....because the following day (Sunday) the storm produced impressive wind's that  eventually took down power lines, trees, and flooded area roads and homes. Though we occupied ourselves easily with games, a battery operated portable DVD player, and two fully charged Kindle's....we were all longing for a hot meal and a break from being home bound by Sunday night!

Our area Olive Garden was luckily one of the few local restaurants that somehow escaped the power outage, so off we went to enjoy Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Bowl! My husband and myself both started off with Salad, and the kid's each had a bowl of the Chicken Gnocchi Soup, YUM! The kid's and my husband enjoyed their delicious Spaghetti with Meat Sauce  and I opted for the Fettuccine Alfredo (my absolute favorite). We all then decided to try Olive Garden's new Pizzaiola Meat Sauce over Penne pasta (you can try as many pasta and sauce combinations as you'd like!). It was absolutely out of this world (I think we all have a new favorite)!

Even with an overwhelming crowd, that seemingly all had the same idea that we had,  the staff was more than friendly and accommodating. We were not rushed and the waitress was very nice and engaged our children in conversation each time she returned to the table to check on us.  Thank you Olive Garden for the friendly service and great food, even in the midst of the chaos from Hurricane Irene!

Great food, friendly service, at an unbeatable price!
The Never Ending Pasta Bowl is $8.95 per person at the Olive Garden through October 9, 2011.
Great food, friendly atmosphere, at an unbeatable price! One Lucky Reader will receive a $25 Olive Garden Gift Card!
Leave a comment~ Visit  and let me know which pasta & sauce combinations you can't wait to try at the Olive Garden! The comment is considered your entry.
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Entry to this giveaway ends on September 30, 2011.Winner's are chosen randomly through winner will be announced within 7 days of the giveaway ending and contacted through email. The winner will have 48 hrs. to respond or another winner will be chosen.

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review/giveaway purposes. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.