5 of the best main dishes from Olive Garden

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, photo courtesy Olive Garden
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, photo courtesy Olive Garden /

We’ve already talked about Olive Garden’s most beloved appetizers. Now, let’s move onto some main dishes; there are certainly much, much more to choose from here.

Are you a fan of pasta? Well, then you’re in luck because there’s definitely no shortage of that here! Personally, I’m a pasta lover, maybe even a pasta freak (and, yes, I certainly am proud to call myself that)!

Are you a fan of classic Italian dishes, marinara sauce, and meatballs? Congrats, because Olive Garden offers tons of those here as well!

What are your favorite appetizers over at Olive Garden?

1. Tour of Italy

Price: $18.79

Item Description:

"“Three OG classics all on one plate! Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna Classico and our signature Fettuccine Alfredo – all with homemade sauces made fresh every morning.”"

Can’t decide which Italian classic to get or order for yourself? Why not try all three with Olive Garden’s most famous Tour of Italy. Personally, that’s what my Nonna gets every time she eats from there, so if a little Sicilian woman approves, then it must be good, am I right?

I love Chicken Parm, I love Lasagna, and I love Fettucine Alfredo. I also hate deciding. Problem solved, my friends, problem solved.

2. Shrimp Scampi

Price: $17.49

Item Description:

"“A lighter take on a classic! Shrimp sautéed in a garlic sauce, tossed with asparagus, tomatoes, and angel hair.”"

Minus the fact that Shrimp Scampi is sautéed in a garlic sauce, I would probably really enjoy this dish. I mean, what’s better than a classic plate of buttered noodles? I also am in love with shrimp, whether it’s fried, grilled, buttery, over pasta, etc.

Love pasta, but looking for something a bit more on the lighter side of things? Well, here ya go!

3. Eggplant Parmesan

Price: $14.99

Item Description:

"“Hand-breaded eggplant, lightly fried and topped with marinara and melted mozzarella. Served with a side of spaghetti.”"

While my mom’s eggplant parm is the best by far (in fact she just made it the other night), Olive Garden still makes a pretty dang great one. Red sauce is something that is so unique to each Italian family, which is why it’s so hard for me to enjoy just about anything and everything with red sauce, even from a friend’s house for example. But nonetheless, eggplant parm is definitely something that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike, especially good for those who don’t eat meat and prefer more veggies and stuff like that along those lines.

4. Asiago Tortelloni Alfredo with Grilled Chicken

Price: $18.49

Item Description:

"“Asiago cheese-filled tortelloni baked in alfredo with a blend of Italian cheeses and toasted breadcrumbs, topped with sliced grilled chicken.”"

Imagine this: asiago cheese, tortelloni, alfredo sauce, melted cheese on top, freshly-grilled chicken strips on top. Honestly, this is the perfect pasta for me. The tortelloni is cheese-filled (yes, please) and there’s a cheesy creamy sauce on top, with some freshly grilled chicken (also yes, please)! Couldn’t get any better, if you ask me personally!

5. 6 oz. Sirloin

Price: $17.49

Item Description:

"“Grilled 6 oz. sirloin topped with garlic herb butter. Served with a side of fettuccine alfredo.”"

Had to include this one here, as most dishes are either pasta and cream-based or contain chicken or shrimp. This is probably a dish that most people tend to look over; however, I’m sure it’s delicious nonetheless. While I’ve personally never ordered it, I definitely wouldn’t be opposed to doing so, that’s for sure.

Plus, it’s served with one of my all-time favorite pastas, but I’m also sure that it would go well with some sort of vodka pasta-based sauce as well.

Other honorable mention main dishes on their menu: Seafood Alfredo (with shrimp and scallops), Chicken Marsala (mushroom-based, served with fettuccine alfredo), Grilled Chicken Margherita (served with steamed broccoli and topped with basil pesto and grilled tomatoes), and Create-Your-Own-Pasta (tons of classic combos with whatever flavors that you’d like)

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What’s your personal favorite main dishes from Olive Garden? Did we miss one? Let’s chat down in the comments down below! Remember: eat up and when you’re ready, come and get it (na na….)!