Olive Garden might not get a ton of respect from the foodie world in terms of their Italian cuisine, but there is no denying that people love eating there. Offer people bottomless breadsticks and they won’t really care that your tomatoes aren’t “locally-sourced.”
That being said, if certain people would get off their high horse, they would see that the food is actually really good. The portions are pretty big, the atmosphere at any Olive Garden is fun and pleasant and it usually won’t break your bank account.
In fact, Olive Garden is looking to help your bank account in even bigger ways than endless salad and breadsticks. Word is that they are bringing back one of their most iconic promotions for two months that will have any pasta lover looking to loosen their belt.
The Never Ending Pasta Bowl returns to Olive Garden on September 25.
Olive Garden has revealed that the Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion is returning nationwide starting September 25. It has been one of the chain’s most popular promotions in years past and this time should be no exception.
For those that may not know, the Never Ending Pasta Bowl includes a special menu of pasta dishes that you can mix and match as much as you want. When they say Never Ending, they mean it. Go nuts. The menu includes the following.
In terms of pasta, you have a choice of Fettucine, Spaghetti, Rigatoni, or Angel Hair. You can top that with one of the five following sauces: Creamy Mushroom, Traditional Marinara, Five Cheese Marinara, Traditional Meat Sauce, and Alfredo.
That will set you back $13.99 (which is cheap) and includes bottomless bread sticks and salad. If you decide to add $4.99 you can add one of the following toppings: Meatballs, Italian Sausage or Crispy Chicken Fritta.
So for less than a twenty you get to eat endless salad, breadsticks and pasta with a sauce and a toppings. That is a steal by any standard you may use. And if you are a Olive Garden eClub member, you get early access starting September 18.
For everyone else the Never Ending Pasta Bowl will be available from September 25 until November 19 at Olive Garden locations nationwide. So get those loose pants ready, skip lunch and enjoy some pasta.