Olive Garden this week introduced the Piadina as a new lunch menu item and as part of the Create Your Own Lunch Duos.
The Grilled Vegetable Piadina is part of the $6.99 Lunch Duo while the Grilled Chicken Piadina is on the $7.99 Lunch Duo menu. The Lunch Duo also comes with unlimited soup or salad.
The Grilled Vegetable Piadina features roasted red peppers, mushrooms, fresh spinach and a savory Italian cheese sauce seasoned with garlic, basil and sun-dried tomatoes. Served with a side of marinara.
The Grilled Chicken Piadina features grilled chicken, fresh spinach and savory Italian cheese sauce seasoned with garlic, basil and sun-dried tomatoes. Served with a side of marinara.
Americans are most familiar with the “panino” as Italy’s delicious take on a sandwich, but most are probably not familiar with the “Piadina,” which is a thin Italian folded flatbread, traditionally from the Romagna region of Italy, Olive Garden said in their announcement.
While the panino is typically deli meat and cheese on a bread roll pressed on a hot grill, the Piadina is made on a buttery flour tortilla filled with melted cheeses, fresh spinach and often grilled chicken or vegetables. It’s the ultimate on-the-go Italian street food, often served from kiosks or street carts in Italy.
In addition to Piadinas, Olive Garden also introduced these new menu items:
· Tuscan Sirloin: Grilled 11-ounce sirloin topped with garlic-herb butter and whole roasted garlic. Served with garlic-parmesan mashed potatoes.
· Mozzarella Fritti: An appetizer featuring golden-fried mozzarella cheese, topped with an Alfredo drizzle and served with marinara sauce.
Other Olive Garden Specials
Olive Garden specials are usually posted on this Olive Garden website: http://www.olivegarden.com/specials
If you sign up for the Olive Garden e-club, you’ll get an Olive Garden coupon for a free appetizer or dessert. You can sign up for the e-club here.
Olive Garden Menu
Olive Garden serves a wide variety of Italian-American cuisine, including pasta dishes, steaks and salads. You can find the complete Olive Garden menu at: http://www.olivegarden.com/menu-listing
Olive Garden Recipes
You can find recipes for many Olive Garden specials and regular menu items at: http://www.olivegarden.com/recipes
About Olive Garden (from Wikipedia)
Olive Garden is an American restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. It is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants, Inc., which is headquartered in an unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida, near Orlando. Olive Garden operates more than 800 locations globally.
Olive Garden serves several types of Italian-American cuisine including pasta dishes, steaks, and salads. The company advertises its bread stick product and centers its lunch menu around it. Additionally, the company advertises that its soups are made fresh in each location daily instead of importing them from a commissary or outside vendor.
On July 9, 2014, Olive Garden launched a new logo and restaurant design. This included the addition of online ordering and smaller lunch portions.