Never Ending Pasta at Olive Garden

October 2, 2017        

Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta special returned on Monday, September 25, 2017.

The special gives you unlimited pasta, homemade sauces, pasta toppings, soup or salad and breadsticks.  Unlimited Pasta, which is the chain’s most popular annual promotion, is priced starting at $9.99.  Here is how the special works:

Select one of these pastas:

Angel Hair
Gluten-Free Rotini (G)
Whole Wheat Linguine

Then select one of these sauces:

New Creamy Mushroom (V)
Traditional Marina (G, V)
Five Cheese Marinara (V)
Alfredo (V)
Traditional Meat Sauce (G)
Asiago Garlic Alfredo (V)

Then for an additional price you can add one of these toppings:

Italian Sausage (G)
Crispy Chicken Fritta
Grilled Chicken (G)
Crispy Shrimp Fritta

Meat sauces include pan seared beef and Italian Sausage

(V) = Vegetarian Option
(G) = Made without gluten-containing ingredients.

Refills are dine-in only.  For additional details see the Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Page.

Pasta Passes Sell Out In One Second

Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Passes were gone in the first one second of the at 2 pm sale Thursday, September 14, 2017.

At exactly 2:00 ET September 14, Olive Garden accepted orders for 22,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes ($100 each) and 50 Pasta Passports to Italy ($200 each).  Both were sold out in the first second of the sale, when the “Buy” buttons became active.

Never Ending Pasta Pass

Guests who claimed one of the 22,000 Pasta Passes for $100 can enjoy eight weeks of access to unlimited pasta, homemade sauces, pasta toppings, soup or salad and breadsticks for the duration of the Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion Sept. 25 through Nov. 19, 2017.  The Never Ending Pasta Pass has:

  • 22,000 available
  • $100 each
  • Eight weeks of unlimited access to Never Ending Pasta Bowl.

Pasta Passport to Italy

For just $100 more than the price of a Pasta Pass, the 50 recipients of a Pasta Passport to Italy will receive all the benefits of Pasta Pass in addition to being whisked away with a guest to Italy. They will start by exploring the sprawling cobble-stoned streets and terracotta rooftops of Siena, then will travel throughout Italy, including Florence and Assisi, cities known for their ancient architecture and fresh, seasonal cooking.  From there, guests will enjoy cultural excursions to the ancient Coliseum in Rome, a visit to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City and a chance for the ultimate photo opportunity at the leaning Tower of Pisa. Guests will also taste Tuscan wine, sample Italian Gelato and learn to prepare regional cuisine. Airfare, ground transportation, hotels, meals and excursions are all included.

The Pasta Passport to Italy has:

  • 50 available
  • $200 each
  • Eight weeks of unlimited access to Never Ending Pasta Bowl
  • Eight-day/seven-night, all-inclusive trip to Italy for two.

“Every year, through our Pasta Pass sale, we get to connect with and delight thousands of our most passionate Olive Garden fans,” said Jennifer Arguello, executive vice president of marketing for Olive Garden. “We couldn’t think of a better way to create even more memories and a deeper connection to our brand than through a special edition Pasta Pass that includes an all-inclusive trip for two to the country that inspires us.”

For more details on the Pasta Passes see:

Olive Garden exterior (photos courtesy Olive Garden)

About Olive Garden (from Olive Garden website)

Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.8 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that generate over $7 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 150,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated more than 35 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country. For more information, visit Connect with Olive Garden on on, and

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