Answers to 2018 Pasta Pass Puzzles

If you’re curious about last week’s (September, 2018) Pasta Pass puzzles, we have all 10 answers from Olive Garden.

Last week the chain posted 10 puzzles in an online giveaway of 10 Pasta Passes.  To qualify for a prize, entrants had to to solve one of 10 different puzzles that Olive Garden has published.  The answer to each puzzle revealed the name of a Twitter profile, an Instagram handle or a Facebook group.  By sending the message: “Pasta Pass Please” to that profile, handle or group, the contestant became eligible to win an Olive Garden Annual Pasta Pass, which provides free pasta for the next year.

All the puzzles have been answered and the prizes have been claimed.  We asked for the solutions to the puzzles and Olive Garden provided the answers to EatDrinkDeals. Here are the answers in bold, after each clue in italics:

  1. To start it’s the noodle that looks like a corkscrew, not macaroni but is shares some letters – a few. Next comes a noble profession of some reputation, it’s the people who bring your event a large pasta station.  And finally, it’s the year when we first brought you a Never Ending Pasta Bowl:  CavatappiCaterer1995
  2. For dating advice from an Italian love expert, one option would be to: AskAlfredo
  3. A Roman Emperor will help you here:  Breadsticksrulemyworld
  4. Tracing our roots: Number Street Date:  7653international121382
  5. I’ve never seen such a beautifully delicious gathering of food in one place before!  It was as though unlimited opportunity stretched out before me, and I had finally arrived at the table I was meant to.  Forks clattered, glasses clinked, wine was shared.  What a perfect evening!  We were all delighted by the endless pasta.  We all went home happy: Delicious Unlimited Delighted Happy
  6. Word 1: Starting Ending Starting Ending Starting Ending   Word 2:  (Image of a broken key)  Word 3: New New New New:  Never Ending Gnocchi News 
  7. Organization dedicated to fawning over Grand Forks’s best food reviewer:  Marilyn Hagerty Fan Club
  8. Calling order to go? 61-43-62-32-74-81-73-63-62-32-63-62-81-42-32-71-42-63-62-32:  Minestroneonthephone
  9. For this clue see the crossword puzzle on Facebook: )  AlfredoLovie
  10. (Long distance + autumn + e) + (Extremely enthusiastic supporter – the room above your house) +What this red emoji always keeps it:  FarfalleFan100

You can find the clues and more information at

You can also find updates on the Olive Garden Facebook Page.

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.

Olive Garden exterior (photos courtesy Olive Garden)

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