It’s Instagram official — Olive Garden is bringing back the Never-Ending Pasta Bowl! Olive Garden recently announced on Instagram the crowd-pleasing promotion will begin on September 25th and run through November 19, 2023.
For those of you who want to get an early jump on the deal, make sure you are an Olive Garden eClub member. You can sign up here. Olive Garden eClub members get early access for the Never-Ending Pasta Bowl promotion on September 18th, 2023 — a week earlier than non-members.
This marks the 26th year Olive Garden has offered the Never-Ending Pasta Bowl. It was not offered in 2020 or 2021 due to the Covid epidemic.
You can enjoy the promo for $13.99, the same price it was last year. Not only will you be able to eat as much pasta as you like, it includes soup or salad and their delicious Olive Garden breadsticks.
You can build your own Never-Ending Pasta Bowl with rigatoni, spaghetti, fettuccine, or angel hair pasta. Top your favorite pasta with your choice of made-from-scratch Creamy Mushroom sauce, Alfredo sauce, Five Cheese Marinara, Traditional Meat sauce, or Traditional Marinara. For an additional $4.99 you can add a crispy chicken fritta, Italian sausage, or meatballs.
Use your imagination, You can mix and match the delicious combinations up to 80 different ways!
The Never-Ending Pasta Bowl ensures diners will never leave hungry. Keep ordering until you are completely satisfied.
Fun fact #1: When Olive Garden first ran its first Never-Ending Pasta Bowl promotion in 1995, it cost $6.95.
Fun fact #2: There are hundreds of kinds of pasta. Often, they were created to be paired with a particular kind of sauce. For instance, long, smooth pasta like fettuccine and linguine are great with creamy sauces like carbonara or Alfredo. Short or spiral pasta like rotini or fusilli are perfect with chunky and thick tomato and meat sauces.
Fun fact #3: You may think of pasta as an Italian food, but that’s not where it was first eaten. The first recorded reports of people eating pasta was from China in 5,000 BC.
Fun fact #4: Pasta is best when cooked in an over-sized pot that allows the pasta plenty of room to move in the salted, boiling water. Traditionally, pasta is added to the sauce and tossed as opposed to ladling sauce over plated pasta.
Will you be visiting Olive Garden during the Never-Ending Pasta Bowl promotion? Are you an Olive Garden eClub member? What is your favorite Olive Garden combination of pasta, sauce, and toppings? I’d love to read your opinions in the comments!