We had a beautiful scenic drive into Erie this afternoon to have dinner. The leaves are just starting to change and they are definitely gearing up for Fall! A perfect day to visit Olive Garden! We have never been to Olive Garden and since we had a giftcard to use, it was about time to stop in! We are so glad that we did. Olive Garden is currently offering the Never Ending Pasta Bowl on their menu, it’s a pasta lover’s dream!
For $8.95 you can indulge in 6 different sauces and 7 pasta shapes by combining them in 42 different ways! Along with an unlimited basket of breadsticks and as much salad as you want, there is no way you’re walking away hungry. Sure pasta is cheap, but it’s still a nice night out, the restaurant’s atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing. Our Erie location was very pleasant.
Super G. and Mr. T. both tried the Spaghetti with 5 Cheese Marinara sauce and Roasted Chicken Pie had Penne with Alfredo sauce and Roasted Chicken, while I chose Penne with the new Roasted Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomato sauce and yep, Roasted Chicken. We were pretty surprised that we also had our choice of either soup or salad to begin the meal. Hubby chose soup because they didn’t have the only salad dressing he will eat, Thousand Island, yuck! He just told our waitress to bring him whichever soup she wanted since they all looked good. The Zuppa Toscana she brought looked and smelled amazing and hubby loved it.
In fact, we all enjoyed our meal very much. The pastas were cooked perfectly, the sauces were amazing. I love love love that roasted mushroom sauce! I wish it was listed in their Olive Garden recipes but there are a few other ones on the site that I am going to try and make soon. I also plan on going back to Olive Garden to try the Paninis on the lunch menu, they start at $8.95. With three choices that include Grilled Chicken Caprese, Grilled Chicken Florentine and Grilled Steak & Portobello, they sound so tasty! You have until October 9th to sample the current Never Ending Pasta Bowl Special so definitely give it a try, it would be a nice date night!
Don’t they sound tempting?
Pasta choices include:
Top it with a Sauce:
| Then add an optional meat for $2.95:
Yum! Which combo will you chose?
Thanks to Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, one lucky reader will win a $25.00 Olive Garden GiftCard! Just leave me a comment telling me which pasta and sauce combination you would like to try, or a reason why you love Olive Garden, for your chance.