Never Ending Pasta Bowl at Olive Garden 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:

  • Spaghetti
  • Whole Wheat Linguini
  • Linguini
  • Fettucini
  • Penne
  • Angel Hair
  • Orecchiette

Top it with a Sauce:

  • new Pizzaiola Meat Sauce
  • new Roasted Mushroom Parmesan
  • Alfredo
  • Meat Sauce
  • Marinara
  • Five Cheese Marinara
 Then add an optional meat for $2.95:

  • Meatballs
  • Italian Sausage
  • Roasted Chicken

Yum! Which combo will you chose?

olive garden mushroom sauce

Enter the giveaway!!

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.

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  1. 1

    I love love love Olive Garden!!!!! My girlfriends and I go just for the soup salad and breadstick lunch special. I would love to try their penne with meat sauce. It is so classic and soo yummy! :)

  2. 2
    Tamma Borzotra says

    I love the Penne with Roasted Mushroom Parmesan! So glad it reopened here!

  3. 3
    Heather Lovell says

    I would choose Fettuccine with an Alfredo sauce, that sounds delicious!

  4. 4

    I LOVE the Olive Garden!!! I love the Whole Wheat Linguini with the 5 cheese Marinara sauce. YUMMY!!!

  5. 5

    Spaghetti with roasted mushroom. Yum!

  6. 6

    I LOVE Olive Garden because of their signature italian dressing and addicting bread sticks!! Yum

  7. 7

    I’m a traditionalist I guess so I like the fettuccine Alfredo.

  8. 8

    Fettuccine Alfredo for me! although Penne with 5 cheese Marinara sounds good too :)

  9. 9

    I’d like to try the Spaghetti with Roasted Mushroom Parmesan Sauce. Thank you!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  10. 10

    I would get the penne and the meat sauce.

  11. 11

    Hi! :) I’m another one here who loves the Olive Garden too! :) But never had the never ending pasta bowl… maybe first the angel hair and the 5 cheese sauce.


  12. 12

    I’d choose the whole wheat linguine with meat sauce.

  13. 13

    I’m going to go for fettucini with the new Pizzaiola Meat Sauce and roasted chicken!

  14. 14

    the Angel Hair with Pizzaiola Meat Sauce sounds yummy

  15. 15

    Whole Wheat Linguine with Five Cheese Marinara

  16. 16

    fettucine alfredo for me!

    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  17. 17
    Mary Beth Elderton says

    Whole Wheat Linguine and Pizzaiola Meat Sauce!

  18. 18
    Ashley Reynolds says

    I’d love to try the Fettuccine and Five Cheese Marinara combo!

  19. 19

    I’d pick the Fettuccini with 5 Cheese Marinara!

  20. 20

    YUM! Fettucini and pizzaoli meatsauce sounds great! thanks for the chance!

    Joey J.

  21. 21

    I would want the whole wheat linguini with meat sauce. So yummy!

  22. 22
    Renee Addison-Hutchinson says

    Linguine with the new Pizzaiola Meat Sauce

  23. 23

    penne + meat sauce

  24. 24
    Janice Cooper says

    The fettucine with alfredo sauce sound delish!

  25. 25
    Jennifer Marie says

    I think I would like to try the whole wheat linguine with Pizzaiola Meat Sauce

  26. 26

    I would get penne with meat sauce

  27. 27

    I’d get the spaghetti with Pizzaiola meat sauce.

  28. 28

    I would pick penne and meat sauce

  29. 29

    Fettuccine Alfredo would be my first bowl.

  30. 30

    Penne with the 5 Cheese Marinara is my fave!

  31. 31

    Almost every time my daughter and I decide to eat somewhere for a special occasion we choose Olive Garden. So obviously (LOL) we really love it. I have been drooling over the never-ending pasta bowl commercial since I first saw it.

  32. 32

    Orecchiette and marinara!

  33. 33
    Kerrie Mayans says

    Penne with pizziola sauce.

  34. 34

    angel hair and mariinara sounds yummy

  35. 35
    Allison Downes says

    Fettuccine Alfredo

  36. 36

    The penne with meat sauce sounds good to me.

  37. 37

    You are making me so hungry!! I like oricchiette with meat sauce. Yum!

  38. 38
    Teresa Moore says

    I would like to try the angel hair pasta with roasted mushroom parmesan!

  39. 39

    Angel hair pasta with Alfredo sauce & roasted chicken.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. 40

    we love Olive Garden if we eat out. I think I would like to try the wheat linguini with the roasted mushroom Parmesan sauce.

  41. 41

    Fettuccine Alfredo

  42. 42

    Orecchiette with Five Cheese Marinara sounds good.

  43. 43

    I’d like angel hair and alfredo

  44. 44

    I think The WHole Wheat linguine with % cheese marinara sauce sounds yummay! :)
    Thanks for the chance!
    ~Mippy :)

  45. 45
    kari jasus says

    fettucini with alfredo

  46. 46

    I would love to try the Angel Hair Pasta with Roasted Mushroom Parmesan and chicken!

  47. 47
    Corey Olomon says

    I would start off with Fettuccine Alfredo with roasted chicken?

  48. 48

    I’d get the Penne with the five cheese marinara sauce
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

  49. 49

    angel hair alfredo sounds good to me–

  50. 50

    Spaghetti, alfredo sauce and italian sausage. Yum!

  51. 51

    Angel Hair and Marinara… but I love everything at Olive Garden! My favorite restaurant! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  52. 52
    JoeyfromSC says

    SO happy to win! thank you:)


    *Emailed you!

  53. 53

    We hardly get out any more with the young kids at home. At are planning on eating out with a free gift card from work Friday. Wish us the best with the kids at a nice restaurant.


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