About Olive Garden

Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row. 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 nearly 30 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country.

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New Lasagnas at Olive Garden





Chicken Parmesan Lasagna - Layers of pasta, homemade marinara, sauce and Italian cheeses,
topped with a lightly fried parmesan-breaded chicken breast, and smothered in more marinara
sauce and melted cheese.

Ravioli Alfredo Lasagna - Layers of pasta, marinara sauce and Italian cheeses, topped with indulgent cheese-filled ravioli, rich and creamy Alfredo sauce and toasted parmesan breadcrumbs.

Seafood Lovers Lasagna - An open-faced twist on a classic, with lasagna pasta, spinach, tomatoes, shrimp and scallops sauteed in a creamy seafood Alfredo sauce.



Olive Garden Italian Pot Pies



Olive Garden restaurants have recently added two version of Pot Pie Italiano to their menus nationwide.


  • Nonna’s Kitchen Sink (pictured above): A pot pie of Italian cheeses, ziti pasta, meatballs, Italian sausage and meat sauce baked under a flaky pie crust.
  • Chicken con Broccoli (pictured below): A pot pie of Italian cheeses, cavatappi pasta, grilled chicken, broccoli and Alfredo sauce and a flaky pie crust.

Availability: Through May 29, 2016


Olive Garden Cocktail Recipes

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Grand Patron Margarita (Rocks) 

GLASS: 12 oz Margarita
TECHNIQUE: Spindle/Pour over ice
1-1/4 oz Patron Silver Tequila
1/2 oz Patron Citronge
3 oz Margarita/Sour Mix
1/2 oz Grand Marnier (Side Car)
GARNISH: Salt Rim, Lime Wedge,
Orange Wedge

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Margarita Perfect 1800

GLASS: 12 oz Margarita
TECHNIQUE: Spindle/Pour over ice
1-1/4 oz 1800
1/2 oz Patron Citronge
3 oz Margarita/Sour Mix
GARNISH: Salt Rim, Lime Wedge,
Orange Wedge

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Strawberry Margarita (Rocks) 

GLASS: 12 oz Margarita
TECHNIQUE: Spindle/Pour over ice
1-1/4 oz Sauza Gold Tequila
1/2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Margarita/Sour Mix
1 oz Strawberry Mix
GARNISH: Sugar Rim, Strawberry, Lime
Wedge

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Raspberry Margarita (Rocks) 

GLASS: 12 oz Margarita
TECHNIQUE: Spindle/Pour over ice
1-1/4 oz Sauza Gold Tequila
1/2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Margarita/Sour Mix
1 oz Raspberry Mix
GARNISH: Sugar Rim, Lime Wedge

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Peach  Margarita (Rocks) 

GLASS: 12 oz Margarita
TECHNIQUE: Spindle/Pour over ice
1-1/4 oz Sauza Gold Tequila
1/2 oz Triple Sex
2 oz Margarita/Sour Mix
1 oz Raspberry Mix
GARNISH: Sugar Rim, Lime Wedge

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Top Shelf Margarita (Frozen) 

GLASS: 12 oz Margarita
TECHNIQUE: Blender
1-1/4 oz Sauza Gold Tequila
1/2 oz Triple Sec
4 oz Margarita/Sour Mix Concentration
Size Car Grand Marnier
GARNISH: Salt Rim, Lime Wedge

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Classic Mojito

GLASS: 14 oz Mixer
TECHNIQUE: Muddle & Shake
3 Lime Wedges
6-8 Mint Leaves
1 oz Monin Pure Cane Syrup
MUDDLE 7 TIMES
1-1/4 oz Bacardi Rum
ADD ICE
Place Mixing tin over the glass securely
SHAKE HARD FOR 10 COUNTS
Pour into 14 oz Mixer
Top with SODA and ICE
GARNISH: Lime Wedge

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Mango Mai Tai 

GLASS: 14 oz Mixer
TECHNIQUE: Spindle/Pour Over Ice
1-1/2 oz Malibu Mango Rum
1/2 oz Triple Sec
3 oz Tropical Batch Mix
GARNISH: Pineapple Wedge, Cherry
Float

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Malibu Hurricane 

GLASS: 14 oz Mixer
TECHNIQUE: Spindle/Pour over ice
1-1/4 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
3-1/2 oz Tropical Batch Mix
1/2 oz FLOAT of Southern Comfort
GARNISH: Orange Wedge, Cherry Float

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Blue Hawaiian

GLASS: 14 oz Mixer
TECHNIQUE: Spindle/Pour over ice
1-1/2 oz Well Rum
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Sour Mix
GARNISH: Pineapple Wedge and Cherry Speared

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Classic Mai Tai 

GLASS: 14 oz Mixer
TECHNIQUE: Spindle/Pour over ice
1-1/2 oz Well Rum
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Rose's Lime Juice
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine
1 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz FLOAT Bacardi Dark Rum
GARNISH: Pineapple Wedge, Cherry

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Malibu Bay Breeze 

GLASS: 14 oz Mixer
TECHNIQUE: Spindle/Pour over ice
2 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine
Top with Cranberry Juice
GARNISH: Pineapple Wedge

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Zombie 

GLASS: 14 oz. Mixer
TECHNIQUE: Spindle/Pour over ice
1-1/4 oz Well Rum
1/2 oz Triple Sec
4 oz Tropical Batch Mix
3/4 oz FLOAT Bacardi 151
GARNISH: Lemon Squeeze, Pineapple
and Cherry Speared

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Buy One Take One

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Olive Garden Restaurants are bringing back, for a limited time only the chain's "Buy One, Take One" deal. Olive Garden patrons can select one of seven featured entrees to enjoy in house; with that purchase they get an additional meal "to go" from among a list of four eligible choices.

Dine in Options:


  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Mezzaluna Ravioli with Marinara
  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
  • Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno
  • Smoked Mozzarella Chicken
  • Chicken Scampi
  • Baked Parmesan Shrimp


Take Home Options:

  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Mezzaluna Ravioli with Marinara
  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
  • Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno

Create your own Tour of Italy



Olive Garden Has Introduced a New Way to Tour Italy

Make every meal one of a kind when you Create Your Own Tour of Italy! For a limited time only,
choose a trio of tastes to enjoy from our menu of  three delicious Classic Favorites, three savory
Signature Pastas and three indulgent Premium Pastas. Your ultimate combination will also include
unlimited soup or salad and freshly baked breadsticks. Ready to create your Tour?

Classic Favorites
  • Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Chicken Lombardy
  • Chicken Parmigiana


Signature Pastas
  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
  • Ziti with Five Cheese Marinara
  • Fettuccine Alfredo

Premium Pastas
  • Ravioli di Portobello
  • Tortellini al Forno
  • Lasagna Classico

Pepperoni Crusted Bread sticks


PEPPERONI CRUSTED BREAD STICKS
Olive Garden Recipe

Serves 4

8 Olive Garden Bread  Sticks
1 ounces butter, melted
1/3 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup diced pepperoni
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
8 ounces marinara sauce

In a bowl, mix panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and chopped pepperoni. Spread mix in a baking pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. While mixture bakes, align 8 breadsticks on a parchment paper covered baking pan. Remove mixture from oven and set to cool at room temperature.

Brush a thin layer of melted butter on the top of the breadsticks. Cover the top of each breadstick with the pepperoni mixture evenly. Bake the crusted breadsticks for 2 1/2 minutes at 450 degrees, then rotate the pan and bake for an additional 2 1/2 minutes. Cool and plate crusted bread sticks. Top the breadsticks off with parsley and serve with a side of your favorite marinara sauce.

Breadstick Grilled Cheese


Breadstick Grilled Cheese with Tuscan Tomato Soup
Olive Garden Recipe

Serves 6-8

Soup:
64 ounces tomato sauce
1 breadstick
1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Dice breadstick into 1/2 inch sized pieces. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, diced breadsticks, heavy cream, extra virgin olive oil, basil, salt and pepper in a pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth.

Breadstick Grilled Cheese:
8 breadsticks
4 tablespoons melted butter
8 slices of your favorite cheese

Cut bread sticks in half, lengthwise. Place cheese slices between breadsticks, cut sides facing out
Melt butter on medium heat in a large skillet or griddle. Place sandwiches on griddle for 1 to 2 minutes until golden brown, flip and repeat. Cheese should be fully melted.