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.
Culinary Tours of Italy
According to Olive Garden's Website you can taste your way across Italy with three different culinary tours.
NORTHERN TOUR OF ITALY
This new dish was inspired by decadent Northern Italy. You get Asiago Tortelloni, Chicken Lombardy and Fettuccine with Creamy Parmesan Portobello Sauce all on one plate.
CLASSIC TOUR OF ITALY
The Classic Tour of Italy is nothing new and has three fan favorites all on one plate, Chicken Parmigiana, Fettuccine Alfredo, and Lasagna Classico.
SOUTHERN TOUR OF ITALY
Another new dish featuring the zesty flavors of the southern region. You can enjoy perfectly seasoned Spicy Pesto Shrimp, fresh Mezzaluna Marinara and Bucatini with Spicy Tomato Bacon Sauce.
The two new entrees are available for a limited time only but the Classic Tour of Italy has been on the menu for as long as this reporter can remember. The meals are priced between about $15 and $17.