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.




Piadina Dough

Piadinas are an authentic Italian street food. They’ve been loved by Italians for centuries because of their signature flaky crust, fresh ingredients and savory flavors. No matter how you say it, the piadina is a delicious new way to learn a little Italian at lunch.

Olive Garden Restaurant Copycat Recipe

4 1/2 cups cake flour (plus more for dusting)
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup lard or butter (cut into cubes)
1 cup ice water

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Scatter the pieces of lard over the flour and pulse just until incorporated. With the motor running, add the water and process just until the dough begins to clump together. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll to 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick.

Heat griddle to medium heat. Cut the dough into 3 inch rounds. Working in batches, place the rounds on the griddle and cook until light golden brown on the first side, about 1 to 2 minutes. Turn and repeat on the other side.

These are the Piadinas currently on the menu at Olive Garden.  Once you have created the bread stuff them with your favorite grilled meat, vegetables and Italian cheese. 

  • GRILLED CHICKEN PIADINA: Grilled chicken, fresh spinach and savory Italian cheese sauce seasoned with garlic, basil and sun-dried tomatoes. Served with a side of marinara.
  • GRILLED VEGETABLE PIADINA:  Roasted red peppers, mushrooms, fresh spinach and a savory Italian cheese sauce seasoned with garlic, basil and sun-dried tomatoes. Served with a side of marinara.

1 comment:

Debra Mann said...

This was ABSOLUTELY the worst!! My dinner was ruined and the dough is NOTHING like Olive Garden's. Flavor was horrible...consistency was awful. save your $$ & your TIME...don't make this.