Olive Garden Review and Giveaway



The tag line for Olive Garden restaurants is: When you’re here, you’re family,® and that is just how I feel when I am there.

I love how I never feel rushed when I go there to eat. However, if I am ever on a schedule, the servers are always considerate of that, too. I am an Olive Garden fan and recently had the opportunity to go there and take the family for dinner.

Now, I am usually the one who likes to venture out and try new things at restaurants. I love Olive Garden’s lasagna and Fettuccine Alfredo. However, I only have those dishes occasionally. Most of the time I get soup along with the salad and breadsticks. Dipping sauce for the breadsticks is a must in my book. My family’s sauce of choice is the alfredo! I have tried all the soups and love them all, but this time they had a new one. It is Chicken and Potato Florentine; it was delicious. It was kind of like the Zuppa Tocana with a tomato twist to it.

My hubby is all about the Cheese Ravioli but with alfredo sauce. That is what he chose this time. He will occasionally order the Lasagna Fritta appetizer as his meal. I have sampled it, and it is delish. It’s like a breaded lasagna. My two boys are too big for the children’s menu, so my oldest went for Fettuccine Alfredo and my other boy decided to give the Create Your Own Pizza a try. In true boy style, he was all about the meat and chose pepperoni and sausage as his toppings. The pizza was more than enough for him after bread sticks and salad, and he ended up taking 2/3 of the pizza home. The pizza really is a dish that is easily shared.

My youngest and only daughter followed in true kiddie style and picked good old mac and cheese. She could be a mac and cheese connoisseur with the many bowls she has tried at various restaurants. She gobbled up every last noodle. The kids’ meals now come with a choice of sides, too—grapes, streamed broccoli, or garlic mashed potatoes. She chose grapes.

If you happen to have room for dessert, they have some great choices. My favorite is the Black Tie Mousse Cake, but the White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake and Lemon Cream Cake are great as well. The Black Tie Mouse Cake is everything a chocolate lover could expect and is so creamy.

I love that my family is always happy after a meal at Olive Garden, and no one goes away from the table hungry.

Olive Garden is introducing a dinner special. The 3 Course Italian Dinner offers a 1st course of soup or salad, a 2nd course of one of five new entrees, and a 3rd course of one of five Dolcini desserts. To see the new entrees and all of the available options, visit Olivegarden.com/specials.

Interested in trying their new 3 Course Italian Dinner? Olive Garden has provided a $100 Gift Card to one RMK reader.

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post telling me what you would eat at Olive Garden if you won the gift card.

Rules: No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries between 1/23/12 and 3/18/12 by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

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c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This sweepstakes runs from 1/23/12 – 3/18/12.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here.

Also, visit the Olive Garden page on BlogHer.com to check out the other blogger reviews and more chances to win!

 

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