Olive Garden Reviews and Sweepstakes

Bloggers Dine and Dish About Their Experiences!

Feel like treating your loved ones to a delicious night out? Bring them to Olive Garden! They're committed to providing every guest with a genuine dining experience at each one of their 750 restaurants. It's what they like to call Hospitaliano!: their passion for 100% guest delight. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden is proud to serve fresh, delicious Italian-inspired meals in a comfortable, home-like setting where everyone's welcomed as family - including the little ones!

To share this feeling of family, Olive Garden has invited bloggers and their loved ones to dine with them and write about their experiences. Check out the links below to read about their delicious nights out. Also, be sure to enter for a chance to win a $100 Olive Garden gift card! And if these stories get your mouth watering, visit an Olive Garden near you and indulge in their new 3 Course Italian Dinner Special. For $12.95 you get a soup or salad, one of 5 new entrees, and a choice of one of 5 Dolcini desserts!

The BlogHer Olive Garden sweepstakes runs from January 23, 2012 to March 18, 2012 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older.  Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.  Click here for official rules.  Good luck!

I knew exactly what I wanted to order.

I knew exactly what I wanted to order. I went for the 3 Course Italian Dinner for $12.95 because we all know I like to eat. We all started off with salad and breadsticks. I think I could eat my weight in breadsticks especially when I can dip them in Olive Garden's Alfredo dipping sauce. I ordered the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken which was to die for and so big I had plenty to take home. We’re the type of family who pass around our dinner entrees so we all can try a variety of dishes, and I loved my mother-in-law’s Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo. Yum!...more

That's a lot of food for the price, my friends.

We had a great time at dinner. We were very well taken care of; the staff there is so friendly and attentive. Our drinks were always filled, the meal was presented in a timely fashion, and no one asked me to do the dishes. Come to think of it, they never ask me to do the dishes. No wonder I like it so much....more

The pasta was amazing!

Normally I get something chicken-y and cheesy and noodle-y (gee, I don't know WHERE my kid gets it!) but I decided to branch out that night and choose something a little different. I got the Asiago and Roasted Garlic Tortelloni with Grilled Sausage as my entree, plus the salad and breadsticks. The pasta was amazing! I'm not always a big fan of sausage-sometimes it's too powerful in a pasta dish for me-but this was perfect. And the sauce added a great, light, tomato flavor and of course the cheese-stuffed tortelloni? YUM....more

Yes. We had so much fun that we stayed that long.

The girls and I had such a great time catching up and the staff at Olive Garden never once made us feel rushed. We took over one of their tables on a busy Saturday evening for over three hours, and they were just as friendly as they could be! Our waitress didn't even make fun of us when my friend opened up her to-go box and started eating her food again. Yes. We had so much fun that we stayed that long. Oh, and may I just say, Olive Garden has the most comfortable chairs known to man? Why does every restaurant not use cushy wheeled chairs? I do not understand....more

I can't wait to go back!

Now, we all know how I feel about chocolate. I'm a chocolate snob. A chocoholic. Whatever you want to call it, chocolate is my thing. This chocolate mousse did NOT disappoint! With it's decadent cookie crust and soft, melt in your mouth chocolate mousse topped with chocolate shavings, it was the perfect ending to a delicious meal! My mom had the Tiramisu, and she loved it as well! The other dessert options include: Limoncello Mousse, Strawberry Cream Cake and Dark Chocolate Cake.Is your mouth watering yet? Gosh, mine is just thinking about that meal. I can't wait to go back!...more

I loved catching up on “life.”

This past Sunday, our family had the treat of eating lunch at Olive Garden with some of our sweetest friends.It was such a blessing to sit down to eat with some of my favorite people in the world and eat lunch in such a fun and relaxing environment.The ladies sat on one end of the table and the men on the other side with the kiddos in the middle.I loved catching up on “life” with these two precious ladies, Julie and Lori....more

Olive Garden is still our favorite restaurant.

When I got the offer to do a review for them I squealed with joy! Olive Garden has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. When Mr. TRH and I were newlyweds we didn't have much money to eat out. It was "THE" restaurant to go to for special occasions. After we have been married for so many years with three kids, Olive Garden is still our favorite restaurant....more

Now THAT'S what I call great service!

My salad was enough for two and my entree was delicious and filling; I even had enough leftover to eat for lunch the next day! The waitress packed my leftovers in a microwavable container and put extra breadsticks to-go in an oven-heating bag. How easy can they make my life?For dessert, the bartender gave me both the chocolate cake and strawberry cream cake for to try, even though I ordered just one. Now THAT'S what I call great service! The smaller portion was perfect after a huge meal....more

I love that my family is always happy after a meal at Olive Garden.

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....more

Pasta is a quick and easy leftover. It tastes great warmed up!

Well, I'd be shocked if anyone actually finished their entire meal in one sitting. The nice thing about Olive Garden is you can really make more than one meal from it. Pasta is a quick and easy leftover. It tastes great warmed up! So not only did we enjoy a tasty dinner, but we were also able to savor a second portion for lunch the following day :)...more