Olive Garden Menu Prices

Olive Garden

The Olive Garden is an Italian-American restaurant chain. The establishment is dedicated to providing delicious Italian inspired food along with a warm and welcoming dining experience for all its customers. The Olive Garden prides itself in catering to families and provides casual, family-styled dining. It considers its guests as family. The menu provides a variety of options such as pasta dishes, soups, salads, and steaks. The chain experienced rapid expansion over the years and has become the largest Italian themed restaurant in the nation. The Olive Garden presently has over 800 restaurants in locations throughout the world.

The chain isn’t the only thing that has grown. The menu has also expanded over the years and is frequently updated, while keeping the customers’ favorites in mind.  The selections are constantly going through changes to ensure that there is always a new dish to experience. The establishment uses the freshest ingredients to prepare its food. The food focuses on flavor that is uniquely Italian. The chain provides exhilarating new specials as well as traditional favorites in Italian cuisine. There is a full menu of entrees, appetizers, desserts, and of course, wines. The goal of the establishment is to make every guest experience feel more like modern Italy.

Olive Garden Menu 
APPETIZERS
Lasagna Fritta$8.79
Fried parmesan-breaded lasagna, topped with parmesan cheese and marinara sauce, with creamy alfredo.
Stuffed Mushrooms$7.49
Baked with clams, parmesan, romano, mozzarella and herb breadcrumbs.
Spicy Shrimp Scampi Fritta$8.99
Lightly breaded and fried, tossed with garlic and a spicy cherry pepper sauce.
Classic Shrimp Scampi Fritta$8.99
Lightly breaded and fried, tossed with garlic and a white wine butter sauce.
Spicy Calabrian Wings$8.99
Tossed with minced garlic and chili peppers from Calabria in southern Italy, these crave-worthy wings have a satisfying zing. Served with our tangy gorgonzola sauce.
Artichoke Fritti$6.49
Artichoke hearts lightly battered and fried and topped with Italian cheeses. Served with citrus aioli dipping sauce.
Bruschetta Caprese$6.99
A traditional topping of roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, pesto, extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic drizzle.
Smoked Mozzarella Fonduta$8.49
Oven-baked smoked mozzarella, provolone, parmesan and romano cheese.
Spicy Calamari$9.49
Spicy calamari, lightly breaded and fried with cherry pepper slices and red pepper flakes. Served with parmesan-peppercorn sauce and marinara.
Classic Calamari$9.49
Lightly breaded and fried. Served with parmesan-peppercorn sauce and marinara.
Crispy Risotto Bites$5.99
A bite-sized blend of Italian cheeses and rice, lightly fried and served with marinara sauce.
Create A Sampler Italiano
Choose from: calamari, stuffed mushrooms, fried zucchini, chicken fingers, fried mozzarella or toasted beef and pork ravioli.
Create A Sampler Italiano (2 Choices)$9.49
Create A Sampler Italiano (3 Choices)$11.49
Extra Breadsticks!
Enjoy a freshly-baked, Olive Garden Favorite. Add an extra dozen or half dozen breadsticks to your online order.
Half Dozen Baked Breadsticks$2.99
Dozen Baked Breadsticks$4.79
Dipping Sauces for Breadsticks$3.49
Freshly prepared marinara, homemade alfredo or five cheese marinara, served warm.
Grilled Chicken Flatbread$8.79
With mozzarella, roasted red peppers and basil with alfredo and garlic spread.
Pizzaiola Flatbread$7.49
Italian sausage, pepperoni, roasted red peppers, basil and homemade marinara with a blend of four Italian cheeses.
Mediterranean Flatbread$8.79
Basil pesto and olive oil, topped with a blend of four Italian cheeses, artichoke hearts, olives, capers, roasted red peppers and garlic.
CLASSIC LUNCH COMBO
Soup, Salad & Breadsticks$6.99
Their famous house salad, choice of homemade soup and warm garlic breadsticks.
Tuscan Trios$9.98
The Soup, Salad & Breadsticks classic lunch combination at Olive Garden becomes a Tuscan Trio when you add one of 9 irresistible add-on menu item options. Choose from a variety of signature Salad Toppings, Mini Pasta Bowls, or Italian Small Plates.
SOUPS & SALADS
Their Famous House Salad$5.99
Tossed with their signature Italian dressing.
Chicken & Gnocchi$5.49
A creamy soup made with roasted chicken, traditional Italian dumplings and spinach.
Pasta e Fagioli$5.49
White and red beans, ground beef, tomatoes and tubetti pasta in a savory broth.
Minestrone$5.49
Fresh vegetables, beans and pasta in a light tomato broth – a vegetarian classic.
Zuppa Toscana$5.49
Spicy Italian sausage, fresh kale and russet potatoes in a creamy broth.
CUCIANA MIA!
Cuciana Mia!$9.99
Create a new Italian classic with your choice of pasta (Bucatini, Cavatappi, Tri-Colored Vegetable Penne, Giant Rigatoni, Whole Wheat Linguine, Gluten-Free Rotini), homemade sauce and an optional addition of a topping of your choice!
CUCIANA CLASSICA
Chicken Parmigiana$14.99
A classic with their homemade marinara and a side of spaghetti.
Eggplant Parmigiana$12.79
Lightly fried, topped with homemade marinara and melted mozzarella. Served with a side of spaghetti.
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce$10.99
Their traditional meat sauce is made fresh every morning with pan-seared beef and Italian sausage.
Spaghetti with Meatballs$13.49
Traditional meat sauce seasoned with garlic and herbs over spaghetti with meatballs.
Spaghetti with Italian Sausage$13.49
Traditional meat sauce seasoned with garlic and herbs over spaghetti with Italian sausage.
Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs$14.49
Traditional meat sauce seasoned with garlic and herbs over spaghetti with chicken meatballs.
Cheese Ravioli$11.99
Filled with a blend of indulgent Italian cheeses, topped with your choice of homemade marinara or meat sauce and melted mozarella.
Ravioli di Portobello$12.99
Filled with portobello mushrooms, topped with a creamy smoked cheese and sun-dried tomato sauce.
Tour of Italy$16.99
Three OG classics all on one plate! Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna Classico and their signature Fettuccine Alfredo – all with homemade sauces made fresh every morning.
Lasagna Classico$13.79
Prepared fresh daily with layers of pasta, parmesan, mozzarella, pecorino romano and their homemade meat sauce.
Five Cheese Ziti al Forno$12.29
A baked blend of Italian cheeses, pasta and their signature five cheese marinara.
Fettuccine Alfredo$12.79
Their sauce is made fresh every morning with parmesan, fresh cream and garlic.
SANDWICHES & FLATBREAD COMBINATIONS
Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich
Parmesan-breaded chicken breast, fried and topped with Italian cheeses and marinara sauce. With parmesan-garlic fries.
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich (half)$7.49
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich (whole)$9.99
Italian Meatball Sandwich
Sicilian meatballs with alfredo, marinara sauces and Italian cheese. With parmesan-garlic fries.
Italian Meatball Sandwich (half)$6.99
Italian Meatball Sandwich (whole)$9.49
Grilled Chicken Flatbread$7.99
Chicken, mozzarella, roasted red peppers and basil with alfredo and garlic spread.
Pizzaiola Flatbread$7.99
Italian sausage, pepperoni, roasted red peppers, basil and homemade marinara with a blend of four Italian cheeses.
Mediterranean Flatbread$7.99
Basil pesto and olive oil, topped with a blend of four Italian cheeses, artichoke hearts, olives, capers, roasted red peppers and garlic.
LIGHTER ITALIAN FARE
Chicken Abruzzi$15.49
Grilled chicken in a savory broth with cannellini beans, fresh kale, bell peppers, yellow squash and zucchini.
Citrus Chicken Sorrento$11.49
Tender, grilled chicken breast in a citrus honey glaze, inspired by the Italian city of Sorrento, famous for its lemon groves. Served with lightly seasoned broccoli, artichokes and roasted vegetables.
Garden Primavera$7.99
Roasted zucchini, red bell peppers, onions and tomatoes tossed with tri-colored vegetable penne in homemade basil pesto and marinara sauce.
Garlic Rosemary Chicken$10.99
Marinated grilled chicken breast topped with garlic and rosemary. Served with garlic-parmesan mashed potatoes and spinach.
Ravioli di Portobello$9.79
Ravioli filled with portobello mushrooms, topped with a creamy, smoked cheese and sun-dried tomato sauce.
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad$10.49
Grilled chicken over fresh romaine in a classic Caesar dressing topped with shaved romano cheese and baked parmesan cheese crisps. With choice of soup.
BEEF & PORK
Steak Gorgonzola-Alfredo$15.99
Grilled steak medallions over fettuccine alfredo tossed with gorgonzola cheese and fresh spinach. Finished with a balsamic drizzle and sun-dried tomatoes.
Braised Beef & Tortelloni$14.99
Tender slices of slow-braised beef, portobello mushrooms and asiago-filled tortelloni tossed in basil-marsala sauce.
Parmesan Crusted Filet$20.99
6 oz premium center cut topped with a creamy parmesan-alfredo crust. Served with a blend of roasted potatoes.
Steak Toscano$19.99
12 oz choice center cut New York strip brushed with herbs and olive oil. Served with garlic-parmesan mashed potatoes.
Center Cut Filet Mignon$19.99
6 oz premium cut filet, seasoned with Italian herbs and grilled to perfection. Served with parmesan-garlic broccoli.
CHICKEN
Grilled Chicken Toscano$14.49
Brushed with sweet red wine sauce. Served with fresh spinach and creamy parmesan risotto with tomatoes.
Chicken Scampi$14.99
Bell peppers and red onions sautéed with chicken tenderloins in a creamy scampi sauce. Served over angel hair pasta.
Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara$17.79
Sautéed seasoned chicken, shrimp and bucatini pasta tossed in a creamy carbonara sauce with bacon and roasted red peppers.
Chicken Alfredo$14.79
Sliced grilled chicken and their signature, homemade alfredo sauce over fettuccine pasta.
Stuffed Chicken Marsala$16.49
Creamy marsala wine sauce with mushrooms over grilled chicken breasts, stuffed with Italian cheeses and sun-dried tomatoes. Served with garlic-parmesan mashed potatoes.
Chicken Marsala$15.99
Sautéed chicken breasts in a savory sauce of mushrooms, garlic and marsala wine. Served with a blend of roasted potatoes.
Citrus Chicken Sorrento$14.79
Tender, grilled chicken breasts in a citrus honey glaze, inspired by the Italian city of Sorrento, famous for its lemon groves. Served with lightly-seasoned broccoli, artichokes and roasted vegetables.
Chicken Abruzzi$15.49
Grilled chicken in a savory broth simmered with cannellini beans, fresh kale, bell peppers, yellow squash and zucchini.
Garlic Rosemary Chicken$13.99
Caramelized garlic cloves and rosemary atop marinated grilled chicken breasts. Served with garlic-parmesan mashed potatoes and fresh spinach.
Chicken Carbonara$16.99
Sautéed chicken and bucatini pasta tossed in a creamy carbonara sauce with bacon and roasted red peppers.
SEAFOOD
Salmon Bruschetta$18.99
Grilled salmon filet topped with bruschetta tomatoes and basil pesto, served on seafood risotto with sautéed shrimp.
Baked Parmesan Shrimp$14.99
Ziti pasta and succulent shrimp baked in a creamy parmesan sauce, topped with toasted parmesan breadcrumbs and tomatoes.
Seafood Alfredo$15.99
Creamy, homemade fettuccine alfredo tossed with succulent, shrimp and scallops.
Pappardelle Pescatore$16.99
Sautéed shrimp, bay scallops and clams tossed in a creamy, red pepper seafood sauce with asparagus, tomatoes and pappardelle pasta.
Baked Tilapia with Shrimp$15.99
Delicate white fish and shrimp baked with a white wine sauce and served with parmesan-garlic broccoli.
Herb-Grilled Salmon$16.99
Filet brushed with rosemary, parsley, oregano and olive oil. Served with parmesan-garlic broccoli.
Shrimp Carbonara$17.99
Sautéed shrimp and bucatini pasta tossed in a creamy carbonara sauce with bacon and roasted red peppers.
Shrimp Alfredo$15.99
Creamy, homemade fettuccine alfredo tossed with sautéed shrimp.
LUNCH TRADITIONAL FAVORITES
Chicken Scampi$11.79
Bell peppers, red onions and chicken tenderloins sautéed in a roasted garlic cream sauce, over angel hair.
Chicken Parmigiana$10.99
Marinara and melted Italian cheeses over a lightly fried parmesan-breaded chicken breast. Served with spaghetti.
Eggplant Parmigiana$9.49
Hand-breaded, lightly fried eggplant topped with marinara and melted mozzarella cheese. With a side of spaghetti.
Spaghetti
Their meat sauce is prepared fresh daily with garlic and herbs.
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce$8.79
Spaghetti with Meatballs$10.49
Spaghetti with Italian Sausage$10.49
Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs$11.49
Fettuccine Alfredo$8.99
Their sauce is made fresh daily with parmesan, fresh cream and garlic.
Chicken Alfredo$11.79
Sliced grilled chicken atop their classic fettuccine alfredo.
Seafood Alfredo$12.79
Sautéed shrimp and scallops tossed with creamy fettuccine alfredo.
Cheese Ravioli$7.99
Topped with your choice of marinara or meat sauce, and melted Italian cheeses.
Five Cheese Ziti al Forno$9.29
Italian cheeses, ziti pasta and their five cheese marinara baked golden brown.
Lasagna Classico$9.99
Prepared fresh daily with layers of pasta, Italian cheeses and their homemade meat sauce.
Tour of Italy$16.99
Three OG classics all on one plate! Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna Classico and their famous Fettuccine Alfredo.
KIDS
Meals come with a side and drink.
Tomato Sauce with Choice of Pasta$5.69
Pick your favorite pasta with tomato sauce! Add protein for an additional charge.
Meat Sauce with Choice of Pasta$5.69
Alfredo Sauce with Choice of Pasta$5.69
Pick your favorite pasta with alfredo sauce! Add protein for an additional charge.
Cheese Ravioli$5.69
Italian cheese-filled ravioli with tomato sauce.
Cheese Tortelloni$5.69
Italian cheese-filled pasta with tomato sauce.
Kids Pizza$5.69
Toppings: Cheese, Pepperoni, Sausage, Black Olives, Onions, Mushrooms.
Chicken Fingers & Pasta$5.69
Lightly breaded chicken tenders served with spaghetti and tomato sauce.
Macaroni & Cheese$5.69
Pasta shells in a creamy cheese sauce.
Dolcini (mini dessert)$2.49
Piccoli Dolci "little dessert treats," layered with cake, mousse, pastry creams and berries.
Sundae$1.79
Vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup, whipped cream and a cherry.
Peach-Mango or Strawberry Smoothie$1.99
A frozen blend of fruit purée and creamy non-fat yogurt.
PROTEINS
Sauteed Shrimp, Meatballs, Grilled Chicken$1.00
SIDES
Broccoli, Grapes, Mashed Potatoes, Fries
BEVERAGES
1% Milk, 1% Chocolate Milk, Raspberry Lemonade, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Cranberry Juice
Sub for a Peach-Mango Smoothie or Strawberry Smoothie$1.25
DESSERTS
Tiramisu$6.49
The classic Italian dessert. A layer of creamy custard set atop espresso-soaked ladyfingers.
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake$6.49
Raspberry-swirled white chocolate cheesecake topped with slivers of white chocolate.
Lemon Cream Cake$6.39
Delicate white cake and lemon cream filling with a vanilla crumb topping.
Black Tie Mousse Cake$6.99
Rich layers of chocolate cake, dark chocolate cheesecake and creamy custard mousse.
Chocolate Mousse Cake$4.99
Rich chocolate brownie topped with a layer of creamy chocolate mousse.
Zeppoli$6.49
Soft, traditional Italian doughnuts dusted with powdered sugar, served with chocolate sauce for dipping.
Dolcini
Piccoli Dolci "little dessert treats", layered with cake, mousse, pastry creams and berries.
Choose 1$2.79
Choose 3$6.99
Apple Tuscan Bread Pudding$5.99
Warm, rustic Italian bread pudding baked with York Imperial apples, then topped with caramel and rich vanilla cream.
BEVERAGES
Fountain Drinks$2.59
Choose from Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Dr Pepper and Minute Maid Limeade.
Fruit Juices$2.79
Choose from Apple, Cranberry, Orange and Pineapple!
Caramel Hazelnut Macchiato$4.00
Caffè la Toscana Coffee with DiSaronno Amaretto, caramel and hazelnut syrups, topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
Lavazza Espresso$3.00
Caffè Mocha, Caffè Latte, Cappuccino, or Frozen Cappuccino$4.00
Herbal & Flavored Hot Teas$2.49
Acqua Panna Spring (1/2 Liter)$2.00
Acqua Panna Spring (1 Liter)$3.00
San Pellegrino Sparkling (1/2 Liter)$2.00
San Pellegrino Sprarklin (1 Liter)$3.00
Strawberry Smoothie or Peach-Mango Smoothie$4.00
Raspberry Lemonade or Bellini Peach-Raspberry Iced Tea$2.89
Fresh Brewed Iced Tea$2.59

History

The first Olive Garden was opened by General Mills, Inc. in Orlando, Florida on December 13, 1982. The chain expanded rapidly and there were 145 restaurants by 1989. The chain was very popular and became the largest chain of full service Italian-themed restaurants in the United States. Sales were huge and the establishment was considered to be a rapidly growing brand under General Mills, Inc. In 1995, Darden Restaurants branched out from General Mills, Inc. as its restaurant holdings company. The chain thus became a part of Darden. Darden Restaurants is still the owner of Olive Garden. Olive Garden is considered to be Darden’s most valuable chain.

In February 2011, Darden announced its plans to open over 200 Olive Garden locations in the upcoming years. The company had also announced its plans to expand into new international markets. In addition, Darden announced that it would commence licensing franchising partnerships. Sales had decreased sharply during that time, and Darden worked hard to reinvent the restaurant. This reinvention included a new logo, new Italian “farmhouse” inspired restaurant designs, new menus, and online ordering options. There were changes with the slogan as well, which originally was “Good Times, Great Salad, Olive Garden”. At first, this was changed to “When you’re here, you’re family”. Today, the restaurant’s slogan is “We’re all family here”.

The chain operates over 800 restaurants globally. There are numerous locations throughout the United States, which include for example: Florida, Georgia, New York, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, Utah, and also Puerto Rico. The chain also has various locations in Canada, such as Alberta, British Columbia, Edmonton, Langley, Manitoba, and Winnipeg. There are also locations in Mexico, Peru, Brazil, El Salvador, Kuwait, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Aside from providing Italian-American cuisine with family-styled dining, the chain prides itself on giving to those in need. Since 2003, under the Darden Harvest Program, the establishment has donated over 66 million pounds of food to help the less fortunate. The restaurant takes the time each day to prepare and store unserved or surplus food for donations to local shelters, food banks or other charitable organizations. The establishment is also a part of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program. The Olive Garden is indeed dedicated to serving its community staying true to its theme of family.

Review

The Olive Garden offers a wide selection of Italian-American meals on both their lunch and dinner menus. The restaurant is well known for its menu specials. Pasta of course is a main dish, so there is the “Create Your Own Pasta Bowl” option. The “Never Ending Pasta Bowl” is a popular special, priced between $9 and $10. There are also breadstick sandwich lunch duos priced between $9 and $10. Classic Italian options are generally priced between $12 and $16 on the dinner menu and $9 to $12 on the lunch menu. Some examples of these include the chicken parmigiana, ravioli di portabella, lasagna classico, and the fettuccine alfredo.

The restaurant also offers “Lighter Italian Fare”, which consists of menu items that are all under 575 calories and priced between $9 and $12. Examples of these items include garlic rosemary chicken, citrus chicken Sorrento, and herb grilled salmon. There are also options for vegetarians, including soups and salads. There is also a kids menu for children of the age of 12 and under. Appetizers are priced between $5 and $9 and include calamari, spicy shrimp scampi fritta, and bruschetta caprese. There are of course the unlimited breadsticks. Desserts are priced between $2 and $7 and include cheesecake, tiramisu, zeppoli, and dolcini.

The soups and salads are customer favorites. The garlic rosemary chicken is also highly recommended. The specials and the unlimited breadsticks are well received. Customers seem to enjoy the convenient casual family-style dining that the restaurant offers. The service depends on the location. Service is great at some locations but poor at others. The hygiene also depends on the location, as some locations are better than others. The restaurant does not take reservations and wait times can be considerably long. However, the restaurant offers an online wait list option, to allow guests to save their spot in the line before they arrive.

Hours of operation vary according to location. However, the restaurant is generally open Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Lunch is served until 4:00 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays. Dinner is served all day on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also the option of take-out and online ordering. The restaurant provides catering services upon request. The Olive Garden is indeed a popular restaurant. It is a convenient option for guests who want to experience Italian cuisine in a relaxed, casual setting. It has been highly successful over the years as is evident by its vast expansion, on both a national and global level.

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