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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dinner and Leftovers Made Easy with Olive Garden + Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was provided with funds to enjoy a family meal at Olive Garden in exchange for my honest review. No other monetary compensation has been received.  All opinions are my own. 



A few years ago we went out to dinner a lot, but now that we are really focusing on saving money and eating at home as much as possible going out to dinner is quite a treat.  One of our very favorite places to enjoy a nice family meal out is Olive Garden.  The delicious Italian pasta dishes, fresh and endless salad and the hot bread sticks make this a meal we all enjoy a lot!  


Currently, Olive Garden is making our special night out last even longer...for the better.  Have you heard of the Buy One, Take One Dinner promotion at Olive Garden?  It is the best deal and the greatest way for me to get a break from preparing dinner two nights in a row!!  Woot!  Mom for the win!!  


Another reason why we always have Olive Garden at the top of our lists when deciding where to go out to dinner is the great children's menu.  I don't know about you but one of the worst parts about going to dinner with the kids is waiting for our food.  Even if it is a fast turn around, the kids think their food is TAKING FOREVER!!  Well, Olive Garden has a great children's menu that keeps both Jude and Teagan occupied.  There are stickers, crayons and fun activities on the menu.  Stickers are always a hit. 


In addition to the fun menu for kids, they offer great side dish options for kids too!  Love that!!  Grapes or salad is always one of the sides that they choose, healthy options!

When you choose the Buy One, Take One Dinner you also get to choose between the salad or soup plus get fresh baked bread sticks.  Yum!!  I can never decide what is my favorite part of waiting for my main dish - salad or bread sticks??


Gather the family for a great meal with Olive Garden, complete with all the salad and breadsticks you want. Then, take home a second meal, freshly prepared and chilled for you to enjoy later.

Buy One, Take One Details:
  • Starting at $12.99
  • Meal Options Include
    • Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno
    • Fettuccine Alfredo
    • Cheese Ravioli with Marinara
    • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
  • Upgrade to Premium Entrees for an additional price
    • Seafood Lasagna Sauté 
    • Smoked Mozzarella Chicken
    • Giant Three-Cheese Stuffed Shells
  • Choose another Entree to take home
    • Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno
    • Fettuccine Alfredo
    • Cheese Ravioli with Marinara
    • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

My mom and I went with the Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno and Jeremy ordered the Spaghetti with Meat Sauce but added Italian Sausage for an additional charge.  We all took home the same meals for later too.  I love the Five Cheese sauce from Olive Garden, it is my favorite!  

After we enjoyed our dinner, our waiter came to ask what we would be taking home.  With in a few minutes he had our take home meals all wrapped up and ready to go!  So easy!  The best part is that these meals are easily reheated in the microwave for just a few minutes.  So good!  We enjoyed our take one meal the following evening after a long day at work and school.  Perfect!  


The Buy One, Take One Dinner really is a great deal for those families wanting an on budget night out.  Olive Garden is always delicious and like I stated before, perfect for kids!  We are hoping to enjoy at least one more night out at Olive Garden before this promo is over.  Yummy!!  

Learn more about the Buy One, Take One Dinner promotion on the Olive Garden Website.  


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One of my lucky readers will be able to try out Olive Garden's Buy One, Take One Dinner with a FREE gift card!!  You can thank me later for 2 nights off from cooking!  Again....MOM WIN!!!  

#Sweepstakes runs from September 14 - September 22.  Must be 18 years old or older to win. 

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What is your favorite dish to order at Olive Garden?


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95 comments:

  1. I like to order the Chicken Parmesan.

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  2. I love the Tuscan T-Bone steak at Olive Garden.

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  3. The Chicken Parmigiana is my favorite dish to order at Olive Garden.

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  4. My favorite thing to order is the chicken piccata

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  5. My favorite thing to get at Olive Garden is the Ravioli di Portobello.

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  6. I love the Chicken Scampi! It is so delicious!

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  7. I love their endless soap and salad and I love their chicken parm.

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  8. My favorite is the chicken picatta so good.

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  9. I love the Chicken Alfredo, I try to try their seasonal dishes also but my go to is always chicken alfredo!

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  10. I like the salad, soup and breadsticks.

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  11. Chicken Alfredo! Olive Garden has the best!

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  12. Smoked Mozzarella Chicken is my very favorite!

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  13. I don't think I've ever met a dish at Olive Garden that I didn't love! If I have to pick one favorite though, it'd be the Braised Beef & Tortelloni or the Ravioli di Portobello! Both sooooo good, and that Olive Garden salad! Yum! - Alison Myers

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  14. I can't believe I've never been to Olive Garden and we are usually near one, every weekend! I am going to have to make a trip to Olive Garden, one day.

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  15. I always get the Braised Beef & Tortelloni without mushrooms, or I give the mushrooms to my daughter who loves them :)

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  16. I love The Chicken Parmigiana and always get it

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  17. My favorite dish is the Tour of Italy. I also like the Eggplant Parmigiana.

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  18. I like the lasagna but I usually get the Tour of Italy for a taste of it all.

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  19. Fettuccine Alfredo is my favorite dish.

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  20. Favorite dish is probably something with chicken parmasan.

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  21. My favorite dish to order at Olive Garden is their lasagna. Its been awhile since I've been there so I may try something new on my next visit.

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  22. I haven't been there in a while, but I think if I went now I would try the gluten-free rotini with marinara sauce!

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  23. I love to order their lasagna!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  24. I love the zuppa toscana soup!

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  25. I love their soup and salad combo! The zuppa Toscana is my fave.

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  26. My favorite dish is their shrimp fettuccine Alfredo and of the salad and breadsticks

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  27. Its been so long since we've been to Olive Garden, but after checking out their online menu the Tour of Italy sounds like it would be my favorite.

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  28. I like the Five Cheese Ziti al Forno.

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  29. I LOVE Olive Garden! They have a delicious gluten free menu! This buy one take one offer has always appealed to me. I love the idea of being about to go out for Girls Night and being able to take a to-go home to the hubby to enjoy for the lunch the next day. That way there is no guilt for me!

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  30. I love getting their Chicken Alfredo!

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    What is your favorite dish to order at Olive Garden?

    believe it or not..i mostly just love the salad there..

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  32. The chicken alfredo is my favorite! Of course the breadsticks are amazing too :)

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  33. How neat. I love their bread sticks. I haven't gone to Olive Garden for some time. I don't even know if we have it in our area since we have just move. Maybe we'll go this weekend if we have one here. Get me some buy one, get one meal. I seriously was staring at the menu options you listed, trying to figure which one to order coz' I want it all, haha.

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  34. My daughter is doing the take one with fettuccine this weekend! My go to is chicken parmigiana

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  35. Olive Garden offered this buy one, take one home special awhile back. My family of five enjoyed the evening out. The next day's lunch was almost as special.

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  36. Olive Garden offered this buy one, take one home special awhile back. My family of five enjoyed the evening out. The next day's lunch was almost as special.

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  37. Penne with Broccoli and marinara.
    Thank you for the chance to win this!

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  38. We usually get the fried calamari app.. followed by the Tour of Italy!

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  39. Oh my favorite is the fettuccine alfredo!

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  40. I love Olive Garden. It's one of my favorite Italian spots! We are also cutting back on eating out as much, to save for more travel adventures, but this deal is to good to pass up! Thanks for sharing, I know where I will be dining this weekend :)

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  41. I love the Lasagna Fritta. Their food is so good!

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  42. I like the salad and soup

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  43. I really like the Fettuccine Alfredo.

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  44. Their fetticuine alfredo is my favorite!

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  45. I love their lasagna fritta, their minestrone and salad. Yum!

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  46. My favorite that i love to get is the Fettuccine Alfredo.

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  47. My favorite item is their soup with the kale in it and I love the breadsticks.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  48. I usually order their soup, salad, and breadsticks.

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  49. My favorite item at Olive Garden is the Shrimp Fritta. I like it as my main item.

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  50. Their cheese ravioli is so delicious!

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  51. Favorite dish is the fettucine alfredo.

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  52. My favorite dish is their Ravioli di Portebello.

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  53. I love the stuffed chicken marsala. Thanks for the chance! :)

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  54. I love the chicken gnocchi soup. I used to get the chicken alfredo but once I tried the soup that was it, Now I just get the soup salad and breadsticks.

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  55. The Chicken Parmigiana is really good - love the breadsticks too.

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  56. My favorite Olive Garden dish is their chicken fettucine alfredo - I won't eat it anywhere else!

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  57. My favorite dish is the Chicken parmigiana at Olive Gsrden
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I love the PASTA FAGIOLE SOUP with fresh sliced parmesan cheese and the long buttered garlic bread!! (Nicole Bowers)

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  59. I just gotta have an ice cold iceburg salad with that AhhhhhhhhhhMazing Olive Garden dressing and my creamy and delicious chicken fettucine alfredo!! (Dwilight Forney)

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  60. Ah yes! Olive Garden never disappoints with the volume of menu choices and amount of food served, not to mention the quality o food! Plus there are beautiful selections of wine to compliment the dishes as well!

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  61. I like the chicken alfredo and the soup!

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  62. I love ordering their ravioli with garlic bread.

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  63. I love their steak or salmon. Those make my mouth water.

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  64. Chicken parmesan. I never get anything else!

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  65. Olive Garden is one of my favorite restaurants. I really like the Chicken Alfredo. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. I like any of the ravioli dishes, especially the Ravioli di Portobello.

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  67. Hubby and I really like their lunch special, Endless Soup & Salad! And cant forget to mention those bread sticks!

    Lori Hicks

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  68. I've never eaten there but have been wanting to try it

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  69. I love getting the chicken Alfredo!

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  70. My favorite is toscana soup and salad.

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  71. i love the 5 cheese ziti

    joseph gersch jtwark@mail.com

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  72. My fav is their Eggplant Parmigiana! Never a bad meal. bearabledeals @gmail.com

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  73. My favorite is the seafood lover's pasta dishes.

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  74. Theres too much to choose from lol I love the soups & salads and bread stick chicken alfredo i love it all

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  75. I could make a meal out of the soup, salad and breadsticks. But I love their spaghetti also. Thanks!

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  76. I like lasagna yet I almost always order the soup, salad & breadsticks.

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