Olive Garden ups ante on popular never-ending pasta pass

Andrew Cummings
September 13, 2017

At $9.99, diners who frequent Olive Garden twice a day for eight weeks in 2017 would spend $1,119, making the $100 pass a huge money-saving deal.

Olive Garden's $100 never-ending pasta pass will return tomorrow, with a new bonus.


To celebrate the third year of the nearly all-you-can-eat offering, Olive Garden is offering 22,000 Pasta Passes in honor of the the twenty-second anniversary of its Never Ending Pasta Bowl. While that's wonderful, the food chain is offering something even better this year: Pasta Passports to Italy.

A second pass affords customers all the benefits of the Never Ending Pasta Pass plus the opportunity to go to Italy for $200.


Act fast - this sold out very quickly the last time they offered it and there are only 22,000 available on 9/14.

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According to Olive Garden, which doesn't share average Pasta Pass usage, many guests used their pass twice a day during the promotion previous year, which was seven weeks instead of eight. They will start by exploring the sprawling cobble-stoned streets and terracotta rooftops of Siena, then will travel throughout Italy, including Florence and Assisi, cities known for their ancient architecture and fresh, seasonal cooking. That's one week longer than last year's seven-week endless pasta extravaganza. Roundtrip airfare, hotel, optional excursions and food are included. Pasta Passes and Pasta Passports are limited to one per customer per transaction. Olive Garden says the 21,000 Pasta Passes it made available a year ago sold out in a single second.

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