Sunday, April 14, 2013

Double The Taste with Olive Garden's Buy One, Take One Promotion {Review & $75 Gift Certificate Giveaway}

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(I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Olive Garden. I received a gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.)

Prior to having children, I didn't truly understand why going out to dinner could be considered an occasion all in itself. You're just going to a restaurant, picking what you wanted from a menu, and eating it. What's the big deal?

As a parent, it's a big deal. A night out to dinner is not only rare, but a fully-planned, highly anticipated event. What type of food? Are the kids ready? Will they be occupied? Is there something that everyone will enjoy? How far is the restaurant? Will there be a wait?

On the plus side, not only does taking the family out to eat mean a night off from cooking, but it removes the stress of planning, shopping, preparing and cleaning that goes along with it. Instead, we show up, enjoy a (hopefully) delicious meal and get to spend time together talking, laughing and connecting.

It's too bad that we can't combine the two, right? The ease of eating at home with the hassle-free experience of a restaurant?

Now you can. Thanks to the Buy One, Take One promotion at Olive Garden, you can now have the best of all worlds and extend it far beyond their walls.

Buy One Take One

With their signature Italian dishes and affordable prices, Olive Garden both satisfies our comfort food cravings and ensures the ease and convenience of dine-in and take-out dinner options. Is there anyone that doesn't leave fulfilled and happy after eating Olive Garden's delicious entrees, handmade soups and garden-fresh salads?

But as well as their traditionally tasty restaurant and menu, Olive Garden has made it even easier to enjoy their variety of foods with their Buy One, Take One promotion.

Simply enjoy one of five delicious entrees — served with unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks, of course — and then choose a second entree from their special menu to take home for later. When you're ready for your next meal, just pull it out, heat it up and enjoy... and the total for both meals is only $12.95!

Olive Garden specials

Yum, right? Menu options include:
  • Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara (new!)
  • Smoked Mozzarella Chicken
  • Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce (new!)
  • Five Cheese Ziti al Forno
  • Fettucini Alfredo

Olive Garden has long been one of our family's favorite dining spots, as everything from the delicious food (on the regular as well as kids' menu) to the friendly service has resulted in a casual, positive experience.

But take an extra meal home so that we can extend our Olive Garden love into the next day? You don't have to ask us twice!

Olive Garden

While there have been times that we have had to wait to be seated, during our recent visit we walked right in and were shown immediately to our table.

Now just to decide what to eat!

Olive Garden menu

While all of the regular menu and the five Buy One, Take One options sounded tasty, I couldn't pass up trying the new Mezzaluna Ravioli (cheese ravioli in a crescent moon shape) and the opportunity to take home a dish of the Fettucini Ravioli (a big favorite of mine and Big Sister E's).

Instead of having to wait a great deal for our food to be cooked (and listening to the kids begin to complain about being hungry), in no time at all our salad and breadsticks arrived to satisfy everyone.

Olive Garden salad breadsticks

Even better, our server offered to bring out the kids' meals as soon as they were ready, so it was only a few minutes later when those showed up as well!

Olive Garden kids menu

While there are times that I have ordered only the salad and bread due to how filling and tasty they are, I wasn't disappointed at all when our server arrived a short time later with my meal as well.

Olive Garden mezzaluna ravioli

Yum, yum and yum! You know it is the sign of a good meal when the talking ceases in favor of filling our mouths with more food instead!

Olive Garden kids meals

I'm sure I looked just as happy as the girls, as my Mezzaluna Ravioli was absolutely delicious! The cheese on the inside was just the right amount of richness and the sauce was the perfect complement — I would definitely order them again!

When it came time to leave, a "regular" restaurant experience would have ended there... and, in this case, we would have been happy. However, with the Buy One, Take One promotion, I was not only able to leave with the leftovers of my tasty raviolis, but a full serving of Fettucini Alfredo for the following day!

Olive Garden take out

By the time dinnertime rolled around the following day, I could hardly wait to warm up my Fettucini Alfredo and dig right in! Olive Garden makes the whole process as foolproof as possible, as the meal comes chilled with its own directions on how to properly heat it.

Really, can this get much easier? All it took was to place both containers in the microwave for a few minutes and dinner was done! I can't imagine a busy mom that wouldn't love being able to have a night out to eat and then having the following night's dinner taken care of as well!

fettucini alfredo

When it comes to knowing how to provide customers with the pleasure of enjoying a delicious, hassle free, casual night out to dinner, Olive Garden has long been a frontrunner in our list of favorite places to visit. But now with the Buy One, Take One promotion, being able to indulge in their tasty food two nights in a row for only $12.95 is a deal that can't be beat!

If you're looking for a way to bring the whole family together (or have a relaxing date night, perhaps?) leave the distractions or stress of preparing a meal from scratch at home and head to Olive Garden instead. But, as this great money-saving promo is only on for a limited time, be sure to hurry over soon!

And, thanks to this Italian favorite, one person will get to do just that, because...

One lucky person will win a $75 Olive Garden eGift card!

Olive Garden gift card

530 comments:

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Erica Chao said...

The smoked mozzarella chicken

benz1171 said...

Fettuccine Alfredo.

mummytotwoboys said...

I would most like to try the Five Cheese Ziti al Forno

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Food Blog said...

smoked mozzarella chicken :)

Elena said...

Smocked Mozzarella Chicken

Lexiquin said...

Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara sounds delicious! Olive Garden is my husband's favorite restaurant. Thanks for the giveaway!

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

The Five Cheese Ziti al Forno! Yummy!

jzagarjr said...

I want to try the Mezzaluna Ravioli

Angela Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken sounds good!

robyn paris said...

the smoked mozzeralla chicken

bmkaplan said...

Fet. Alfredo

TeachTechie said...

Tth Mezzaluna Ravioli.

sd4david said...

Smocked Mozzarella Chicken

But they all sound yummy!

Alicia said...

Mezzaluna Ravioli

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

ericrachelringer said...

Five Cheese Ziti

Tabathia said...

the smoked mozzarella chicken

slehan said...

Fettucini Alfredo
Thanks for the contest.

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B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

Smoked MOzzarella chicken.

Dawn Monroe said...

The chicken mozzarellaor ravioli

leanne_mac said...

I would love the spaghetti

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Admin said...

smoked mozzarella chicken

Admin said...

Mommyee

smoked mozzarella chicken

Rich Morris said...

Smoked MOzzarella Chicken for me :)

Amy said...

All of them sound so good. I would definitely try them all eventually. I'm a big fan of Olive Garden. But first with the Smoke Mozzarella Chicken!

Crazylicious85 said...

Five cheese ziti

fancygrlnancy said...

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken

Christine Jensen said...

I would try the Mezzaluna Ravioli with 5 cheese marinara

Kelly Nicholson said...

five cheese ziti foreno

Rebecca Graham said...

smoked mozzarella chicken

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mecarolks said...

I'd most like to try the Five Cheese Ziti al Forno.

Renee Walters said...

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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richied.becky said...

I gotta say it's the smoked mozarella chicken for me :) mmmm mmm mmm

April said...

I'd probably go with the Mezzaluna Ravioli and the Four Cheese Ziti al Forno.

Carrie Phelps said...

I would like to try the Smoked Mozz. Chicken.

clc408 said...

I would love to try the smoked mozzarella chicken. Sounds delicious!

Mysharona said...

the smoked mozz chix

corey1971 said...

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken (Corey Olomon)

sweepmom said...

I would most like the try the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken.

abfantom said...

I would like to get Olive Garden's Smoked Mozzarella Chicken Buy One, Take One entree.

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Gretchen Lucas said...

would love to try the ziti

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VP22 said...

I think I would try the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken first.

peg42 said...

I'd love to try the Spagetti with Four cheese meat sauce.
Thanks so much.
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debbie said...

I would like to try the smoked mozeralla chicken.

GALENA said...

monz. chicken thats smoked

Jackie said...

I'd like to try the Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce
Thank you!

jbmthill said...

That is a tough choice, but I think my first pick would be the five cheese ziti al forno.

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Mami2jcn said...

I would go for the fettuccine alfredo.

dawn keenan said...

The smoked mozzarella chicken, followed by the 4 cheese spaghetti would be my choices.

amkj2002 said...

I would definitely want to try the Fettucine Alfredo. Yum!

Nancy Hall said...

I would like to try the Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara.

Rachel Travis said...

Smoked mozz chicken!

Robin O said...

I would like to try the Five Cheese Ziti al Forno and the Mezzaluna Ravioli!

Maria Iemma said...

I love their fettuccini alfredo - it is out of this world.

Sandy VanHoey said...

Fettuccini Alfredo

Allyson Bossie said...

I would choose the smoked mozzarella chicken
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Sue Ellison said...

I want to try the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken.

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danw78704 said...

smoked mozzarella chicken

suburban prep said...

Mezzaluna Ravioli looks so good.

SharonC said...

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken.

TJ said...

ALfredo! :)

YittleCat said...

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken!

Andrea said...

I would like to try the Mezzaluna Ravioli.

JC said...

I'd like to try Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara.

carol said...

I like the Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara

Dianne McVetty said...

I would like to try the Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce. Thanks.

KPort207 said...

Five Cheese Ziti al Forno


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scottsgal said...

spaghetti with 4 cheese meat sauce sounds good
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Julie @ Director Jewels said...

I would choose the Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara.

Sherry said...

I love fettuccine alfredo and would love to try theirs.

CindyWindy2003 said...

i want to try the smoked mozzerella chicken and five cheese ziti. I love Olive Garden! carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

McKim said...

■Five Cheese Ziti al Forno

wigget said...

i'd like to try the fettuccine alfredo

gahome2mom said...

I would like to try ... Spaghetti with Four Cheeses.

Thanks, gahome2mom

Beau said...

i'd like to buy the Mezzaluna Ravioli and take the Smoked Mozz Chicken

Candice said...

The five cheese ziti.

Kia89 said...

I would like to try the Mezzaluna Ravioli.

Peggy Greco said...

I would have spaghetti for dinner and take home the mozzarella chicken dish.

Cassandra Eastman said...

I'd love to try the Smoked Mozzerella Chicken!

susie said...

luv to try their fettucini alfredo too. Yum! thx

Yona Williams said...

I want to try the Mezzaluna Ravioli .

Marti Parks said...

I would most like to try the smoked mozzarella chicken.

Amy Orvin said...

Fettuccine Alfredo
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Jerri Davis said...

Smoked Mozzerella Chicken. Thank You. Jerri Davis

Urd-chan said...

I'd like to try the Mezzaluna Ravioli

Amy Orvin said...

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Dorothy Teel said...

I would love to sit down and enjoy a second round of Olive Garden and have Fettuccine Alfredo,, can't go wrong, I just wish the salad were as fresh the second day, but they wilt rapidly, but the bread and extra round of food is delicious....YUMMY

Courtney B said...

fettuchini alfredo pls!

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MANDY83 said...

id like to try the Fettuccine Alfredo

AnnaZed said...

Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara

PAIGE said...

i'D get the five cheese ziti al forno and the SMOKED MOZERLLA CHICKEN
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kellyr78 said...

I would like the Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno.
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BrunoDogg2 said...

I would love to try the Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara and the Fettuccine Alfredo!

Thomas Murphy said...

I want to try the Five Cheese Ziti al Forno
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618mom said...

the Mezzaluna Ravioli looks good!

Nicole Becker said...

I would like to try the Mezzaluna Ravioli!!!! YUM!!!

Karen Glatt said...

I want to try the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken!

Tara Martin said...

The smoked mozzarella chicken sounds good.

aperry said...

Five cheese ziti al forno

steve weber said...

Five cheese ziti al forno

Julie said...

five cheese ziti al forno

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sheila ressel said...

Fettucini Alfredo

Marie said...

The smoked mozzarella chicken sounds great!

Jill D said...

I would most like to try the Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara. I think it looks delicious. mary987 (at) hotmail (dot) com

linda9861 said...

My daughters want to try Spaghetti with four cheese meat sauce

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

The Mezzaluna Ravioli.
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Mijal Photography said...

I want to try the Five Cheese Ziti!

Customer Service Rep said...

Five Cheese Ziti

Christina Hayden said...

The smoked mozzarella chicken... omg, the picture... im hungry now lol :)

Colleen Boudreau said...

Fettuccine Alfredo.

flairshare said...

I would most like to try the smoked mozzarella chicken.

greenhome said...

spaghetti with four cheese meat sauce. :)

ellie said...

Four Cheese Meat Sauce and Fettuccine Alfredo

Bella Taul said...

I want to try the Fettuccine Alfredo and the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken! Mmmm!

Andrea said...

smoked mozzarella chicken

Vunda Vall said...

i would love the alfredo!

Kayla said...

Fettichini Alfredo, definitely!

Remus said...

Probably the ravioli with 5 cheese marinara

Meaghan F. said...

I would get the fettuccine alfredo.

w l burro said...

I'd like to try the Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce. This post has made me so hungry.

lokigsd said...

SMOKED MOZZARELLA CHICKEN

coriwestphal said...

The Five Cheese Ziti for me! Delish!

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Carmen said...

Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara

flutterby said...

I'd love to try the Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce.

kelly thompson said...

the alfredo sounds great

Tamra said...

Would love to try the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken.. then the Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce!

Julie Rupert said...

I love the fettuccini Alfredo.

lyndsey said...

smoked mozzerella chicken

Joy H said...

smoked mozzarella chicken and mezzaluna rav.

Sam Buck said...

Smoked mozz. chicken now, fett. alfredo later!

sy said...

five cheese ziti alforno and smoke mozzarella chicken looks tasty.

LIDARKSIDE said...

I want to try the "Five-Cheese Ziti Al Forno".

Elisabeth said...

I'd get two fettuccine alfredos!

Tammy Shelton said...

Smoked Mozarella Chicken

rachel b. said...

i like the Fettuccine Alfredo

Vera Khule said...

I would like to try the five cheese ziti and the fettuccini alfredo.

BeeBubbaBella said...

I would love to try the spaghetti with 4 cheese meat sauce

Shelly H. said...

spaghetti with 4 cheese meat sauce for sure!

Realia Mazing said...

the five cheese ziti times 2!!

allergywarriors said...

Smoked Chicken Mozarella

Douglas Houston said...

The smoked mozzarella chicken

Nicole Murphy said...

I love all things Olive Garden, but most likely I would try Smoked Mozzerella Chicken.

dlhaley said...

I would choose the Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce.

Sandra Davis said...

the smoked mozzarella chicken

HilLesha said...

Five Cheese Ziti al Forno

walk9 said...

Smoked mozzarella chicken.

smarieee said...

Fettucine Alfredo

J. Snider said...

Bottomless Soup, Salad and Breadsticks

crankyyanky1 said...

I would get the Mezzaluna Ravioli and the fettuccine alfredo

kroch said...

I want to try the Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara

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captainliss40 said...

I would like to try the spaghetti with four cheese meat sauce.

ky2here said...

Five Cheese Ziti al Forno for me

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puye said...

I would most like to try the Five Cheese Ziti al Forno
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Cserafini said...

Five cheese ziti.

mahnrafjtb said...

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken and then the Four Cheese Calzone

ellen b said...

Five Cheese Ziti

cekaplan1009 said...

smoked mozzarella chicken

cheryl lister said...

smoked mozzarella chicken!

Ken Ohl said...

smoked mozzarella chicken. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Sharon Kaminski said...

fettucine alfredo

Anastasia Fall said...

The Fettucini Alfredo would be both my buy one and my take one :D

Anastasia Fall said...

The Fettucini Alfredo would be both my buy one and my take one :D

jlmk said...

The smoked mozzarella chicken sounds tasty.

stew said...

Mezzaluna Ravioli would be my choice. It looks so good! I love the buy one take one deal! s2inamug at aim dot com

mary casper said...

the fettucini alfredo sounds wonderful

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Teresa said...

Fettucini alfredo is always my favorite.

Anna Memphis said...

Spaghetti and meats sauce and then the Ziti al Forno

Leslie Galloway said...

I'd pick Fettuccine Alfredo!

Kenny Fensom said...

smoked mozzarella chicken

bayctygrl said...

Smoked mozzarella chicken sounds the best

Lkay107 said...

The fettucine alfredo sounds amazing.

smdrm said...

Smoked Mozzerella Chicken

Marti B. said...

I am a fettuccine alfredo fan so I'd pick that.

mickeyfan said...

Think my 1st choice would be the smoked mozz chicken.

apple blossom said...

Mezzaluna Ravioli

Miss Sarah said...

I'd love to try the Fettuccini Alfredo - yummy!

Thanks for the giveaway!

ECB said...

Definitely fettucine alfredo.

SB said...

Fettuccine Alfredo!

ladyt64 said...

I want to try their Spaghetti.

Elizabeth said...

Fettuccine Alfredo is my favorite! I think I would eat it there and take it home

Crystal Larson said...

Mozzarella chicken

Stephanie said...

smoked mozarella chicken
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julis55 said...

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken

Bron said...

They all look good, but the smoked mozzarella chicken sounds interesting.

Desert Survivor said...

Mezzaluna ravioli
Yum!

Tracy said...

The chicken parmigiana sand which and take home fettuccine Alfredo

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

5 cheese ziti al forno
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Unknown said...

The five cheese baked ziti
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Kimberly M. said...

I would get the Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara!! Now I'm hungry!

Mamushi Love said...

The Mezzaluna Ravioli looks delicious~ :9

Hoa said...

I would like to try the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken.

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cjabdelnour said...

I would get the Five Cheese Ziti al Forno. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Angel Drummond said...

I'd love to try the smoked mozzarella chicken

Heidi Gail said...

Smoked mozzarella chicken and fettucine alfredo

Kathleen said...

I'd like to try the fettuccine alfredo.

Alissabeth said...

mezzaluna!

lmuk77 said...

I'd like to try the five cheese ziti al forno

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Kelli A said...

Five Cheese Zit Al Forno

mogrill said...

Stuffed Chicken marsala.
Thanks for the chance.
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jlafount said...

Spaghetti with four cheese meat sauce

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