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{Giveaway} $100 Olive Garden Gift Card

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 THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
If you missed the Butter Cream Chicken I posted yesterday, you may want to take a look. Comfort food, plain and simple. :) Now let’s chat about The Olive Garden, shall we?
I love Olive Garden.

And I don’t say this lightly. It really is one of my very favorite restaurants, always has been. The fresh breadsticks win me over ever time. Dip those babies into a steaming hot plate of Chicken and Shrimp Carbonera and life is a beautiful thing, I tell you.

I recently had the opportunity to eat at good old Olive Garden with my family. My husband and I eat there about once a month with friends, but we’ve never taken ALL of our kids to eat there together. Have I mentioned I have just under five thousand children? Ok…not really. Just 5. It seems like five thousand sometimes, alright?
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.

Olive Garden is running a great special right now through March 18th. You can get a 3 Course Italian Dinner for $12.95. It comes with all-you-can-eat Breadsticks, Soup or Salad, one of five new entrees, and one of five Dolcini desserts. That’s a lot of food for the price, my friends. 

The portion sizes were very large; we ended up taking a lot of it home and had it for lunch the next day. My little boys ordered from the kid’s menu, and also had plenty to take home for later. That means not only were we fed for two meals, but I got to skip out on dish doing, twice. 
The food was absolutely wonderful. All in attendance gave it two thumbs up. I especially recommend the Creamy Parmesan Portobello Mushroom Fettuccine as well as the Limoncello Mousse. Pure bliss. Loved every single bite. 
 
Olive Garden and BlogHer would like to give a $100 Olive Garden Gift Card to one of you lucky readers. That’s good news, isn’t it? To enter the giveaway leave me a comment telling me your favorite Italian dish. It can be an Olive Garden dish or another Italian recipe you love.

Rules:
No duplicate comments.
This sweepstakes runs from 2/21/12 – 3/18/12.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment (see question above in bold)
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
Also, visit the Olive Garden page on BlogHer.com to check out the other blogger reviews and more chances to win!

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624 Comments

  1. 601
    March 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I love chicken piccata

    • 602
      February 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm

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    • 603
      February 7, 2014 at 10:29 pm

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  2. 604
    March 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I love the Fettuchini Alfredo with Chicken when we go there for dinner. My favorite time to go is when my daughter is home and we usually do lunch out at Olive Garden and get the all you can eat breadsticks, salad, and soup. We use that lunch as our catch-up time and I always love those lunches together.

    • 605
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  3. 606
    March 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I love Baked Ziti and Chicken Parmesan
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  4. 607
    March 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

  5. 608
    Anonymous
    March 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    shrimp alfredo….yummmm

  6. 609
    Mary McGill
    March 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I love Olive Garden. I usually get the Tour of Italy dinner. It's my daughter's favorite restaurant!

  7. 610
    March 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Lasagna for me.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  8. 611
    Kristen Bax
    March 16, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Love me some Olive Garden! Love the Cheese Ravioli, Salad & Bread Sticks! Its a plus that the whole fam likes it too! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  9. 612
    March 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Lasagna is def my fav Italian dish. I can't eat Olive Garden, or O.G. as I like to call it, lasagna though as it has meat in it and I am a vegetarian! LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  10. 613
    March 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/MsTofuFairy/status/180667650693804034
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  11. 614
    Bonnie
    March 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I hope I win!!! Before the Olive Garden opened in Grand Forks, ND the closest one to me was 160 miles (one-way) away!

  12. 615
    Bonnie
    March 16, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    My favorites is the salad!!

    • 616
      February 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      That adedssers several of my concerns actually.

  13. 617
    March 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I love the Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden.

    rawrms at gmail dot com

  14. 618
    March 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I live for Fettuccine Alfredo! Almost anywhere, if it's on the menu, I'll order it!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  15. 619
    March 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm

  16. 620
    March 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    The salad is my FAVORITE! I always ask for extra black olives. ;)

  17. 621
    March 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

  18. 622
    March 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    My favorite is lasagna.

  19. 623
    March 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

  20. 624
    March 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I LOVE the Olive Garden's Zuppa Tuscana soup, delicious!

  21. 625
    March 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I like spaghetti and meatballs! The Olive Garden's spaghetti is great!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  22. 626
    March 16, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I blogged here
    http://mscarolsue.blogspot.com/p/blogher-olive-garden.html
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  23. 627
    March 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    the their ravioli de portabello is yummy
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

  24. 628
    March 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    • 629
      February 8, 2014 at 2:11 am

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  25. 630
    March 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I like eggplant parmesan.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  26. 631
    March 18, 2012 at 1:56 am

    I love lasagna (homemade) or Chicken marsala

    • 632
      February 8, 2014 at 5:43 am

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  27. 633
    March 18, 2012 at 1:57 am

  28. 634
    March 18, 2012 at 4:20 am

    I love Olive Garden's lasagna.

    kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

  29. 635
    March 18, 2012 at 4:47 am

    oh, how i love seafood alfredo ;)

  30. 636
    March 18, 2012 at 5:04 am

    My favorite dish is chicken scampi but I always load up on breadsticks and salad so there's plenty of leftover to bring home.
    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  31. 637
    March 18, 2012 at 5:06 am

    My favorite dish is chicken scampi but I always load up on breadsticks and salad so there's plenty of leftover to bring home.
    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  32. 638
    March 18, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/#!/willitara/status/181245893759074304

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  33. 639
    March 18, 2012 at 5:23 am

    I like chicken alfredo.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  34. 640
    March 18, 2012 at 5:25 am

  35. 641
    March 18, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I love spaghetti with meat sauce, the spaghetti with four cheese meat sauce in the 3 course menu sounds yummy. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    songyueyu at gmail

  36. 642
    March 18, 2012 at 9:53 am

  37. 643
    March 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Pasta primavera!

  38. 644
    March 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I love, love, love, the Olive Gardens eggplant parm!

  39. 645
    March 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    It's hard to choose a favorite because I always see something new I want to try. Oh, wait! The Italian Wedding Soup! Delicious!

  40. 646
    March 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    So I was inspired by your Giveaway – I made Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo!

    I would say over all things at the Olive Garden – I love the Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo main dish! I made it pretty close to what they serve.

    http://lydiamadetoorder.blogspot.com/2012/03/steak-gorgonzola-alfredo-olive-garden.html

  41. 647
    March 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I love fettuccine alfredo. Most of the time I don't make it myself so it's a real treat when I can go to Olive Garden.
    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  42. 648
    March 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/#!/willitara/status/181433773366325250

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  43. 649
    March 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Breadsticks & salad. Yum!
    Thanks for the contest.

  44. 650
    March 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm

  45. 651
    March 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    the chicken parmigiana
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  46. 652
    March 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm

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