Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Olive Garden Review & Giveaway!

Hi all! Today I am posting a review for Olive Garden (make sure to read till the end of the post, there is a special giveaway for Tea Rose Home readers by Olive Garden!)

When I got the offer to do a review for them I squealed with joy! Olive Garden has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. When Mr. TRH and I were newlyweds we didn't have much money to eat out. It was "THE" restaurant to go to for special occasions. After we have been married for so many years with three kids, Olive Garden is still our favorite restaurant.

I love their comfortable and friendly atmosphere. To me, it is a nice restaurant that I want to dress up for a little, but it's not so fancy we can't take our kids. In fact, they offer a great selection & quality on their Kid's Menu, and I love their kiddie cups with lid, and the crayons & paper keep them busy while we wait for the food.

When I received the offer to do the review, the first people that popped in my head to take (besides the whole clan that lives under our roof) were my father and mother-in-law. I have been getting multiple procedures since October last year every three weeks or so, and sometimes it takes a week or more to recover. They have been such a wonderful support to our family during those times, picking up the kids from school the day of the procedure and keeping them for 2-3 days so I can rest better. My kids absolutely LOVE spending time at grandma and grandpa's, and I am so grateful they are so willing to help us. So, all seven of us went out to celebrate our "family". :)

My mother-in-law. Isn't she lovely?

At Olive Garden they are offering a new dinner special for $12.95. It is a 3 Course Italian Dinner. The 1st course is soup or salad...

Everyone's favorite bread sticks

Our favorite soup Zuppa Toscana. Did you know those breadsticks and soup/salad are unlimited?

2nd course is one of 5 new and exciting entrees...I really had a hard time choosing one, but being a seafood lover I had to choose Five Cheese Marinara Penne with Shrimp.

Mmm...I loved the sauce and the baked panko on top adds extra touch of flavor and texture

Wow, Mr. TRH took a picture right after I took a huge bite

3rd course is one of 5 Dolcini desserts. We all ordered different ones so we could taste most of them. What I love about their Dolcini desserts is their portion size. Usually I am too full to order a dessert after eating a dinner. They are just so perfect to end the meal on an even happier note. :)

I must say that my favorite is Dark Chocolate Cake. Are you in the mood for Chocolate mousse and caramel cream?

We enjoyed each other's company and spending time together with yummy food. Oh, wait; there are other happy makers my kids always look forward to. The mint chocolate. :)

So, that was my $12.95 3 Course Italian Dinner experience. Is your mouth watering? The special is running through March 18th so there's still plenty of time to try it! Are you ready to enter a special giveaway?

Olive Garden and BlogHer are giving away a $100 Olive Garden gift card to one of my Tea Rose Home readers!

To be entered for a chance to win, leave me a comment telling me your favorite course-breadsticks and soup, the main entree, or dessert?

Here are the 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.

So, make sure to come back to see if you won the gift card. Good luck everyone!

Also, visit the Olive Garden page on BlogHer.com to check out the other blogger reviews and more chances to win!

346 comments:

  1. Lovely photos of both you and your mother-in-law! And wow, I suddenly have the urge to drive 1/2 hour to Olive Garden! I love the Chicken and Gnocci soup and just about any of their entrees! Chicken parm is always a favorite!

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  2. I am a big fan of Olive Garden as well. It is my husbands and my favorite place to go for special occasions. My favorite is breadsticks, zuppa toscana, fetuccini alfredo, and tiramisu. Tiramisu is my favorite dessert and Olive Garden makes a fabulous one. Thanks for the cool giveaway. Hope I win :) Have a great day!

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  3. My favorite course is the appetizers. They are all so delicious, especially the stuffed mushrooms and the mussels.

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  4. Well, I am the first to comment :o)
    I love the bread sticks and salad, but these Dolcini look like the perfect yummy size!

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  5. My favorite is the bread sticks dipped in alfredo sauce!

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  6. what a lovely way to celebrate the family :)
    Me- well I have to say I am a sucker for bread and soup- yum!

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  7. Olive Garden is one of my favorite places for dinner! Dessert is definitely my favorite, can't leave the restaurant without it!

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  8. I love the breadsticks and salad a lot! I also love their raviolis too. :)

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  9. Dessert! I love those tiny delectible treats.

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  10. I love the breadsticks and soup! Zuppa Toscana is my favorite too. :)

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  11. I tweeted. :)
    https://twitter.com/#!/acjj606/status/172012158186569730

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  12. I love olive garden! I usually get the salald, but now I'm going to have to try that soup!

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  13. I LOVE the Toscana!! And their salad! My favorite main dish has become the apricot chicken - and it comes with asparagus, one of my favorite veggies! :)

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  14. I love the salad and breadsticks!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/172013830988242944

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  16. it's been awhile since I've been there but olive garden is one of my absolute favs! MMM-mMM.
    I love the breadsticks and salad - i've never had the soup. I may just have to get my hubby to take us sometime soon so I can give that a try!

    great giveaway! would LOVE to win:)

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  17. I Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/Charitree/status/172014198660927491

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  18. i love their soup, salad and breadsticks

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  19. https://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/172015681976549379

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  20. I love their salad, but the pasta is usually my favorite, my husband always orders the spaghetti! missysaprons@yahoo.com

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  21. We love everything, but we realley enjoyed the 5 Dolcini desserts, we all got a different one and shared. It is just enough after such a great meal.

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  22. My favorite is the breadsticks!!

    lisami72@gmail.com

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  23. I blogged about your giveaway too! http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2012/02/tea-rose-home.html
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    missysaprons@yahoo.com

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  24. I enjoy the breadsticks and salad!

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  25. Great photo's and review! I think my favorite course would have to be dessert! I'd be torn between the Dark Chocolate Mousse and Limoncello mousse! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  26. I enjoy the breadsticks and salad!

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  27. This post made me so hungry! Definitely love the soup/salad and bread sticks, the chicken gnocchi soup is my favorite!

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  28. Yum! The salad and breadsticks are my favorite--I LOVE their Zuppa Toscana!

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  29. My favorite course is the breadsticks & soup/salad items. I can make a meal just out of this 1st course! Thanks for the giveaway!
    twelve30(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Yum, I love Olive Garden! I love the breadsticks, but I prefer the salad to the soup. It's soooo good!

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  31. I love Olive Garden!! I have fabulous memories there. :) My favorite would have to be the breadsticks dipped in whatever sauce I have on my pasta. And now I'm craving it. :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  32. My husband is nuts about the Zuppa Toscano, I'm crazy about the fettuccini. We both can't get enough of the bread sticks and salad!!

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  33. Love Olive Garden! It's still a big treat for my husband and I to go there!. My favorite is the soup, salad and bread sticks with chicken gnocchi soup. Love the tiramisu.

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  34. I love their breadsticks, but my favorite entree is the mushroom ravioli. It's so good!

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  37. Olive Garden is just the best! We usually get the "usual" Braised Beef Torteloni. YUM!!! Thanks so much for this chance. That will get me at least 3 dates with the hubby!!

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  38. I am so jealous!!! My husband and I met at Olive Garden eleven years ago! We both worked there and LOVED it, and still do!!! We have been married for ten and a half years now and celebrate every anniversary going out there!!! The zuppa toscana soup is still my favorite! Although I love the portobella mushroom raviolli too! And the black tie cheesecake is to die for!!! I love the fontana cheese dip for the bread sticks and wish with all my heart they would get it back!!! Can't you just tell! I LOVE them!!!

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  39. It is so hard to decide which I love the best. Their food is all delicious. I would have to say I love the bread sticks and soup the most. Hope to win! -Wendy

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  40. It is so hard to decide which I love the best. Their food is all delicious. I would have to say I love the bread sticks and soup the most. Hope to win! -Wendy

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  41. Olive Garden has always been my favorite place to eat. I love the simple soup and breadsticks.

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  42. zuppa toscana is my favorite too. I hardly EVER order anything else but I do enjoy their shrimp scampi alfredo too. mmmm my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Salad (I always fight my husband for the tomatoes and croutons)and I love getting extra breadsticks to take home. I love the Olive Garden!

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  43. I love the bread sticks and soup the most!

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  44. I could and have had a meal out of the soup and the salad. I haven't tried the soup (gasp!).

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  45. i love the main entree! oliver garden is delicious and has great prices.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  46. https://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/172032630102036480

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  47. Breadsticks, Caesar salad, and chicken parmigiana! :)

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  48. Mmmm!!! I love the salad...I could eat bowls and bowls of it. Also the breadsticks, dipped in warm Alfredo sauce of course!!!!!

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  49. Yum! My favorite course is the bread sticks and salad!!!

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  50. Looks like you had a great time! Please enter me in the gift card giveaway- My fav is the bread sticks and salad! Thanks!
    ~Donna~

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  51. we love dessert!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  52. tweet

    https://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/172042938338123778

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  53. I'm all about the breadsticks and soup! The Zuppa Toscana is my favorite too, and I can't get enough of those breadsticks!

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  54. Breadsticks and salad are my favorites!!!!!

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  55. Salad and breadsticks! I even learned how to make the salad dressing so we can eat it at home!

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  56. My favorite food at olive garden is the Chicken alfredo pizza, so yummy. It has the alfredo sauce on the side to dip the pizza in. I also wanted to say, I've been following your blog for a while, you are amazing, I love the things you create and you have such a happy attitude. Thanks.

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  57. I loved Olive Garden when I lived in Houston, but since moving to Idaho the closest one is about an hour and a half away. Worth the drive! I love the salad. I could eat the salad and nothing else.

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  58. Main Entree is my favorite, however I do enjoy there unlimited salad too!!

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  59. My favorite things at Olive Garden are the bread sticks and minestrone soup and the grilled shrimp caprese mmmm. Can taste us now :)

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  60. My favorite is always the Ravioli di Portobello. Being a vegetarian (and half Italian) I've always appreciated the flavorful vegetarian dishes... but have to admit, those desserts look scrumptious too!

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  61. I love olive garden! I cant go there much because of money, but I love there chicken Alfredo and their breadsticks! I'm a salad girl so I always get their salads. I have never had the opportunities to try one of their desserts.

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  62. I love to simply have the all you can eat soup! I didn't realize at first that you could get refills of different kinds of soup - not just the first one you ordered. My favorite is the Chicken Gnocci soup...ahhh, heavenly!

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  63. I love love the five cheese ziti al forno soooo probably the main course is my favorite but I love their (secret) chocolate lasagna cake...it's their "bday" cake but you can get it for about 8 dollars...amazing

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  64. I pretty much love all of Olive Garden! But my most favorite is the Zuppa Toscana and I beyond love their bread sticks!!! They also have amazing Cheese Ravioli!

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  65. Looks like fun! I really like the salad and the zuppa tocano soup.

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  66. I love the chicken Gnocci soup!

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  67. I haven't been to Olive Garden in a long time. Would LOVE to win this one and enjoy my favorite entree! Thanks for a super giveaway.

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  68. What a great giveaway! Love the zuppa toscana and bread sticks!

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  69. The dessert course is my favorite! I do love that so many restaurants are offering smaller dessert choices - sometimes you really do just want a few bites of something sweet to round off a meal!

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  70. The bread sticks are absolutely addictive!

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  71. The salad for sure! I'm obsessed!
    artistrybymckenzieg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  72. Mmm, I love the soup and breadsticks best- it's such a nice place to go with the girlfriends for lunch or to take the family to dinner!

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  73. My favorite meal, that I get every time I go to Olive Garden is the classic salad and breadsticks, the Chicken Parmigiana, and if I'm feeling extra skinny I'll order the White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

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  74. Would have to be the salad...I love their dressing!!

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  75. what fun!! i love the main entree the best, but the bread sticks and soup are incredible. it's always a great experience.

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  76. I LOVE their salad! I could eat a whole big bowl of it--it is perfectly crunchy and the dressing is fabulous! I also love the Venetian Apricot Chicken! MMMM!

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  77. Mmmmm Olive Garden sounds so good right now. My fav is the chicken Parmesan, but it's not complete without the salad with the yummy dressing and bread sticks. It's a complete package.

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  78. My favorite part is the bread sticks and salad. I love dipping the bread sticks in the salad dressing.

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  79. Pasta E Fagoli, Smoked Mozzarella Chicken & the Tiramisu...mmm

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  80. Tweeted about the giveaway
    https://twitter.com/#!/StillyLady/status/172098233328349185

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  81. Everything at Olive Garden is amazing but I love their lasagna as well as breadsticks! Great now I'm really hungry :)

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  82. The bread! WHO DOESNT LIKE BREAD!

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  83. Olive Garden was the place my hubby first told me he loved me! hehe. Great memories there. LOVE the salad and soup there. I could eat so many bowls of their salad. DELISH!

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  84. So I love the entrees, but I am thinking I need to try some of that cake. Looks so good. And such a great deal.

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  85. It's a toss up between salad and breadsticks and the dessert. yum... makes me want to go to olive garden :)

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  86. I like bread and soup too! It brings back good childhood memories at my Gramma's house!

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  87. I like bread and soup too! It brings back good childhood memories at my Gramma's house!

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  88. Thanks for the giveaway~

    My favorite is the main entreem though their soup is quite good.

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  89. oh the breadsticks and soup for sure skeime gmail

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  90. I love dessert! Especially chocolate!
    geminicalli at yahoo dot com

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  91. I love the breadsticks and salad.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  92. Oh the salad for sure... love their salad!

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  93. Is there anyone who doesn't love Olive Garden! I love anything Seafood and usually end up with the doggie bag because I've filled up on the breadsticks and salad. Love this Giveaway - Thank you!

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  94. Hi! I love the chicken gnocchi soup!

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  95. I love the breadsticks and salad! Of course, chicken marsala calls my name, too...

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  96. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/Ellaurence/status/172151614956769280

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  97. Dessert is always the best course of any meal, especially if it's chocolate!

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  98. Great photos!
    The breadsticks and soup are my favorite for sure.
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

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  99. https://twitter.com/#!/DuckyBunny/status/172158059127386112

    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

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  100. Our OLIVE GARDEN just opened last month...I have been pacing the floor for it!

    I love the unlimited soup,salad and breadsticks. The FUN part is you can try all the soups!! Mmmm

    I will be going atleast once a month of not more...took a friend for her bday last week..and another friend this week!!!

    No excuses needed..but so FUN with FRIENDS and yummy OLIVE GARDEN.

    THANK YOU..
    HOPE

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  101. The salad is my absolute favorite...and I'm not generally a salad person.

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  102. What a fun review for you and your family to do! I love the salad and breadsticks the best. I was in heaven when I learned you could buy the salad dressing in the restaurant. I would SO love to win this!

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  103. Love the soup! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. Tweeted about it.
    https://twitter.com/#!/Ninth_Street/status/172176657812160514

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  105. Oh, Olive Garden, how I love thee! Ok, I am a total goofball but I do love me some Olive Garden. My favorite main dish is the Chicken Alfredo...but the Lemon Cream cake is my favorite dessert.

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  106. Oh my goodness. I'm going to be totally boring but completely honest--my favorite part about Olive Garden is the breadsticks and salad! In fact, I think I would be so full after the breadsticks and salad, I would have a hard time eating the next two courses, but I'm sure I could manage somehow. ;-)

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  107. I tweeted it!
    https://twitter.com/#!/LadyNarcissa/status/172189843395325953

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  108. My fav is the Entree! I love any of the seafood dishes!

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  109. I love the soup and breadsticks. I usually eat enough of those to take my entree home to eat the next day. It's like my personal buy one-get one free deal!

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  110. Olive Garden's bread and salad are my favorite part of a meal there. Not sure why they taste so good. Of course, the entrees are good, too. I've always been too full to eat dessert, but they look delicious. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  111. Oh, yummy!! Those pictures definitely made me want some Olive Garden now. I love their breadsticks and salad. I haven't tried The Zuppa Toscana, but now I want to try it next time we go. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    claudiaytuarte@gmail.com

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  112. The main entree is my favorite part of the meal!

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  113. I tweeted about it as KShahann:
    http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4276080670931842601&postID=2917504248083936772&page=1&token=1329901236729

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  114. love love love olive garden but don't think we've been to one since we moved here in 05! it'd be great to try again!

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  115. I love the breadsticks and soup! Sometimes we go to the OG just to get soup, salad and breadsticks, because they are so delicious!

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  116. My favorite is the minestrone soup. LOVE IT. so many veggies, it's the perfect way to get the healthy stuff in early.

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  117. I love the entrees....I actually went to an Olive Garden last weekend, and it was my first time going in about 10 years! I used to go ALL the time in high school. It was still as good as I remembered!

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  118. I love the breadsticks and soup!! bearrabbitbear@hotmail.com

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  119. What a wonderful giveaway. Olive Garden is a favorite of our family too.......Love the soup salad and breaksticks.....i get it every time. Hubby likes the seafood alfredo. If i had to pick one it would be the fajoli soup and if the breadsticks are fresh i would pick them......Thanks so much for this chance to win!
    adbt16 at suddenlink dot net

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  120. I love the soup and breadsticks! Pasta e Fagioli is my favorite. :)

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  121. My favorite has got to be the soup & salad....I can never stop! I bet I could eat ALL of the big bowl by myself! Problem with that is - then I can't eat most of my entree!

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  122. My favorite course is soup. I love their zuppa tuscano!!! yummy!!

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  123. I always order soup, salad, and breadsticks when I go! I can't get enough of it! The Zupa Tuscana is my favorite soup :)

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  124. Oh my! Been almost drooling every time I drive by Olive Garden lately.. My family of 8 would so love to win this!!
    My absolute favorite are the Zuppa Toscana soup, salad, and breadsticks with alfredo sauce.. and I love to get their specials, because they are always so good!!

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  125. Our favorite is soup & salad with the minestrone soup.

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  126. Our favorite is soup & salad with the minestrone soup.

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  127. I've never tried their desserts they look marvelous. My favorite is always salad and breadsticks (sometimes soup)

    Shauna.godfrey@comcast.net

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  128. Our familiy loves Olive Garden! We have never had a meal that we didn't think was absolutely yummy. The breadsticks and salad are a favorite, but my 'always have' is the Fetuccini Alfredo with chicken. Give me some pasta and cream sauce anyday!

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  129. I love Olive Garden - the salad is to die for as are the breadsticks.

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  130. I love the breadsticks! And regardless of where I have Andes mints, I think of Olive Garden

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  131. Loved your pictures of your outing to Olive Garden for this review! My favorite thing at Olive Garden is the breadsticks and the unlimited salad! Yummy! Rhanks to your review, the hubby and I will head to our local Olive Garden this weekend for that terrific $12.95 3 course special- what a good deal!

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  132. breadsticks and soup for sure!!!

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  133. my favorite course is the soup/salad/breadsticks!!!! I could sit at a table and eat them all day long!!!!!

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  134. Olive Garden is my all time favorite! I have been going for years, so long in fact that what I order is no longer on the menu, but they have no problem fixing it for me. My entree of choice is Baked Mostacholli. I always order the same thing. Thanks for the chance at the give away. God will help you through - if my guess is right its chemo every three weeks. I am a survivor of 13 years. Keep the faith and your spirits high. Hugs
    Kim
    kimbre15@aol.com

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  135. I ADORE the Chicken and Gnochi soup at Olive Garden, so happy it is unlimited! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  136. My favorite course is the salad and breadsticks. We like to dip the breadsticks in alfredo sauce, YUM!

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  137. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/nmbrumfield/status/172394283926691841

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  138. My favorite has got to be the Chocolate Mousse. Most restaurants don't offer chocolate mousse as a dessert & I am so happy that Olive Garden does!

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  139. Love the chocolate mousse for dessert!

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  140. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite course is the dessert - tiramisu.

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  141. My favorite course is the entree - smoked mozzarella chicken sounds delicious.

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  142. Cannot resist their breadsticks and salad! Yumm. Thanks for running the giveaway :)

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  143. I love the soup, salad and breadsticks! I usually fill up on those and have lots of leftovers to bring home!

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  144. I love the soup, salad and breadsticks the most. But if I was to choose an entree, I love their lasagna. My favorite soup is the zuppa toscana. Their chocolate mousse. Sure would love to win the gift certificate!

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  145. Love the soup and breadsticks! Their salad is also so YUMMY! Love the Olive Garden! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  146. Lovely photos! I love the chicken and gnocci and the breadsticks!!

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  147. Lovely photos! I love Olive Garden! Their chicken and gnocci soup is so good. I also love their breadsticks.

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  148. My favorite course is the main entree and I always ALWAYS order capellini pomodoro! I've tried to recreate it at home but never get it quite right.

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  149. Mmm, breadsticks for sure are a favorite. I usually do an extra order to bring some home for the next day:) Zuppa Toscana is delish also!

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  150. Oh my gosh I love the breadsticks and the salad. Actually I have never had any bad!

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  151. Breadsticks with anything at Olive Garden is my favorite. I'm hungry as I'm reading this post. Your dinner looks yummy!

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  152. I always go for the salad, bread sticks with alfdredo dipping sauce and the chicken Alfredo followed by the black tie mousse cake. Yum!

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  153. Wow! I haven't tried Olive Garden yet, but your 3 course meal looks so good! My favorite is always desert. Don't always have room but sometimes I take home the main course just so I can eat some desert.

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  154. De-lurking...

    I love the breadsticks and salad. They go great together and both have great flavor.

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  155. mmm..olive garden is also my fave restaurant. i really like their dressing, salad and sauces. black tie mousse cake..mmmmmm..olive garden is an hr away from us tho! thanks for the giveaway.

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  156. I was just there the other day! You can't beat the soup salad, and breadsticks!

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  157. I love their bottomless soup. Especially the creamy ones. After that they have great cheesecake!

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  158. Oh man...do I have to pick a favorite? They're all so good! I tried that 3-course dinner when we were there last weekend, and I guess if I have to pick a favorite I'd pick the dessert. I had the strawberry white chocolate one. It was soooo good! You're right--perfectly sized :)

    steph.mitchell@gmail.com

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  159. I tweeted this here: https://twitter.com/#!/averycutetalk

    steph.mitchell@gmail.com

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  160. My favorite thing from Olive Garden is Zuppa Toscana soup. Their breadsticks are AMAZING as well. For sure one of my favorite restaurants!

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  161. Salad and breadsticks of Olive Garden are our favorite.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  162. https://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/172577532980367360

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  163. Breadsticks and salad...hands down!!!!!

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  164. My favorite course is the breadsticks! Especially when paired with the Alfredo dipping sauce! YUMMY!!!

    slice.of.life@hotmail.com

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  165. My family also enjoys eating at the Olive Garden. It's one restaurant where we can all choose something we like. My daughter is a vegetarian; she loves to get the Lasagna Roll. It is lasagna noodles rolled up with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses and marinara sauce. It is difficult for vegetarians to get a traditional lasagna style (one not made from vegetables) in most Italian restaurants. I love their Eggplant Parmasean. We all love their crisp, fresh salad and manage to share one of their chocolate desserts to finish our meal.

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  166. breadsticks & soup :)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  167. The Pasta Figoli soup is my all time favorite!!!!!!!

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  168. I LOVE lasagna & is often what I get, the caramel & chocolate dessert looks good!

    I would love to win! We've cut back on dining out, what a treat that would be!!

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  169. I LOVE lasagna & is often what I get, the caramel & chocolate dessert looks good!

    I would love to win! We've cut back on dining out, what a treat that would be!!

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  170. Love the main course!=) Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  171. Salad and breadsticks, fetuccini alfredo with grilled chicken :)
    Yummy!

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  172. My fav is the same as yours the Zuppa Toscana infact we love it so much we make it at home now with the recipe from the OG website!

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  173. I love the zuppa toscana! It's my favorite!

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  174. We were the same as newlyweds. We'd get their alfredo sauce and bread sticks to go because that was all we could afford. So I must say that the soup and bread sticks would be my favorite course!

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  175. ooh, favorite course. Ummmm all of them, do I really have to choose!I guess I would have to say the main course. Love the braised short ribs! It's one of my absolute favorite places to eat. thanks for the chance to win.

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  176. Definitely soup! Toscana for me, please!

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  177. love zuppa toscana and salad
    amramazon280 at yahoo dot com

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  178. https://twitter.com/#!/pinoysugarplum/status/172831816967913472

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  179. My tweet URL:
    https://twitter.com/#!/AndreaMom2Many/status/172858190688567296

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  180. I love the soup and salad----that is my meal many times. YUMM!!!

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  181. the main entree--chicken parm is soooo yummy :)

    marci h
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

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  182. Hmmm boy, tough question. Bread or dessert? hehe. I think dessert wins, but just by a pinch.

    Thank you and Olive Garden for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  183. WooHoo! An Olive Garden just opened up near us! Breadsticks and soup are my fav!

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  184. My fave course is the first one. I love starting with a good salad, and theirs is tops! I don't do soup first, too filling. I think I eat a whole bowl of salad by myself.

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  185. Zuppa Toscana is my favorite thing at Olive Garden by far - although the white chocolate raspberry cheesecake it divine!

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  186. I love Olive Garden!!! My favorite is the Tour of Italy. I love their breadsticks and salad. I haven't tried any soups yet but should before the warm weather comes in. Love your blog, it's a highlight of my week to look through!

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  187. I love Olive Garden!!! My favorite is the Tour of Italy. I love their breadsticks and salad. I haven't tried any soups yet but should before the warm weather comes in. Love your blog, it's a highlight of my week to look through!

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  188. I love the soup best (and try not too eat too mant breadsticks with it!)

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  189. Love the soup, salad and breadsticks. I vary the soup each time so I can taste it all. Haven't found one I didn't like.

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