Thanks to Olive Garden for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.


Every once in awhile, my husband and I get the chance to go out and have a relaxing dinner together. One of our favorite places to dine at is Olive Garden. The food is always delicious and the prices are reasonable. They often offer lunch and dinner promotions that are hard for me to pass up. This includes their current ‘Buy One, Take One’ promotion.Olive Garden Logo

One evening last week, my husband and I got a babysitter for the little ones and we headed out for dinner to Olive Garden. We had a short wait for a table, but that is common. Our local Olive Garden is pretty popular.

The ‘Buy One, Take One’ Meal Promotion


For a limited time, the ‘Buy One, Take One’ Promotion is being offered and it is definitely a good deal. For just $12.95, you get to pick one of the five qualifying entrees to enjoy at the restaurant with unlimited homemade soup or garden-fresh salad (and breadsticks, of course). Then, choose a second entree to take home. The entrees do not have to be the same one.

The entrees available:

  • Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara
  • Smoked Mozzarella Chicken
  • Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce
  • Five Cheese Ziti al Forno 
  • Fettuccine Alfredo

We both ordered from the ‘Buy One, Take One’ menu. Not only is it a good price for two meals, but the idea of having a quick and easy meal at home the next day or two is great. It is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. I wanted to get something for my kids to have for lunch the next day. It is also would be good when I know my husband will be working late or when I know we have a busy day and I won’t have time to cook a homemade meal.


After we ordered, the salad and breadsticks were brought to our table fairly quickly. Honestly, I could go to Olive Garden and just eat their salad all day. It has always been a favorite of mine.


I ordered the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken entree. This was my first time having it and it was extremely delicious. It was very cheesy with just enough peppers to add a little zest. I will definitely be getting that again. My husband ordered the Five Cheese Ziti, which he normally gets and it was tasty as usual.


For our entrees to take home, we got a Five Cheese Ziti and Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce. The server brought our ‘To-Go’ bag out after we finished our meal. The entrees are cooked and chilled, ready to be placed in the refrigerator. Within two days, you just microwave the container for the designated time (ours was 2.5 and 4 minutes) and enjoy.

We ate the take-home meals for lunch the next day. I split the spaghetti between the kids, while my husband and I split the Ziti. It was a quick, tasty lunch. The meals were just as good as the ones we had while dining at the restaurant. I can’t wait to go back again and take advantage of the promotion.

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No purchase necessary to enter. The giveaway is open to US residents 18+. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST April 22nd, 2013. The winner will be selected via and contacted by email. Winner has 24 hours to reply to confirm their prize or a new winner will be picked. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment; Not Nifty Mom, Momma Rambles, or Random Mommy.


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