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Enjoy New Menu Options At Olive Garden + #Giveaway #OGTastes #OliveGarden

Living in New York Cit there’s a fluster of restaurants on every block. We have our favorites that we tend to frequent often. Hubby & I ate at Olive Garden years ago, I will admit, when we had a rare date night. It’s a great food chain restaurant that is a favorite amongst many people. Olive Garden, in Times Square recently held a luncheon for a group of hungry bloggers to introduce some new menu items which was unveiled earlier this year.  We had an hour to indulge in 10 courses. This was a challenge we were all up to.

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The 10 new items we tasted had us drooling for more. The food was accentuated with an array of flavors that didn’t disappoint.

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Risotto Bites -Bite-sized blend of Italian cheeses and rice, lightly fried and served in marinara sauce.
Sautéed shrimp served on creamy polenta and topped with a fresh blend of olives, capers and tomato sauce.
Polenta Shrimp alla Greca-Sautéed shrimp served on creamy polenta and topped with a fresh blend of olives, capers and tomato sauce.
Chicken wings tossed with garlic and chili peppers from the Italian region of Calabria, served with gorgonzola dipping sauce. Available for a limited time.
Spicy Calabrian Wings (appetizer)-Chicken wings tossed with garlic and chili peppers from the
Italian region of Calabria, served with gorgonzola dipping sauce. Available for a limited time.
– Smashed chicken meatballs with roasted bell peppers and mozzarella on a focaccia bun.
Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich– Smashed chicken meatballs with roasted bell peppers
and mozzarella on a focaccia bun.
Served as part of Never Ending Pasta Bowl. Starting Sept. 22 through Nov. 9, guests can enjoy a variety of more than 150 pasta  combinations, plus homemade soup or garden fresh salad and fresh baked garlic breadsticks – all unlimited and starting at just $9.99. Learn more and see combinations here.
Bucatini with Spicy Three Meat Sauce and Meatballs-Served as part of Never Ending Pasta
Bowl. Starting Sept. 22 through Nov. 9, guests can enjoy a variety of more than 150 pasta
combinations, plus homemade soup or garden fresh salad and fresh baked garlic breadsticks – all unlimited and starting at just $9.99. Learn more and see combinations here.
(Olive Garden Specialty, Lighter Italian Fare [under 575 calories]) – Grilled chicken breast in a savory broth simmered with cannellini beans, kale and garden vegetables.
Chicken Abruzzi (Olive Garden Specialty, Lighter Italian Fare [under 575 calories]) – Grilled
chicken breast in a savory broth simmered with cannellini beans, kale and garden vegetables.
Fresh mozzarella bites, roasted tomato, bell pepper, basil, kale and an extra-virgin olive oil drizzle.
Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad Topper-Fresh mozzarella bites, roasted tomato, bell pepper, basil, kale and an extra-virgin olive oil drizzle.
Grilled chicken breasts served on a bed of fettuccine tossed with creamy roasted butternut squash alfredo and fresh spinach. Available as part of the fall menu and for a limited time only.
Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine-Grilled chicken breasts served on
a bed of fettuccine tossed with creamy roasted butternut squash alfredo and fresh spinach. Available as part of the fall menu and for a limited time only.
(Olive Garden Specialty) – Sautéed shrimp, bay scallops and clams tossed with pappardelle pasta, fresh asparagus and tomatoes in a creamy red pepper seafood sauce.
Pappardelle Pescatore (Olive Garden Specialty) – Sautéed shrimp, bay scallops and clams tossed
with pappardelle pasta, fresh asparagus and tomatoes in a creamy red pepper seafood sauce.

 

And all good meals end with a delicious desert! We were stuffed by the 10th course at least I know I was! Olive Garden couldn’t let us leave empty handed with out their tasty Pumpkin Cheesecake, available for a limited time.

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A seasonal favorite, this is a pumpkin cheesecake topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce and ginger cookie crumbles. Available for a limited time only.
Pumpkin Cheesecake-A seasonal favorite, this is a pumpkin cheesecake topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce and ginger cookie crumbles. Available for a limited time only.

Everything was delicious! My favorites were the Chicken Albruzzi, risotto bites & caprese salad. I was indeed impressed by all the new menu options and the staff at this Times Square location. Their service was impeccable. They were attentive, polite & very tolerable of a messy bunch of women!

Olive Garden wants you to head over  with your family to check out their new menu make overs. Go to http://www.olivegarden.com to find your nearest location.

One lucky reader will win a $50 Electronic Gift Card!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I attended a tasting event to facilitate this review.

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<3 Denise

144 Comments

  1. Virginia Rowell Virginia Rowell

    Cheeseslover that I am, I want to try the Risotto Bites. Olive Garden is my favorite!

    • those were soo yummy!! I need the recipe! LOL

  2. Mary Happymommy Mary Happymommy

    The Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich looks interesting!

    • it’s like a chicken parmigana but 10 times better!

  3. Tanisha Gomez Tanisha Gomez

    I would love to try the Chicken Abruzzi and Pumpkin cheesecake, they look amazing!

  4. I’d like to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine (again)

  5. Nichol Perez Nichol Perez

    Bucatini with spicy three meat sauce and meatballs

    • you love spicy foods! LOL

  6. Jennifer Rote Jennifer Rote

    Hard to pick just one! I’ll go with the Spicy Calabrian Wings.

  7. the whole menu looks delish even the desserts

  8. Kelly D Kelly D

    I would like to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo

  9. Nicole Nicole

    I would like to try everything it’s one of my favorite restaurant

  10. HS HS

    I’ll try Chicken Abruzzi.

  11. Nicole Nicole

    First off I love there salads, I would love to try the Chicken Abruzzi, that looks delish!

  12. Elizabeth D. Elizabeth D.

    I want to try the Chicken Abruzzi. Oh and that salad looks amazing!

  13. Amanda Sakovitz Amanda Sakovitz

    id love to try the Risotto Bites

  14. Sue Ellison Sue Ellison

    I want to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine.

  15. The risotto bites sound delish!

  16. Monica S. Monica S.

    I’d love to try the risotto bites! Yum!

  17. Thomas Murphy Thomas Murphy

    I want to try the Chicken Abruzzi

  18. Chelsey Jones Chelsey Jones

    I would love to try the Pumpkin Cheesecake!

  19. Alaine Alaine

    the chicken abruzzi:)

  20. steve weber steve weber

    I would love to try the Chicken Abruzzi

  21. Adrienne gordon Adrienne gordon

    The Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine

  22. Margaret Smith Margaret Smith

    I’d love to try the Crispy Risotto Bites

  23. Amy Pratt Amy Pratt

    I want to try the Risotto bites. Yum.

  24. trisha kilpatrick trisha kilpatrick

    I would so love to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine.

  25. April Brenay April Brenay

    My hubby and I would love to try the risotto bites, wow those sound good!

  26. Denise S Denise S

    I’d love to try out the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich.

  27. Sarah Hirsch Sarah Hirsch

    i want to try the risotto balls

  28. Debbi Wellenstein Debbi Wellenstein

    The Risotto Balls look amazing!

  29. Ann Fantom Ann Fantom

    I would love to try Olive Garden’s new Pappardelle Pescatore

  30. Cynthia C Cynthia C

    I would like to try the Polenta Bites.

  31. Tari Lawson Tari Lawson

    I want to try the Polenta Shrimp alla Greca-Sautéed shrimp served on creamy polenta and topped with a fresh blend of olives, capers and tomato sauce.

  32. Tarah Tarah

    The Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine sounds amazing!

  33. Monique Rizzo Monique Rizzo

    The pumpkin cheesecake looks amazing!!

  34. Suzanne K Suzanne K

    I’d like to try the Chicken Abruzzi

  35. Kristen Kristen

    I want to try the Risotto Bites.

  36. McKim McKim

    I want to try the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich.

  37. Katherine Katherine

    Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich

  38. Jay P Jay P

    Bucatini with Spicy Three Meat Sauce and Meatballs

  39. Nic Perrino Nic Perrino

    I want to try the wings again! MMMMMMM

  40. Barbara Montag Barbara Montag

    I’d love the Spicy Calabrian Wings.
    thank you

  41. Geoff K Geoff K

    The Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich looks awesome!

  42. My tummy is a lookin’ and its a likin’! Love Olive Garden!

  43. Danielle D Danielle D

    risotto bites

  44. Oh man so many yummy choices, the risotto bits and shrimp and polenta sound really good. Salivating just thinking about it.

  45. Christina G. Christina G.

    I’d like to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine. Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Jill McHale Jill McHale

    I’d like to try the Chicken Abruzzi. Thanks for the opportunity!

  47. courtney b courtney b

    im going with chicken abruzzi ..

    sounds very intriguing! love olive garden! thank you! xoxoxo

  48. Tracy Pryor Tracy Pryor

    I’d love to try the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich.

  49. Diane F Diane F

    The Chicken Abruzzi sounds good and also the pumpkin cheesecake.

  50. Elena Elena

    I want to try the Risotto Bites

  51. Gina M (Wild Orchid) Gina M (Wild Orchid)

    I would love to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  52. beth shepherd beth shepherd

    I would like to try the Chicken Abruzzi

  53. Erika W. Erika W.

    I would love to try the Risotto Bites! The Pumpkin Cheesecake also looks amazing.

  54. Kim Keithline Kim Keithline

    I want to try the pumpkin cheesecake I love everything pumpkin

  55. Mendy Dinsmore Mendy Dinsmore

    I think these would be great to try, Risotto Bites -Bite-sized blend of Italian cheeses and rice, lightly fried and served in marinara sauce.

  56. Crystal F Crystal F

    I would like to try the risotto bites. They look really good. thank you!

  57. Jessica Beard Jessica Beard

    I want to try the pumpkin cheesecake this fall.

  58. shaunie shaunie

    I would love to try the Risotto Bites, looks really tasty

  59. Michelle Michelle

    Crispy Risotto Bites

  60. Zenetta Zenetta

    The new menu option I want to try is the Pappardelle Pescatore. It looks delicious.

  61. shelly peterson shelly peterson

    I want to try the Risotto Bites and the pumpkin cheesecake

  62. Laura J Laura J

    Oh the Chicken Abruzzi looks amazing to me! That would be my first pick to try!

  63. Tanya White Tanya White

    The Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich looks so good.

  64. joni joni

    I would like to try the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich.

  65. Serge B Serge B

    Pappardelle Pescatore looks good

  66. Kim Kihega Kim Kihega

    I would like to try the Risotto Bites.

  67. alena svetelska alena svetelska

    I would love to try the Bucatini with spicy three meat sauce and meatballs.

  68. Heather Dawn Heather Dawn

    I really want to try Bucatini with Spicy Three Meat Sauce and Meatballs!

  69. erica best erica best

    the cheesecake look so good

  70. Jennifer Marie Jennifer Marie

    I would like to try the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich.

  71. I so want to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo I am taking my Daughter there for her birthday later this month I was looking forward to it before but now I can’t wait.

  72. Kristi Kristi

    I’m looking forward to trying their pumpkin cheesecake.

  73. Kelly H. Kelly H.

    I’d like to try the smashed chicken meatball sandwich.

  74. Nicole C. Nicole C.

    I would love to try the Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad.

  75. Nat Nat

    Risotto bites!

  76. danielle Marie danielle Marie

    i have to go with the pumpkin cheesecake. drooling on my keyboard right now.

  77. Stephanie Stephanie

    The Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich

  78. YULIANA YULIANA

    OMG, THE MENU IS TO DIE FOR 🙂

  79. Leidy Leidy

    I would like to try the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich

  80. Deb C Deb C

    I would like to try the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich at Olive Garden.

  81. Erica B. Erica B.

    The meatball sandwich sounds good.

  82. Tabathia B Tabathia B

    I like the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich

  83. JL Reed JL Reed

    To be honest, the Olive Garden’s new menu items do not tempt me as much as they have in the past. The Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad Topper looks most inviting. Perhaps it is just my tastes? I love some of their more classic dishes though.

    • believe me I wasn’t a big fan! But I think you will find something that your palette will like

  84. Lisa V. Lisa V.

    The Pappardelle Pescatore looks wonderful.

  85. kyl neusch kyl neusch

    Spicy Calabrian Wings.

  86. Laura Fugate Laura Fugate

    I want to try the Chicken Abruzzi. Looks delicious!

  87. Katie J Katie J

    That pumpkin cheesecake is calling my name!

  88. tara darity tara darity

    The Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine sounds amazing!!!

  89. Nancy Nancy

    The Risotto Bites look tasty.

  90. Ceinwyn R Ceinwyn R

    The Risotto bites and pumpkin cheesecake would be my first picks, though I always love their salad.

  91. Susan Smith Susan Smith

    I’d like to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine.

  92. Chrysa Chrysa

    I want that smashed chicken meatball sandwich! YUM!!

  93. Tammie Venne Tammie Venne

    Pumpkin cheesecake is all I need!

  94. Grace B. Grace B.

    The Risotto Bites sound the best.

  95. Michelle D Michelle D

    The pumpkin cheesecake!

  96. Paula Michele Hafner Paula Michele Hafner

    I would love to try the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich. The Pumpkin Cheesecake looks good, too.

  97. Tim Tim

    I think out of all of the new items the pumpkin cheesecake is the most enticing to me.

  98. Brittney House Brittney House

    Id love to try the Risotto Bites.

  99. Jennifer K Jennifer K

    I would love to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo, looks delish!

  100. ellen beck ellen beck

    The Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich would be my choice.

  101. joe gersch joe gersch

    i would love the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine

  102. latanya latanya

    Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine

  103. Robin Robin

    I would love to try the smashed meatball sandwich.

  104. Michaela R. Michaela R.

    I would like to try the Chicken Abruzzi!

  105. Karen Drake Karen Drake

    I would love to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo.

  106. Holly C. Holly C.

    the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich sounds delish!

    • it is! one of my favorites

  107. Theresa D Theresa D

    The Pappardelle Pescatore sounds delicious, I would love to try it.

  108. Breanne Breanne

    I’d like to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine.

  109. William Krawic William Krawic

    I would like to try the Chicken Abruzzi

  110. Hesper Fry Hesper Fry

    I would like to try out the Chicken Abruzzi.

  111. Leanne G Leanne G

    I would like to try the Spicy Caribbean Wings.

  112. Adriane Adriane

    Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine sounds wonderful!

  113. Jillian T Jillian T

    I would love to try the Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine. It’s perfect for Fall.

  114. claire claire

    Id love to try the Risotto Bites.

  115. RICHARD HICKS RICHARD HICKS

    I want to try their Risotto Bites

  116. EMMA L HORTON EMMA L HORTON

    I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE Spicy Calabrian Wings

  117. Peggy Rydzewski Peggy Rydzewski

    Bucatini with Spicy Three Meat Sauce and Meatballs

  118. Sumer B Sumer B

    I want the Pumpkin Cheesecake

  119. Martha Holland Martha Holland

    The Bucatini with Spicy Three Meat Sauce and Meatballs looks really yummy.

  120. steph gregory steph gregory

    The pumpkin cheesecake is first on my list! It looks yummy!!

  121. LJ LJ

    Would love to try the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich

  122. tallcapp tallcapp

    I’m for trying the Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

  123. Melanie Montgomery Melanie Montgomery

    I wanna try the smashed chicken meatball sandwich

  124. Birdiebee Birdiebee

    The Pumpkin Cheesecake is the option I would love to try.

  125. Christina Sparks Christina Sparks

    The Risotto Bites sound like they would be good.

  126. Candie L Candie L

    The pumpkin cheesecake looks amazing. Thank you

  127. shawna shawna

    I would like the Bucatini with spicy three meat sauce and meatballs

  128. BILL HOFF BILL HOFF

    Spicy Calabrian Wings sound awesome…we love wings!

  129. tina reynolds tina reynolds

    I am so wanting to try those Risotto Bites they look so so good

  130. Ellie Wright Ellie Wright

    I’d like to try the Chicken Abruzzi.

  131. Shirley Hicks Shirley Hicks

    Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo

  132. Denise W Denise W

    The Pumpkin Cheesecake- yum!

  133. Laurie Emerson Laurie Emerson

    I would like to try the Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich.

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