Olive Garden $5 Take Home Entrees are BACK! (+ 8 More Ways to Save)

If you love eating out at Olive Garden – but your wallet doesn't – here are some current Olive Garden specials to save you money!

The BEST Current Olive Garden Specials

For a limited time at Olive Garden you can score up to 5 Take Home Entrees for just $5 each with the dine-in purchase of any entree! Choose from Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno, or Spaghetti with Meat Sauce.

And mark your calendars for 8/15! The first 24,000 people to request this deal will be able to purchase a Never Ending Pasta Pass to Olive Garden that can be used every day from 9/23- 11/24 for just $100! (The first 50 people can also get a lifetime pass for $500).



When you're not feeling up to making dinner but still want to sit down with the family around some comfort food – Olive Garden's a yummy option.  If the unlimited breadsticks aren't enough reason to love them – maybe the unlimited salad will win you over!

But what to do when you're determined to pinch those pennies? (No matter HOW much you love fettuccine alfredo…)


Here are some easy ways to save money while still eating allllll the yummy carbs! 🙂


9 Olive Garden Specials We Love


1 .  Olive Garden Kids Eat for $1

This comes around about once a month and it's a GREAT time to take the family out! (If you can hold off that long).  The $1 Kids Meals at Olive Garden is good for 2 children 10 and under, per paying adult. (You'll need to show the server the coupon from your email – if you don't get Olive Garden Emails sign up here!)

You'll want to sign up for Olive Garden emails to get notified when this deal comes around.

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2 .  Olive Garden Buy One Take One Promo

This special has always been hugely popular, but it's recently changed just a little.  The new details of this deal are as follows:

Buy one entree (any entree! Even a $6.99 lunch duo!) in the restaurant, and get another entree (dinner-size portion) to take home for only $5.  It will be packed up cold and come with heating instructions – so you can have a nice lunch later in the week.  PPP Team member Staci said this about it:

Worked great when we went to see my college girl as we left her with the take one dinners so she had pasta galore!

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3 . FREE Appetizer or Dessert

Sign up for the Olive Garden eClub and you'll receive a coupon in your inbox for a FREE Appetizer or Dessert with the purchase of 2 adult entrees.  Don't sit on it too long though because it expires within 2 weeks!

TIP: You can use this coupon over and over for the WHOLE two weeks – just show it on your phone and it will be valid until it's expiration date. Woohoo!


4 . CHEAP Dinner Duos

If you can get everyone rounded up and out of the door early – you can take advantage of Olive Garden's early dinner duos!  Monday through Thursday, from 3-5pm you can get an $8.99 entree along with unlimited salad and breadsticks.



5 . Olive Garden Lunch Duos – $6.99 & UP

Meeting a friend for lunch and looking to keep it inexpensive?  The Olive Garden lunch duos are the same price as a McDonald's combo meal and you get quite a bit of bang for your buck!  From 11am – 3pm you can get the following for $6.99:

Unlimited Soup or Salad + Unlimited Breadsticks + one of the following:

  • Eggplant Parmigiana Breadstick Sandwich (with fries)
  • Italian Meatball Breadstick Sandwich  (with fries)
  • Grilled Vegetable & Cheese Piadina
  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Mini Pasta Bowl



6 . Olive Garden Gift Card Bonus

For a limited time you will get a FREE $10 Bonus Gift Card when you purchase a $50 Olive Garden Gift Card.  This would make a nice Mother's Day gift – or just another smart way to save at Olive Garden 😉

Also check Raise.com to buy an Olive Garden GiftCard at a discount!  (When I last checked you could get a $40 giftcard for $35!)

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7 . Olive Garden Rewards

Did you know Olive Garden has a rewards program?  Available only at select locations, you can sign up and start earning points for every $1 you spend at Olive Garden.  You can redeem those points for a $10 off coupon, free appetizers and more 🙂  You'll also earn 100 points just for joining.  See if the rewards program is available at your location.



8 . FREE Dessert on your Birthday!

Who doesn't love free cake on their birthday?  When you're signed up for Olive Garden rewards you'll receive a coupon for 1 FREE Dessert up to a $10 max value!

That black tie mousse cake looks divine….


9 . Order Online to Save More

Sometimes Olive Garden sends out online coupon codes for to-go orders (sign up for those emails so you won't miss them!)  Right now you can save 10% OFF with code in your email (Each code is unique so you'll have to check your inbox!) or $5 off $30 with code 5TOGO.

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**Some of these promotions come around once in a blue moon, and some are always available – so make sure you check before you go.


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