Posted by William Charles on September 12, 2017

Published on September 12th, 2017 | by William Charles


Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Pass: Eight Weeks Of Unlimited Pasta For $100 (22,000 Passes For Sale)

The Offer

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  • Olive Garden is bringing back their never ending pasta pass. You get eight weeks of unlimited never ending pasta bowls for $100 + tax. It goes on sale on 9/14 at 2PM ET and usually sells out quickly. They are also selling 50 Pasta Passports to Italy for $200 that also include an eight day/seven night trip to Italy.

The Fine Print

  • Named passholder may redeem for unlimited Never Ending Pasta Bowl® (NEPB) meals 9/25/17-11/19/17.
  • Dine-in only.
  • Valid at any Olive Garden location in the U.S. (excl. Puerto Rico).
  • Not valid for online or ToGo orders.
  • Present to server at time of ordering.
  • One redemption per visit.
  • Each “NEPB meal” consists of pasta, sauce, and a single topping serving from the promotional NEPB menu.
  • All other entrees excluded. Each meal is for one person and may not be shared.
  • Excludes gratuity, alcohol, and any other menu item not listed herein.
  • Pass is not a gift card and is not reloadable; is non-transferable without permission, holds no value, and amount paid (if applicable) is non-refundable. 18+ to purchase Pass.
  • Use signifies agreement to all terms and Olive Garden’s Privacy Policy (
  • Questions? Olive Garden Guest Relations, (844) 209-3484. Expires 11/19/17. © 2017 Darden Concepts, Inc.
  • Pasta Passport to Italy℠ trip of a lifetime will take place APRIL 07, 2018 (Next Day Arrival) – APRIL 14, 2018.
  • Trip dates are not flexible; must be able to travel with the group on these dates.
  • Trip for two includes roundtrip coach class airfare from the 48 continental United States to Italy for named Passholder and your guest (to be booked by a third party travel agency; flight times and schedule to be determined by third party travel agency), double-occupancy four-star hotel accommodations, ground transportation to/from airport in USA (purchaser and guest must arrive and depart from the same location), group ground transportation while in Italy, optional daily cultural and culinary activities, and three meals per day. Pass is non-transferrable, holds no value, and amount paid is non-refundable. Purchaser and guest must meet all travel requirements including valid passports or other mandatory travel documents. 18+ to purchase Pass; If guest is under 18 years old, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Our Verdict

I know this is extremely popular with some readers and can obviously be fantastic value if you like Olive Garden pasta and can stomach eating lots of it in an eight week period. Chances of getting one of the $200 passes is basically zilch, but goodluck anyway! No drink is included this year, as Josh points out previously it was a drink for whole table and then just for the pass holder and now nothing.

41 Responses to Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Pass: Eight Weeks Of Unlimited Pasta For $100 (22,000 Passes For Sale)

  1. Rigo Leto says:

    I love Oliver Garden!

  2. Josh says:

    No beverages included this year. Used to be a drink for the whole table, then just a drink for the pass holder IIRC

  3. AL says:

    New reality TV: I’m gonna go head to head with Joey Chestnut for 8 weeks straight. Hopefully Morgan Spurlock didn’t already take reality TV angle.

  4. Dan says:

    Why would you buy this? Please don’t.

  5. Dan says:

    $200 for a trip to Italy? What’s the catch other than there’s only 50 of them?

  6. shawn says:

    If only I were still putting in massive hours on the bicycle

  7. Justin says:

    Haha, that $200 pass is SUCH a bad idea for them. It’s obviously a negative profit, but more importantly their severs are going to be slammed with bots trying to get one of the 50 slots.

    My prediction: The servers will get overloaded, and people who want the more legitimate $100 deal won’t be able to check out and get incredibly frustrated.

    • TG says:

      Uhh no, bots aren’t going to get them. To make a bot, you need to know how the exact process of completing an order works from start to finish. Since there’s no way of figuring that out before the passes are released, you can’t make a bot for it.

      • Josh says:

        You could always assume the system is the same as previous years *or that the server begins accepting requests before it’s supposed to*

      • Chris M says:

        According to a post on another site (so take this for what it’s worth), people with website coding knowledge absolutely took advantage of the weak web design last year where they were able to place orders before the pasta pass actually went on sale, which left none available for regular folks. And there was no $100 trip to Italy last year, so imagine how many more people will be looking for vulnerabilities this year.

        • A says:

          That was in 2015, when there were only 2,000 passes. I never heard anything about the contest being hacked again last year.

          • Chris M says:

            I suppose there could have been 21,000 people that bought the passes in one second. Who knows what happened? Either way, with a trip to Italy up for grabs this year, I would expect people smarter than Olive Garden web designers are going to try to get in before you and me. I have no desire to try and duke it out with them. Heck, I couldn’t even win tickets to a local event this morning on a radio station that probably had 2 dozen people calling in. I’m not competing against the hordes of OG alfredo lovers out there for a chance this remote.

  8. M McCoy says:

    I scored a Pasta Pass last year – and really “worked” it. I tried to go at least 4 days a week for lunch. At restaurant I ordered meal, 2 bowls of soup and beverage. I took home half of my meal an additional bowl of soup, bread sticks, another meal serving and a drink to go. Tipped $3-$4. My kids would get the take home items – or I’d freeze them for later.

    Servers knew me and just brought me everything without needing to ask (after the first couple of days)

    Not trying to get a pass this year.

  9. John says:

    Diabetes only for $100, Score!

  10. Mike M says:

    Looks like you’d need to go at minimum twice a week to make the $100 deal worth it. Not sure my body can handle OG that frequently.

  11. Connie says:

    Got one!!

  12. Janie Solano says:

    Well if you calculate 22,000 pasta passes at $100 Olive Garden just made 2 million dollars.Don’t fall for it!!!!

  13. Tracy Jenkins says:

    Well, I actually got two (using 2 devices) of the passports, and then checked out about 3 minutes apart. Then a few minutes later I got an email and then another email saying that my credit card had been declined. No reason for that. Plus, when the card is declined, I get an email from the issuer because it is always for fraud. No email. The email from Pasta Pass said my passes were still being held and I just needed to go in and update my payment info, which I did (with another card) and it wouldn’t let me submit it at all–it said there was an error in the field highlighted in red. No red anywhere. I tried on Chrome and Safari, on my laptop, iPad and phone. Always the same. I retyped all the fields. Nothing.

    Next, I called the phone number on the ‘declined’ email I got. Auto answer said to wait for a person, but after about 45 seconds, it told me there was a system error and I got hung up on. That happened 4 times.
    Maybe this happened to everyone. Anyway, I’ll be bummed if I don’t get it. Was going to be a gift.

    • Sherry says:

      In my case, 10 minutes before the actual deal starts, I opened the site on two computers with fast internet and kept my fingers ready on both computers and as soon the deal started, I clicked on both computers with each hand and in a tiny fraction of second, both $200 & $100 deals showed it as “SOLD OUT” and on one computer and luckily on other computer, it said, I was got into the $100 pasta pass and said I have 7 minutes to finish the checkout and I was able to checkout but moments later received an email saying my credit card declined and gave an option to update the payment details and I did and it again sent another email with same declined info. At this time, I used another credit card and I didn’t received the confirmation for more than an hour and finally got the confirmation email for the $100 deal.

    • Donald Jackson says:

      I’m not surprised at all! What a scam!

  14. Alan C Strauss says:

    Olive Garden says I won the pasta pass but the confirmation email declines my credit card payment. My credit card is good. Have I been scamed?

  15. Mike M. says:

    Tried to get the passport (yea right) and then immediately tried to get the pasta pass. Was sold out in the first 15 seconds.

  16. Tracy Jenkins says:

    Go to the Olive Garden facebook page, DM them with your confirmation number and a screenshot of your payment method with the ‘red field’ error message and they will fix you up within minutes.

  17. Nichola says:

    I also got one and paid, bit then got an email saying my card had been declined. I took a screen shot so hopefully they will honor it! My credit card company says that the card was never even tried.

  18. Kitty Litter says:

    Thanks to Doctor of Credit for the Pasta Pass offer.

    I was able to score one again for 2017, and had the Pasta Pass for 2016
    as well.

    I was not interested in going to Italy.

    So, you don’t receive a free beverage this year, but you do receive an
    extra week. For me, it’s a wash. I’ll just order water with lemon slices.

    I will be a fatter Kitty – with much more litter to dump out during the 8 weeks of the promotion. Big, fat and ready for Thanksgiving.

    By the way, I had no problem using my American Express card to pay, and received the confirmation e-mail within 30 minutes of payment.

    Do you think staff at Olive Garden will check my ID since the name I
    used on the Pasta Pass this year is: LOOSE PUSSEE?
    Since Olive Garden is using Tanya Tomato, why not LOOSE PUSSEE?

    Thanks again Doctor of Credit!


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