Trip for 2 to Italy for $200 tomorrow: set your alarm


Olive Garden is bringing back their Never Ending Pasta Pass, with the pass going on sale tomorrow at 2pm ET. This year, in addition to selling 22,000 of the $100 pasta passes, they will be selling 50 Pasta Passport to Italy passes for $200 each that will include an all-expenses paid trip to Italy for 2.

The Deals

  1. Never Ending Pasta Pass for $100: Good for eight weeks of unlimited servings of pasta, sauces, and toppings from the Never Ending Pasta Bowl menu plus unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks (pass is valid from 9/25/17-11/19/2017. (this is an annual promotion)
  2. Pasta Passport to Italy for $200: Good for all of the above plus an eight day/seven night all-inclusive trip to Italy from April 7-14, 2018 (dates are not flexible). Trip includes coach airfare, ground transportation, hotel, 3 meals a day, and activities

Key Terms

  • Pasta pass is good for dine-in only, no sharing
  • Excludes gratuity, alcohol, and anything other than the never ending pasta bowl menu + soup, salad, and breadsticks
  • Both passes are non-transferable
  • Trip to Italy is only on the specified dates, must be 18+ to purchase and if someone under 18 is your companion, his/her parent/guardian must be on the trip

Quick Thoughts

The never ending pasta pass isn’t a bad deal if you live near an Olive Garden and actually want to eat pasta that often and don’t like cooking. In other words, it’s not a great deal for most people as the never ending pasta bowl is usually $10. That means you would have to go more often than once a week during the promotional period just to break even. Some would say you would need to go much more often to come out ahead versus just buying $100 worth of pasta and sauce, though remember that you do also get unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks for what that’s worth to you.

The real draw here is a an all-inclusive trip to Italy for 2 for $200. Of course, with only 50 of those available, it’s probably only slightly more likely than hitting the Powerball, at least you only pay if you’re a winner. I certainly plan to throw my hat in the ring as Baby Reyes should be about 3 months old at that point – perfect time for his first trip to Italy. Here’s hoping the travel agency responsible for buying the tickets purchases an upgradeable fare class :-).

Are you going to give this a shot? Let us know if you’re one of the lucky 50!

H/T: The Resort Traveler at Travel Update

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