Olive Garden Has A New 'Pasta Passport' And Yes, It Involves Travel

Olive Garden Takes Its Never Ending Pasta Pass to a Whole New $200 Level

And this year, the restaurant chain is adding an additional pasta pass for a more authentic experience - an all-inclusive, eight-week trip to Italy for 50 customers. For $100, you can get unlimited servings of pastas, sauces and toppings from the Never Ending Pasta Bowl menu for 8 weeks!

Last year, all 21,000 Pasta Passes sold out within one second.

"The passion of our guests have helped make Never Ending Pasta Pass an annual phenomenon", MaryKate Rosack, Olive Garden's director of marketing, told TODAY FOOD over email. Olive Garden plans to offer more than 22,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes.

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For $100, the pasta passes provide eight weeks of unlimited pasta, soup or salad, and breadsticks. Apart from the meals, you'll have the chance to sample wine and gelato and even learn how to prepare regional dishes.

The limited "Pasta Passport" includes the eight weeks of unlimited pasta, and an eight-day, seven-night all-inclusive trip to Italy for two, according to the release. The 50 Pasta Passports go on sale at 11 a.m. PST on Thursday, September 14th and we're sure they'll be snatched up quickly.

Plus, this year, 50 customers will also have the chance to buy a "Pasta Passport to Italy". They will be available for purchase for 30 minutes only, or until all passes and passports sell out.