Olive Garden unveils new menu items

Cucina Mia menu caters to busy schedules

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Olive Garden's new Cucina Mia menu section gives guests the ability to create their own entree from a variety of six pastas and five made-from-scratch sauces.

ORLANDO, fla. - Olive Garden unveiled its new menu on Tuesday, which includes more than 20 new items.

The restaurant's new Cucina Mia menu aims to broaden choice, variety and value for customers, according to a news release. It will additionally implement new cooking techniques specifically for the new menu.

Menu highlights include small plates, light fare and a "create-your-own" meal option for dinner, while additions to the lunch menu are designed to expedite the dining process.

"Our new menu is designed to give our guests an enhanced experience by giving them new flavors, more variety and everyday value," Jay Spenchian, executive vice president of marketing for Olive Garden, said in a press release.

"We're staying true to the fresh, simple Italian food, while creating more ways to delight our guests."

New Cucina Mia ("My Kitchen") for $9.99

Choose your pasta: New Large Paccheri, New Tri-Colored Vegetable Penne, Bucatini, New Cavatappi, Whole Wheat Linguine, New Gluten-Free Rotini
Choose your made-from-scratch sauce: New Creamy Garlic Asiago, New Primavera, New Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato, New Spicy Diavolo, Fresh Tomato Pomodoro
Add a topping (additional cost): New Chicken Meatballs, New Sausage Meatballs, Meatballs, Sauteed Shrimp

New Small Plates

  • Parmesan Olive Fritta
  • Polenta Shrimp alla Greca

New Appetizer

Spicy Calabrian Wings

New Lighter Italian Fare

  • Center Cut Filet Mignon
  • Chicken Abruzzi (Olive Garden Specialty)

New Olive Garden Specialties

  • Crab Topped Chicken
  • Salmon Bruschetta
  • Pappardelle Pescatore
  • Mediterranean Grilled Trout

New Carne/Beef

  • Parmesan Crusted Filet

New Antipasti and Caprese Salads

Choose a new topping for Olive Garden's signature garden-fresh salad:

  • Antipasti Italian Meats & Cheese
  • Roasted Tomato Caprese

New Lunch Combinations & Sandwiches

  • Tuscan Trio Combinations
  • New Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich

New Dessert

  • Salted Caramel Tiramisu

For a complete look at the new menu, go to OliveGarden.com.

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