I’ll have soup, salad, and a trip to Italy.


Olive Garden will release its annual Pasta Pass on Thursday, which allows the bearer to dine from the truly Never Ending Pasta Bowl for eight weeks. But this year, the chain is also releasing a limited number of passes that will get the bearer an Italian vacation.

Only 50 people will be able to nab Olive Garden’s $200 Pasta Passport. Perks include an unlimited amount of shrimp scampi (or other favorite pasta) for eight weeks, and also an eight-day, all-inclusive trip to Italy for two.

The 50 winners will travel to Italy from April 7 to 14, 2018. Once abroad, they will visit Siena, Florence, Assisi, Rome, the Vatican City and Pisa. The trip includes round-trip flights, four-star hotel accommodations, ground transportation, optional daily cultural and culinary activities and three meals per day.

Last year, all 21,000 Pasta Passes sold out within one second. This year, Olive Garden will release 22,000, plus the additional 50 Pasta Passports. The sale is unlikely to last long.

Both the Pasta Pass and the Pasta Passport go on sale Thursday, September 14 at 2 p.m. ET at this website.

Those who are unable to snag one of the coveted tickets can either cough up $9.99 and drown their sorrows into a Never Ending Pasta Bowl or keep an eye out for airfare deals to plan their own Italian vacation. It’s possible to book a round-trip flight to Italy for only $300, if you know where to look.