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6 Places Serving Up Deals for National Pasta Day


Even though it’s National Pasta Day every day in our house, October 17 is the day that everyone else — most importantly Italian restaurants — recognize the unofficial holiday with a heaping plate of pasta served alongside some pretty darn good deals. Here’s where you can enjoy a plate of spaghetti and meatballs for less, or better yet: free!

Olive Garden

While they’re not offering any National Pasta Day-specific deals, the chain is currently running its Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion right now. Dishes start at only $9.99 and that includes breadsticks and a soup or salad. Now that’s how they live up to their motto: “When you’re here, you’re family.”


Even though Olive Garden isn’t giving anything away for free, Carrabba’s is offering diners a BOGO on spaghetti entrees. The best part is that this deal lasts for the entire week! We know what we’re eating for dinner…


Like Olive Garden, Maggiano’s isn’t offering any National Pasta Day deals. If, however, you have a hankering for baked ziti, eggplant parmesan, or fettuccine alfredo, Maggiano’s will hook you up with another pasta to-go. In fact, any dish on their classic pasta menu is BOGO. Score!

Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo’s National Pasta Day deal is totally a reason to celebrate. Diners get $5 off a small or $10 off a large create-your-own pasta. Holy macaroni is right!


No deal here (womp womp), but Fazoli’s is offering a gift card to at least one (and hopefully more!) person. So how do you enter? All you have to do is let them know how you’re celebrating National Pasta Day and you can score some money towards a future meal. Yum!

Macaroni Grill

Though Macaroni Grill also doesn’t have National Pasta Day deals, they are celebrating first responders for the entire month. During October, Macaroni Grill is giving away a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti when a first responder dines in. If this isn’t the perfect excuse for a family dinner out, we don’t know what is.

If you plan on staying in this National Pasta Day, we’ve still got you covered. One-pot pasta is a dinner your whole family will devour.

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