Olive Garden's menu is divided among several categories including lunch, dinner and catering specific. The lunch menu contains lighter options including soups, salads and smaller pasta portions. The dinner menu consists of varied pastas, protein dishes and Italian culinary classics such as eggplant and chicken Parmesan.
Soups available on the lunch menu include a creamy Zuppa Toscana, Minestrone, Pasta e Fagioli and Chicken and Gnocchi. The diner has the option of combining a chosen soup along with house salad and fresh bread for a low price. Further light lunch options include a traditional chicken Caesar salad, vegetable primavera pasta and garlic rosemary chicken. For the hungriest diners, dinner-size pasta portions are also available.
The Olive Garden dinner menu offers numerous versions of classic Italian dishes, such as shrimp and chicken Alfredo, shrimp and chicken scampi, lasagna and shrimp or chicken carbonara. Options for gluten-sensitive diners include pastas, herb-grilled salmon and steak Toscano, a 12-ounce New York strip steak served with garlic butter and steamed broccoli. Kids fare consists of pastas with meat, tomato or Alfredo sauce, ravioli, pizza, chicken fingers or macaroni and cheese. For dessert, diners can select from signature Italian coffees, Italian ice creams called dolcini, panna cotta, zappoli and chocolate cakes.
As of 2015, prices on the dinner menu range from approximately 14 dollars for the least expensive pasta to 22 dollars for steak Toscano, the menu's most expensive single plate.