Most-Loved Restaurant Copycats: Italian Edition

By Stephanie Schiraldi on March 4, 2016

Love going out for Italian, but don’t love the long waits, or the hit to your wallet? Now you can make your favorite restaurant-style dishes right at home! We’ve got you covered with comforting Italian copycats from popular chains across the country.

1

Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli

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This comforting pasta and bean soup is filled with a hearty helping of spicy Italian sausage and beans.

Damn Delicious

2

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

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Spicy Italian sausage, generous chunks of potato and crumbled bacon in every bite.

Damn Delicious

3

Carrabba's Sicilian Chicken Soup

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A meal unto itself, this authentic Sicilian bowlful is packed with fresh vegetables and chicken.

A Dash of Sanity

4

Cheesecake Factory Sundried Tomato Fettuccine

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Lighten up this Cheesecake Factory favorite by using Greek yogurt and tossing in some spinach or kale.

Table for Two

5

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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Make this Olive Garden favorite right in your Crock-Pot, adding the gnocchi and spinach right before you're ready to eat!

Pass the Sushi

6

Cheesecake Factory Chicken Madeira

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Upgrade your go-to chicken breast recipe with the addition of Madeira wine sauce and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.

Chew Out Loud

7

Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica

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This hearty pasta dish features shrimp, chicken AND bacon. Wowza.

The Girl Who Ate Everything

8

Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

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Creamy Alfredo sauce and plump, juicy shrimp served over a plate of fettuccine. A pretty special combo, if you ask us.

Natasha's Kitchen

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Olive Garden Five-Cheese Ziti Al Forno

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Add chicken for extra protein, or make it gluten-free simply by using gluten-free pasta.

Budget Savvy Diva

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Macaroni Grill Pasta Milano

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A single skillet filled with creamy garlic and sundried tomato sauce, chicken and mushrooms, all served over bowtie pasta.

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