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6 Best Olive Garden Desserts To Finish Your Meal

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Satisfy your sweet taste with a trip through the delicious world of Olive Garden desserts, where the delight of a full meal’s end blends with the creativity of flavor. The dessert selection at Olive Garden is a symphony of sweet sensations, from the velvety Tiramisu, a timeless Italian classic with layers of espresso-soaked ladyfingers and mascarpone, to the renowned Zeppoli—pillowy bits of fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar. Learn about the ideal way to cap off a meal as we delve into the premium candies that tantalize your taste buds and create a lasting, wonderful impression. Come enjoy the sweet side of Olive Garden’s world-class cooking, where each dessert is a celebration of decadence and the ideal way to cap off a wonderful dinner.

Black Tie Mousse Cake

Black Tie Mousse Cake
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Of all the best Olive Garden desserts on this list, the Black-Tie Mousse Cake has to be my numero uno. It is a simple mousse cake, but fireworks go off in your head with every bite melting in your mouth. The mousse cake has four unique layers, blending together perfectly. Its base consists of a moist and fluffy chocolate sponge topped with a dark chocolate cheesecake and a smooth and fluffy vanilla mousse. What binds all of this together is the chocolate ganache on top that is the perfect amount of bitter and sweet. I love sharing my food, but this is one dessert that I would have everyone keep their hands off.


Tiramisu

Tiramisu
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The classic ‘Pick Me Up’ dessert at Olive Garden is to die for, entertaining your mouth with the variety of textures it encompasses. The caffeinated bursts of espresso and cocoa in the Tiramisu made me feel like I’m floating in the air. Though I will admit that the sugar was a bit too overwhelming in the whipped cream on top, the tang of the mildly sweetened mascarpone and the bitterness from the espresso-soaked ladyfingers balanced it out well. Very rarely does one come across a good Tiramisu, and this one checks all the right boxes for me. Olive Garden’s iteration includes egg yolks, rum, mascarpone cheese, and ladyfingers. 


Zeppoli Warm Italian Doughnuts 

Zeppoli Warm Italian Doughnuts 
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For those who don’t know, the Zeppoli is a classic Italian pastry, commonly referred to as a doughnut here in America. It is a deep-fried dough topped all over with sugar – just like your typical sugar doughnut! The only difference? It’s a square. For those who have never tried it, it is similar to a churro in flavor but with a much softer texture. I love to snack on these and fry them every now and then at home myself. What I loved the most was that Olive Garden served them nice and warm, and with a delicious chocolate dip to enjoy them with. Olive Garden’s Zeppoli is made of eggs, butter, and flour, so if you’re allergic to these ingredients, you may be better off ordering another dessert. 

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Chocolate Brownie Lasagna

Chocolate Brownie Lasagna
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I distinctly remember devouring the 910 calorie Chocolate Brownie Lasagna every time I would come to Olive Garden as a kid. For two years straight, this is the only thing I ordered. After all, what more could a kid want? This dessert is well worth the added expense. There are eight delicious layers of fudge brownies and a vanilla-flavored cream cheese frosting. The chewy texture of the brownies, along with the fluffy frosting, is perfectly complemented with the chocolate shavings on top. 


Sicilian Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping

Sicilian Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping
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When opting for a strawberry cheesecake at any restaurant, I am always a little apprehensive. That is because I do not enjoy the syrup-like, artificial strawberry flavoring chefs incorporate within their cheesecake and on the top. I was hesitant before I ordered the Sicilian Cheesecake, but I have no regrets here because I have finally found a place that sells the perfect strawberry-flavored cheesecake. I have had this dessert at a sum of restaurants; besides Olive Garden, every one of them disappointed me. The tang, the sweetness, the fruity flavor of the strawberry toppings – everything was just perfect!


Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake
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Every American loves the classic pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. Olive Garden takes it one step further by turning the dessert into a soft, light, and fluffy Pumpkin Cheesecake. What more could you want in a dessert?! The pumpkin and the ginger-spice flavors combined in the cheesecake with the delicious crumbly base made of ginger cookies remind me of Autumn days, even on a warm summer evening. I feel the warmth of a fireplace with every bite of the cheesecake. Despite being sugar-intensive, the dessert itself is not heavy at all – though you might want to share this one if you are counting calories.

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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