National Pasta Day 2018: 10 Places Giving Away Free Pasta & Deals

By: Cindy G. Castillo | Victor Padilla Posted: 4:46 PM, Oct 11, 2018 Updated: 4:47 PM, Oct 11, 2018

National Pasta Day is upon us! Yes, there’s a whole day devoted entirely to this versatile Italian staple. While there are many types of pasta – from lasagna, to macaroni, to linguine – we can all agree that the best kind is free pasta! So get ready to carb load, because  The List has rounded up 10 places giving away free pasta to help you celebrate National Pasta Day.

1. Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant  

Buca di Beppo has an ongoing freebie to enjoy on National Pasta Day or any day of the year. EClub members get a free pasta just for signing up! This offer is valid for first-time eClub subscribers only. But, wait, there’s more! October also happens to be National Pasta Month, and Buca di Beppo is celebrating by teaming up with Barilla to send one person and a guest on a six-day adventure to Northern Italy. Visit to enter the sweepstakes.  

2. Carmine’s Italian Restaurant — Las Vegas, NV

On National Pasta Day, Carmine’s in Las Vegas will offer all-you-can-eat pasta from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – for the irresistible $25 for two people. Menu options include penne, rigatoni and spaghetti with garlic and oil, Pomodoro, marinara and vodka sauces.

3. National Pasta Day at Pretentious Barrel House — Columbus, OH

If you live near Columbus, Ohio, here’s a freebie you don’t want to miss! Piada Italian Street Food will be hosting a National Pasta Day event October 17th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Pretentious Barrel House. They’re introducing their latest menu item, the Spaghetti Rigati, and handing out free samples so you can get a first taste. Plus, they’re hosting a pasta-eating competition where contestants can score prizes like free Piada for a year! Check out their official Facebook event for more information.

4. Hard Times Café

Sign up for Hard Times Café’s email club and receive a free chili mac spaghetti just for signing up. And as a member, you’ll also receive monthly emails with exclusive offers. The restaurant has five locations in Virginia and three in Maryland.

5. Gold Star Chili

Join Gold Star Chili’s eClub and you’ll receive a coupon good for a three-way spaghetti dish with your purchase of another. You’ll also get a special gift on your birthday, and another on your eClub anniversary date.

6. Olive Garden

The Never-Ending Pasta Bowl is back at Olive Garden, just in time for National Pasta Day, with more than 100 combinations of pastas, sauces and toppings to choose from. You can also take advantage of unlimited soups or salads and breadsticks. Plus, join their eClub and get a free appetizer with the purchase of two adult entrées when you sign up. The eClub offer is valid for first-time members only.

7. Spaghetti Warehouse

Spaghetti Warehouse offers a free appetizer when you join their eClub. Among their appetizer menu options is their Toasted Raviolis, a house favorite. The offer is valid for first-time members only. 

8. Zio’s

Zio’s also offers an amazing pasta freebie all-year long, not just on National Pasta Day. Join their eClub and you’ll get a free appetizer. Among their appetizer menu items is their Toasted Raviolis. Zio’s has eight locations across Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

9. Macaroni Grill

Join Macaroni Grill’s eClub and you’ll receive $5 off your next visit. Classic menu items include their Pasta Milano, Mushroom Ravioli, Lasagna Bolognese and Mama’s Trio.

10. Maggiano’s Little Italy

Join Maggiano’s Little Italy’s eClub and receive a coupon good for $10 off your next order. They have dozens of locations across the country, so it makes it the perfect choice this National Pasta Day!


If you’re looking for free pasta, now you’ve got at least 10 ways to devour some this National Pasta Day.




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