All hail the Olive Garden. Seriously, you can make fun all you want, but it is 2018. It is a difficult time in our history. And all people want is to drown their sorrows in an endless vat of Pasta e Fagioli soup and unlimited breadsticks. And you know what? We deserve to be able to do just that.

Sure, it might not be real Italian food. Honestly, the jury is out on whether it is real food at all. But that matters not. What matters is that the Olive Garden is comforting. It is home. After all, when you're there, you're family. And we all deserve something that comforts us these days. The people of Twitter know that. The jokes in the gallery below are all about the Olive Garden. They may seem funny, but they all represent an earnest love for the place, a recognition of this faux-Italian restaurant for exactly what it is. And for that, we appreciate them.

Listen, everyone loves the Olive Garden.

Unabashedly. Unironically. It's great, and if you don't think so, you clearly don't have a soul. These jokes are for the true Olive Gardeners out there.

Speaking with Italy

There is nothing worse than getting home, changing into PJs, sitting on the couch getting ready to dig into your pasta and realizing it's the wrong order. Except maybe Trump being president.

I love gardens

"No, I don't think you understand. Olive Garden!" "Sweeties, that's enough about gardens."


If you know me, you know I love a good pun. And this is an excellent pun.

Locally sourced olives

I mean, it is called the Olive Garden. It should at the very least know where its olives come from.

Grated cheese

Here's the thing about freshly grated cheese on top of pasta: It's grate. I mean, great. It's so great that I want all of it. All of it!

Neverending pasta

This is hilariously sad. Neverending pasta actually sounds terrifying if you think about it.

One day pregnant

One of the only reasons I am looking forward to being pregnant is to be able to give in to my crazy cravings and make people fetch food for me.

To Narnia

Honestly, I would visit Narnia a lot if I had to eat a giant bowl of Olive Garden salad to get there.

Different Olive Garden

Look, sometimes you need a change of scenery. That doesn't necessarily mean you need a change of menu.

National boyfriend day

Boyfriends are fine but they are nowhere near as reliable and supportive as unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks at Olive Garden.

Sex is cool

Similarly, sex is cool and all, but have you ever eaten a warm Olive Garden breadstick that's just been delivered to your table? Yeah, it's better.


This tweet comes from a sports writer, so you know it's a very strong statement. Undefeated forever.

Free wine samples

Well, this is how I learned that Olive Garden has free wine samples. Sorry, I have to go, right now.


What a way to go. You know, you want to go out on your own terms, and this is really one of the best ways to do it.


Let's not mince words about why we are here at the Olive Garden. Just bring me breadsticks. Then we can talk.

No olives

But like, there should be olives in the Olive Garden salad? Forgive me, though I love the Olive Garden, I don't have the whole menu committed to memory.

Big risk

Sometimes, you have to risk everything for those breadsticks. That's just commitment to the cause. The cause of Olive Garden.

More people

Is that so much to ask? I don't think it's unreasonable to interview possible friend candidates about their thoughts on the Garden.

BYO meat

I don't believe that you can bring your own meat to the Olive Garden. But, they do have really good chicken parm, so maybe go with that?


If Brett Kavanaugh got emotional about the Olive Garden instead of trying to avoid taking responsibility for his attempted rape, I might feel differently about him.

Super salad

I would order a super salad. I bet it's frickin' delicious.

No yelling allowed in Olive Garden

Brett Kavanaugh used his attendance at Yale as such a bulldozing comment during his hearing, and this honestly isn't too farfetched.

Playing dirty

Um, I love so much that when you google Chili's, an add for the Garden pops up suggesting you go there instead. That's the best thing ever.

Purse breadsticks

What, you don't always carry Olive Garden breadsticks in your purse? They're great for snacks, weapons, bandages... They can pretty much be used for anything.

Time on Earth

The salad isn't limited either. The Olive Garden itself responded to this tweet with the powerful, "No truer words have ever been spoken, Thomas."

Ordered from class

Only you have the power to make your dreams come true. Be inspired by people like this to go after what you want.

Better than Olive Garden

You bite your tongue! People don't go to Olive Garden because it's good. They go because when they're there, they're family.

Texting about the Olive Garden

This is amazing. My favorite is, "love me an olive."


Olive Garden is so there for you that the restaurant is now your family. Share this with a fellow Gardener!