Olive Garden is serving an 11.5 inch long chicken parmigiana — plus 3 other giant dishes

Olive Garden has always been known for its hefty portion sizes, but it's all part of the experience. Try and stop us from ordering the Tour de Italy! However, America's favorite restaurant chain announced on Monday, April 1 that it's taking its most-loved dishes and turning things up a notch by making them unapologetically huge. This is not a joke.

The new Giant Italian Classics menu features a giant chicken parmigiana that is allegedly 11.5 inches long and covers an entire plate, as well as a giant meatball that weighs close to one pound. Other dishes include giant cheese stuffed shells and giant stuffed shells with shrimp. See the gallery below for a better look at each dish!

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Giant Chicken Parmigiana

The chicken parm is said to be 11.5 inches long and is served with fettuccine alfredo.

Giant Meatball with Spaghetti

The house-made giant meatball weighs about 12 ounces and is served over spaghetti with meat sauce.

Giant Stuffed Shells with Shrimp

These shells are stuffed with four types of cheese and topped with alfredo sauce, shrimp and seasoned tomatoes.

Giant Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells

The shells are stuffed with cheese and doused in marinara sauce, then topped with alfredo sauce and toasted breadcrumbs.

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Each giant meal, which starts at $12.99, comes with unlimited breadsticks and soup or salad. However, if this sounds like your ideal dinner, you'll want to go quick — the big menu items are only available through May 27. 

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Carrot Macaroni and Cheese by Food & Wine

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Spring Pea and Asparagus Pasta by Girl Versus Dough | Stephanie Wise

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Tuna and Pasta Cheddar Melt by Campbell's Kitchen

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Spaghetti with Collard Greens and Lemon by Martha Stewart

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Easy Butternut Squash Soup with Ravioli by A Happy Food Dance | Jessica Potts

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Wild Herb Ravioli by Martha Stewart

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Beef Lasagne by Taste of Home

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Cheesy Eggplant Linguine by Eating Made Easy | Amelia Winslow

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Penne with Creamy Vodka Sauce by Campbell's Kitchen

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Chicken Tortellini Noodle Soup by Savory Nothings | Nora Rusev

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Turkey Sausage & Tortellini in Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce
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Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Spicy Garlic Eggplant & Ground Pork Noodles by Two Red Bowls | Cynthia

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Baked Rigatoni with Broccoli, Green Olives and Pancetta by Food & Wine

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Mason Jar Pasta Salad by Organize Yourself Skinny | Tammy Kresge

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Baked Shells with Cauliflower and Taleggio by Food & Wine 

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Penne with Asparagus, Sage and Peas by Food & Wine

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Pasta Primavera Alfredo by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Pasta with Guanciale, Radicchio and Ricotta by Food & Wine

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Shiitake Mushroom Tortellini with Soy Cream Sauce by The Woks of Life | The Leung Family

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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Shells by Prego

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Make-Ahead Unstuffed Shells by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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