Did you know that today, October 17th, is "National Pasta Day"? Who doesn't love that?

It's always a good day for pasta but you can get some special deals on it today. The website Thrillist has a list that includes the following specials:

Macaroni Grill: First responders are offered a FREE serving (with ID) of Mom's Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti, now through October 21.

Your Pie (with locations in Marion, Waterloo, Davenport, and Dubuque): Any pasta entree for $3.14 at any location today.

The Olive Garden: Neverending Pasta Bowl, $10.99

Applebee's: Pasta & Grill combos, $9.99. A grilled entree and your choice of a pasta dish.

Vito's on 42nd: 20% off all pasta and half-price bottles of wine

Zio Johno's: You'll have to wait a few more days for this special, but to celebrate their 35th anniversary at all locations, Zio's offers all you can eat spaghetti Tuesdays this month. Their new location opens at 3120 Edgewood Rd. SW next Tuesday, October 22.

Stop by any of these restaurants or your favorite pasta place for your favorites to celebrate today, and feel free to chime with any other restaurants offering great pasta deals locally.

[Via Thrillist]