Cook the rotini pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, honey, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and cooled pasta, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced black olives
Drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad ingredients. Gently toss everything together until all ingredients are well coated with the dressing.
Season the salad with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld.
Serve your Classic Italian Pasta Salad as a side dish or a light and refreshing meal on its own. Enjoy the delightful Italian flavors!