Great pasta saucesThe pasta sauces were excellent. We especially liked the Family Gravy sauce. The crab special was good also.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal and serviceWe went to Gravy after attending our daughter's high school graduation. Everyone's meal was exceptional and the service was fabulous. We will definitely be coming back...want to try the specialty meatballs and maybe enjoy the outdoor dining. It's a great little gem in downtown Raleigh!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningHad a great experience dining at Gravy! Enjoyed their outdoor courtyard!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMYumLoved it - best Italian I've had in a long time. Didn't cheap out on the Restaurant Week menu like some places do - had a nice offering. Will definitely go back!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGravy is located in a greatGravy is located in a great location and the food is always delicious. Our waitress did a great job - We will be back!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat Eggplant PieDelicious Food, Great Service, Excellent pricing....difficult to find anything carb free6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went during Raleigh RestaurantWe went during Raleigh Restaurant week. Needless to say we were not disappointed. This place was amazing!!! The food and Service were superb. We will definitely be back, and have told all of our friends they should try this place out. Seriously it was GREAT!!!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant weekWe went for restaurant week which is an excellent value here. I have been many times and the food is always good. Eggplant pie was delicious, as usual. Flourless chocolate torte is not to be missed. My only complaint is the food came out very fast ( we had just started apps and the main course was up) so we felt kind of rushed. The wonderful server counteracted that by encouraging us to stay as long as we wanted at the end. Of course this would not deter me from going but worth mentioning.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFelt like New Yorksitting outside under the blue sky and the carnival lights....very romantic dinner with my partner!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Evening!From the moment we walked inside Gravy we were treated with exceptional service and our dinner was amazing. You must try their new dish, Sausage and Shells! Since our night at Gravy, we have raved about this restaurant to everyone we know!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian food comes alive here.If you haven't heard of or tried Gravy, or think that it's Southern/soul food, then you are both missing out and mistaken. Chef Bret Hopkins creates some of the most vibrant Italian food you can find anywhere in Raleigh. This food has evident passion cooked into it with its amazing local ingredients and artisanal preparation. In addition, the management and staff will make you feel spoiled while you are there. Try it and you'll be a lifelong fan. Enough said.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was the starMy boyfriend and I went to Gravy for a nice night out. Reservations were easy to make with OpenTable and we were promptly brought to our seats when we arrived. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The caesar salad was fine; the romaine lettuce was not cut up, rather I had to do it myself. Not really a problem, but not something I prefer. We put our drink orders in and for some reason they took about 20 mins to arrive for which our server apologized. The food was outstanding. I had the first pasta dish with the asparagus slivers. My only request would be to put larger pieces of asparagus in the dish. My boyfriend's Family Gravy was amazing. The meat melted in your mouth. Fantastic meal. Leftovers even better :)5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGravyGravy is great with its small menu loaded with quality. Everything has a smidgeon of aome type of gravy but not the way you think, its delicious. The manager comes around to check on you multiple times and the ambiance is nice for the downtown area. A must see/do at least once as part of the restaurant family of gravy.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceGravy provided a great table at the front window with a great view of the street. Food and service were wonderful.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian at a great price.Great Italian at a great price. Bread is so yummy! Service is good and staff is very attentive.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service to get us toGood service to get us to Symphony in the time we requested5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMlove itthey serve dishes I have never had before that are also very good eating! wait staff was super friendly and professional. they were busy as heck but our food came out timely and hot. overall excellent experience!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Food was amazing... Family Gravy and Chicken Marsala were both delicious, and the garlic rolls at the beginning were to die for. Only disappointment: got seated at a table right by the door, which was a little uncomfortable and awkward. I'd definitely go back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodSo glad we finally made it to Gravy, we will be back. The food was great, my GF had the eggplant pie which she loved. I had the family gravy, it is a great dish if you want to try a variety of what they offer. The sausage is ground and cased in house which is hands down better than any other restaurant. Oh and the gravy? Be 100% Italian I tend to dislike sauce out at restaurants because I'm use to making my own the way I grew up eating it, however this reminded me of home.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNice SurpriseWe were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant as we had never been here before. The food was outstanding, the service was very good. It is a tight, small place so our table in the center left me feeling a bit exposed but we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will be returning often!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good homemade ItalianVery good homemade Italian with a flair. We'll be back...4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and experience.Fantastic food and experience. Great first visit to Gravy.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat first experience. EnjoyedGreat first experience. Enjoyed the new outside courtyard seating. Food was excellent.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply fantasticNot enough can be said in favor of this place. Chef Brent continues to outdo himself time and time again. Ingredient quality shines through in all of his dishes. Jacob is a true professional as a manager and the staff makes you feel welcome and well-tended to. Our server Nicky was excellent and is truly good at her craft. This is a true tiny gem in Raleigh.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, knowledgeableGreat food, knowledgeable staff, yummy cocktail list.
The place is rather small though, and I wouldn't rec for a very large group (more than 6). We went early on a Wednesday, so it wasn't crowded. I could see how it may get a little cramped in there.
We had a great time! I'd be very excited to go back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for my birthdayWent there for my birthday dinner yesterday, had a great evening. To start the service was excellent, attentive without being over the top. I had the "Family Gravy" and my wife had the fish of the day, both were very tasty. Great addition to downtown dining, we'll definitely be back.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. On SundayFood was excellent. On Sunday nights they have great specials.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local spot and niceGreat local spot and nice menu of options, with plenty of Italian favorites that use their gravy (as in sauce). Also have some good beef and fish specials. We were ther on a Sunday night and every table was full, which was great to see in downtown Raleigh. Definitely worth a try if you are in the area.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy expectations were high.My expectations were high. My experience exceeded them!!!!
Wine recommendation was great.
Salads were exceptional:baby romain leaves, uncut, fresh and crisp. arugula fresh and peppery. neither salad over dressed.
Basic spaghetti and meatballs anythng but basic: great seasonings, pasta drained well, sauce tasty
Gnocchi: tender, sauce creamy and beautifully seasoned, didn't even have meat added, perfect balance of flavors and textures
Panna Cotta: best I have ever had.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic andThe food was fantastic and we also love the atmosphere. It is in a very convenient location downtown.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as always! Thank youGreat as always! Thank you Eli, Walt, Ray, and everone there. Love this place.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we had was delicious.Everything we had was delicious. The service was excellent, meeting all of our needs. Extensive wine list of all Italian wine.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMi entertained six businessi entertained six business associates and left it to our waitress to bring the chef's favorites. We had a great meal, fun and an overall memorable experience.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was exceptional.The service was exceptional. The food was amazing. I could not have asked for a better experience for my wife's Birthday. I will recommend Gravy I anyone and everyone.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGravy-MastersAnother wonderful dinning experience. The rice ball appetizer is a must have. We have dinned at Gravy many times and have never had a bad meal. Everything is well prepared and fantastic. The Gravy staff always makes you feel right at home.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, drinks, andExcellent food, drinks, and service. I will definitely go back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'll be back for more!!!We'll be back for more!!! Our first try at Gravy was amazing, the food was fantastic (sorry to all my Italian family members). The size of the restaurant makes the noise level a little high at times so maybe not a first date spot...but the hubs and I enjoyed spending our 10th anniversary with the garlic knots and blood orange sorbet!! Planing a return trip soon4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGravy is one of our very favoriteGravy is one of our very favorite restaurants. Tonights visit was spot on as always, with exception of the not so friendly hostess. We cheerfully tried to engage her in some friendly conversation while waiting for our table and she was obviously having none of it, as she virtually ignored us. Other than that little put off as always the food is outstanding and our server was prompt and friendly. You cannot go wrong with the gnocchi and family gravy.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!The Potato Gnocchi was amazing! Out server Nikki was excellent, we'll be back again to try the Gnocchi with Italian Sausage.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNice eveningStaff was great - service was great - nice evening. We were late for reservation but the person up front was very accommodating. Ben was great, and seemed to understand that we came for the special on Sunday with Spaghetti & Meatballs!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great time by myAlways a great time by my Sunday night Peeps. We enjoy the group dining and B& B night adds a reason to end/start the week together.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!This was the second time going to Gravy. And it was way better than the first (not that the first time was bad by any means)!!
I brought my parents and my wife, and they had nothing but great things to say. Our waiter (I wish I could remember his name) was absolutely phenomenal. Knew everything and anything about the menu. Even suggested perfectly fitting beers for my father and I as well as a perfect wine for my mother. The service was second to none. The food just added to the night. All our dishes were delicious. Gravy is the perfect spot for a romantic date, or just a casual night out. I keep getting impressed by this place and can't wait to go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat italian find.Gravy is a great find! The food is consistently excellent and the service is excellent. Great wine list and is quite reasonable.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely delicious...MyAbsolutely delicious...My favorite downtown place to dine and hang out. Wait staff is always awesome....food is outstanding as well as the wine. Only suggestion....give more wine in the glass for $9.00. Gravy is so delicious, elegant. We took some friends that had never been and they were so pleased and plan to come back again!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI had been to Gravy when theyI had been to Gravy when they first opened and had not been back. This was a pleasant surprise. We all loved our food. I thought the beef special was particularly good.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMalways delicious and we werealways delicious and we were well taken care of. thanks Ray.1/28/2013 12:00:00 AM