friendly and professional waiter educated me on Italian gravy and local foods...
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
Gravy is one of the best restaurant's in Raleigh, and Chef Brent is truly a gem. Italian food, yes, but so much more. The chef creates delicious, unique dishes that truly are Italian, but with his special flare. The wine list is wonderful, and our server really knew what to recommend. If you've never tried Gravy, and especially since the new chef came on, you are missing out a fabulous dining experience.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Italian Food - 4 dishes at our table all agreed
Absolutely would return
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
good solid dinner
This was our fifth time at Gravy. They had no fresh catch as they had before which was a bit of a letdown however the chicken canneloni was AWESOME!!! Everyone in our group loved their dinner and the service was quite attentive.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We're Italian so we usually
We're Italian so we usually just prefer to eat Italian at home but thus place is phenomenal! Gnocchi that melts in your mouth , a fabulous blend of cheeses in the cheese ravioli and the risotto balls were outstanding also. The gravy is amazing ! We can't wait to go back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We decided to try Gravy after reading other reviews. I also like how they support local NC farms whenever possible. The food was great. We made a reservation and were seated immediately. The two of us were in and out in an hour on a Saturday night...and the place was very busy! Highly recommend to others for delicious Italian outside of those chain restaurants!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect pasta; delish meatballs. what's not to love?
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Food & Friendly Staff
Fantastic restaurant, a rare and precious gem amongst diamonds in downtown Raleigh. The atmosphere is quite enjoyable - though it can be a bit loud at times, we still did not have trouble carrying on a conversation. I would highly recommend Gravy to everybody looking to get away from the chains.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delicious and friendly dinner
Went here with my fiancee recently and we both loved it. I got the special of the day and it was delicious. The service was very warming and friendly and our waitress kept checking up on us. Would recommend this restaurant and will be coming back!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Gravy and I had the Family
Gravy that was outstanding!!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service, Fair Food
Really enjoyed the service and atmosphere! Food was satisfying, but certainly not the best italian in Raleigh.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I tried Gravy during Raleigh Restaurant week and what a deal. 3 courses, one better than the next. I went especially to try the Risotto balls and they were awsome. I am from NY and haven't had a good rice ball since I moved here, these were really good and the server was very attentive. We will be back for sure!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
During restaurant week my
During restaurant week my wife and I decided to try places we have never been to. Gravy was the first. We found ourselves wondering how we missed this gem. We were seated in the window and had a great view to people watch. Starting with the Arugula salad, through the dinner (Lasagna for me, Chicken Pesto for my Wife) and concluding with desert - all exceeded expectations! The food was great. Service was perfect, with just the right touch of attention without intrusion. Parking was convenient. Two parking garages are on the same block. I'd highly recommend this for your date night.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always!
Went to the Restaurant Week, and great deal with great food. The chocolate brownie torte was awesome!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious!!! Service was OUTSTANDING!!! This was our first time here and we'll definitely go back!!!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as Always
We love Gravy. The food is exceptional. The Arugula Salad and Rissotto Balls are 'to die for'. It is very affordable and the staff is great.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous place to eat!
Gravy is outstanding! Everything I have ordered is fantastic. I highly recommend it for any occasion-from a special evening or a night with friends. It's also a great lunch spot with the girls!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gravy is great for those looking for decent food in a moderately quiet setting.
A must try are the risotto balls. Perfectly cooked and breaded and piping hot.
Service from waitress was excellent. She refilled our glasses promptly, was knowledgable
about menu and seemed to be immediately available when we needed withou
us having to call her. Entrees were basic Italian fare but the appetizers, service,
and ambiance made it a great dining experience.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Great Food
Gravy was a pleasant break from chain restaurants. The specialty beers were fantastic. The server had a strong grasp of the beer and wine menu and great advise on the food. The Risotto Balls app was awesome. My wife and I will be back very soon.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food
The food as usual was great, but the service was a bit slow during this visit. The place was quite busy for a Sunday evening and they appeared a little short staffed. I'm sure this was a one-off as they have always had great service in the past. The Restaurant week menu was a bargain!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic! The food was excellent and I don't recall having better service anywhere!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality Italian, reasonable price
My wife and I have talked many times about trying Gravy and just hadn't gotten around to it, but it finally seemed like a good time to go. We were definitely not disappointed. Generally speaking, at many meals there is usually at least one or more things that are "just okay", however during our meal everything was perfect. Our wine selection (being by the glass and not the bottle) was better than expected, we all had different salads and were pleased with each one, and all had different pastas for our entrees, each of which was cooked perfectly. The wait staff was attentive (although it was early in the night, so I can't comment on what it's like when it's busy), and the atmosphere was good. We will absolutely being going back.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food & Service
This restaurant can always be relied upon for their great food and outstanding service. Suggest you try one of their specials offered for that day. Although special no longer equates to special prices, most are special in terms of great offerings by the chef.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food & atmosphere
Food & service is always great and it has a nice atmosphere.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food & Friends
Always find Gravy a great week's end gathering spot for friends to eat and catch-up on life.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined a bit early (before
We dined a bit early (before a show) but the restaurant filled up pretty quickly. The service was prompt but not pushy, and our waitress was happy to answer our questions and give her recommendations which we appreciated. We had a lovely meal, we shared an appetizer, I had the Family Gravy and Debbie had the Eggplant Rollatini (?). Both were great! It was a great start to a wonderful evening!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Downtown Raleigh Go To Place
Great Italian in a comfortable setting - always fresh and tasty. Can't go wrong with pasta, but all is good.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time to Gravy - but definitelynot our last! The food was excellent. Can't wait to have my leftovers for dinner tonight! Risotta balls are awesome! We will be back with our friends!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was really good, the
Food was really good, the service was just OK. When you have a reservation and the place is less than a third full you'd like them not to stick you in the back of the restaurant right under the music speakers.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my husband here for his birthday. Staff were welcoming, attentive and helpful with wine pairing and food selection. Not too extravagant menu - enough choices to make it fun. The waitress was terrific. Surprised hubby with a treat at the end of the meal. Had heard great things about the place - all true!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gravy Never disappoints
This is probably the 5th time we have been to Gravy and as usual it still is a great Italian restaurant. Service can sometimes be a bit slow but the food always is amazing. This is one of my favorites in Downtown Raleigh. There were 4 of us in our group and everyone said their meal was great.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night!
We ducked into Gravy for a light supper in the midst of the outdoor portion of the bluegrass festival. We had been several times before and always enoyed it, but the food was exceptional this time. I think I will order the meatballs every time from now on! The Italian food is hearty and rustic, the restaurant has a nice downtown neighborhood feel, and the youthful staff is pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really Good Italian Cuisine
This was an unexpected pleasure! Parking deck on the same block, excellent service, and food that was delicious. There are enough choices on the menu to please practically anyone! They have a courtyard for dining that we did not check out but it looked nice. I would definitely eat here again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday night gem
Gravy on Sunday nights is definetly the best bang for your buck. $7.00 spaghetti and meatballs and $3 drafts.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gravy was recommended to me as a spot to take my friend from Boston who dines at the North End frequently. She gave Gravy a North End "A" for the meatballs and Pinot noir!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Per Theatre Dinning
Wait staff very good. Food was excellent I like the idea of the menu being adjusted to the season. Plus, they use a lot of local items from the State Farmers Market
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neat place in the heart of downtown
We really enjoyed our dinner at Gravy. It was packed and very noisy, but that didn't bother us at all. Our table was right by the bar, and it was a bit tight seating-wise, but it did not impact our dinner. The food and service was very good. We would have ordered dessert, but the dessert menu was very limited. Because of the noise level, I would not recommend this to a couple wanting to have a quiet, romantic dinner. We will be back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Choowing down in downtown
Was there early on Sun eve and place was packed. Everyone scurring. menu is basic - if you like pasta - there is soemething for you. Had the spaghetti and meatballs and was half price special, also wife had orechetti and sausage - both good. Started with beet sald share - also good. Wine list affordable. Good consistent Italian.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had been once before and enjoyed it, so I took my mom and she absolutely loved it. We'll definitely be going back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gravy is so good, every time, all the time! we are regulars there, and will continue to be! Staff is wonderful and personable. highly recommend the bolognese. Amazing wine list and the staff can recommend pairings/new things to try. Dessert menu is awesome as well, if you have room after all the delicious courses: garlic knots, risotto balls, salad, pasta.... YUM!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. Our
The food was very good. Our service was not. It seemed we were always looking for server and it was not very busy.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated a birthday , excellent food and great service
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thought the good was amazing
Thought the good was amazing and the service was excellent!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service!
Highly recommend, the food is delicious! I've been several times for lunch and have enjoyed each meal that I've had. I brought my husband down for dinner and, again, we both enjoyed the food. The staff is very friendly and service is quick. The only thing that I'll point out - which does not take away from the meal or the staff - is just that the acoustics are very loud. You can hear forks on plates, an echo of conversations bouncing around, and footsteps anytime someone moves nearby. But its certainly not enough to keep us from returning!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's all Gravy...
First visit to Gravy. Always try to eat local, sustainable and seasonal. I raise my own grassfed beef, all natural pork and lamb. Gravy does a great job in providing access to the local foods. Great house cured meats and sausages. We had a great meal.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely dinner at
We had a lovely dinner at Gravy. The menu offers non-traditional Italian dishes with some interesting twists. And they have a nice cocktail menu, the Limoncello Martini was delicious. We would definitely go back.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Got sat in the basement, which
Got sat in the basement, which wasn't terrible, but was a little strange. Would have definitely preferred to be up top, with a bit more lively atmosphere.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellant meal with friends
Excellent food. Brought boiling hot to the table. Great wine list .
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gravy is amazing!
This was our first visit to Gravy and it was amazing. The calamari was the best I had ever tasted and there are no words to describe how wonderful the Spaghetti Carbonara was. The service provided by Caitlyn was excellent and we definitely plan to come back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and romantic
I spent a most enjoyable evening with my girl friend at Gravy and found it wonderful. Food, service and
ambience were without exception... My sincere thanks..........
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM