Gravy

4.5
2883 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Ask any Italian-American what ‘gravy’ is, and they'll tell you it's the pasta sauce that their mothers and grandmothers cooked fresh every night. At Gravy Restaurant we take the same care, preparing our signature sauce every day using select tomatoes and locally grown herbs. The heart and soul poured into the preparation of traditional Italian-American dishes pairs with inspired modern twists and a focus on seasonal ingredients to define Gravy’s unique approach to this classic cuisine.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2883 people are saying
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4.6
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love gravy. they quality ingredients and the menu changes according to season-
Also... they have the best meatballs!

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AlyciaA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great job socially distancing guests, great service.

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LyzC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

it was wonderful like always! we really enjoy having jessie as our server and the hostesses are always so kind and friendly as well! can't wait to come back again soon!

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josephd
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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viptj23
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and service. We had the outside to ourselves and were quite comfortable with the outdoor heaters being used.
We had both risottos and the hazelnut dessert. YUM!
If you haven't been here yet what are you waiting for? This place is a must try and will be on your favorites list for life!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a great experience eating at Gravy! Our meals and drinks were both delicious. We will definitely be returning to try different menu items!

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Jenny
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The front door was left half way open the entire time of our visit.
We were freezing, it was January not June! We asked the waiter for the reason and he said covid. If we had wanted to sit in their outside area, we would have requested that. We will not back, our entire meal was cold before we even finished it.

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AlexP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot express with words how delicious the food was. Great service, good drinks, and nice atmosphere. Best meal I’ve had out in months, and I eat out a few times a week.

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Sunny1010
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here never disappoints. We enjoyed every dish we got, especially the gnocchi and lasagna. Draft beers were $3 that night too and one of our favorite IPAs was one of the selections so we were very happy! Overall, the meal was fantastic and the service was great even though they were extremely busy with DoorDash orders. We’ve been going here for years and will continue to do so!

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jonih
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere...the food....the service...ahhhmazing and yumm..we will be back xo

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere was great but the food wasn’t to my liking, I tried some new things and for the most part it was good. I didn’t put less than 5 stars because of my opinion on the food but all around it was deserving of the 5 stars!

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LindsayR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so delicious. Their sauce or "gravy" is the best I've ever had. Their bread is so soft yet flakey, the calamari was delicious and the lasagna (which is something I wouldn't normally order) was ::chefs kiss:: The sauce is so good they sell it by the jar. The outdoor seating is super cute, has heating lamps and great for date night. Quiet atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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vipMichaelG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Leaned a bit more towards cheese, cream and butter, but excellent seafood and risotto.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Careful attention to COVID protocols.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best butternut squash ravioli I’ve ever had. Caramel apple mule was delicious as well

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Mule
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. All ingredients fresh and hot when served.

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vipEPOD
Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my 2 adult kids. Absolutely delicious. Tagliatelle was the favorite although my chopped Italian salad was great too. This isn’t my first time there and definitely won’t be my last! Excellent food in a nice setting.

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NancyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the friendly, casual atmosphere. The risotto balls as an appetizer were perfect. Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. The lasagna was wonderful. Others at our table had the gnocchi and said it was delicious. Service was excellent. We won't wait so long to go back and enjoy a great Italian meal.

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BenH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I recently ate at Gravy with some friends and it was our first time eating there. I must say we were all blown away. Everything we ordered was amazing. We had light and fluffy calamari for an appetizer, and ordered drinks. I ordered one of the most delicious old fashions I’ve had in years. It was just sweet enough and aromatic, you could really taste the whiskey which is sadly more rare than it should be. We then ordered and one of my friends said “This is the first time, I’ve ever been impressed with spaghetti.” Which pretty much sums up the quality of food. Gravy takes pasta to the next level, from the sauce to the pasta, everything was beyond expectation. The pasta was perfectly cooked and the sauce was flavorful and thick enough to stick to the pasta but thin enough that it didn’t mix. All in all a wonderful experience and will definitely return!

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Larry
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time I visit Raleigh, I always make time to eat at Gravy! Friendly staff and delicious food every time I come here!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

service was Phenomenal! It was the highlight, for sure. The quality of food, however...I was very underwhelmed, esp considering the price points. Disappointed, actually. My salmon was very overcooked and bland...atop overcooked dried out broccolini and potatoes. The calamari was undercooked and rubbery. My partner's risotto was poorly cooked and watery...I expected a lot more from Gravy...

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Friend birthday

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Canyon
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

From appetizers to dessert, dinner was was a pleasant and delicious experience. Calamari and flatbread appetizers set the tone. Main courses were the bolognese and rigatoni with vodka sauce. The more we ate, the better the dishes tasted. Lemon ricotta cake with blueberry sauce and ice cream was refreshing. Not too sweet and very lite. Gravy is the term used in Philadelphia for red sauce. As Philadelphia transplants, my wife and I both agreed that this meal tasted like home.

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AsianFoodJunkie
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends and I love going to Gravy for their delicious gnocchi and Budino. Service is professional without being oppressive. We had a wonderful meal and evening as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good,service was good. Enjoyable restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a fairly good experience! We were greeted promptly and with a smile! With our server We were not offered the complimentary garlic bread and had to ask for it. Otherwise he was quite attentive and quick! The food was not as full of flavor as expected.

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CReeder
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always amazing! I drive 1 hour to eat there

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Otowngirl
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

After two other failed restaurant attempts that night, we ended up at Gravy, and I’m so glad we did. They had open air outdoor seating with heaters in their courtyard, ordering via QR code at the table, along with a server who was masked and stood away from the table. They even provided paper baggies for us to put our own masks away when we were seated so they wouldn’t touch the table. I had the beet salad and the eggplant pie; my husband had the seafood chowder and the scallops. Everything was so tasty: seasoned perfectly and generous portions. We were too stuffed for dessert! We will definitely make a trip back.

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Jourdan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The risotto balls, brûlée brie salad and short ribs are to die for!

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Birch
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! Amazing food and ingredients. Great service and environment and felt safe.

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ChuckM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a outdoor dining option. They have a wonderful off-street courtyard with approx 12 socially distanced tables and heaters. Service was quick and friendly and, of course, food was excellent.

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Misc
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did an excellent job ensuring all the proper COVID precautions were taken. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, excellent service, and Food was wonderful

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was pretty tasty, once we got it. Our reservation was at 8:30 and it was after 9:45 when we finally got our food. The restaurant closed at 10, so it felt rushed to eat and pay and leave so they could close on time.

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LaurenJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The server was wonderfully personable, though her recommendations were not spot on at all. The dishes we chose based on her recommendations were mediocre at best. The cappuccino was undrinkable despite my best efforts to doctor it. The ambiance was lovely until we saw a rat scamper across the courtyard.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service! I got the shrimp pasta dish. Perfect heat level for me but for those that don’t like spicy foods; it’s not for you. Lasagna 10/10

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Gravy, food and service is amazing!

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Kayla
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Bolognese and it was so creamy and delicious. The restaurant took all necessary precautions in order to make us feel safe during this pandemic. They’ve really done an outstanding job adapting to COVID. The staff were all extremely nice as well. My friends and I look forward to eating here again!

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vipMissMary
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It's always exciting when I can eat Italian food. I have a food allergy which sometimes makes it difficult. However, since Gravy makes their sauce in-house, I was so happy to hear that I could have pasta! My friend and I enjoyed catching up over our meal. He had been told that Gravy was a good restaurant, so it was nice to try it out together!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Socially distanced tables and no touch payment available.

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Vera
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ordered the salmon and my partner ordered the suggested chicken parm. Both were absolutely amazing. The servers were super friendly, and the ambience was good :)

FAQs

Gravy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 896-8513.

Gravy is rated 4.5 stars by 2883 OpenTable diners.

Gravy does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://empire-eats.myshopify.com/products/150-empire-eats-gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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