Gravy

4.5
2519 reviews
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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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GF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my wife’s 50th bday, party of 10 Everyone was great! Server did a great job of managing the flow of food to our table, nothing was rushed, but it wasn’t slow either. Manager was engaged throughout our visit as well. Food was excellent. Fun evening and definitely will go back. Thanks!

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Really bad service. Food just ok. Not worth it.

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E
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A gem- food was delicious.

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EC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Gravy brags to be an authentic restaurant. Well for starters I’ve had better pasta at chain restaurants such as Olive Garden. The service was not great at all. It felt rushed and rude. The waitress didn’t take time and answer questions and down right made my wife and I feel inadequate for asking questions about it. Not a great eating experience.

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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious! We are new to the area and have tried other Italian restaurants, this by far has been the best!! We will definitely be back!!

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BR
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The service and ambiance was good but my pasta was over cooked and mushy...

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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Clients just love going to Gravy for the great food and a fun night out with friends.
Thank you for always taking such great care of them.
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NT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Graduation and Mother’s Day.

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CW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. The food was wonderful. The service was great.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My lasagna was delicious but should have been hotter.

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KC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was mediocre, not an extensive menu and very basic Italian food menu choices. It also was very loud.

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Z
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We ate at Gravy on Mothers Day weekend before a symphony concert. Even with the crowds, the service was relatively prompt and the food was delicious. We will definitely return!

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation!

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SM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food and Great Service!!!
Was my daughter's birthday and everyone enjoyed the night out downtown Raleigh!!!

Gravy was as advertised!!!

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GM
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there. Preferred restaurant by my NCSU graduate. They put two 4-person reservations together for us -- albeit early in the evening -- in their basement area which is like a wine cellar. Extremely fast service, and everyone liked their meal.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

We went there for an early dinner last night. First the Manhattans came out and tasted like water. They were sent back and the bartender agreed, after tasting one.

We order the salami and cheese plate. Everything was fine with the plate except for the bread which tasted stale and the prosciutto which was not sliced thin. The thick slices made it extremely difficult to chew.

Dinner was also not so great. My friend order the eggplant dish and it came out burnt on the bottom. I noticed she could barely cut through it and we flipped it over you could tap on the bottom it was so burnt.

I let the waitress know who didn’t seem surprised. We really didn’t want to wait but no other options were given.

She offered to cook another one and by the time it came out I was already done with my salad. They packed it to go and it looked better than the first one, at least not burnt.

I don’t remember the name of my salad but it was made up of kale, pistachios, goat cheese, with salmon. The salmon did not taste fresh and it was an extremely small portion.

The expediter, for the kitchen, came out and only apologized for the eggplant dish that was burnt. No compensation was given on the check.

This was my first and last time at this restaurant.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and great food! Would come again.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Gravy to celebrate my husband's birthday. Overall, we are very pleased with our experience. The food was very good. We shared an appetizer of Bruschetta. My husband had spaghetti and meatballs and I had scallops and risotto. The foot was hot and nicely presented. We had cannoli for dessert and it was wonderful.

The hostesses greeted us warmly. They wished my husband "Happy Birthday". Our server was efficient and attentive but not particularly friendly. A gentleman came to our table (not sure who he was) and asked about food, etc., and thanked us for our business. That was a very nice touch.

One complaint - it is very loud! It is hard to hold a conversation and distracting. That was very disappointing.

Will we return? Yes, and we will recommend Gravy to friends.

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S
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We started with the rice balls - quite bland. Maybe should have been served with more sauce. I ordered the penne with short rib - the meat was cooked very well but pasta was overcooked and the dish was salty. My other half got the lamb shank - the meat was very tender but lacked flavor in the sauce. Should have served this dish with a spoon or bread if you think people want to enjoy the sauce. Lastly, the limoncello was underwhelming. It was syrupy sweet and not the strong after dinner drink I'm used to in most limoncello.

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DD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined early, 5pm on a Friday evening before a show at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing arts. Our server, Haley was bright, cheerful and gave us just the right amount of attention. Our food was excellent. The NC Scallops were cooked to perfection! Highly recommend eating at GRAVY!

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LH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Gravy and certainly will not be the last!! Excellent food and service.

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NN
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was very quiet (it was a Monday early evening) when we arrived. The waiter was attentive; he was also the apparent bartender. The food arrived much too quickly to be freshly prepared. It was tasty but not outstanding.

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n
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gravy is one of our go to spots for date night. Can’t beat their Sunday specials.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, excellent atmosphere, fair prices.

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BL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good! The service was beyond great. My wife and I had a great experience. The only negative was that two of the items could not have been made due to something in the kitchen (one of the meals I was going to order). Although it did lead me to the eggplant pie...so good.

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KH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This dinner was a prom dinner before they went to Prom.

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C
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around! I highly recommend the aracini balls

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BH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

They changed the lasagna recipe and it's not nearly as good as it used to be! :(

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c
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delightful experience at Gravy. Delicious food, pleasant and attentive (without being overbearing) service, friendly vibe, etc. Highly recommend!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Wrong dish....ordered from menu .. they brought similar dish and not tell us

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SD
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious. The food took a bit longer than expected to come out but it was well worth the wait. We had reservations and were seated promptly when we arrived. Our server was very good. Overall, an excellent experience. We will definitely be back.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

They rushed us out

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J
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating at Gravy. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. Early dinner before the symphony - the restaurant was getting very crowded around the time we left. We don't to Raleigh often as we live in Durham, but will definitely make a point to go back - just very good all the way around!

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ML
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere and great service. Wonderful food and drinks

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S
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Really somewhere between fair and good. Did enjoy the evening and would probably go back - though it would not be my first choice. Food was acceptable but not anything special - though a good bottle of wine at a fair price, service was also acceptable but not exceptional, I think the floor under our table was inclined - so much so that when the cork from our wine bottle was turned in a certain direction it rolled off our table and then rolled another five feet to the table 'below' us.

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MM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh Italian with. Slight twist. We will be going back!

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Our waiter was also a bartender so not the best service

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I reserved a booth several days before our dinner. When we arrived we were told no booths were available and were seated at a high table. It was too small and way to uncomfortable for our guests. After stating our issue, a booth do become available and we moved while having appetizers. The waitress was terrific. If a person specifically requests the type of table. That request should be fulfilled

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We went here for our anniversary and left a note that it was our anniversary and they did NOTHING special - probably would just recommend for a fancier spaghetti joint. Food was incredible, though.

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TW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gravy had the best gnocchi I have had anywhere. I was so very impressed by how delicious it was. I also had risotto balls that were amazing. Risotto balls are a favorite and these were in my top two of all time. They were so good. We also had salads that were very good. The kale Caesar has a surprising kick with chili peppers. The Apple salad was delightful with spiced nuts. We were very impressed and will definitely be back.

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