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Based on other folks’ recommendation, I was very excited about going to Gravy. I was let down by the experience and perhaps I came in with too high of expectations. The biggest disappointment was that the Gravy part of Gravy was not knock-your-socks off. I was expecting to have a flavor party in your mouth kind of experience with the sauce, and I came away feeling like the sauce was just fine; nothing special. Unfortunately, I left feeling like I would have gotten more flavor and a better experience at a chain, which is so disappointing to me.
The service was excellent and the special drink (blueberry mojito) was excellent as well. The food overall was more than acceptable and I felt it was priced appropriately. I just wish the flavors (particularly the GRAVY) were as phenomenal as I had built them up to be, based both on other previous guests as well as from reading the website. I wish I could have been wowed and had a new place to add in to rotation.
The entire experience was great except for the noise level from one table of high school graduation kids.
Out with friends to a play, went to Gravy for dinner.
All had excellent meals, authentic and well prepared.
Served quickly, great hospitality from hostess and servers.
Thank you Robert!! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time with us!
This place is awesome! Amazing food and service perfect for a birthday dinner with a small or large party.
Hey Mariah! Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave us a review! We look forward to having you back in the future!
Never disappoints. It’s my go to dinner spot when I’m in the area.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Rodney!! We love to hear that we are a local favorite for you!
Our meal was just ok. The positives were staff and meal was hot, but the sauce had so much cream that it overwhelmed the pasta for both my meal and my wifes entree.
The server was excellent.
Thank you so much for the feedback! We are happy to hear our servers made a lasting impression on your experience with us!
Absolutely loved here coming here for the first time! If first impressions are important, Gravy did very, very well on theirs! Our server was wonderful - attentive, kind, & overall just great! We had multiple employees greet us & wave us goodbye after we closed out the place! The atmosphere is lovely and the food was so good - I had the lasagna & limoncello cheesecake! I also had the cider mule & a glass of limoncello! I can’t wait to come back to Gravy, soon!
The garlic knots were perfect, the salad was very tasty and unique, I had chicken marsala that was cooked correctly but was breaded, my wife had gnocchi that was a bit heavy, she could not finish her plate. We had the tiramisu for dessert that was very tasty. The service was a bit too fast. We were in the middle of our appetizer when our salad arrived. We were in the middle of our salad when our meal arrived. I had no sooner put down my fork than the server was taking my plate. And we were in the middle of our dessert when our check arrived. I would rather have prompt service than a general lack of service, but somewhere in-between would have been nice.
They were out of stock for some key items that was ordered : No Brie for the Brie salad, no coffee, they had espresso but no "hot" to go cups for after the meal.
But the Tomato Basil bisque was Amazing!
Food was awesome and service was wonderful. It was our first time and Mark was very helpful and took care of us. We decided we would be back before we even left. You have to try the calamari and the lamb shank. The food is worth a visit.
Staff was excellent. Noise level was atrocious and the food wasn’t all that great.
Great, lively atmosphere... attentive service, amazing food!
The sauce, garlic knots and appetizer was delicious. We ordered the eggplant pie and prime rib entrees and both were just ok, not bad tasting but nothing special imo. Service was friendly but very slow, took over an hour to get our entrees. All in all I probably won’t be back, the biggest reason being the food was not worth the steep prices.
We loved the food at Gravy, but the excellent service was what really put the experience over the top. We will definitely be back soon!
The food was delicious and the environment was really fun. We will definitely come back!
Have been going to Gravy regularly for a couple of years. Everything we have had has been outstanding.
We were seated in lovely, quiet courtyard. We requested it, due to having special guests in town, and were the only ones out there. It was a beautiful, quiet respite from the lively seating inside. This courtyard is the best kept secret in Raleigh.
Great food ! Staff was knowledgeable and friendly! We will return when visiting Raleigh
We had a reservation and despite being a few minutes late, we were greeted politely and were promptly seated at our table in the wine cellar. We informed our waiter that we were on a time schedule and need to be on our way to our next destination within 1.5 hours. Without feeling rushed, he had our drinks and appetizers to us right away and our meals were served about 15 minutes later. We each got a different menu item and shared with everyone. All 6 meals and our appetizers were excellent! We were very pleased with the quality of the food, the atmosphere and the exceptional service. We will return!!
The service was fantastic! We had several small children in our party and the server was very attentive to all of our requests. The food was amazing and everyone enjoyed the quality and portion sizes for their meals. Would definitely recommend this place to a friend!
Wonderful experience at Gravy great for a date or casual dinner. Comfortable environment with really friendly service.
I had been wanting to try this place for a while, especially after I read that it made a list of "Best Restaurants" in each state. It was not disappointing, but I was not blown away. The place was full. Service was very good. The prices were not stupid. We shared a Kale Caesar Salad that was very good. My wife had the salmon and I had the short rib. The salmon was very good, but the short rib was a bit disappointing. The meat was very tender, but it seemed to be missing something. We had the Limoncello Cheesecake and a Cannoli for dessert. The cheesecake was great. I thought the filling in the cannoli could have a been a little sweeter, but it was good. We will definitely go back, but we will try the pasta. That appears to be what they are known for. It appears to be homemade.
Outstanding Italian food with great service! The risotto balls are delicious and you must try the gnocchi!
The gnocchi was SO delicious. Added pancetta to it. Our server was very sweet and did a great job. We sat outside on the back patio area and it’s so much quieter and it was perfect.
This is a solid if somewhat moderately inspired Italian restaurant. It's pretty much the classics and not too much that I would consider to be innovative cooking. That said, the dishes are well done.
Very cozy place. Atmosphere was great. Good service. I will go back.
Great place for some tasty casual Italian! Service is the best! Sat us where we requested even though place was packed. Super waiter let my daughter basically make up her own off menu dish. No request we’ve made there has gone unfulfilled!
Great food. Great prices. Great service.
Always a good meal
Can't believe I haven't been there sooner. Most amazing Italian food ever! Went with 8 friends and everyone absolutely loved their meal, to the point that we ended up passing all of our plates around because we wanted to all experience everything. Best calamari app and the salmon was by far the best I've ever had!
I enjoyed the food and our waiter , this was me and my wife’s anniversary so we wanted to do something intimate, unfortunately they seated us in middle of the room by the entrance to the back kitchen which was a constant bustle of people moving in and out.
I still would recommend
Excellent service and menu. Food was delicious. Good wine list as well, covering the different styles available from Italy.
Also, the fact that they put acoustic pads on the ceiling really cuts down on the noise since it’s in an older building. We could carry on a normal conversation all throughout the evening!
Overall, a good experience with good Italian food. I would definitely recommend it.
Our waitress was exceptional! I am not sure what is happening with the food at Gravy but since opening they had been my favorite Italian restaurant. A few weeks ago I picked up an order of spaghetti and meatballs and I could not even eat the dish, it was so dry and only sauce in dish appeared to be baked on. I let it go, it was a to go order so I excused it. This time I was with a table of 7 people and only 2 where satisfied, one had a salad and the other the lasagna. It was expensive for leaving unsatisfied and we had 4 people from out of town that left disappointed. so frustrated because who wants their guest to feel that way. I may give this place one more chance but spending money on a mediocre food, one plate not edible is not advantages.
Food was ok but was hoping for amazing. Tables are super close together. Bread was very good. Servings were small.
We had dinner there. The food was very good. The service was excellent. Will try it again soon.
Spaghetti sauce was too thick and:or strange flavot
Aleays love eating here!