Gravy

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$30 and under
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, awesome food.

s
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like Gravy and I'd go more frequently if they offered more variety in their menu.

n
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had the spaghetti and meatballs. Their ‘gravy’ is good, but the meatballs were bland and not as tender as I would have liked. They obviously don’t cook them in their gravy. The risotto balls are good. Love the cheesiness. The calamari was incredibly tender, but was a little too salty. The service was great.

OT
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Noisy table behind and the service was ok. Lovely food.
It just wasn’t acknowledged that it was a special occasion and the staff seemed unhappy

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fine. Enjoyable. Not exceptional

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service! Would definitely come again.

Gravy
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for your review!!

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JA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I wish I knew for sure, I think my server was Missy or Jessie, I very nice Italian young lady. Her service was fabulous. I had company from out of town, and she helped to make our dinner great

Gravy
Responded on November 30, 2019

That is Missy- we are glad you loved her as much as we do! Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave us a review!

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BR
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal, service and environment.

SN
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time we had cold food. It was surprising, since it wasn’t that busy when we got there at 6:00pm and even we’re able to get a regular table due to the kind hostess! Apparently, you all were real busy in the afternoon after the parade. Our server was awesome and took both plates (eggplant parm) back to exchange for 2 hot entrees, but my husband waited for us and in the meantime his meal cooled off. Staff was very kind though and “comped” my girlfriend and I a dessert which we appreciated. We will be back!

Gravy
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you, Sandy for leaving us a review! We are happy to hear that we were able to correct our mistake and make your experience with us a positive one!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It’s just about ok. Nothing special. The duck was pretty bland. Not enough seasoning. Just chunks of carrot and parsnip with braised duck in a bit of tomato sauce. The salmon on the other hand was pretty good. I’d order it again if I ever come back here. Service was just about ok - a bit too cold and to the point.

MG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Gravy which came highly recommended from friends. The service and food was amazing. Our server was attentive and provided great recommendations. The manager, Gracie, even came to our table to welcome us. Very welcoming.
Thank you,
The Gavaliers

Gravy
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Michele! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us!

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NN
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Super good food! Loved that they would split our dishes in half for us in the kitchen. The tables were small and we ordered a ton of food, but our server timed our courses perfectly and the dishes never backed up.

Gravy
Responded on November 20, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, Narron! Thank you for leaving us a review!!

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OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Jesse did a great job! We’ll see you again soon!

Gravy
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you so much!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome night! One of my favorite spots in Raleigh and didn’t disappoint. Quick, friendly service, great food, great environment:

JK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience at Gravy! The service was phenomenal and the food was great. I recommend the gnocchi with fried chicken.

JQ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super delicious and authentic! My coworkers and I had a fabulous experience at Gravy. The food was very flavorful, fresh and came out pretty quickly! I thought it would be good, but this place turned out to be EXCELLENT! I'd definitely go back. I had the Gnocchi dish and added grilled chicken (it was super Fresh), my coworks has the Bolognese, Lasagna and chicken parm. All were phenomenal dishes. And you can't go wrong with the Risotto balls!

Gravy
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you Jaci for leaving us a review!! We are happy to hear we went above your expectations!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely amazing food!

Gravy
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you!!

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RP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great waitress. Pleasant restaurant to have dinner.

NR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already recommended Gravy to many friends...best ravioli I have ever had, I was so sad when it was gone :)

Gravy
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thanks Nikki!! We so appreciate you! Our new Butternut Ravioli is one of our favorites too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Two meals came out barely warm. We told the waitress. She sent them back but they came back out no warmer. The cheese on top didn’t even melt. It was very disappointing

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time here. It was great. Service was friendly and attentive. Our meals were very good as were desserts!

T
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We like Gravy and will definitely go back, but next time we will tell the server to slow down. From the minute we got there it was bang, bang, bang. Our dinners came out before we were done with the appetizer. I'm really not sure why everything happened so fast, and its on me because I never slowed it down. But we were really given the bums rush. Another thing, when we checked in the manager noticed that I had said it was our anniversary (special occasion button). But that was the end of it, I thought they might offer a desert or even tell the server it was our anniversary but nothing.

JM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a party of 5 and were seated in the middle of the restaurant. At first, I was worried about the noise level, but believe it or not, from one end of the table to the other, we were able to hear—so that made our birthday celebration more enjoyable. We loved our cocktails, each entree’ delicious, and desserts very very tasty. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the food and experience and would return. The only improvement is that our waitress, when clearing the plates, should have wiped off the areas where food was spilled on the table. We waited to see if she would “catch” that, but never did so before desserts, we had to ask her to please clean the table. Other than that, it was a great experience.

Gravy
Responded on October 31, 2019

Hi Janice, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for giving us the insight of your experience with us, we love all opportunities to improve!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Should promote brunch menu more

BD
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends visiting from New York took me for my Birthday. The food, service and our server was outstanding.

Gravy
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you Barbara!! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us!!

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MJ
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food portions were small and if you order an entre its just that entre nothing more nothing less no vegetables etc. Lightning makes reading the entirely too small print on the menu difficult I noticed many patrons struggling to see the menu. Otherwise the food is good, waiters and waitresses are very helpful (we should all be tipping more) I doubt the average person knows how little the servers are actually paid however if you get less than desirable service tip the servers generously anyway you never know what's going on. Parking is not an issue there's plenty of space in the parking garage less than 100 feet away. I did not have any drinks from the bar so I have no comment for that area. I would recommend the restaurant to others as I'm sure they would enjoy it.

Gravy
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks Maltise for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so appreciative of our guests that want to help us grow from leaving reviews! We are happy to hear that you did overall have a good experience with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Accommodating! Thank you!

Gravy
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review!! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us!!

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NK
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian places I've been to stateside. The sauce for the Gnocchi was exquisite. My husband had the salmon salad and he said it was the best he's ever had. Kiddo had the duck ragout and loved all of the flavors in it. The wine list is fantastic, too. Reservations are recommended.

D
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

CB
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was great except for the noise level from one table of high school graduation kids.

Gravy
Responded on October 23, 2019

Thanks Chris for your feedback! We know we can get crowed from time to time, however, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here with us! We appreciate you!

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R
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

Gravy
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you Robert!! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time with us!

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MT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! Amazing food and service perfect for a birthday dinner with a small or large party.

Gravy
Responded on October 22, 2019

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!

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RB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never disappoints. It’s my go to dinner spot when I’m in the area.

Gravy
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Rodney!! We love to hear that we are a local favorite for you!

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent.

Gravy
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback! We are happy to hear our servers made a lasting impression on your experience with us!

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OT
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing!

LA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

B
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

F
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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!

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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