Gravy

4.5
3018 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 3018 people are saying
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4.5
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4.4
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephenK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only 2 issues:
1. Two of our five meals arrived warm rather than hot and were likely sitting until the other meals were completed.
2. The garlic knots were tasty but not fresh.

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vipMark
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food quality and service are outstanding. Great restaurant for a family meal.

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vipDecoratingDiva2
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We came to celebrate Father’s Day and it’s was delicious. We loved all the sauces, the salad dressings and it’s obvious everything is cooked to order and original. We will definitely be back soon. The garlic knots were a welcome surprise and absolutely delectable.

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Ladyrider
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Terrific service. I asked for reduced gravy on my shrimp dish and it was swimming in sauce. I prefer less sauce so it doesn’t overpower the food. Loved the radishes in the dish.

JH
JoshH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't find a better upscale Italian meal in Raleigh! Try the risotto balls--they're fantastic!

JB
JoshuaB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food there was absolutely delicious. Our waitress was extremely helpful giving her recommendations and they were spot on. The portion sizes received for restaurant week were larger than average which was nice as well. I'm looking forward to visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We came for restaurant week, it was nice to try all of the different items. The appetizer and dessert were great. Good wine selection. The only thing is we both thought the entrees (chicken parm and lasagna) were overly salty. The free little cupcakes to celebrate Gravy’s birthday were fun and our waitress was good. Not sure if we’d return considering other Italian options in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Missy was amazing! She had great recommendations and took care of us the entire time. We all got apps, entrees and desserts and everything the fabulous. I’ve never had a bad experience here!

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LisaD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I’ve been to Gravy several times and usually love it, which is why I continue to come back. The food was okay this go round-definitely not as good as it normally is, and I have to say that other tables around me seemed to receive more attention than my own. Our server was the only one attending to several tables so I imagine they are short staffed like most places but I will definitely wait awhile before coming back in hopes things will be more back to normal!

Gravy
Responded on June 14, 2021

Hi there Lisa, thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Things definitely look different as we have new challenges to overcome as we are still recovering from 2020; however, we never want our guests to feel the burden of that. I will make sure to go back over our current scheduling and see where we can improve. I hope you join us again soon!

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kathym
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food
Fast service with attentive staff
Available reservations just early

JH
JohnH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Food was fine, not remarkable. Our waitress was pleasant. The overflow dining room is impersonal and several huge parties arrived, taking over. The small, male floor manager made us feel unwelcome and so uncomfortable we rushed to complete our meal. His weird energy left us questioning if we'll ever be back. Try Italian hospitality next time! Or at least a little southern socisl grace. A very lacking ending to an average meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Triangle Restaurant Week and it was perfect. The food and service were both wonderful!

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EmilyA
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and Jake, our server, went above and beyond to ensure our meal and experience were perfect. Everything from our appetizer to our entrees and dessert was just perfect!

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TerryB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was tasty, nothing special. Italian dishes I make at home are just as good. There was no ambiance. If you want relatively tasty food to just satisfy your hunger, this is the place for you.

Gravy
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi Terry, thanks for taking the time to reach out to us and give us your feedback. We hate hearing that our ambiance didn't meet your expectations! We never want any of our guests to feel any part of their experience lacks; however with that being said, we've had to get creative with different dining rooms to provide a safe environment for our staff and our guests. We cannot wait to get back to old times where ambiance was a strength of ours. We hope you can join us again as things get better!

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DeFa
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Went for restaurant week which was a bad choice. The price fixe menu was more expensive than if you just ordered the same items off the regular menu. The pasta was bland. Given what the restaurant industry has been through over the past year I haven’t left negative reviews but Gravy was a big disappointment and I wouldn’t recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesse was awesome! Food delicious. First time visit for my daughter. She loved it!

GB
GaryB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and attentive. Food was high quality and generous portions.

BC
BrianC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food!

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vipGood
Raleigh
51 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We started with the Risotto Balls, which were a little cold in the center. My wife had the gnocchi and loved it. I enjoyed the tagliatelle bolognese. Not the best I've had but good.

LR
LesR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a wonderful atmosphere and high quality service. Highly recommend.

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MS123
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Some aspects of the meal were fantastic. Unfortunately, the gravy was missing salt to really bring out the flavor. Overall, we’ll be back to give it another try and hope the lack of seasoning was an error just for last evening.

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Mike
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining was lovely. The food and service was excellent - as always

RB
RobB
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. We love Gravy.

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CandaceC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

It seems like maybe the kitchen was understaffed during this visit. We have never waited so long for our entrees. Our server was apologetic (not her fault) and dessert was comped, which was nice. Everyone is sort of getting back to normal so I hope this was just a hiccup. We will be back to celebrate other anniversaries and special occasions.

SM
SarahM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, helpful staff, great time! Would recommend !

AM
AlexisM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

My girlfriend and I are both 26. While waiting for our table, another gentleman suggested we get a drink while we were waiting. The bartender came over and rudely asked “what can I get you some orange juice or cranberry juice?”. I understand we may look young but found found the comment completely unnecessary and unprofessional. We normally have a great experience but this time was definitely subpar.

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PeterF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We waited 8 minutes before anyone came by our table to say hello, take a drink order, etc. That’s way too long. After that, the service was fine. The food was EXCELLENT.

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EdP6
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Most of our order was correct and delicious. There was a lack of attention to one order and was missing ingredients listed and made incorrectly. The staff was not attentive to this nor did they apologize. Atmosphere is not great but food overall was.

JK
JKCK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Gravy came recommended, but I left feeling a bit underwhelmed. Our server was polite and professional, to be sure, but took a while to come to our table, initially, and then didn't come by very often once things were underway. This is significant, because once we ordered, it took more than an hour to receive our entrees. And then, while the food was certainly tasty, mine (at least) wasn't hot... It was warm, but not hot. Any one of those things would have been okay, but as a whole left me feeling a bit let down.

KH
KerryH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner celebrating my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. They absolutely loved it.

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DrAwesome1788
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first date night in 18 months. Everything was truly wonderful, food, service, experience. A great value.

PM
PeterM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gravy was AMAZING !! Our food was so delicious and service was on point! I highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and foos

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was subpar but the service was good. Too much basil in the marinara, pasta was cooked al dente, and the tiramisu was bland.

Gravy
Responded on May 20, 2021

Thanks for your feedback! We will make sure to mention your review to our Chef! We hope you come give us another try soon.

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OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Will never come back here. Got a thick black hair embedded in my salad and when they replace it they forgot the dressing. Disgusting place

Gravy
Responded on May 20, 2021

Hi Melly, I reached out to you via your yelp review and I would love the opportunity to speak with you and get the details of what happened. I hate to hear that you had that experience with us as we definitely do not condone that experience nor do we condone how it was handled. Again, I love the opportunity to speak with you one on one. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Pope
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food was bland. Pasta over cooked the gravy/sauce was bland. Cocktails were small and non descript. Avoid this place if you know anything about good Italia m food and if you are Italian.

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ClaudiaI
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good - service was great - very attentive and we did not feel rushed.

JW
JohnW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Food was amazing. We sat outside after Sunday church, having made reservations (highly encouraged!), and were completely impressed. Service was fast, scallops were perfectly prepared, even the bolognese and polenta was amazing. HIGHLY recommend!

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Quint
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Gravy was okay. Not the best Italian food I’ve had in Raleigh

MM
MaureenM
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always top notch. Fresh, creative and homemade.

FAQs

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

Gravy is rated 4.5 stars by 3018 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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