Gravy

4.4
3075 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 3075 people are saying
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MariaM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went to Gravy to celebrate our anniversary. Our server was very pleasant and helpful, offering refills on our complimentary garlic knots several times ~ and giving us some to take home with our leftovers. The food was good. I particularly enjoyed the kale cesar salad and bruschetta appetizer.

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pauline
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience5

food was over-seasoned, and our waitress took forever to bring food out.

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TracyParker
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. I will definitely go back!

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marf
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food and the cosmopolitans were to perfect. Will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Party of four. Waitress was great. Our drinks, salad and rolls were delicious. We all ordered different entrees. All were luke warm at best. The pasta was over cooked. It was a disappointment.

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RaleighRoger
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at good prices in a good atmosphere.
Definitely worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Our food was great and our waitress was great but it was her second day and there were three other servers around at the bar while she ran around the whole restaurant taking care of all the tables. She worked her butt off and did amazing though.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren was a great server, food was delicious. Will definitely be back.

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LathanB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We were celebrating a Birthday

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VanessaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was delicious but the portions were quite small. We went for lunch so maybe dinner has bigger portions, but the small portions plus a decent wait for food (even when it was not a full house) made the experience mediocre. I would try again for dinner.

Nice that I could reserve a table outside.

JB
JessicaB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for a friends birthday and has a wonderful time! Good portions and reasonable prices. Sat upstairs and I think the vibe was lacking a little, hopefully we can get a table downstairs next time!

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Sko1876
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were looking for ambiance and atmosphere when we made our reservation, but was unfortunate place alone on the second floor. Eventually more people filled up the space, but not what we were hoping for. The shrimp paste was a bit to spicy, not sure chili is something to mix into Italian food. The cheesecake a bit dry.

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ManuelG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Server was slow. Took 30 minutes to get a desert.

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KatrinaP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Main course was bland but otherwise, i would highly recommend.

MR
MRG13
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience4

Service was great. Food was not good. Under-seasoned. The bolognese was not meaty is was more like a watery vegetable bolognese that I had to add a ton of salt to. Gnocchi dish was also watery and not seasoned. While we liked the service and the location, the food is not worth it.

JP
JennaP
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food was okay, service was very slow.

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SBMBLB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very disappointed that they were out of the menu item we wanted to order

Gravy
Responded on October 8, 2021

Hi there SBMBLB! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I hate to hear that we were out of the one item that your heart was set on enjoying while dining with us! Since we are a farm to table restaurant, some of our best items on our menu are getting harder and harder to get in. We are doing the best we can with having the items our guests love while still ensuring the quality that we stand by. In the future, feel free to give us a call to check if we have that item you love!

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MaryD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food and ambiance were great. We had the eggplant pie, squash ravioli, and scallop risotto and have no complaints. Pumpkin Spice Moscow mule was freaking delicious!

Only disappointment was the Brie. The plate it came out on was scalding hot but the Brie was lukewarm and the bread was ice cold. It seemed like the plate was in the oven longer than the Brie was. I would have liked for the Brie to have been baked a little longer so it would have been all mushy and delicious.

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DonnaB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinners except the eggplant pie.
the waiter was very good even though the restaurant was packed. All in all it was an enjoyable evening.

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alejd06
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our scallop risotto and gnocchi. Salads were delicious- though quite large, almost a meal in themselves. We probably would have shared one if we had realized.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Main disses were great, drinks were ok as well as the dessert. Service was awesome!! Apps totally not worth it.

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EbonyB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Host greeted us and sat us. Waitress was nice and energetic. Appetizer was the best part of meal. Entree was bland, plain and simple. I had heard good things about this restaurant so decided or try it. I was disappointed in my food.

KJ
KristieJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was very good. Value for the money was good. Nice outdoor courtyard atmosphere.

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MorganS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. We love coming here. The service was not as great as it usually is however maybe the waitress was having a bad day. Not sure.

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NicholasT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great, small menu, but what they do, they do very very well!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Even though we had reservations, we still had to wait 20+ minutes until our table was ready. We mentioned to our server we had an event that we needed to get to but she still took forever to even take our drink order, and then again when we were beyond ready to order our meal which we had to rush through in order to get out of there. An hour and a half should have been plenty of time for dinner I’m the late afternoon but apparently it wasn’t. My friend chose this spot for her 40th birthday celebration (mentioned in the reservation) but we didn’t even have a chance to get her a dessert due to the slow service.

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RebeccaB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal in the lovely outdoor courtyard with a wonderful server named Emily. We found the bruschetta, cheese plate, eggplant pie, wine, garlic knots, and budino all perfectly prepared and delicious.

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vipIngridS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I have had a good meal at Gravy in the past and last night I had the Scallop Risotto and it was fabulous. However, the rest of the food for our entire table (part of six) was really less than what I would have expected. That said, the service was great. The GM came to our table and was wonderful. I love how the restaurant feels - I was just sad that the food was slightly better than just ok.

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arduckhunter
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My wife is allergic to tomatoes but had them throughout her dish despite alerting the server Also her pasta was undercooked. We got a discount but food was not very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

With so many shortages in hospitality, one should inquire what dishes are cooked-to-order and what was prepared in advance for the best dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had perfect noise level where did not need to shout to hear each other. Food was delicious.

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vipKathleenB
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Authentic Italian food. Will go again

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DanielC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went there for our anniversary and had a great time in a mostly quiet setting. I had the gnochhi with shrimp added and it was one of the best dishes I have ever had!! Such great texture, sauce, and flavor! I will be ordering this dish many times more in the future!

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vipluv2dine
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and loved the Gravy Old Fashion!

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Gabegard
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We've been to Gravy many times and always enjoyed it, but our meal this time was lackluster at best. The drinks and risotto balls appetizer were fine, but things went downhill from there. Both our salads were very underdressed and basically amounted to a plate of dry lettuce with some sparse add-ins. My wife's bruleed brie salad had a dry, thumb sized chunk of brie on top, and was missing the poached apples. My italian chopped salad was missing the olives and had just a few sad little tomatoes mixed in. Our entrees were not really any better. My wife's scallop risotto had well-cooked scallops, but the risotto was much too chunky and thick with no creaminess at all. My tagliatelle bolognese had undercooked pasta to the point of almost being crunchy. Both entrees were quite bland and underseasoned. Overall this meal was far beneath the standard that we've come to expect from Gravy, and frankly a meal at Olive Garden for half the price would have been more satisfying. My hope is that this was just an off night and not a trend, as this has long been one of our favorite Italian restaurants.

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AsianFoodJunkie
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the go to place for me and my women friends for a girls night out. The menu is varied enough for everyone. Their salads and seasonal sangria are always winners.

KJ
KJMichNative
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations and were seated immediately. The service was great and waitstaff was very friendly. The restaurant began to fill by 6:30 pm. The food was excellent and the garlic knots to die for!

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Gravy has changed in the last year. It went from being a casual fine dining experience with exceptional service and food to service that is just ok and food that is very basic tasting.

Gravy
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Ashley, thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. There has been a lot of change since the beginning of 2020 and we are doing our best to learn and become better than before. I hate to hear you feel as if we have gone backwards. I will make sure to let our management team know about your review and we will work on getting better. I hope you come give us another try soon!

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vipKCLJAR
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first time here. The front of the restaurant is deceiving, if this place didn't have good reviews and recommended by friends, I doubt we would have tried it. The service started off a little slow, but once our waitress showed up she was awesome the rest of the meal. My wife got a salad and a spicy shrimp pasta. I got a basil tomato soup and lasagna. The soup was great and was hot from the first slurp to the last. My wife's salad was good and her entrée was steaming hot for the entire meal, she really enjoyed it a lot. My lasagna was also good, the homemade sauce (gravy) was delicious. The only bad thing about it was, it wasn't very hot which was disappointing. The only other negative thing, which had nothing to do with the meal, was our table was not level and rocked terribly. A couple of times our drinks almost tipped over because of the rocking. Other than that, we enjoyed our time and our meal. We will return to try the homemade gnoochi, was told by friends that it's made fresh daily and is really good.

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IreneK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food, will definitely be back!

FAQs

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

Gravy is rated 4.4 stars by 3075 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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