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About Gravy

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.

135 South Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Mon- Fri: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-3:00PM
DINNER
Mon-Thur: 4:00PM-10:00PM
Fri 4:00PM-11:00PM
Sat 5:00PM-11:00PM
Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM
BRUNCH
Sun 11:00AM-3:00PM

Cross Street:
Hargett

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 896-8513

Website:
http://www.gravyraleigh.com/

Catering:
We're now offering group catering! Please call the restaurant at 919.896.8513 for more information.

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage next door, plus on street parking

Public Transit:
The R line stops around the corner on Hargett and South Wilmington.

Executive Chef:
Jason Tran

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For information regarding private dining, please contact Amy Amerson at Amy@empireeats.com or 919.455.0351

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Private Dining

For information regarding private dining, please contact us. Banquet Facilities: Gravy has a private wine cellar that can accommodate up to 40 people for private parties

Gravy Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Comfort Food (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
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Casual (26)
Authentic (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Cozy (16)
Fun (13)
Romantic (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Seasonal (7)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Vegan (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

This place was AWESOME!!!! The food was tasty and oh my goodness I didn’t have to wait long to get it. This was my first visit and I recommend this place for any type of occasion. I will definitely dine here again. This place definitely gets 2 thumbs up from me.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I chose Gravy for a fun date night dinner. We enjoyed everything we were served. We started out with the duck meatballs, which were the best meatballs either of us had tasted. The cherry sauce was an extra fun touch. The garlic knots were super to soak up the extra cherry sauce. My local green salad was fresh and yummy. I chose mushroom gnocchi with fried chicken added on top. Myhusband had lasagna. We basically ate off of each others plates. Everything was delicious, warm and fresh. For dessert the budino was a fun first for us. We will be back to Gravy, that is for sure!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Gravy is a charming, cozy, intimate restaurant with an innovative menu. The menu is on the small size, which to me means fresh and readily available, plus there are several specials and a decent wine list. The appetizer muscles were plump and perfectly cooked and swimming in a delectable garlic sauce. The bass entree was succulent, and I loved the vegetarian mushroom gnocchi. There was not a television in sight, and the ambiance was just right for conversation.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

I was impressed that Kelly, our waiter, recommended a wine more to my liking after I had ordered a "second choice" wine. After tasting his recommended wine, I ordered his suggested wine instead.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Italian food! Restaurant is small which is part of it's charm!

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·Dined 6 days ago

This place only gets smoother and better over time..... Very smooth and streamline . Great service . Great sauce great bread great wine great salads great rizzoto balls !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner with my wife. Great choice of venue with a very nice, intimate ambiance with the restaurant being fairly compact, not a huge, impersonal place. I’d happily recommend!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Gravy is a great restuarent for a date. We ordered the risoto balls, chicken parm, and lasagna. I would highly reccomend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

Had high expectations going in but unfortunately, Gravy won't meet my top Italian places to go to in Raleigh. First and foremost, the service was great. No complaints there. However, the baked brie appetizer had no flavor (and I love brie!) and it was nearly $16 for just lasagna. High price and the tables in the middle sat very close together. I was looking forward to a romantic evening and ended up mostly hearing the conversations on both sides of me. I think there are much better italian places out there.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Needed reservations for Sunday evening dinner. But food was very good & our waitress was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Over crowed with the tables for two down the center.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went on a Saturday for lunch The staff was great and the food was served fast. The lasagna is to die for. Would highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Handled large work team at lunch really well. Everyone enjoyed their food. Timely service.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Energetic atmosphere, lively and pretty noisy, good food featuring al dente pasta, had a nice vibe if you are young at heart and enjoy the “ scene “ but maybe a bit too much hustle and bustle for the senior crowd. This is an authentic and enjoyable place.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Appetizers were average. Entree was very good. Service had to be reminded occasionally. Nice meal overall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Three people ordered Peroni, but the Restaurant was out. Should not happen in an Italian restaurant.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Met college friend; both of us from out of town. Awesome restaurant due to service, menu & price! Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great service and great food.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious food every time that I have been to Gravy. I love that they incorporate local and seasonal ingredients into the menu. I have never been disappointed!

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We enjoyed eating at Gravy. It is in a great location downtown, and the ambiance inside is very cool. The food was great, and the service was fantastic. My only complaint (minimal) was that the salami and cheese trays we ordered came out at the same time as the main course, which I found odd.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Jacob is the best!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I've given this restaurant two tries now, and they failed at providing a hot meal. On our first visit my pasta was served cold, and the second time it was served luke warm, returned it to be hotter, and it came back not much hotter. It's surprising that the kitchen is close to the tables and the food is served that cold. Our friend's pasta was rubbery - like it was over cooked, then reheated and served. Will not be recommending or going back to Gravy. There are many other Italian restaurants in the area that serve pasta just as good, and served hot.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always delicious, great service and wonderful space.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I would not recommend this restaurant for restaurant week! We could have had more food ordering off the regular menu! Don't pay $25 per person! My husbands dish-spaghetti with sweet sausage-was a very small portion. His app was tiny-mozzarrella with tomato and balsamic drizzle. His dessert was laughable-fried dough? more like 4-5 wonton looking sticks. My eggplant pie was good and cheesecake was good but you don't save any money or get your moneys worth at this restaurant with the fixed price.
Also, even though our reservation was early-5:15- and there were booths available, they would not let us sit in one stating that we would have had to add the request for a booth in our Open Table reservation in the optional request area. I've never had to do that with any other restaurant-request a booth online when there were ones available. The restaurant said they were all reserved but they remained open the whole time we were there.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The service was great, and most of the food was as well. The chicken with my chicken parmigiana was pretty tough, almost burnt maybe? It was something that was also ok the restaurant week menu so possibly they had made up extra ahead of time. Everything else was fantastic though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I would go here again in a heartbeat. Great food. Reasonable prices.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

2nd time here in 2 weeks. I specifically asked for the same server I had the 1st time. She is sweet, knowledgeable, and a pro.
Food was excellent. I'll go again

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Was there for Triangle Restaurant Week, enjoyed the three course menu. Authentic Italian “gravy” and classic dishes were appreciated. Limoncello cheesecake was amazing! Sangria also delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Ate at Gravy during restaurant week. Myself and companion both enjoyed an excellent meal, good wine, great service and had a wonderful ding experience. We particularly liked the duck meatballs.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Enjoyed conducting business over great Italian fare. Atmosphere was great and the service was very good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Server was great - but the food was lacking - their ‘homemade’ sausage in their Gravy dish tasted like an eraser - dried out and chewy. And it was on very basic small round pasta with a boring red sauce. The app calamari was ok - nothing special though. I had such high hopes for the restaurant because we liked the atmosphere and service but just not the food.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Seated promptly, service was exceptional, appreciated the waiter making recommendations for my dietary restrictions

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent Service, love that the pasta is homemade, and the gravy is the best!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fabulous food and awesome service!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent choices on menu. Outstanding service and food arrived quickly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We had a lovely time at Gravy, and it has become one of our favorite restaurants. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary, and they made it very special for us. Our server was outstanding--really went out of her way to make us feel welcome and well taken care of. And our food was outstanding--the charcuterie board for an app was a nice touch, my winter sangria was delicious, and we cleaned our plates with our entrees--chicken piccata and eggplant pie. The ambiance is warm and cozy. It was just a super evening and we would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 16, 2018

seemed to be out of quite a few ingredients this night. middle of the week

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great! The rice balls were the best ever, soft, cheesy, the gravy delish! The lamb shank done to perfection enough to suck the bone. Service was great too. Definitely going back!

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, People Watching, Spicy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We visited for lunch to celebrate a work anniversary, and everything was great. Our server was attentive and helpful, and the food was delicious! Great Italian fare :)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 15, 2018

It was so delicious!! This was my first time. I’ll definitely be back soon!!!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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