Red Gravy

4.9
609 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Red Gravy is a traditional pasta house where all the pasta is made by hand. You can often find Lou in the dining room, making pappardelle or casserecce or Roe making ravioli or gnocchi. Roe is from Northern NJ and Lou is from South Philly and both of us know our way around a meatball; it's what we do. Think of Red Gravy as if you were going to visit your Grandmother, and Granny lived in a circus. We're big, bright and bold. What recipes we didn't grow up with, we jacked from vacations or simply made up. We have live music at Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch! There are tables out front if you like people watching, a long bar and regular tables inside, and an additional 6 tables in our colorful courtyard. Life is too short to drink bad wine!!

Experiences

  • Feast of the Seven Fishes

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 18, 2021 only

    Feast of the Seven Fishes is a southern Italian Christmas Eve tradition. Celebrate with Red Gravy for a multi course dining experience with 7 different dishes, each with seafood. Each year, the menu changes but you can expect shrimp, clams, mussels, fin fish, anchovies, sardines, etc. The meal always ends with a christmas toast and Chef Roseann's own strufoli recipe, a holiday treat only made once a year. Cash bar will be available and 20% gratuity will be added to each bill. Enjoy the lovely music of Or Shovaly Plus during dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 609 people are saying
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TaylorP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10. Me and my boyfriend ate here last night and it was some of the best Italian food we have had. Everything was fresh and it was authentic Italian. Drinks were great! Service was great as well! If you are a cannoli fan like I am you need to get some from here omggg yum! Definetely will be back!

Red Gravy
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit. When it comes to the cannoli filling, I can eat it right out of the bowl, who needs the shell??!! Happy Holidays!

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.
They had a jazz band playing that made it a really nice experience

Red Gravy
Responded on November 29, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in. I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit and listening to Or Shovaly Plus. I agree, they are fine musicians

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AJAllegra
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, good wine, and a dessert made especially for us! Ive never felt so special at a restaurant. Thank you!

Red Gravy
Responded on November 21, 2021

It's our pleasure!!! I'm so thankful for your continued support! Happy Thanksgiving!

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DawnT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waiter was super friendly.

Red Gravy
Responded on November 21, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and excellent service!!

Red Gravy
Responded on November 18, 2021

I'm so happy we can continue to please you! Thank you for coming in!

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WilliamV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You could not pick a better restaurant for Italian food. The service, food, staff, and owner were amazing. My wife asked if mushrooms could be added to the carbonara. The chef stated they did not have mushrooms that would pair well with that dish. As an option they were already prepping mushroom fritters for tomorrow’s special and offered her that. They were unbelievably good. The carbonara, spaghetti, and meatballs were over the top good. The meatballs are the best I have ever had. If you are in New Orleans and craving Italian, then you need to eat here.

Red Gravy
Responded on November 18, 2021

I'm so happy everyone enjoyed their visit. It was truly our pleasure to host you! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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JohnK
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent. But diners should be aware of the seating policy. Very rude and off-setting - not at all welcoming. The host, hostess, and wait-staff are 'under orders by the owner' that puts a pall on the overall experience.

I had 6:15 reservations. By 6:25, my fourth person had not shown up and so I told the host/hostess that if they could please go ahead and seat us. We were politely told that the owners orders were 'all people needed to be present' in order to seat us. OK. I get that. So I said, let's just consider it a table of 3 then, and if he shows up he can join us. I was told then that they would not be able to seat him if he did show up. Again - Owner's orders! Bear in mind, the restaurant was empty except for 1 other table. Not very welcoming and I was ready to walk. But since it was a birthday occasion, and our 4th did in fact show up shortly after that exchange, we proceeded to be seated.

The wait-person was superb! His service was excellent. But while asking about the menu and available 'options', again, the pall of the 'owner's orders' left us feeling like all hell would break loose if we 'dared' to ask for anything like 'extra gravy'.

I had also politely asked in advance if there was anything special they could do, since this was a birthday. The reply I got in advance, was polite, but indicated 'No'. They were expecting a rush from the Tulane homecoming or something (which - BTW, never showed up). By the time we left, the restaurant was still only half full.

But the point is, the 'Owner's Policy/Orders' are not very welcoming and leaves the staff in a more than a bit of a bind, trying to make up for it; which they try very hard to do.

Usually Italian Restaurants are big on the 'family' thing, and try to make customers feel like family. Not only did I leave not having that feeling, but I left feeling like the owner could have cared less about their customers.

I will not be back.

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vipJim1
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! The food was delicious and our waiter, Mark was outstanding.

Red Gravy
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit. I agree, Mark is outstanding!

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vipBabycakes
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS !!! Very impressed with the food was amazing and service was excellent

Red Gravy
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit!

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MelissaM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food was delicious!
Will definitely be back

Red Gravy
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit!

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vipMichaelM
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great again! Second visit this week. My Shrimp fra diavlo was perfect! Reminded me of my favorite restaurant growing up in Providence, RI, The Old Canteen. This is very high praise!
Johnny was a great server and made great suggestions. My girlfriend BONNIE'S Chicken was delicious and a huge portion!! We'll be back soon. FIVE STARS!!!

Red Gravy
Responded on November 1, 2021

Wow! Two in one week! I am so happy we were able to please you so much! Never been to the Old Canteen, but I will take your word for it! Thank you so much for your continued support!

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luvbug22
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful little restaurant with amazing food and outstanding service! We need a lot more Jonathan(s) in the service industry!

Red Gravy
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you so much for such wonderful praise! I wish I had 5 Jonathans!! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit!

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vipMicheleG
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waiter Jonathan and meeting the owner/chef Roe! We had the eggplant parm, chicken parm, and I had carb (sp)

Red Gravy
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in with your family. I'm so happy we were able to give you such a wonderful evening. I hope to see you all again!

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sandyb
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Authentic Italian with NOLA's famous red gravy. The chef and owner is also very sweet. We can't wait to go back! Try the meatballs, chicken milanese and veal.

Red Gravy
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement; it means the world to all of us. I'm so happy you enjoyed your meal! The chicken milanese is a special right now, but frankly, it's one of my favorites! Thank you so much for coming in and Happy Halloween!

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ChrisW
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals at Red Gravy were all delicious! Don’t miss the Arancini, the house made pasta, and the Sfogliatelle for dessert. Our waiter was friendly and made great suggestions. Highly recommend!

Red Gravy
Responded on October 30, 2021

Ah!! The sfogliaelle is a favorite from when I was a kid! I'm so happy you enjoyed it. Your support and encouragement means the world to all of us; thank you for coming in!

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vipMichaelM
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely great dinner last evening. Our waiter Mark, was attentive, professional, knowledgeable and fun too. My osso bucco was mouth watering wonderful. The cocktails and wine were first rate too. This was a FIVE STAR experience.

Red Gravy
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit. The osso bucco was intended to be a special, but I may keep it on the menu for a while. It's perfect winter food! I'll be sure to let Mark know that you mentioned his name!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend here for her birthday last night and she loved it!
The owners are such wonderful people, they make you feel like family.

Our server was so sweet, we talked a lot throughout the night.

The food was amazing as usual! 😍

Red Gravy
Responded on October 24, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in, and introducing us to your friend! It's always so encouraging when folks as yourself are so supportive!

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BradF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 3 for Sunday brunch. Had a reservation for outdoors seating and was seated on the patio in the rear. Was delighted to find a great 3 piece jazz ensemble playing there. We had the eggplant and eggs, smothered in red gravy, the omelette Florentine, the breakfast spaghetti, and shared the Lemone for desert. All of it was fantastic. Can't wait to try dinner!

Red Gravy
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed brunch in our courtyard, listening to the Jazz Palace Trio! I hope to see you for dinner, soon!

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JeffreyB
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are incredible!

Red Gravy
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in!

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MarjorieD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious once we found the restaurant! With the big tomato sign down, it is very hard to locate it on the Magazine St. The band was pretty loud. Not needed at all. We will return.

Red Gravy
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in! Apologies about the sign. It was blown down during hurricane Ida and is currently being repaired. I'm so happy you enjoyed your meals!

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JimM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the location food and staff. Will return again. Would be a good idea for more fans outdoors and umbrellas that can change positions with the sun. Otherwise perfect!!!

Red Gravy
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in. The umbrellas do tilt. The outdoor fans are very expensive (need special water tight motors) and with a year of covid restrictions, our courtyard budget just isn't big enough for another fan at this time. Now, we are starting to stockpile fuel for the outdoor heaters that will go up, soon.

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DeborahP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food. Attention from the owner, which is rare these days.

Red Gravy
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We are in town visiting our grad student daughter, and we wanted her to experience this place. We chose to dine outside, and we are so glad we did. There was a jazz trio playing in the courtyard. The service was amazing. The food … outstanding. This is just the perfect place to go when you want great food under the stars. We are sad that we didn’t see Meatball (the cat), but maybe next time.

Red Gravy
Responded on October 10, 2021

I even bought a house for Meatball, but he seems to be snubbing it at the moment!! Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement. It's folks like yourselves that help us through the hardest moments. I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit!

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JenniferB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. We will definitely go back. I think it will be out “go to” restaurant since it’s only a 10 minute walk.

Red Gravy
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy we've given you such a wonderful experience!

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CourtneyG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal in the courtyard. Live music was a nice surprise too! Chicken piccata, Carbonara, meatballs, fried zucchini, and zeppoles to top it off.
Delicious & will return - great addition to the neighborhood

Red Gravy
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your meals, dining al fresco!! The zeppoles are my favorite dessert!

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DrNick
Tallahassee
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, excellent wine, friendly service! Appetizers, entrees and desserts all delicious! Go enjoy delicious Italian dinner!!!

Red Gravy
Responded on October 9, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us; I truly appreciate the support. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your meal and service. I hope to have an opportunity to host you again.

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AJAllegra
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar food as always

Red Gravy
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in and your continued support and encouragement!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding brunch! It was a real change from your basic brunch menu. We loved the bacon cinnamon roll also who knew pasta and red sauce with the largest meatball would be such a hit!!! Highly recommend.

Red Gravy
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your brunch in our courtyard. The meatballs are usually a big hit, pun intended!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Extremely poor service and below average food. Very disappointing.

Red Gravy
Responded on September 26, 2021

I'm sorry you had this experience. Nothing was conveyed to me, last night by any server, regarding any issues. I even approached most tables, personally, and nothing was conveyed. If there are problems, almost anything can be corrected at the time, rather than leaving cryptic reviews that serve no purpose.

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vipRickP
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A neighborhood gem.

Red Gravy
Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing g! Can’t wait to go back for dinner!

Red Gravy
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in for brunch! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again!

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vipFoodie
New Orleans
121 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After living thru Hurricane Ida all I wanted was to go to Red Gravy for dinner - and it was wonderful - Although a limited menu what I love most was still on the menu - Chicken Parmesan - the staff was so helpful and accommodating - the owner always comes out to greet us with a big smile - being a local we have lots of choices - Red Gravy is at the top of my list -

Red Gravy
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement after Ida. I can promise you that chicken parm will always always be on the menu!!

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vipJenniferR
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great evening!! Fresh sangria, live music, homemade pasta and fresh ingredients- the pretzel pizza was surprisingly great as an appetizer-we will definitely be back!

Red Gravy
Responded on September 19, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in!! I'm so happy you enjoyed your evening. I'll be sure to let Naima know you liked her sangria!!

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RickP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

An excellent experience. The pasta was wonderful, although the bolognese was slightly sweet for my taste. The servers were delightful and added to the pleasant ambience.

Red Gravy
Responded on September 17, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in and supporting us through our hurricane recovery. I'll be sure to let the staff know how much they played a part in your pleasant evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

AMAZING meatballs and homemade pasta.

Red Gravy
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you so much!! Every single meatball is made by hand, by Lou! Small batches every time. I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for coming in!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful.

Red Gravy
Responded on August 8, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Excellent food at a reasonable price.

Red Gravy
Responded on August 1, 2021

Thank you for joining us today. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your meals!

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CristyR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade pasta with just the right amount of starchyness. Service is prompt and friendly. Don't forget to bring your Vaccine card if you want indoor seating.

Red Gravy
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in. Making the pasta has become a labor of love; I'm so happy you enjoyed it. I am very much looking forward to the day when we won't have to worry about covid and variants any longer; and we can instead, concentrate on good food and wine! Thank you again for coming in.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were disappointed. Waitress couldn’t keep our order straight. She asked at least five times what our order was. The soda was 2.99 and came in a juice cup. We had to ask for a refill and the waitress was annoyed. The food was not hot other than the lasagna. The most annoying part is that they required you wear your mask in between courses. We haven’t done that ever in the pandemic. Call me Karen but we wouldn’t recommend.

Red Gravy
Responded on July 31, 2021

I can easily look into the issue with the soda glass size, and even check why your meal wasn't hot, although it would have been easier to address that last night. Until there is a better handle on the pandemic, I will always take every step possible to see that the staff is well protected against people not wearing masks, indoors.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for special occasions and family dining.

Red Gravy
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your continued support. It's been a difficult year for us, and it's guests such as yourself that continue to make this all possible. Thank you so much!

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FAQs

Red Gravy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 561-8844.

Red Gravy is rated 4.9 stars by 609 OpenTable diners.

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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