Red Gravy

4.5
1019 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Red Gravy offers upscale casual modern Italian fare.
Chef/Owner Eric Brenner spent his first decade in the industry inside Italian kitchens. Talking up St. Louis' wide-ranging Italian eatery scene, which gets as specific as regional specialties, he says he's wanted to have a place like this since he was 18.
"We're going to start very simple and accessible," he says, "we'll play to the crowd and start a dialogue, then grow the menu with community input."
"Simple," includes dishes like his tomato bisque, with which only has five ingredients. "It's all about the perfect balance. And that gets back to the essence of good Italian food: quality ingredients, very few, in perfect balance." Other examples include his St. Louis-style, thin-crust pizza, best compared to a flat-bread.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great with the exception of the eggplant parmigiana. The tomato soup was excellent. The bread was great. Dessert was excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

They were short staffed, which is understandable. None of the pasta was good. Ravioli was too heavy, butter sauce with creme sauce is not good. Linguini w clams was way too watery…and the spaghetti w meatballs was like a better Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee. Wont be back anytime soon. Considering alot of the menu is pasta, the owner needs ti get a better chef.

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vipTerriandBob
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails with nice buzz ambiance. Visited the lounge in the back for desert with great music.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at Red Gravy. We read the reviews, and noticed that there were criticisms of the timeliness of the service, and the attitude of the staff. We experienced none of this. In fact we received a call an hour prior to our reservation informing us that they were short staffed, and that things may be slow. However, even though the restaurant was fairly full, our waitress was outstanding, and our meals arrived to the table without delay! The food was delicious! I only wish I remembered the waitresses name! I live in Atlanta, and have family in Colorado Springs, I will definitely be returning the next time I am in town!

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ILPasta
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Love this place. Drove from another town specifically to have lunch here.

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DaveH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Italian -- cozy restaurant in the heart of downtown. Make reservations, walk-ins are rare here.

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JamieH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great! Highly recommend the meatballs!!

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WalterH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a very good experience, service was good, food delicious and reasonably priced, will be going back again!

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SheriM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food quality has not been consistent. I always take out of town guests but have been disappointed the last few times.

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CherylM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Gravy was recommended by a friend and we are so glad we went. Loved it all!! We will definitely be back and also recommend to our friends.

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TrishO
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good. The place is great! Love the exposed brick walls. My food could have been hotter. Wine glasses could have been a bit fuller.

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MarieM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Gravy is one of my favorite restaurants. Each and everytime I have been there - it's been fabulous. Service, the FOOD, the ambience - all ideal.

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ShaneN
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was exceptional and very friendly staff. Will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We always enjoy going to Red Gravy the food is delicious. Unfortunately the last 2 times we went on Sunday they have been severely understaffed. The 2 girls working are working so hard and just can’t keep up. We recommend adding an additional server or busser on Sundays. We saw them turn away at least 5 sets of people just because they were overwhelmed. Great food but this made for bad service.

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EstherM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had some great food with good-sized portions on the entrees. Two of us eat gluten free and they gave us gluten-free bread, plus had gluten-free pasta (tube shape) they could substitute in for any pasta dish. We are not celiac, so I don't know if it would be safe for them. The noise level was just about right so you don't feel like you are right on top of others hearing their conversations. The only drawback was the service was a little slow.

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Sparky
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent! Staff not so much. When they seated us next to a back hallway for the restrooms, we asked to move down a table & they wouldn’t do it. Waitress spoke too softly, music was obnoxious, not calm background music. The help all wore inappropriate street clothes, (long baggy flannel shirt, short midriff with stomach exposed.) Help all seemed unhappy. Overall, we were there to eat & we loved the food. Soup & stroganoff were excellent!

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vipAnonymous
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, excellent food.

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JT04
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and nice wine pairings with various dishes. It was quite cold in the restaurant.

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Kitten
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I ate at the Red Gravy before going to a musical at the Pikes Peak Center. Service at the restaurant was respectful, attentive and polite. We were seated promptly when arriving. The appetizers, wine and and dinners were delicious and the service was excellent.
I look forward to going back with my husband for a date night sometime.

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vipDavidL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Server took a long time to bring drinks and did not take our order but did bring bread to and took order of a party seated 10’ after us. We had tickets for an event and left without ordering food and ate elsewhere.

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toddH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed several meals at Red Gravy and they have all be wonderful. We have never had anything we did not enjoy. The food is always hot and prepared perfectly.

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vipBubba78236
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The hostess was not friendly at all. We were early for our reservation and she said we would definitely have to wait until it was time even though there were plenty of empty tables and no one came in to claim them. The bartender was amazing and we almost stay there to eat but wanted to be able to have better conversation. The wait staff was less than excited to see us. No personality but efficient and accommodating. We will come back but hope the staff is more welcoming next time.

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vipSHERRIB
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Red Gravy !!
Food is excellent, service is great !
Our server , I believe her name was Cheyenne went above and beyond!
We can’t wait to go back !

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vipTina
Washington DC
112 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely cocktails ! Loved our meals :)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great, service was lacking.

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CancelTheChains
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

In general, we love red gravy. They don't rush you and the food is better than average for Colorado Springs. Maybe it has something to do with the current zeitgeist of workers being unavailable or not caring based on their salary, but the hostess was unfriendly and minimally dutiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner before a concert.

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ShirleyC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Next time we are in the area, we will go back.

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HardRain
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was really good. Our server, Jade, seemed like she would rather be anywhere else. Other servers in the restaurant were much more attentive to their customers' needs.

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BrendaH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service-seated right away (even though we were early for our rez) and Tiffany was attentive and pleasant without being intrusive. The food was fabulous-fresh, homemade, and generous.

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NancyT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mother daughter date night.

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vipJerryA
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of course the staff were the High Point but I tried a new dish which I can’t pronounce much less spell but it was fantastic.

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vipkennetho
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Our waitress (can't recall her name) gave us several recommendations and details about the ingredients and preparation. I had the sea scallops puttanesca and my wife had the chicken marsala. Both were great with generous proportions. Highly recommended.

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kathyp
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We’ve dined here a few times so we thought we knew the restaurant. We were wrong. There was one server for the whole restaurant and we had to return our salads twice, they were wilted and brown. We never got a fresh salad. We got two other appetizers that were good but to bring out wilted and brown lettuce twice, just made you wonder what’s going on in the kitchen. It was a disappointment

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vipTerriandBob
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat in the new Red Gravy cocktail lounge called Blue. Great food and great live jazz and cocktails

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service and great atmosphere!

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Alwayswonderful
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our office took a candidate there for dinner and everyone liked their food very much. I had the Chicken Marsala and it was totally different than any I have ever had. The potato gnocchi was very good and an interesting texture to this version of Marsala. Another had the Lobster pasta and they enjoyed it as well. I wanted to order the Veal Saltimboca, but decided to change at the last minute to the Marsala. A co-worker ordered it and said it was amazing. I will get that next time for sure.

The service was excellent considering they were VERY busy on a Wednesday night. So glad to see Chef Eric succeed here in Colorado Springs!!

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CalebD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service! Very quick. Will be going back!

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JenJ
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing! A restaurant I've long been meaning to try. I was not disappointed.

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RoseC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so delicious and well made! The service was very nice as well! The only thing that wasn't stellar was the 'red gravy salad'....surprised to find the lettuce wilted since everything else was so excellent-though the flavor of that salad was great! We will be back whenever we want the best Italian food in the Springs!

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You can order delivery directly from Red Gravy using the Order Online button. Red Gravy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 635-7661.

Red Gravy is rated 4.5 stars by 1019 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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