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.
Beef, Parmesan, Bolognese Dipping Sauce
Red Gravy Salad
Shaved Red Onion, Pimento, Parmesan, House Vinaigrette
Red Gravy Mix!
Half pasta paired along with Red Gravy salad or cup of soup
Great food and service! Cannot wait to go back. So
Many things to try
Very good. Good value in that we used the Restaurant Week menu.
Food was delicious! Service was fast and food was hot.
I tried the Red Gravy during Pikes Peak Restaurant Week. The Tomato Bisque was fabulous. The Linguine in Clam Sauce was very good, however I didn't care for the noodles. They were very mealy. The Blueberry Gooey Cake was delicious. I will definitely return.
We ordered a simple appetizer of cheese garlic bread. It was fantastic. I ordered a blackberry mojito, the berries were a little bitter (not a restaurant issue, out of season issue), my date ordered lasagna and said it was delicious. I ordered the Campanelle pasta stroganoff. The steak was tender. The sauce was beautiful. Pasta was cooked al dente. There was no room for dessert! I also had a to go order of the caprese salad. The dressing was amazing and the tomatoes were delightful. I am happy with the decision to go to Red Gravy. ♥️
This was our first time there. We went during restaurant week. It will definitely not be our last. Loved the food. Loved everything about it. Can't wait to try more menu items.
The food is amazing and the location is great. We are from St. Louis originally and spent lots of time on The Hill (Italian) and the lasagna and other pasta dishes took us right back.
I like Red Gravy. Our waitress was new so I certainly understand her lack of experience. Everyone starts somewhere. However the lemon piccata chicken was really not good. Wish I had gotten Lasagna!!
The food was delicious, the service outstanding and all in, the dining experience was especially fine in this COVID era.
Red Gravy is one of our favorite restaurants! Sometimes at lunch the cook uses way too much sauce on the pasta - this was one of those times. Still tasted great but the Fettuccini Carbonara was more like a soup than a pasta dish. Take it easy on the sauce!
What a great selection of pastas! Most of them were unique creations, and the three of us were not disappointed in our selections. Would definitely return
Excellent food prepared by a terrific chef and presented by a wonderful server! If you are a fan of Italian food, this is the place to go in Colorado Springs. Try it, you'll like it.
We had a terrible terrible experience, the food was lukewarm the service was terrible, our waitress was never there if we needed something overall the food stunk
Very nice. Enjoyed food . Was restaurant week and great value.
We had lunch everything was very good, all three dishes we had tasted great, got seated right away, we had reservations, would be back again
Great night out after a movie at Three Peaks. Covid restrictions in place but did not impact our awesome night out. Good service, great food and awesome dessert.
Had a birthday dinner reservation. Everything was nice up until we asked to have a hard dry meatball replaced with a new one. Our waiter returns with a half a meatball, stating the chef (not Eric the owner) felt this was about similar to half eaten meatball we tried to return. First off the meatball that we returned was not even eaten, my wife tried to6 take a bite and it was like an old meatball that was sitting at the bottom of a steam tray and got over cooked and dried out, which she ended up cutting into three piece to show the waiter before he took it back to replace, and now to be insulted as if trying to gain the system a half a meatball. It was uncomfortable all around to be having this conversation in front of our son, while trying to celebrate his birthday. The bread we ordered was cut into squares and seemed like it was a bit stale with the outer crust forming a shell on the bread and into the cut
Great food, great atmosphere, and location. A great option for smaller get-togethers like birthdays or dates/double dates.
Absolutely fabulous food and service! Couldn't ask for more. The only distraction was the noise level. We were eating outdoors and there were way too many very loud motorcycles cruising Tejon. Had to stop our conversation several times because we couldn't talk over the noise.
Amanda was an awesome server, food and drinks were wonderful! Gluten free for celiac was delicious and plenty! Will definitely be back!
Great dining experience! The Meatballs and red gravy are fabulous and a great way to start your dinner! We shared the Lasagna (still a huge portion) and finished up with sharing the Tiramisu Cream Brulee! AMAZING! A little bit loud on the street - but it was a Friday night!!
Meeting old friends
Excellent gluten free pasta. We loved the atmosphere and service too.
Service was a little slow due to a server calling out, still they did a good job being short staffed. The food was amazing, my only complaint was that it wasn’t very warm.
We always enjoy our time at Red Gravy. We received the Veal Saltimbocca and it was incredible!!!
Lunch specials are great!
Very cute place, good food and a great atmosphere
I’m coming back tomorrow because I just found out they put something that was on one of their original menus back on and I couldn’t be happier. The best ravioli in town.
I have eaten here many times and despite all the challenges so many restaurants have been through the staff smile and the food continues to be awesome. Eric and his team do a fantastic job.
Great venue for a special occasion or business meeting with safe COVID environment and comfortable noise level. St.Louis Italian food is amazing value.
Always amazing here
Never disappointed. The chicken marsala is DELICIOUS! great setting, server is always great!
The best Italian restaurant I have ever had. I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.
Heard good things about this place, but was kind of disappointed. The lasagna tasted like chef boyardee. Like all Italian food it was better the next day, but not much. It wasn’t bad but I expected better. And it’s spendy.
I love this restaurant. Thanks so much for your lovely wait staff and excellent cuisine (not to mention affordable).
I am originally from STL and once I heard about Red Gravy I was so exited to try it, and it was SO AMAZING!! The beef toasted raviolis, meat sauce, cheesy bread, pepperoni pizza, and chicken Alfredo all were excellent. Highly recommend the pretty in pink cocktail! Service was outstanding as well.
Great service and delicious food. Celebrating my brother’s birthday. We will definitely return....Thanks Red Gravy.
Delicious food and great service!!
Best Italian food in Colorado Springs. I would recommend this place to anybody. The owner, the Staff And the chefs are fantastic. Haven't had a bad meal there yet. Out of towners and locals need to go there, You won't go wrong.
We are in town for a vacation and celebrated my birthday. Loved the atmosphere and the food was awesome! Be sure to get blueberry gooey cake yummy
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 4.6 stars by 782 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.