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.
Italian, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Mon- Fri: 11:00AM-4:00PM
$30 and under
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We're now offering group catering! Please call the restaurant at 919.896.8513 for more information.
There is a parking garage next door, plus on street parking
The R line stops around the corner on Hargett and South Wilmington.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, 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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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
This was a special date night for my boy ...
This was a special date night for my boyfriend and I. I live in Kentucky,my boyfriend lives
in Raleigh. He has visited Gravy several times before as a special occasion place to go.The
atmosphere was very romantic and the food was spectacular. Our waiter assisted us in
choosing a wonderful bottle of wine that matched our food perfectly. We were thrilled
to see homemade sauce was available for sale by the jar! It was an overall wonderful
special evening and we look forward to many more visits to Gravy in the future!
Outstanding service. Zachary, our serve ...
Outstanding service. Zachary, our server, was very knowledgable, cordial , timely, professional and respectful . The food was tasty and served at appropriate temperature. Ambiance delightful. Need to put name on front window. Receptionist had plenty of options as to where to seat us. She should have asked our preference rather than right in front by the door.
My husband and I were looking for a quic ...
My husband and I were looking for a quick great place to have dinner while we were in down town and we were able to get a last minute reservation here. The food and drink specials were a great deal and everything was delicious. Will definitely be returning.
The staff at Gravy was great. We were a ...
The staff at Gravy was great. We were a party of eight having dinner before seeing a show. We were nearly an hour late due to road closure from flooding. I called to ask if they could still get us in and out so we could get to the show. They were awesome at accommodating our needs and served us delicious food very quickly.
We had Family Gravy and Eggplant pie both of which were great. But the best thing was how easy they made an otherwise difficult situation. I highly recommend.
The House gravy entree is always very g ...
The House gravy entree is always very good as are the garlic knots. Very lively restaurant. Tables didn't stay vacant long. Reservations recommended especially on Friday night. Service was a bit slower than usual, but we were still were in and out in 1 1/2 hours for a three course meal (appetizer, entree, dessert).
The food was outstanding - as a native N ...
The food was outstanding - as a native New Yorker and having been married to an outstanding Sicilian who truly know how to cook Italian food - GRAVY was the best we have found in the triangle. The House-made potato GNOCCHI with local oyster and shiitake mushrooms, leek cream, truffle oil was excellent with the right amount of mushrooms and the BUCATINI ALL’AMATRICIANA was perfect - i did ask for the heat on the side to allow me to adjust it to my liking. We will be back...
Absolutely LOVED Gravy! We celebrated my ...
Absolutely LOVED Gravy! We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday and will definitely be back again. My parents grew up in NY and know good Italian food... my mom is still raving about Gravy's Eggplant Parm. Also, I am a gluten free eater and was stoked to see there were many delicious options for me. Our server, Mallory, was gracious and patient with our party and incredibly kind. I will definitely be recommending Gravy to everyone!
Glad we made reservations! Very popular ...
Glad we made reservations! Very popular restaurant and for good reason - the food! Everything was fresh and delicious. Prices were quite reasonable for the quality of food. We loved the calamari starter, arugula salad light and tasty, all our entrees were wonderful. My husband loved the House Gravy and I enjoyed the Red Snapper Special with Risotto. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive but not pushy. Great dining experience and can't wait to go back!
We enjoyed another great meal at Gravy. ...
We enjoyed another great meal at Gravy. All meals were excellent. Server was outstanding. We will return.
I do wonder why the large groups want a long table down the middle -- adds to the noise level. Wouldn't tables for 6 accomplish the same thing?
We had to park 3 blocks away and during ...
We had to park 3 blocks away and during the 3 block walk we were accosted by unsavory characters and were actually afraid. We ended up calling a Uber driver to take us back to where the car was parked. Our 25 year old granddaughter was with us and remarks were being made to her when we were walking. The food was not great. Their "gravy" was bland and tasted like it came out of a jar.
Could not recommend Gravy more! This was ...
Could not recommend Gravy more! This was my second dining experience and it was just as perfect as the first. Best calamari I've ever had. All pastas and sauces taste fresh and vibrant. If I could eat here every day, I would. Their menu is small, but it's not at all a hindrance. Ever dish is perfection. Eggplant pie is to die for.
First time visit here as a get together ...
First time visit here as a get together with friends. Completely impressed with the atmosphere, service and the quality of food. The menu choices were fabulous, as the four of us each had something different. Can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes. Highly recommend Gravy!
My sister, a freind and I had dinner her ...
My sister, a freind and I had dinner here last Saturday night. The food, ambiance, wine list, dessert were great. The service was a bit lacking. Our server was not fully engaged with us, he would pop over to our table occasionally while we would wait. We would look over and he would be socializing with the bar tender. So I can say that our food experience was great, the dessert and coffee were very good as well. I just feel that our waiter could have been much more 'present'. I would go back, and hope for a better server.
We had a very nice experience. The table ...
We had a very nice experience. The table was available at the reserved time, the staff was professional and appropriately attentive. The market fish selection and the two recommendations of the server were attractive, generous, tasty, and you could tell that the pasta was freshly made. This was our first visit here. We are looking forward to sharing this with our friends.
The food here is delicious. We come bac ...
The food here is delicious. We come back and forth to this area and I have been looking for the Italian food I love. I am Italian and I am very picky when it comes to Italian cuisine. This place is amazing. There "gravy" is just like Mom's. The pasta fresh and delicious. I have been there twice and tasted four different dishes and all were so good. Nice portions too. The garlic bread is the way I love it. Like cotton candy in garlic form. Their desserts are all so yummy and the cappuccinos and French press coffee were working wonderful.
We celebrated birthdays for my wife and ...
We celebrated birthdays for my wife and sister-in-law at Gravy on a Saturday night. We feared getting lost in the crowd because of how packed Gravy was, but we were amazed at the quality of the food and service. The risotto balls and mousse dessert were the table favorites, but I particularly enjoyed my entree of Tagliatelli a la Bolognese. We would definitely return to Gravy for special occasions. Great food, great service, great experience!
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