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, 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
I have been to Gravy many times and our ...
I have been to Gravy many times and our meal Saturday night was not up to Gravy's normal standards. I felt rushed by the server. Once we ordered our entree, we received it in less than 5 minutes and it was not hot. Disappointing.
I appreciate that it was Restaurant Week, but we were anticipating a special night out with a reservation at one of our favorite restaurants. This was not the case Saturday night.
We tried out Gravy during Downtown Ralei ...
We tried out Gravy during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, which was coincidentally at the same time as a special occasion for us. The food was delicious and the service was top notch! We will be back to try more dishes!
We were seated immediately for our reser ...
We were seated immediately for our reservation. Our waitress was great and our food was served promptly. Everything we ordered was delicious: Kale Caesar salad -- different and delicious, Bruschetta (a hefty portion), Lasagna (also a hefty portion) and the house-made goat cheese spinach ravioli which was awesome! Would recommend highly!
We tried to eat here for dinner in Decem ...
We tried to eat here for dinner in December 2015 but did not have a reservation so we dined elsewhere. My son and I went for lunch this past weekend and he ordered the best lasagna I have ever tasted. The next time I visit him in Raleigh, we may dine there again
I took my mom to Gravy for Downtown Rale ...
I took my mom to Gravy for Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week and we loved it! This was my second time here and everything was delicious! You MUST try the Kale Caesar - and the bread given to you at the beginning of the meal is to die for. The service was attentive and wonderful like always. Love Gravy!!
My wife and I visited for dinner during ...
My wife and I visited for dinner during Raleigh Restaurant Week. Parking deck across the street is convenient. Food and service were outstanding. Noise level started out okay, but quickly rose as more diners arrived. We will definitely be back.
Not up to past standards... Lasagna was ...
Not up to past standards... Lasagna was on the greasy side, chicken parm itself was great but the pasta with it was dry and the sauce too light for my taste. Service was great but the food was subpar compared to previous visits.
Gravy was delicious, as always. My fianc ...
Gravy was delicious, as always. My fiancé and I went with his parents because we are having our rehearsal dinner there in a couple weeks and they have never been. The food and service were great. My fiancé's stepmom actually got her lasagna taken off the bill because it came out just a few minutes (it really wasn't much longer at all) after the rest of our meals. This was an incredible gesture that didn't need to be taken, but just shows that Gravy does care about their customers.
Went there for a 65th birthday. My firs ...
Went there for a 65th birthday. My first time. I had the ravioli with goat cheese and spinach. it was excellent. Waiter was very nice. The birthday girl received a free dessert. The rolls are good and the dessert was good. The place is not huge inside and I liked that. Warm and friendly.
The employees and waiter were outstandin ...
The employees and waiter were outstanding. Someone accidentally dropped a tray and a little splashed on me. They went above and beyond because of the accident. Honestly, even without that, they were already amazing. The food is awesome, the service is outstanding and the drinks are perfect. Our toddler has a special place in her heart for their garlic knots. I cannot recommend this place enough!
Perhaps I shouldn't have read the review ...
Perhaps I shouldn't have read the reviews before we went. I knew to expect a crowded space with closely placed tables, so private conversation was out of the question. The hostess looked up from her work soon after we entered and asked us to 'give her a minute'. After many minutes, she finally gave us her attention and we were quickly seated. Our waiter was helpful and attentive, as were the support staff with water refills. We had read very good recommendations for the calamari, so we started with that. It was good and a good size portion, but far from the best I've ever had. The highly touted garlic knots were also OK, but nothing special. We were each going to get an entree, but the calamari was filling so we shared the gnocchi; I'd also read how good it was in many reviews. It was so-so. The gnocchi was large and fluffy but doughy and bland. I love mushrooms and there were mushrooms in the dish, but they were just slivers. I'd also expected more flavor to the sauce, which was rich but not particularly interesting.
We had planned for a nice treat for the end of the work week and were expecting to splurge a bit, but Gravy is definately not worth the splurge. We also had wanted to plan a return visit with another couple, but we'll look for somewhere else. Very disappointing
Visited Gravy for the first time to cele ...
Visited Gravy for the first time to celebrate a friend's birthday. Gravy went out of their way to make it a special occasion. They called to confirm reservation and to ask what dessert selection our birthday friend would like to make it a special event. Very nice personal touch. Our server, Chris, was very attentive. Each of us had a different item from the menu and everyone thought their selection was great. Garlic knot rolls were the delicious, too. Will return!
A friend had recommended this as a great ...
A friend had recommended this as a great Italian restaurant. It was really good. Ordered calamarie which was enough for the two of us and was the best we've ever had. My husband had the arugula salad and spinach and goat cheese which he said was great. I went for traditional chicken Parmesan with spaghetti sauce which was also delicious. Definitely will return.
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