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135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
+1 919-896-8679
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto balls” (45 reviews)
“lasagna” (41 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had amazing drinks, I had the rasberry-lemoncello martini, my husband had the manhattan and our friend a beer. We ate apps of antipasto with olives and proscutto and assorted cheeses. For our dinner selection I had the homemade tagliatelle with sausage and meatballs, our...More

Thank Barb C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had really high expectations coming in here, as I had heard a lot about it. I stopped in for lunch recently on a weekend, and found the place largely deserted (surprising), but service good and food tasty. The bread provided was tasty, and I...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a small place in downtown Raleigh serving some pretty decent Italian food. My dirty martini was perfect and made me hopeful about the rest of the meal. We started with risotto balls, which were cheesy gooey and very yummy, duck meatballs, also tasty...More

Thank metrochik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started with wine and cocktails, great wine selection. Next I highly recommend the risotto balls. I could have eaten all four of these gems myself but I'm glad I ordered the spinach cavatelli primavera. Incredibly delicious!! One of the best pasta dishes I have...More

Thank Katatak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First we were late for our reservation as there was a large accident in Durham that greatly delayed us but they still accommodated us. We requested a booth but we were told it was reserved. It sat empty the total time we were there. The...More

Thank Robbguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Gravy for dinner this week and was treated to an outstanding dinner. We arrived at 6:30PM and had only two other tables occupied. By the time we were finished the place was nearly packed. The restaurant has a medium sized capacity, so I suggest...More

Thank BeachcombersNC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here before a concert. The risotto balls were unbelievable. We'll definitely be back soon.

Thank skione
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Looking for a local place to eat on the way thru town, and found Gravy a couple of blocks from the capitol building. I remember seeing that some Italians call marinara sauce gravy on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Wasn't going to order an appetizer, but...More

Thank aci2005
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had lunch with friends at the Gravy and we were all pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. We had one meatball sub, one Parmesan Chicken sandwich and one Eggplant Pie. All had excellent taste and flavors and the quantity for the price...More

Thank NewTarheel
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We looked for a place that was not chainlike. BOY we were pleased! Our waiter was AMAZING!!! The garlic knots were AMAZING!! Dinner - we both had family gravy, was, you guessed it.. AMAZING!! Dessert, and we hardly ever have dessert, Canolli Cake was AMAZING!...More

Thank stacifowler
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Questions & Answers
5 August 2017|
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Response from kyredhead16 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a children's menu but I cannot be 100% certain. I did see children in there.
30 June 2017|
Response from kyredhead16 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think this is the kind of place that would sell you a gallon of their wonderful sauce. But you could try calling them.
14 November 2015|
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Response from Theo78750 | Reviewed this property |
I did ask for gluten-free and they had some dishes, but not sure which.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
  • Public Transportation: The R line stops around the corner on Hargett and South Wilmington.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-896-8679
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.
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