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135 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
+1 919-896-8679
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto balls” (52 reviews)
“lasagna” (47 reviews)
“salad” (27 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
135 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not your typical Italian restaurant We shared fabulous duck meatballs, risotto meatballs, aand a warm spinach salad. Only the eggplant pie was a letdown, a little pedestrian. Great garlic knots, too. Crowded on a weekend night, but service was still attentive.

Thank SandySojourns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. We were seated and our order was taken. I had lasagna which was delicious. It was served very hot with a roll. My husband enjoyed the chicken parm. Our server was not as friendly or as attentive as we would...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Favorite thing on the menu is their homemade gnocchi, ask for it if you don't see it on the menu. Its worth it!

Thank mschroedermoreno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They food here was really good, but it wasn't mind-blowing. We'd heard this was the best Italian food ever, so we were excited, but ended up being underwhelmed.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I sat at the bar for quick dinner. The risotto balls were absolutely fantastic. The service was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Definitely recommend.

1  Thank Howard R
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

My family and I wanted a good meal after an IMAX movie at Marbles. As many people have said, the risotto balls are AMAZING! We all enjoyed our meals. The red sauce the use "gravy" is really good. The sausage and meatballs in the meals...More

1  Thank balger
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Food was very good. Staff was attentive and polite. I would recommend a visit when you’re in the area.

Thank chetski13
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Great food and service. Seafood and Italian dishes were both cooked perfectly. Bruschetta is a winner also

Thank jgb15
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Had dinner here tonight with the hubby, and it was really nice. We wasn't sure who the hostess was, as they seemed to be a ton of staff working. Alex was our waitress, who was also the bar tender. She was great!! For apps we...More

Thank angie o
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

I got lasagna tonight and it was good but I wouldn't get it again. I almost wish I would have tried the spaghetti and meatballs. The garlic rolls were awesome and so is the tiramisu. Italian is just one of those things where you like...More

Thank Teresa L
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Questions & Answers
August 5, 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.
June 30, 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.
November 14, 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
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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