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135 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
+1 919-896-8679
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto balls” (53 reviews)
“lasagna” (48 reviews)
“kale salad” (8 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 3 weeks ago

After several years I finally agreed to try Gravy. A quick glance at the menu later I was glad we were there as everything looked really good. Cozy vibe, great aromas. We ordered the bruschetta, arancini which they call "risotto balls", and duck meatballs. The...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I love the food here, but every time I come whether it is to dine-in or for take-out the service is horrible.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great lunch! Service was attentive and fast. I had the gnocchi and kale salad. Both were excellent. Will be back for dinner.

Thank Heather A
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A group that I get together with several times a year went to Gravy on Saturday night. This is the first time my wife and I have been but I assure you it won't be the last. Our service was excellent and the food even...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

The food was really good, and the service was decent. We were just coming through town, but when I'm in town I would come back.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed August 15, 2018 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 August 7, 2018 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 August 6, 2018

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 July 25, 2018

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 July 16, 2018 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.

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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, 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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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