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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 1 week ago via mobile

It’s been years since I’d given Gravy a go. And wanting a night on the town with my sweetie, I booked us a pre-holiday weekend engagement. First, I forgot how informal it ran here, both it’s own decor and it’s clientele. The appetizers were unappetizing...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank JMark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent overnight in Raleigh, we once again relied on TripAdvisor to point us in the right direction. We felt like having Italian and wound up at Gravy. Very busy, very noisy, and very good food. Service was fine, prices were reasonable, and cheap...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mark f
Reviewed October 27, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DinedThereSippedThat
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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank patriciam279
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sandy l
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mschroedermoreno
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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, 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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