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Gravy

#29 of 1,254 Restaurants in Raleigh
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135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601 (Hargett)
The R line stops around the corner on Hargett and South Wilmington.
919-896-8679
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ask any Italian-American what ‘gravy’ is, and they'll tell you it's the...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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If you are downtown Raleigh and looking for a place to have some italian food it is a good option. when it comes to flavor it was not better than a chain italian restaurant but has more different variety.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are downtown Raleigh and looking for a place to have some italian food it is a good option. when it comes to flavor it was not better than a chain italian restaurant but has more different variety.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Another one of the newer upscale downtown eateries. Food, atmosphere, service were all unremarkable. Only ate there once,

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This place serves up some great Italian comfort food. Do yourself a favor and get the risotto balls. They are absolutely to die for!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We let our 5 year old son pick where he wanted dinner and as we walked downtown Raleigh we passed by Gravy. He looked at it and decided that's what he wanted. My wife and I and our kids loved the entire experience. We got there before 5 so had the place to ourselves. The waitress was very kind to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My favorite place to eat! Absolutely delicious food, wonderful staff, great atmosphere. I live an hour away & try to come as often as I can. The prices are just right. The food quality is exceptional!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Nice local take on Italian-American food - be ware portions are huge Ravioli and Risotto highly recommend reasonable pricing

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The food and the service is amazing at Gravy. It's a nice-sized restaurant...not too big or small...and there's great attention to detail with the food. I would definitely recommend it when visiting downtown. I had the ravioli and it was amazing. Everything is very fresh.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Both myself and friend enjoyed the chicken parm over spagetti. we both thought the parm was great but the marinara sauce was rather thin. Would go back again.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

the wife and I stopped in for a quick dinner. We sat at the bar and were greeted quickly. I ordered the Family Gravy and wife ordered the Gnocchi, it was great. The meatballs and sausage were fresh as well as the pasta. This is a great little Italian restaurant in downtown, you can't beat it.

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Apex, NC
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I have begun exploring the new restaurants in downtown Raleigh -- and Gravy tops our list of favorites. The cafe is small and intimate with pleasant service and soft music (a few NC native James Taylor tunes set a great mood for our lunch).The lunch menu had something for everyone. My husband loved his gnocchi--a generous helping... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    (Hargett)
  • Public Transportation: The R line stops around the corner on Hargett and South Wilmington.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-896-8679

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?