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135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601
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Ranked #25 of 1,235 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hargett
Transit: The R line stops around the corner on Hargett and South Wilmington.
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.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Went to Gravy for my birthday and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The Italian cuisine was excellent. And service was great. The red sauce (gravy) is superb.

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Asheville, NC
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328 reviews 328 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I walked into Gravy without a reservation, as we had gone to another local restaurant but walked out due to in issue with the server. This was about 7:00 pm. They squeezed us in and gave us a Primo table overlooking the street. Our server was immediately at the table and brought us our wine. We ordered... More 

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Apex, NC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Love that this isn't a chain and the prices are decent. The food is so 'Sunday dinner Italian'. The eggplant rollatini was so tender and cheesy. Great meal overall.

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Harkers Island, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The menu at Gravy is a largely unpretentious collection of classic southern Italian red sauce entree's, all of them good, and reasonably priced. I had the Family Gravy, which was a sampling of Gravy's house-made sausage, a large meatball, and beef short rib, served on a generous bed of orichiette (sp?) pasta, also house-made. It was excellent. The server was... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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102 reviews 102 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Love everything about it. Service was excellent. Calamari done very well. Gnocchi was very good, a tad rich but well done. Wine list was good and atmosphere an crowd was upscale and interesting.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My family and I enjoyed a delicious brunch at Gravy! All of our orders were delicious with the standout item being the Bacon! It has a very unique flavor and texture. Definitely worth the trip!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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187 reviews 187 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My husband and I had Gravy for our rehearsal dinner the night before our wedding. Two years later on our anniversary, we wanted to take a trip down memory lane, so we stopped by Gravy on a week day at lunch to grab a quick bite. Everything on the menu looked amazing and we really wanted something quick that wouldn't... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Gravy has been my go-to restaurant for many years. Typically come here 2 to 4 times a year for special occasions. My twin sister and I came in early on a Sunday evening, the hostess said there was an hour wait even though about 80% of the tables were unoccupied. Sat at the bar and had drinks and dinner. Food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went with a group of coworkers and was pleasantly surprised. We ordered Risotto balls and calamari for appetizers. We also each ordered different entrees, which all looked great. I had the Mushroom Risotto and it was delicious. Would recommend!

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Greenville, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Really lovely diverse menu. The garlic knots are absolutely sublime and it is probably a good thing that the wait staff only brings one per patron or else you could easily make a meal out of the bread and not save room for the other delicious offerings. I started with the argula salad which consists of toasted walnuts, lemon, olive... More 

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Additional Information about Gravy

Address: 135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: 919-896-8679
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American, Italian

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