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135 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
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Ranked #14 of 1,221 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $20
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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89% Recommend
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English first
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I visited Gravy before we went to Charlie Goodnights on a Saturday evening. I made early reservations (5:30) to give us plenty of time to enjoy what Gravy had to offer and still get to the 7:30 show on time. Gravy has a very casual-trendy feel that does not overwhelm you. Only knowing that they served Italian-American... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Amazing food. The garlic knots are great. Soda tasted flat. Clean. Friendly staff. Would return again. $1.25/hr for parking.

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Zebulon, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our meal at Gravy was good but not great. I would recommend it though. This place is very popular and not very big.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We tried this restaurant based on the other reviews and were not disappointed. We went on a Friday night and the restaurant was very busy/loud at 7pm when we arrived. Despite the crowd, we were seated quickly and our service was great. The food was delicious. I can highly recommend the lasagna and the risotto balls.

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Montgomery, Alabama
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We read about it on Trip Advisor and tried it. It was just as good as everyone said. Kinda hard to spot driving by as the building is small out front. We were very pleased.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food was really good and the service was great. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the various dishes offered. We even made room for dessert! I would come back here again.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've been to Gravy several times and have always enjoyed the experience. The food is great and the portions are fair. I recommend making reservations if you are going on a weekend evening as it does get crowded. The bar area is small, so not a great place to get drinks. There is an upstairs seating area and a downstairs... More

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Elizabeth City, NC
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had dinner here mid-week, having reserved in advance. The restaurant is nice and small, so that it had a cozy feel. It had a long bar across one side, with tables both at the front facing the street and all along the length of the restaurant. Stylish decor. We began with one order of the ricotta balls to share... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Visited here while in town after viewing the reviews on TA. Sat at the bar and was waited on by Trisha. I asked for a recommendation for an entree and a wine pairing and she suggested the Tagliatelle Bolognese- (House-made tagliatelle pasta, house-ground local beef and pancetta bolognese sauce, ricotta cheese) with the Salice Salintino (wine). I was leaning toward... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great simple Italian food. Every thing ws tasty and delicious. Came in for a late lunch we all had the chicken parmesan, chicken mozzarella sandwich, burger, and spaghetti and meatballs. Every thing was good.

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