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135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
+1 919-896-8679
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto balls” (42 reviews)
“lasagna” (41 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a local place to eat on the way thru town, and found Gravy a couple of blocks from the capitol building. I remember seeing that some Italians call marinara sauce gravy on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Wasn't going to order an appetizer, but...More

Thank aci2005
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch with friends at the Gravy and we were all pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. We had one meatball sub, one Parmesan Chicken sandwich and one Eggplant Pie. All had excellent taste and flavors and the quantity for the price...More

Thank NewTarheel
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We looked for a place that was not chainlike. BOY we were pleased! Our waiter was AMAZING!!! The garlic knots were AMAZING!! Dinner - we both had family gravy, was, you guessed it.. AMAZING!! Dessert, and we hardly ever have dessert, Canolli Cake was AMAZING!...More

Thank stacifowler
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Went here with some friends who their son is very picky with his food. He devoured his raviolis and spaghetti!! Our gnocchi and lasagna were amazing as well. We took a chance and got lucky getting a table, but reservations may be best just in...More

Thank Desiree F
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We went for a Saturday lunch. We were seated quickly and our orders were taken soon after. Our appetizers were the risotto balls (yummy!) and the Brie (very small portion, cold and nothing special). Our entrees were delicious and everyone loved their food. The gravy...More

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A friend and I stopped at Gravy for an early dinner on a Saturday evening while in town for a conference. What a find! The service was attentive, yet not overly so and the food was delicious. We ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer which...More

Thank shell904
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The risotto balls were different and ok. I had the chicken parmigiana and my wife had the lasagna. Both were ok but overall I felt like the meal in general was bland.

Thank rhbushmd
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I've been to Gravy several times. It's a small restaurant on Wilmington St. The food is always very good and the service is always fun and attentive. I highly recommend the lasagne, but I've never had anything bad there.

Thank CaryKaren
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Went to Gravy this past Thursday night. 6pm reservations and there were only 2 other tables seated at the restaurant. Had heard good things, but the lack of people eating made me skeptical. No reason to be skeptical. Kelly was our server and he was...More

Thank G_R0M
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Gravy is the Italian term for Marinara sauce. The place was packed and we did not have a reservation. We were allowed to sit at the bar, in a corner with my eating area more than half obstructed with "stuff". I had the all time...More

Thank kyredhead16
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Questions & Answers
5 August 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.
30 June 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.
14 November 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, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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