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#26 of 1,115 Restaurants in Raleigh
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135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1431 (Hargett)
+1 919-896-8679
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few co-workers and I randomly stopped by Gravy during our stay in Downtown Raleigh. We are from out of town but had heard great things from the locals. Well, they weren't wrong! They were able to accommodate our table of 8 without a reservation, which was a pleasant surprise. The food and service was all fantastic! I ordered the... More 

Thank Meisha B
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with my wife for date night and had a wonderful experience. I noticed that during the daytime this place is jam packed with professionals dining, however once nighttime arrived ~ it actually became pretty romantic. Everything was great including our server and the overall service as a whole. However, the dinner was a bit too rich for... More 

Thank jeffrlev
Cary, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a name like "Gravy", I almost expected to see Paulie, Tony, and Big Pussy sitting down over plates of chicken parm, manicotti, rigatoni, and draining bottles of Chianti and making toasts over Sambuca. This Italian eatery in downtown Raleigh is not the checkered tablecloth type of establishment found in Little Italy's but rather a modern restaurant with nice wood... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on the ratings, I was expecting to be mind-blown; but, alas I was not. The restaurant was busy was I expected our server to be slow waiting on 5 people, but what our wait was a little bit ridiculous...I'll get to that. The appetizers (Risotto balls) were great. I could/should have just filled up on those, but again based... More 

Thank Benzboy06
Clayton, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Gravy today for a birthday party. It was wonderful! The staff was excellent and the food was delicious! We had the risotto balls to start. I ate lasagna. It was the best! We also ordered chicken parmesan and eggplant parmesan and spaghetti and meatballs. All of the food was phenomenal!! No complaints from the 8 of us. Dessert... More 

Thank SharonRTRVI
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

For my birthday my girlfriend and I ate here the food was excellent but, what really made the night was our server Lewis with a w was amazing! Definitely next time we're in Raleigh we will come back and have some great italian food.

Thank Jonathan E
Chicago, IL, United States
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very Surprised, Great Service from super friendly staff. They also have plenty of space for private parties.

1 Thank William C
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Yes,Yes, Yes. Gravy is amazing! We were a few minutes late because we couldn't find parking, but I had made a reservation and sooo happy I did. They were full and people were still coming looking for a table or putting there name in. I started with risotto balls and they were great. The sauce that they sit on is... More 

Thank Renee C
Clayton, North Carolina
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My son and I visited Gravy on a Friday night and got right in. The service was good so was the food. He got spaghetti and meatballs and it was deeelish. I would not rate it as good as a NY Italian eatery, but definitely a must try for a southern Italian eatery. My favorite part was the endless garlic... More 

Thank Chevionp
Raleigh, North Carolina
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Our department settled on this restaurant for lunch. I have to say... the place was great. Due to our group size that they had to limit what you could pick from their menu. Fine me with, because the food was great. Thank you for a great experience.

Thank Nick D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?