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135 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
+1 919-896-8679
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto balls” (49 reviews)
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Closes in 6 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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135 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Y'all...forreal....this place was so good. Like I have pretty high standard for Italian food after living in Italy for six months and this reached it. I got the bolognese pasta and literally had to take a moment after tasting the first bite. I have now...More

Thank Jessie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was unexpectantly exceptional. Everything we tried was good. So much to recommend from the appetizers to the entree to,the desserts.

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always walked past this place on the way to Sitti (a favorite!). I always wanted to try it, and since I love Italian, and love the idea of local sourcing I thought we had a winner on our hands...it was good. But not great....More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food, all homemade from locally-sourced products. Pastas are wonderful--some are authentic, others more unusual. Delicious salads, nice wine list. Have been there many times and never disappointed.

Thank CandG2014
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This place makes you feel like family. The tables are close quarters with each other, so you're making friends around you whether you like it or not. They do have a downstairs and courtyard area but we sat at the bar because we didn't make...More

Thank kurupt71
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The hubster and I stopped in for an early evening dinner before heading to a 'canes game. We worked the menu pretty well, ordered salad, the Risotto Balls, the Chicken Parm, Egglplant Pie and even a little slice of heaven with the Tiramisu (yums). Since...More

Thank VABuckeye_Girl
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere, great bar staff and management. The food was fantastic I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting great Italian food.

Thank USMC97
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Joined a vegetarian friend for lunch hoping we'd both find taste treasures and we were not disappointed. Sat at the bar and Missy did well with the cocktails (except for a busy stretch) and the Lavender Collins was a nice variation on an old standby...More

Thank jimichongaJC
EmpireEats, Manager at Gravy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you Jim for taking the time to give us a review! I will be happy to pass along your points on our Pumpkin Ravioli to our Chef. We are happy to hear you will be back!

Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Food wise this place is great .We tried the Bruschetta and it was so delicious The special dish with lobster ravioli was tasty but the price did not justify the taste and he quality The desserts were great too - Tiramisu and the canola cones...More

Thank Travel_Food_Photos
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I love a good Italian restaurant with a small menu that delivers what it promises and we found that here. The ambiance is romantic; no televisions, soft music, enough buzz to make it busy and quiet enough to have a good conversation. The pastas are...More

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6 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, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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