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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” (48 reviews)
“lasagna” (41 reviews)
“budino” (4 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll 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 weeks ago via mobile

Dave had fish special and i jad eggplant pie. Blew my diet but it was worth it. We will return again soon.

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Farm to table restaurant with unique selections of Italian dishes while offering traditional favorites as well.

Thank Darla B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had amazing drinks, I had the rasberry-lemoncello martini, my husband had the manhattan and our friend a beer. We ate apps of antipasto with olives and proscutto and assorted cheeses. For our dinner selection I had the homemade tagliatelle with sausage and meatballs, our...More

Thank Barb C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had really high expectations coming in here, as I had heard a lot about it. I stopped in for lunch recently on a weekend, and found the place largely deserted (surprising), but service good and food tasty. The bread provided was tasty, and I...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small place in downtown Raleigh serving some pretty decent Italian food. My dirty martini was perfect and made me hopeful about the rest of the meal. We started with risotto balls, which were cheesy gooey and very yummy, duck meatballs, also tasty...More

Thank metrochik
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We started with wine and cocktails, great wine selection. Next I highly recommend the risotto balls. I could have eaten all four of these gems myself but I'm glad I ordered the spinach cavatelli primavera. Incredibly delicious!! One of the best pasta dishes I have...More

Thank Katatak
Reviewed 27 August 2017

First we were late for our reservation as there was a large accident in Durham that greatly delayed us but they still accommodated us. We requested a booth but we were told it was reserved. It sat empty the total time we were there. The...More

Thank Robbguy
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Gravy for dinner this week and was treated to an outstanding dinner. We arrived at 6:30PM and had only two other tables occupied. By the time we were finished the place was nearly packed. The restaurant has a medium sized capacity, so I suggest...More

Thank BeachcombersNC
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We visited here before a concert. The risotto balls were unbelievable. We'll definitely be back soon.

Thank skione
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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