We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


#25 of 1,121 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601 (Hargett)
+1 919-896-8679
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 283: English reviews
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New York Italian dining is located in downtown Raleigh at the delightful Gravy on South Wilmington. Not to be missed, the locale is located among several up and coming smaller restaurants that dot the downtown dining options. The menu is quite adequate spanning the classic pasta offerings to larger entree offerings. I had the 4-cheese Cannelloni and my husband opted... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gravy is a quaint restaurant in downtown Raleigh. Serving various Italian-oriented entrees, the lasagna, eggplant pie, and four-cheese canneloni are each delicious in their own rights. However, after sampling the eggplant pie, I am now addicted to it and the arugula salad with lemon olive oil ... yum! It is worth jockying the terrible downtown traffic to find a spot... More 

Thank TarheelZee
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Jesse our server was amazing. All the staff was friendly and welcoming. The food is consistently good. Gravy is very accommodating to those who are gluten sensitive. The sauce with leeks used on the gnocchi is wonderful on gf pasta. Gravy has a warm ambiance and even when they are jammed you can carry on a conversation.

Thank Greg C
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level Contributor
40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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
33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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 

Thank HobartRocksHard
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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
Level Contributor
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

Travellers who viewed Gravy also viewed


Been to Gravy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gravy and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Cary, North Carolina
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Gravy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?