Raleigh >Food & Dining > Gravy
135 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760135.778476 -78.638074
Mon - Thur 11am - 10pm, Fri 11am - 11pm, Sat 5pm - 11pm, Sun 5pm - 10pm
Don't order any wine. – The food is good, however they are cheapskates when it comes to their wine. I was given a glass "(5 oz)" of wine and I'm pretty sure that there wasn't even a jigger (1.5 oz) of wine in my glass. I'm not one to cause a scene but I was not pleased. IF I go back, I will not be ordering any wine from them. I hate to feel like I was cheated. When I spend $10 for a glass of wine I intend to be given what I paid for.
Great food, great wine, friendly staff – We made a reservation for a Friday night and showed up a little early. We were seated immediately. The server was very friendly and was helpful with suggestions. The food was amazing. We ordered the Guinea Hen and the Potato Gnocchi. The hen was a good sized portion, but the gnocchi seemed a little small.....until we ate it. It ended up being the perfect size and neither of us left hungry. We would be happy to return again soon.
Great Italian in Raleigh – Had a great night out at Gravy. Everyone loved the food, service was stellar, and Chef Tony stopped by our table to say hello. A great experience all around-We'll definitely be back
Great, relaxing evening – 6 of us celebrated my daughter's birthday . Convenient, well-lit parking right next door in the deck. Chef Tony personally greeted us and explained the menu and specials (hint, Y'all, he's not from around here). My sea bass was very good and perfectly cooked, everyone else enjoyed their entrees. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Deserts were to die for. Prices would have been very reasonable even if my brother-in-law had not picked up the tab. A very enjoyable evening, we will definitely be back.
Great little neighborhood place – Great little place. Had the risotto balls and baked eggplant
dish...both really good. Very good value for price paid. Very efficient and friendly service. Will be back!
A lot of money for very little – I ordered a "Large" Ceaser salad and asked for shrimp to be added. I got a very small salad with little dressing (I really think there was none) and THREE shrimp were added to my $6.95 lunch salad for a whopping $4.
Yes, it's cute and everyone's nice and it tastes good. But $11 for a salad isn't gonna keep this group in business for long.
Definately Best Italian in Town! – The people who gave this restaurant less than stellar reviews obviously are not foodies. The food was fantastic. Pork Canneloni was a show stopper. The rissoto balls were excellent. The menu is interesting and varied. It is not expensive but the quality is good. It is not the same old Italian food with everything swimming the same red sauce. Very fresh and flavorful. would definately reccomend it.
Best Italian in Town! – I have been here multiple times now and have nothing but great things to say. I usually get the bolognese but last night I got a veal saltimboca special. It was awesome! Too much food to finish even for me.IService has been good and everyone always seems to be in a good mood. I will go back..
Been back 3 times now since 1st review and this place is consistently delicious and the staff is fantastic!
excellent service, ok food – While service (as usual) is spectacular, from the hostess, to the waitstaff (who is attentive, but not hovering) we move to soups and salads. I had the porcini and parsnip soup, and it was divine. The texture was silky and smooth, the color was autumn at its peak, while the aroma was deep and rich. Temperature was spot on! It's everything you could hope for in a soup. Salad was fresh, proportionate, and visually appealing. I had the potato gnocchi, and while it was presented very nicely; the first bite proved to be an oversalted mess. The gnocchi itself was flavorful and the texture was firm. Very nice! But the sauce was salt... I wanted to enjoy it. I tried to enjoy it. I simply didn't have the stomach for it. I ate about half and resolved to write a review. Had it been tasted before served, I believe the 'gravy' (truffle shallot sauce) would have been tossed out. When I return (and I surely will) I will asked that my gnocchi be tasted before I order it. I can't give up on Gravy after one less than splendid meal.
Food is okay, expensive – This is the 2nd time we have eaten here, and I am not sure I will go back. The food is okay, not spectacular or really memorable... The prices are fairly high for what you get. There are better choices out there.
Additionally, in the overall experience category, we had a bad one. We made our reservation for 6 people over a month ago since this place is so busy. Reservation was at 8pm. Downtown had multiple activities going on and traffic was ridiculous, like one car per light cycle getting through. We were there at 8:15 or a little before, for an 8PM reservation and they had given our table away. After getting the manager involved and waiting 20-30 minutes at the bar, they were able to seat us. The manager was nice and apologetic, but it still was not acceptable to give our table away at 8:10.
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