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About Us

Here at Gravy, we celebrate the diverse and much-loved tradition of Italian-American cooking.

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.

We proudly support North Carolina Farms and Distilleries whenever possible on our menus.

We at Empire condemn the recent acts of racism and violence against George Floyd and so many other Black men and women before him:

A Message from Greg Hatem


Latta Farms, Hillsborough, NC 

Ashley Farms Chicken, Winston Salem, NC 

Hopkins All Natural Poultry Company, Greensboro, NC

Eastern Carolina Organics, Pittsboro, NC

Ronnie Moore Farms, Newton Grove, NC

Maple View Farms, Hillsborough, NC

Hill Top Farms, Willow Springs, NC

Rainbow Meadows Lamb, Snow Camp, NC

Anson Mills, Columbia, SC

Lindley Mills, Graham, NC 

Old Mill Grains, Guilford County, NC 

Olli Salami Company, Richmond, VA 

Chapel Hill Creamery, Hillsborough, NC

Locals Seafood, Raleigh, NC

Firsthand Foods, Durham, NC

Heritage Farms Pork, Seven Springs, NC

Old Milburnie Farm, Raleigh, NC

Yellow Dog Bread Co., Raleigh, NC

Woodfruit, Durham, NC


Southern Artisan Spirits, Kings Mountain, NC

Top of the Hill Distillery, Chapel Hill, NC

Covington Spirits, Snow Hill, NC

Blue Ridge Distilling, Bostic, NC

Tobacco Road Distillers, Clinton, NC

Muddy River Distillery, Belmont, NC

Community Events

2013 TerraVITA Participant

2012 & 2013 Raleigh Roundup Participant

2013 Cheeseplease Participant with the Downtown Farmers Market 

2013 Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic Benefit Dinner

2012 & 2013 Tomatolicious Participant with the Downtown Farmers Market

2013 Farm to Fork Picnic Participant 

2012 & 2013 NC State Red and White Food and Beverage Festival Participant 

2013 International Festival Participant