Located in heart of downtown Raleigh, Sitti offers authentic Lebanese cuisine made fresh in house daily. We have all ABC permits and specialize in hand crafted beers as well as Lebanese and French wines. Our restaurant is capable of accommodating everyone from a single diner to large parties of up to 150. We also have an outdoor courtyard that is perfect for a sit down meal or just to enjoy a cocktail or two on a nice afternoon. Sitti is the perfect place to host company events, bridal receptions, or just a get together with friends and family. Please come join us for a great meal served with a smile, in an urban and exciting downtown area, at casual dining prices.
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
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Catering is available. Please e mail Amy@empireeats.com
Street parking is available as well as two parking decks located within a block of the restaurant.
R-Line stop # R-19 (free bus line)
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Sitti accommodates a wide range of parties, from the private room downstairs to our open air courtyard, and the communal Sitti Table at the heart of the dining room. Large parties will enjoy the Family Style menu for seated dinners- or lunch- which easily translates to buffet service.
Sitti Ratings and Reviews
Outstanding meal with terrific service. ...
Outstanding meal with terrific service. Wonderful wait staff and general manager. A great place for a delicious meal and a relaxing evening.
Great experience for my birthday. Freque ...
Great experience for my birthday. Frequent diner at Sitti and as usual food and service was fantastic!
I love this place! My 2 year old is a ve ...
I love this place! My 2 year old is a very picky eater and they made him a fruit bowl , he loved it! My drinks were good, the Creme Brulee was awesome and the Peach and Ice Cream dessert was awesome. Entrees are always great, we get the same thing every time! Severs were nice and quick!!!
Every time I visit Sitti I always have a ...
Every time I visit Sitti I always have an enjoyable experience. The wait staff is always attentive and, depending on the night of the week you go, your drinks and food are delivered to your table in relatively short time. The menu offers items that feature classic Lebanese cuisine, but I can assure you there is something for everyone. Their kabobs are delicious and their garlic whip makes for an excellent accompaniment. This is a great place to stop in for lunch or to grab a nice, relaxing dinner through the week. I love to stop in for an early dinner before heading out on the town on Saturday evenings. Thank you, Sitti for providing excellent food and service!
My girl friend and I got mixed kebab (la ...
My girl friend and I got mixed kebab (lamb, kofta and chicken). It was horrible. I never suggest someone to have kebab...
Good vibe, food, wine and service.
Entertained a couple that were new to Raleigh. Very enjoyable evening. A great vibe, with really good food, wine and service.
triangle restaurant week
I have lived where middle eastern food is easy to come by, which is not the case in Raleigh. So I was looking forward to finally trying this place. The prix fixe menu looked great. To start: brussels sprouts and some kind of feta mix in phyllo - sprouts nice but not as tasty as some recipes as these went more for sweet than savoury but nicely cooked; the little phyllo rolls came with a dip and were perfect for any feta lover. The mains were pleasant but something of a letdown though: the baklava crusted salmon was salmon decently cooked with crumbs on the top, a nice flavour with the honey-jalapeno glaze but the asparagus was extremely cooked and the quinoa bland (as it seems to be the case everywhere), meanwhile the spicy shrimp was not particularly spicy nor spiced, a little sweet and vaguely tomato-y, although generous with the shrimp. Desserts were the chocolate fondant (interpretation: lava cake with a generous scoop of ice cream) and the a large piece of pistachio cake. We were underwhelmed overall.
We were inside. It was too noisy for reg ...
We were inside. It was too noisy for regular conversation. It was too dark to read the menu clearly. Otherwise service and food were excellent.
My beef and chicken kebabs melted on my ...
My beef and chicken kebabs melted on my tongue, the mouhamra appetizer popped with flavor and not-overbearing spice, and the pistachio honey cake is hands-down one of my favorite desserts in the Triangle. I love Sitti for their ambiance, their food, and the quality of service every time I visit.
Gorgeous setting, beautiful interiors, g ...
Gorgeous setting, beautiful interiors, great menu, and fabulous service. Well worth it!
Good food; lousy service
Met friends and their parents and had a pretty good time. Food was good but service was really bad. Took more than 30 minutes to get a drink. They blamed it on a wedding that was going on but really that was a poor excuse. Overall, I may go back, but not when they have anther event going on there.
Good Place to Celebrate Friends
One on my favorite Raleigh Restaurants . Very accommodating staff. Great location. Good Food. I'll be back soon.
Great food - we tried several appetizers ...
Great food - we tried several appetizers and small plates and all were delicious. The lamb stew entree was a little bland - it would've been great if the spices were similar to the other dishes we tried. The noise level is intense - you have to yell to speak to your dining companion.
This is definitely a restaurant that you ...
This is definitely a restaurant that you need to try. Our first visit was marred by really poor service, however the food was quite good. We decided to give them a second chance, and I'm very happy that we did. We had a great evening, and had a very attentive server who gave good recommendations and seemed interested that we had a good evening. Lots of food options, a solid wine list, and a lively atmosphere.
The service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Dining is in close proximity to other diners, which has become a norm for most downtown Raleigh restaurants. Decor was charming, and the food was great! Highly recommend the lamb, the kabob was superb! The pita bread, impeccable, and the humus and other dipping sauces were great! Was a good representation of Lebanese cuisine. We plan on returning, as there were other menu items that were too enticing not to try!
Delicious small plates and great service. Brought family in from out of town and they loved it!
I went with a friend who's Lebanese and he told the chef the food was better than his grandmother's - and that's a huge compliment. Friendly staff. This is a definite repeat and repeat....
Enjoyed our Visit
My husband and I decided to give this a try for our weekly date night. Loved the vibrant atmosphere. Had a couple great drinks at the bar before being seated for dinner. All staff from greeting to bartenders to wait staff were very friendly. The food was excellent. We will definitely come here again.
Every time I visit i continually experie ...
Every time I visit i continually experience the same high standard of quality and service I've grown to love about this restaurant. The food always taste wonderful and the staff is always so pleasant. We came on a busy Saturday night and everything was perfect. Too bad I'm not downtown too often.
Not bad. Not great. Chicken kabob was dr ...
Not bad. Not great. Chicken kabob was dry. I've been several times. Better half likes to go there to people watch.
Very good food. Service was very rushed ...
Very good food. Service was very rushed on a busy Saturday night. Served entrees 90 seconds after receiving, and while still eating, our salads. Plopped everything down on a rather small table for 2. That's verboten for a quality restaurant and I'll likely not return anytime soon. Service staff was turning tables well... too well. These days they are plenty of excellent Mediterranean options with more relaxed atmospheres and more caring service. BOSPHORUS is certainly not as hip but cheaper, food is at least on par (if not better) and service is caring and more relaxed.
I've been to almost every highly rated a ...
I've been to almost every highly rated and reviewed restaurant in the triangle area and I always find myself coming back to Sitti. The food is phenomenal. There isn't one thing on the menu I haven't adored completely. The service has always been fantastic, and the ambience is to die for. If you are looking to eat a little on the less expensive side, I highly recommend ordering an appetizer with a side! The appetizers are essentially small plates, definitely enough to fill up one person along with a side of either rice or French fries. My favorite appetizer that I typically will order as a meal is the chicken shawarma. On the other hand, their kebobs are AMAZING! Definitely one of my favorite menu items!
Fun atmosphere, fabulous food, attentive service!
We enjoyed our recent meal at Sitti. We had a reservation, but were running late due to parking situation - the hostess phoned me to ascertain our timeline before they gave our table away - we really appreciated that extra service! The menu is highly varied and everything is delicious.
Great Food and Service!
Went here on a date, had to go early because there were no reservation spots at the time we wanted - still went anyway and glad we did, the food was great, the waitress very warm and friendly and the Hibiscus Royale cocktail was fantastic - would easily recommend for any occasion.
Great food prepared the same way my Sitt ...
Great food prepared the same way my Sitti made it. I could eat there every night.
Great hummus :)
Great hummus :)
Very noisy. Service so so....probably ...
Very noisy. Service so so....probably because they were so busy. Some sound baffling hangings or other devices might help.
Awesome food and a great waitress!!!
Awesome food and a great waitress!!!
Went for a birthday celebration. Service was attentive, and the food was great. Salads, entrees and desserts were excellent, though the Sitti Salad was not something I'd recommend, it was plain and greasy. Those who had the two different lamb dishes loved them. The seafood was great as well. portions were generous.
Always good food
I've eaten here several times for lunch or dinner. The food is very good. It's not the best atmosphere for a restaurant. But I prefer good food to ambiance.
Great exotic taste for a great price
I thoroughly enjoyed Sitti and plan on returning to finish exploring their menu! It's a different taste then other restaurants around town and that's why I love it.
The wine list is unique and the servers ...
The wine list is unique and the servers know the wines very well. We loved the variety of small plates we could order. Delicious!
Fantastic food. Got there early for Sund ...
Fantastic food. Got there early for Sunday lunch and got seated quickly.
Friendly, warm and efficient service. O ...
Friendly, warm and efficient service. One of the best salads I have tasted. I look forward to returning.
casual business dinner
We took a business friend from NY City to Sitti and enjoyed the dinner very much. Sitti was one of the few places open on Sunday evening. The hummus noir is outstanding!
The restaurant is laid out very nicely w ...
The restaurant is laid out very nicely with modernish decor and simple touches. We went between meals so it was not busy at all. Our waitress was kind, offered suggestions, and was attentive. The food was delicious! I had a chicken pesto sandwich with a side salad and my boyfriend had the falafel sandwich with the Rosemary fries. Look forward to visiting and trying other dishes soon.
This was our 4th visit , I love the food ...
This was our 4th visit , I love the food. I grew up eating Lebanese foods at all of our family events and Sitti comes very close to the family recipes.
This place was amazing--great food, grea ...
This place was amazing--great food, great service, great wine.
Great food, great service
Been to Sitti a few times, each instance was great. Notable things to try are the feta cheese dip and the kabobs.
Excellent experience. We had a large group (11) and they had no issue seating us just a few minutes after our reservation time. The bar is excellent and the restaurant has a very open layout, which makes it high energy. The food was absolutely outstanding. Highly recommended.
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