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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, 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
Just didn't find the food all that flavo ...
Just didn't find the food all that flavorful for ME cuisine. The chicken shawarma was bland and the mezzas where ok. Unfortunately we have lived in the ME for many years and are hard to please when it comes dining out in local ME restaurants.
Sitti was excellent as expected. The fo ...
Sitti was excellent as expected. The food here is always spot on and their cocktails were delicious. As always it was a popular spot on a Saturday so had to book at 5 which is earlier but worked out as the couple we were with had a kid.
As always, a good meal and good service. ...
As always, a good meal and good service. We had friends in from out of town and they enjoyed getting something different than they have at home and they appreciated the liveliness of the restaurant. Some of us selected appetizers to make our meal, others entrees. All were good.
The atmosphere was great. However, I had ...
The atmosphere was great. However, I had pretty high expectations and they were not met. We ordered the feta dip and received chunks of seasoned feta with a crispy triangle of naan bread, where was the rest? I had hopped for an actual dip as described on the menu.
The lamb stew contained six actual pieces of lamb, it was delicious but it left you wanting an actual meal and not what felt like an appetizer. My partner had the chicken curry, the vegetables were wonderful but the chicken lacked taste to me. My partner liked the meal overall.
Overall idk if I would go back, I could eat the same type of food elsewhere and not spend as much as we did.
The food and drinks were exceptional. T ...
The food and drinks were exceptional. The service was excellent. We arrived in the early evening and there was plenty of seating and the noise was minimal. There was a table set up for another event suggesting they could accommodate large groups, perhaps 20 seats.
It was a wonderful time with a group of ...
It was a wonderful time with a group of 8 celebrating two birthdays. Our server was awesome and very patient as well as attentive. Our family loves to come to this establishment! Drinks and food were a good value and very fresh.
A friend and I ate at Sitti before atten ...
A friend and I ate at Sitti before attending the ballet. Our reservation was for 6:00 pm and the restaurant wasn't crowded and noisy at the time. Our wait staff was friendly and attentive. The menu is extensive. So many good choices! My friend had chicken and I had salmon. Both were cooked perfectly!
My only complaint is that once we were ready to get the check and leave, our waitress disappeared. Too be fair it had started to get busy, and loud!
I plan on bringing my husband with me very soon!
We drove to Raleigh from Fayetteville fo ...
We drove to Raleigh from Fayetteville for my wife's birthday.
Both hostess and server were pleasant and helpful.
We tried various small plates. The Mouhamra and cheese rolls were great! The Halloumi was good as well.
My wife had the Curry Chicken beast and loved it. I reaaly enjoyed the
Pepper Filet . We will definitely travel to Sitti again .
We had the vegan tasting plate menu that ...
We had the vegan tasting plate menu that exemplified middle eastern cooking's amazing use of complex spices. A wide variety of delicious flavors that were never overwhelming.
We ate early on a Sunday evening, so the atmosphere might not be typical of peak times, but the restaurant was over half full and was not noisy. The friendly hostess and wait staff didn't hover, but appeared at all the right moments and offered solid menu advice.
We went to celebrate a birthday. We arri ...
We went to celebrate a birthday. We arrived on time for the reservation and were given a table quickly, but we discovered it was unsuitable because it was near the entrance and was subject to a chilly breeze each time the door opened. So when we requested it, our server moved us to another table. Unfortunately, it meant a section change and therefore a server change. We would have been happier with the original server. The food we ordered was excellent and came fairly quickly. The pricing was reasonable - none of the entrees exceeded $30. The noise level seemed a little high, but not excessive. All in all it was a most enjoyable eating experience.
A friend from out of town was visiting, ...
A friend from out of town was visiting, he had never been to the Raleigh area so we immediately recommended Sitti for dinner. I ordered the Curried Chicken which was absolutely AMAZING, my boyfriend ordered the Chicken Kabobs which are always great, and our guest ordered he Pomegranate Chicken. He LOVED the chicken so much that he is already trying to find out a way to replicate it at home, haha. Sitti never disappoints, it's always our go to restaurant with guests because we know they will love it as much as we do!
Lunch was good. I ordered extra garlic ...
Lunch was good. I ordered extra garlic whip for my wrap, which made it less dry and tastier than usual. I ordered extra salad dressing for my salad, which made it more flavorful than usual. The pita bread served before the meal comes continues to be a big hit! Service was good.
Always a warm and friendly welcome. Lunc ...
Always a warm and friendly welcome. Lunch time is always busy. Ordered food took a little longer to arrive than I would have preferred. But the Pitta and dipping oil was good company while we waited. One of my favorite places for lunch!
We went for an early lunch during the bl ...
We went for an early lunch during the bluegrass festival weekend. We were seated and served promptly, and enjoyed the atmosphere. The shawarmas were excellent as was the Sitti salad with chicken. The fries served with the shawarmas were not crisp, which was the only miss in an otherwise excellent meal. Price/value was excellent.
It's been a while since I've had Lebanes ...
It's been a while since I've had Lebanese food, and I was not disappointed in Sitti. The dishes were interesting and unique and very tasty. My specialty drink, Geisha Girl, was exactly what I was looking for. The service was excellent and I wish I had taken note of our waitress's name so I could extend extra kudos to her. The price was hard to beat.
I have been to Sitti on many occasions ( ...
I have been to Sitti on many occasions (business lunch and dinners, casual meetings, family special occasions, etc.) and the food quality, excellent service and atmosphere have been consistently excellent. That is why my family, friends and business associates want to continue to dine and meet there.
The three of us ordered chicken with art ...
The three of us ordered chicken with artichokes, chicken kebab and lamb stew. We marveled at the tenderness of the chicken, perfectly prepared. The lamb stew was lean, delicious and the portion large. My wife took home enough for me to have a great lunch the next day. We all thought the chicken with artichokes was spectacular. We shared an order of Baklava, just to end the meal with a little sweetness. Baklava can be cloyingly sweet, but Sitti's had the barest hint of sweetness which we much preferred. Sitti's location is excellent and in walking distance from most entertainment venues in Raleigh. We have been back many times, have always found the decision justified and will return as often. We live in Durham and have a few favorite Raleigh restaurants. Sitti is certainly one of them.
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