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
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.
Very good food, great server, but very loud.
The food was very good, the server was helpful and attentive. It is very noisy so I would not recommend for a romantic dinner. The parking downtown is awful.
Very nice dinner
We enjoyed our dining experience very much as we have in past visits. Very good restaurant for dinner before a symphony concert.
Dinner at Sitti on Friday night was disappointing. Firstly, it was so loud it was hard to carry on a conversation. Mostly we were disappointed in the menu; it has changed since our last visit. In my opinion the menu is not as good as it used to be. The service was great and the wine good, but we won't be going back anytime soon.
The food was interesting and well prepar ...
The food was interesting and well prepared. I enjoyed the baba ganouj and the beef and lamb kabobs were tasty. I would recommend if you are in the mood for Lebanese food.
It was ok...
I sent a note to the restaurant. I think if I had a better server the evening would have been better. They were not inviting as is Part of the Lebanese culture. Owners deserve a chance to get it right as one bad employee shouldn't speak for the establishment
Sitti was yummy. The hummus and pita wer ...
Sitti was yummy. The hummus and pita were amazing and the cocktails are fantastic!
What a wonderful experience for a 50th b ...
What a wonderful experience for a 50th birthday celebration. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful with suggestions. We didn't have any wait with our reservations and the manager came by to personally greet us. Very positive experience.
Very good authentic flavors; Very noisy
Service was very good. We enjoyed what we ordered but were a little disappointed that the goat-cheese stuffed sweet peppers, although good (but pricey for what we got), was truly "a sample" of four little peppers. It's too bad there isn't some "noise buffering" decor that would help the very loud ambience. We definitely wouldn't bring friends who we want to hear what they're saying to this restaurant, even though the food is very good.
Delicious and high quality food
I have been to Sitti about 5 times and they never disappoint. The food is fresh, service is good, and makes for a very enjoyable night out to dinner.
Lots of hype, doesnt live up to it
I was looking forward to trying Sitti as the reviews are so good but honestly was unimpressed. The lamb was super salty and the rest of the food we had was ok. The pita bread and oil were great but that was about it. I would likely not eat here again. In all fairness I dont usually eat Lebanese food so maybe it was just a taste thing but I prefer other restaurants in Raleigh.
Food and service was outstanding!
Food and service was outstanding!
Found Sitti through visitraleigh.org and was excited to try it since our hometown in Northern Michigan has few options for ethnic cusine. I started following Sitti on Instagram before our trip and my excitement was intensified everytime I saw one of their beautifully photographed posts. When we finally arrived, the staff was friendly and attentive, the food on point, and the cocktail menu interesting and artfully crafted. Nice job, Sitti. We'll be back.
Sitti is a solid choice. The food is always consistent and the waitstaff/management are pleasant. The venue is good for groups and dates.
The Chicken Sharwama is still disappointing
The chicken is dry and flavorless :( The presentation is nice. Without the whipped garlic, its so bland.
This was our second time eating at Sitti. I was an excellent experience both times. Excellent food and service. I highly recommend.
Birthday at sitti
The food overall was pretty good, the hummus was out of this world fantastic! The music was like being in a club, so loud and full of bass. That was my least favorite part of the experience. This was a pricey meal too, don't go in there expecting to spend less than $50-$70. The service was outstanding, 5 stars.
Salmon, salmon, salmon!
So glad Sitti brought the Samkeh Harra (salmon topped with tahini sauce, cilantro, mint, onions, and a hint of jalapeño) back to the dinner menu! That is my favorite dish at Sitti. For awhile it was only on the lunch menu. They've also got a new salmon (baklava crusted salmon) which is very good -- has a sweet crunch coating. Service and food were excellent as always!
The meal exceeded my expectation.
Sitti met my expectation for a great meal, portion size was just right, taste and presentation of meal was fantatic. The pan seared Salmon was fresh, the sweet potato Kibbe was "yum, yum good". Our server was friendly and knowlegeable. I have been recommending the restuarant to my friends in Charlotte, as a "must visit" eating spot, when in town in Raleigh. I look forward to visiting again with you on my next trip. Keep up the good work.
The restaurant and the food and the service was outstanding. Every dish we ordered was wonderful. I'm still craving the lamb bacon wrapped dates filled with goat cheeses. We live in Chicago but it's worth the plane ride to dine at Sitti in Raleigh.
All around great place
I just LOVE this place! I've lived in Raleigh for about 5 years now, and this is my go to spot for a nice dinner out. The food is amazing and their cocktails are great as well. We always get great service as well! I would recommend ordering a few small plates per person; it's affordable and I love every single menu item. Definitely give this place a try if you've never been!
The food was absolutely delicious! The ...
The food was absolutely delicious! The baba ghanouj, hummus noir, and mouhamra were all too die for, deeply intense flavors that awakened your taste buds. And the homemade pita bread was scrumptious. Our entrees were very flavorful and very nicely presented--fatteh, samkeh harra, and lamb chops. However, my three lamb chops--one of the more expensive items on the list--were really thin, very small, and extremely fatty, thus hardly any edible meat. I would never order this again. The service was impeccable and overall the food was wonderful. I would think for the price charged for the lamb chops more attention should be paid to quality and quantity.
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