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
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.
Great food, great unique tastes and grea ...
Great food, great unique tastes and great service! This downtown Raleigh eatery has it all!
Celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary with our family was a lifetime memory. Our
wonderful server Brian walked us through the appetizers, special dishes and wine list.
The avocado hummus and the mouhamra were great with freshly baked flat bread.
Wonderful entrees include shrimp kabobs, pomegranate chicken & tofu Vega special.
Anthony Preiss the GM graciously visited our table when the surprise warm banana dessert
was presented. Great dining experience, with downtown feel and great parking nearby.
Usually things are really good but this ...
Usually things are really good but this time it wasn't. Nothing tasted right and our food was cold, very unusual for this place. We will definitely return at some point but will probably try some place else the next time we go out.
I've been to Sitti many times and I alwa ...
I've been to Sitti many times and I always have a great experience! There were 3 of us and 1 was new to Raleigh. The new guest loved the food and said she would definitely return. Thank you again for making our experience wonderful!
The food was very good. I think our wait ...
The food was very good. I think our waitress was over-stretched. It took us over 20 mins just to get our drinks to the table and our app order in because the waitress was so busy, not really her fault. The food is a little overpriced for the cuisine, but it is to be expected downtown. The seating makes it feel a little like a cruise ship where you're sitting with strangers. The noise level is off the charts so conversation without yelling was impossible, further adding to the noise. I had a better experience the first time I dined here and I probably will not return.
I love Sitti for many reasons. I've neve ...
I love Sitti for many reasons. I've never had better food or service. A waiter spilled a cup of water on my table and the manger brought me a free drink (ahhhmazing slow gin fizz), and a lavender crembrulee for free! The atmosphere is great and their prices are beyond reasonable. I recommend their tomato monzerella flatbread !
We went during Friday night of Restauran ...
We went during Friday night of Restaurant Week, so I'm willing to give them a second chance on a less busy day. But our appetizers were delivered incorrectly (and without any additional pita or crackers), my husband went a good 5 minutes without silverware, and one of our entrees was just not very good.
It was also very, very loud in the restaurant. Will give it one more try as we've heard good things about the restaurant.
Sitti is nice for a change once in awhil ...
Sitti is nice for a change once in awhile. There is nothing that stands out as excellent, but the food is always good and the menu selections are varied enough to ensure that all in the party can find something they like.
Wonderful experience. Excellent service. ...
Wonderful experience. Excellent service. Fresh baked bread and oil delivered immediately. Exciting, tasty options of Lebanese dishes. Waitress very helpful with descriptions and recommendations. Duck breast was delicious.
This find was a gem. In town dropping m ...
This find was a gem. In town dropping my son off at college and took a gamble. Boy did it pay off. From the service to the food and drinks everything was exceptional and coming from Long Island New York where good restaurants are a dime a dozen this is high praise. Can't wait to go back next month when we're in town for NC State family weekend. I am a person who never writes a review but this restaurant deserved it!
I had a fantastic experience with my fam ...
I had a fantastic experience with my family at Sitti. Our server (Jared) was knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. His recommendations were spot on and all of the food, from the dip trio appetizer to the stuffed chicken breast entrée, was amazing. I enthusiastically recommend the restaurant.
I found and booked the reservation for o ...
I found and booked the reservation for our party of 13. We were having a bachelorette party and Sitti was our dinner destination. Everything went well. People raved about the food, drinks, and atmosphere. Our server Alston was even so kind to give us a few complimentary desserts in celebration. She was patient with us and very helpful. Overall the experience was wonderful! Thank you for making the bride's night special.
We asked for seating in a quiet area, if ...
We asked for seating in a quiet area, if possible. Our table was located in the basement and the noise level may have been slighter less that upstairs, however, it was nearly unbearable. The 5 of us could not carry on a conversation.
Love the bar at Sitti, has a nostalgic v ...
Love the bar at Sitti, has a nostalgic vibe to the design. The staff is top notch and friendly. The food is excellent with a focus on flavor and ingredients, not a bunch of heavy, salty food. Easy to find something healthful yet delicious and satisfying.
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