Great Mediterrean selection.Great Mediterrean selection. Food delicious and presentation great. We live in North Raliegh and don't venture downtown often. It was a great night out on the town for us -- eclectic urban scene with great food!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Group Celebration!We came with a large group to celebrate my daughter's graduation and Sitti made it a very festive evening. Sitti is a favorite of ours, and we ordered practically one of everything on the menu! Service was fantastic-- upbeat, knowledgeable and made some great suggestions on the wine list as well as some ideas for folks not used to Lebanese dishes. The Almaza white wine from Lebanon was crisp and perfect with the spicier foods. If you've never been I recommend the "Sitti Tasting" combo and don't miss the orange/fig/goat cheese salad. Other favorites were kibbee and the kabobs. And dessert was incredible. Ask for the tables in the windows to cut down on some of the noise-- we had no trouble hearing everyone in our party. We'll be back!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMrestaurant week find!We picked for restaurant week and it was a great choice. The prices are reasonable outside of the weeks specials. Enjoyed a new place to dine. Loved the outside seating. Overall a great choice.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ServiceOur server was FANTASTIC during a visit during Triangle Restaurant Week.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood night outSitti would be a great place to go for a very nice dinner just before an evening stroll through out downtown Raleigh.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy fiance and I had a wonderfulMy fiance and I had a wonderful time at Sitti for restaurant week. Our waitress, Olivia was amazing. She gave us great recommendations and was a joy during our meal.
Food was very good.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOut with girlfriends for 50th BDHad dinner with 10 girlfriends for a 50th birthday. This is a great venue for that. They have these long tables that fit a large party very well. And the atmosphere is lively without being abnoxious. The food is awesome. I love the homemade bread that comes out when you arrive! Appetizers and salads were excellent...hummus, baba ghanoush, stuffed peppers. My beef shawarma was dry and I wouldn't get that again. I would definitely choose Sitti again for a large group. Thank you, Sitti!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy place is everyone's placeI have never been dissapointed @ Sitti. I keep taking my friends there little by little & now the say its their place. I love it.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time we'd sat in theFirst time we'd sat in the outdoor area, and it was great. Laid back, quieter, not sitting right next to someone else like inside. Very friendly wait person who made great recommendations.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEating at Sitti was a greatEating at Sitti was a great experience for our whole party. We look forward to returning. The food is Lebanese so we needed guidance with choices. The waiter was extremely knowledgable and very helpful. All staff with whom we interacted were gracious and helpful.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. Great food,Great service. Great food, the lamb chops were delicious. Not too "gamey". It was a little loud inide the restaurant. It is good to get a reservation because it is so popular. Overall great dining experience.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for team dinnerI took my team of 10 folks for dinner and sat at the center table, right in the middle of the action. We could see the kitchen and all of the other patrons without feeling cramped or isolated. The food was great and the service was very pleasant.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnerOur food was fabulous. They were not busy though and our service was very slow. It was that way the last time too with a different server. They don't notice when you need more to drink or when you are ready to order or when you are ready for your check. But, we keep going back because they are very pleasant and the food is fabulous.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHad some trouble with a "snootier-tHad some trouble with a "snootier-than-thou" hostess initially. Arrived SEVEN minutes late for our reservation after sitting in traffic AT THE STOPLIGHT ADJACENT TO THE RESTAURANT for nearly ten minutes (visited restaurant on the weekend of a large downtown arts/music festival.) Was informed by the hostess that our table had been given away, and were scooted aside as she opted to seat parties with reservations for 15, 20,and even 30 minutes LATER before finally escorting us to a table. Once seated, however (approximately 15 minutes after our arrival), service and food were outstanding. Watress was attentive without being overbearing or doting. Food was expertly prepared, and our tableside wine service was spot-on. Will visit again.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpected gemVery good Lebanese style food. Patio was fun-but needs some more greenery.
Service was fantastic. Drinks were good too!
Variety of tastes was surprisingly delightful.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSitti - thoughtsReally enjoyed the food, setting and service, but the noise level made it difficult to talk over dinner. We happened to be sitting at a table near the front doors that had a speaker turned toward it. The music was incredibly loud and distracting. I don't know that I will return to Sitti because of the noise level. That is a shame because in every other way it was a great dining experience. My waitress did turn down the volume of the speakers at my request, but depending on the song the volume shot right back up.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and ExcellentExcellent food and Excellent service!!!! Warm and Inviting atmosphere.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my (drool) FavoritesI love Sitti. My real friends do too. Sitti is AWESOME. If its your first time, just let them know. They will welcome you warmly. Ask for the garlic whip. It is delish!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSitti restaurant experienceMy husband and I went to Sitti for Mother's Day. I made the reservation through Open Table for 11:15 am. We chose to eat outside and it was a beautiful day, although a bit breezy, it was still very pleasant. The service and food was excellent. I had been to Sitti before but it was my husband's first time and he was impressed. My husband had the filet kabob and I had the vegetable kabob, his came with rice with vermicelli and mine with a lentil rice combination. Both were very good and flavorful. If you like to watch the cooks they have a window to do so. I watched the baker making the pita bread and then put it in the wood burning oven. It was a wonderful dining experience altogether.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMsitti raleigh ncThe food and service is very good. My only complaint was the music selection and volume. It was a strange sensation trying to have a meal with up tempo/dance/bar noise.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMJust rightEverything, from the service to the food to the space, was just right for the occasion. Our waiter was funny and efficient. The food was light but filling. The space was bright (lunch) and, while a little crowded, full of good cheer.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRaleigh dining at it's best!Excellent food! Great atmosphere! Interesting wine list with several Lebanese selections. I would recommend to anyone looking for a dinner for two or with a group. The only drawback, if there is one, was the noise level was loud at times and I couldn't hear my conversation with my wife. So, bring your hearing aids and enjoy Raleigh dining at it's best!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousThe pita was superb. Every dish was a middle eastern delight. As a food experience we loved Sitti.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLot of energyLunchtime crowd very energetic. Hard to talk to table mates without speaking Very Loudly, which adds to the noise. Love the doors open to street seating.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular!The service, food and atmosphere is always top-notch!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely the Best!Sitti is one of the best Middle Eastern / Mediterranean restaurants that I have ever run across. My family is Lebanese and the food is exceptional with a high quality and presentation. I have dined at Middle Eastern restaurants across the country and this one is my favorite by far. Luckily it's only a couple of hours from where I live and in a city I get to travel to often.
The family and staff of Sitti are incredibly attentive and friendly. In true fashion they go out of their way to make you feel as if you are not just a guest of their restaurant but rather a guest of their home.
It's a wonderful experience and highly recommended.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent FoodThis was my first time. Waitress was extremely friendly. She gave us Hummus with our Pita before the meal. She took pictures of our group. Gave suggestions since we were first timer's. I will be back for dinner.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce, twice, three times...Once, twice, three times just as delicious as each time before. Kibbi...outstanding! Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers... outstanding! Chicken artichoke...outstanding! Graides and Bay Scallop...outstanding! That's just some of the wonderfully prepared dishes our party of six experienced this visit to Sitti. On a side note, our party included an eleven and six year old. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Sitti.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite place toAlways a favorite place to dine. Food is authentic Lebanese, wine list is more than adequate, the service is good. A little noisy for conversation, however. Will return and will recommend Sitti to others.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently awesomeChose Sitti for my birthday dinner with my family. Food and service was top-notch as usual!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoritesI love this place. I keep bringing friends here and they in turn make it one of their places too. I love it.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, but lacks detailsSiti food is generally good, from the warm pocket bread to the Kabobs.
However, every time we call for a reservation on Friday night they say they are booked. We arrive the place is mostly empty. Very irritating. They try to get you down in their dark smelly basement, when the upstairs has tons of empty tables.
The whole restaurant is feeling old and a big grungy.
If you are going to serve a selection of salads, provide salad forks.
PLEASE do not have your wait staff SPRAYING cleaner on the empty table next to me when I am eating. Just awful.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!Good food, good service. Good atmosphere. What a restaurant needs to succeed. Sitti has all of these and has succeeded in creating a wonderful dining experience. Best times for conversation are earlier in the evening before the noise picks up. Best place to sit is up front near the window for good people watching. I highly recommend Sitti for anyone who wants a wonderful plethora of Lebanese dishes.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to take guestsMy wife & I are relatively new to the area, but this came highly recommended per TripAdvisor, so we decided to give it a go. A friend was in town from Colorado, and we took him with. It was a great decision. We had great food & beer, and the servers were very attentive. We would recommend this place without hesitation.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for entertaining clients!I took my clients to this restaurant for a celebratory dinner and found the experience to be delightful. Great wine list with reasonable prices.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was an excellent firstIt was an excellent first visit, and we will be returning soon! We celebrated our first anniversary and it was perfect from the moment we arrived. They were delightfully helpful, our dinner was amazing, and the dessert was fabulous beyond words. Thanks to all at Sitti!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThe best in Raleigh. We have been there multiple times for lunch and dinner. Great food and delightful desserts. Owners are also bakers.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAmateur cook and Master GardenerI have lived and worked I the Middle East and like all Kebabs from Koubideh in Iran to Turkish Kefta and loved your Kebab. I got a taste when we held my son's wedding lunch for 18 in your room downstairs along with many other dishes and last visit just concentrated on Kebab as did most of our group.
It won't be the last time.
Cheers,4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeSitti has been my downtown go-to for a couple years now. As far as the food goes the only entree I ever get is the rack of lamb, which is flipping fantastic, though I experiment with the apps. The atmosphere is great. The upstairs is wide open and you get to watch the hustle and bustle of the restaurant , and then the downstairs is much quieter - though it's sometimes reserved for parties which can get quite loud if you're at one of the surrounding tables. Service is always spectacular. I planned a surprise birthday dinner of twelve people and our server was on point with absolutely everything - drinks, apps, dinner, checks - and we got two desserts at the end, one with a candle. I would recommend this to everyone. Consistently wonderful.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten at Sitti severalWe have eaten at Sitti several times. The food is always excellent - this time we had a lamb and okra stew and a dish of shrimp and scallops, and both were very tasty. Service is friendly and prompt. The only drawback to our night was that the restaurant can get a bit noisy.
We will certainly return.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat anniversary night withGreat anniversary night with great food and atmosphere.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place had been on ourThis place had been on our "list" for over a year and we were finally able to make it! Our server was very personable, made some great recommendations and even gave us a complimentary appetizer. We can't wait to go back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Sitti severalWe have been to Sitti several times, and every visit so far has been a delight. This celebratory lunch was a great experience. Our guests were first-timers in their 20s, and they enjoyed the edgy urban decor mixed with vintage photographs PLUS the gorgeous bar. All the food was good and, as usual, the star was the Lebanese tasting platter. This time, we chose the vegetarian version and left nothing on the plate! Sitti is for the adventurous diner looking for different food and attentive service rather than for the hurried worker or footsore tourist who just wants a sandwich and a cold drink. Come to Sitti to savor your meal. We will definitely be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHave never seen our friend,Have never seen our friend, whose relatives come from Lebanon and has enjoyed Lebanese food all her life, have such a good time and enjoy what she was eating as much as she did on our visit to Sitti.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this place. Food isLoved this place. Food is terrific. Had the lamb/beef kabob. To die for. Service was solid; even had one server come over to check on us because we made eye contact. Place is clean and has a light/clean ambiance. Entrees are in the $13 - $25 range. The cheaper options are great. Solid date spot.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy! I do.Sitti is one of my preferred places. Great food and service. I recommend it to everyone.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSitti never disappoints!Sitti never disappoints! The food, atmosphere and service is impeccable. It's great for a casual dinner as well as special occasions.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the food at this restaurant.I love the food at this restaurant. I recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone. It is perfect for anyone who desires to try something different and fun. This is a very clean and beautiful restaurant with such a modern flare.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a birthday lunchThis was a birthday lunch for me - the food for all 4 of us was outstanding, the server was super nice and it was so nice that the hostess knew immediately that we had a reservation!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food. Quiet atmosphere.Wonderful food. Quiet atmosphere. The food was amazing. The goat cheese stuffed sweet peppers were amazing. I had never had lamb until I went here, and I plan on going back for more. The fresh made pita bread and oil dip was wonderful as well. We had wanted to step outof our comfort zone and try something new, so glad we chose Sitti! We will be back agian!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AM