Excellent food and ExcellentExcellent food and Excellent service!!!! Warm and Inviting atmosphere.5/12/2013 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 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 AMSittiWent for graduation brunch with my family, they all loved it great wine, beautiful outdoor seating, and great service. Don't get the quail though.5/12/2013 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 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 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 AMI really enjoyed the mealI really enjoyed the meal and my Mother couldn't stop raving over how tender the steak was.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly Recomemmded, Great FoodTook my son and his girlfriend(both students at NC State) to dinner on Saturday night. Kind of did a tapas thing with both hot and cold apps. Food was great. My son's GF is a vegetarian and we had no problem working that into the equation. Taps were OK but by no means outstanding. This is the 3rd restaurant that we've eaten at in this group, forget the name, and all 3 have been great.
Saluda, NC3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food I have had in aBest food I have had in a long time. The waitress was very nice. A little noisy, and sitting in the front space by the door before the bar was a little warm with the sun coming through those large windows - you might try an opaque or translucent sun shade.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSitti RaleighThe food and service is always consistent. They really know how to deliver.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the food is wellAs always the food is well prepared, fresh, and tasty. The person I was with had special dietary needs and the kitchen accommodated which was really nice...and the food was still good. I don't like to give "outstandings" very often, so "very good" is my highest compliment.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious. OurThe food was delicious. Our server was great, and was quick on the water refills and seeing if we needed more wine. My fiance and I ordered the mixed grill and our only complaint is the beef was a bit overcooked. We asked for it to be medium rare, but it was more like medium well. With the bogus beef laws around, that may have been out of the chef's control. When we arrived we were seated at the very long table that you see when you immediately enter the restaurant. On a chilly day this is a horrible place to sit because every time the door opened you got a cold blast of air. After a few moments of sitting there we requested to sit elsewhere. The hostess obliged and we were quickly moved to our new, cozier table.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a party of 10 downstairsWe had a party of 10 downstairs against the back wall. Our waiter was Kenneth and he did a good good. Not outstanding but good. I had been once before and had the chicken artichoke entree. It was outstanding my first time. I loved it so much, that I got a group of people together to experience Sitti themselves. I ordered the same dish with excitement. Unfortunately, the dish tasted just so so. One of the important aspects of a great restaurant is consistency in their dishes. I was disappointed in my dish but overall the night out with my friends, the ambiance and service was good. I would still recommend this restaurant to others.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMTook some friends there forTook some friends there for the first time. Waiter was awesome, very helpful and knowledgeable with the wine list and food. They had a great time.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and the service was great! We thoroughly enjoyed our ladies' night out and appreciated the attention to gluten-free menu options. We will definitely visit again.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific Dinner!We love Sitti, our favorite date spot in the Triangle.
Olivia was awesome! She suggested a new menu item for us and it was terrific.
We will go back very soon, we have friends visiting and plan to treat them to dinner at Sitti.
Thank you so much!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing for a veryFood was amazing for a very reasonable price! It is now on our list of favorites.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, atmosphereFood was excellent, atmosphere fun and intriguing, service terrific- a great first visit- we will recommend and return!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFun!A fun and adventurous menu. The staff is VERY knowledgable about the menu and guided our choices. Excellent service. I will be back!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food at Sitti. I'veWonderful food at Sitti. I've never really tried Lebanese food before and Sitti definitely gave me a great first impression of it. The service was great, everyone who served us was kind and helpful. The food portions were less than what I expected for the price, but the quality of the meal certainly made up for that. I would recommend this place to couples looking for a nice place to have a romantic dinner with an authentic exotic kick.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLebanese Delight at SittiSitti was a great place to celebrate a 20th milestone birthday for our daughter.
It was her choice to go to Sitti since she has never been before. each time we tried to go, there was a long wait but too hungry to wait at least 30 minutes. This time we made our reservations way ahead of time.
We ordered 6 fabulous appetizers to whet our appetite but got too full to move on to the main course.
Sitti has plenty of choices to get a good feel of what Lebanese food is all about.
Our waiter JOseph was so attentive, it made our daughter feel special especially after he came with a desert with a candle on it and sang happy birthday!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sweet potato flan wasThe sweet potato flan was excellent and I really enjoyed the kibis -- so many different homemade pickles. I also had the eggplant and chickpea dish for the first time and will have it again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSitti is a pretty restaurantSitti is a pretty restaurant on a busy downtown corner, with a great bar and excellent service. The top attraction, though, is definitely the food. The puffy, utterly fresh pita bread is unique in my experience, and the wonderful tastes of the eastern Mediterranean make every meal there an adventure. And it's probably healthy, too!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM