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Sitti Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sitti-raleigh.com/
  • Phone: (919) 239-4070
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Matt Scofield
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available. Please e mail Liz@sitti-raleigh.com
  • Entertainment: Movies in our courtyard! Call for info on our next showing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hargett
  • Public Transit: R-Line stop # R-19 (free bus line)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available as well as two parking decks located within a block of the restaurant.
A word from Sitti
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had a very good meal. My only complaint would be noise level--trying to carry on a conversation was very difficult."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I love Mediterranean cuisine. While the texture of the cheese rolls & fresh, hot pita were incredible, the flavors in the beef & lamb schwarma and the chicken schwarma were bland, almost watery. We were disappointed on our first try."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "While we enjoyed the sample platter our waitress forgot to put in our orders for drinks. No big deal, just not the best service."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We have been here several times and always enjoy ourselves. I always bring my own wine as I like to know I will enjoy it. The cork fee is $10 and reasonable. I always make sure I have reservations but learned this time I need to utilize the special instruction sections. The reason being is I was told I should have mentioned to reserve the raw kibbi as there was none left when we arrived."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I love the taste of everything at Sitti, but they NEVER cook my steak to the proper temperature. I've personally asked for well (not sure how to screw that up) on 3 different occasions. EVERY single time I have had to send it back because it was rarer than rare. One trip I sent it back twice. Normally the wait staff is pretty on top of things, but my latest trip there with 3 girlfriends, the waiter was the worst...basically, fantastic normally, unless you are like me and order steak kabobs and want them cooked well or are my friend who ordered a steak medium rare and got it well! Good wine list though..."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We found the food selection and quality to be excellent!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Sitti tasting was a perfect dish to share as an appetizer for 2, the kabobs were excellent, the chocolate lava was outstanding and the Baklava filling was impressive. Overall, this restaurant is a little gem for a reasonable price but really busy."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • " As always, a great experience at Sitti. I love the food and atmosphere. Service has always been very good as well. Highly recommended for a romantic evening."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at Sitti the other night. I had the salmon for the first time and it was fantastic! It has a yogurt based sauce with red onions on top of the salmon and combined with the Sitti rice, it's just a great combination! Love their hot puffy pita pocket bread that they bring out to you before the meals! Yum!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The service at Sitti does not do the restaurant justice. We just never feel that the service is attentive. We had to ask three times for artificial sweetener for the iced tea. Refilling water glasses is painfully slow. The food is consistently very good. Even on a rainy Wednesday evening, the restaurant was full. If the restaurant could improve upon the service, we would rate Sitti outstanding."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This was our first time at Sitti and we decided to start with the Sitti Tasting and two cocktails. Drinks were on point and the sampler was fantastic! Our waitress was super helpful when we told her it was our first time. Great location to walk to other bars or parts of downtown. We were too full to order/share an entree but plan on going back!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Eating at Sitti is always good. One of my friends that was with me this visit had never eaten at Sitti. It was her birthday. She really enjoyed her meal and plans to bring her husband."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was my and my husbands first visit. We were celebrating my friends 40th. We had a great table and our waitress was amazing! Can't say enough good things about this place. It is a well rounded place."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Did not feel that the food was authentic. Food was also was not as flavorful as other Lebanese restaurants we have tried."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I love the food and cocktails at Sitti. If you're in a hurry don't eat here though. It always takes forever. We sat for about 20 minutes before we saw a waiter and had emptied our water glasses. Food came out of the kitchen slowly too but was delicious. This is a great place for a lingering dinner to catch up with old friends because you'll always have time to talk and you certainly won't be pestered by over attentive staff."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times and the food, service and staff are wonderful and never disappoint. The only problem at Sitti is the noise level -- it is almost too noisy to have a conversation, which will send me elsewhere next time I have a lunch where the conversation is as important as the meal. This is a great place otherwise for business lunches and dinners."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food and the service by Logan were excellent!!! However, the noise level is EXTREME!!! Impossible to have a quiet conversation and enjoy an evening out. The noise level could be improved with sound-proofing."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Waiters are very attentive! Made reservations and our table was waiting for us 5 minutes before our RSVP time! Great food too!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Sitti was a full house on this particular evening, not only with regular diners but a wedding party as well. The computer system went down & orders were backed up & we had a considerable wait for our appetizers/salads/entrees. They were appeared short-staffed. We did not complain as the waiters were very apologetic about our wait & thanked us for our patience. The management team needs to train the staff on how to do a manual credit card as our waiter had no clue. He brought over only one part of the credit card receipt such that we could not leave a tip based. I had to explain it to him; he was thankful. The restaurant would have lost out as he kept two parts of the form;those 2 parts did not have a signature. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First time dining at Sitti - was attracted by the very interesting menu. Food was fantastic - our party of four sampled a number of things (mostly vegan), and everything was interesting and well-prepared. Our server, however, was not attentive in critical ways - never brought the spoons requested for serving our shared dishes (didn't check on us to see how things were going either). In terms of ambiance, this place is quite loud. We actually were seated in the "private dining room" (their description) which turned out to be a large, less than attractive basement with many tables (also pretty loud). Improve the care of the waitstaff (and dress up the basement a bit), and this could be a real winner!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We hadn't been in over a year and it was just as great as I remembered!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been here several times and the food and service is always consistently good. Prices seem to have increased some and the value isn't as good as it used to be."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I love this restaurant and have come for my birthday dinners since I was introduced in 2010. Everything was delicious as always, however I did notice that the portion sizes were smaller than in the past. Won't stop me from coming back!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great food and different twists on Lebanese. Fresh hot pitas, great draft beers and scotches- surprising!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I've been several times with my coworkers and I thoroughly enjoyed the food. I've never been disappointed. Good service."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My friend and I went to Sitti during restaurant week. The food was great, the portions were generous, and the ambience is pleasant. I would definitely go back to try some more of the menu!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Was looking for a place to eat after the heritage high school graduation ceremony. Made last minute reservations at 9:15 for 9:45 using my OpenTable app. It worked out great. The food was fantastic. The pita bread they brought to the table was amazing. My son had some sort of sampler that he loved. We also had steak and it was delicrius. I had chicken and beef kebabs and they were great. The environment was very loud."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a fantastic time at Sitti! It was busy and there was a large party but service was great! It was noisy but not too loud. We were able to talk. The place has a good energy . The food was amazing! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Made for a great date night! Neat atmosphere, interesting tasty choices on the menu, we enjoyed the restaurant week menu as well. We are looking forward to another evening out soon! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Went during restuarant week, but didn't get the specials. Decided to order from the menu. Food excellent. Service fabulous. The only issue was the noise level. Very loud , difficult to hold a conversation. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Everything I have had at this restaurant has been delicious--service is terrific--hummus is the best I have ever had."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We visited during Triangle Restaurant Week and had their prix fixe menu offerings. The appetizers were both great, but the cheese-filled egg rolls were outstanding. We also really liked the avocado hummus with freshly baked pita. The pita was worth the trip. Our server was attentive and let me try a beer sample before ordering (since I'm not much of a beer drinker). The entrees came hot and well-plated. Dessert? I had the strawberry-based one with sweetened phyllo and it was superb. We plan to visit again and would definitely recommend Sitti to our friends."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I thought the food was fantastic. The service was excellent. This was my first visit to Sitti but certainly won't be my last. I would love to bring my family back to try this restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Restaurant is stylish. Fun and energetic. Staff was amazing. Food was so-so, however, the price was right. `"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "sitti is always one of our go to restaurants. every time we go, the food is delicious and the service is great. we love having a reliable spot. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Great lebanese food Will definitely return. Great choices"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything; I had a speciality cocktail which I loved (first time), the pita bread is always special and both steaks were excellent (the stuffed peppers are worth serving separately). Other than that it is sometimes hard to hear, there is nothing to complain about. a favorite restaurant which appeals to many different people. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This was my birthday dinner, with my wife, son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old granddaughter. We all loved the food, and had a marvelous time. Don't miss the Sitti rice bowls, served with almonds -- absolutely delicious accompaniment to the superb kabobs!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This is the second time we've been to sitti and once again it didn't disappoint. The food was tasty, presented beautifully, the drinks were exactly what you pay for. We had a window seat and that made it even more awesome .the wait staff was attentive and the restaurant clean. The couple we were with had been there many times prior to that evening and they agreed they would be back. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Normally when i see a place has over 3 stars I always think to myself ok was the person drunk from the night before when they reviewed it, but after having dinner there this place is the real deal. Great flavors - the fresh pita was great - Loved the cheese rolls. Give it a try we will be back. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014