Sitti

4.6
2875 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2875 people are saying
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BLM19
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Taziki sauce had too much garlic this time, causing a horrible after taste. Service was slow even though there were not many patrons.

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NatG
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn’t been here in many years. Decent still. My food had low salt which was a good thing and a rarity in food at a restaurant. The staff was very nice and friendly.

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HometownGirl
Atlantic City
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently Delicious food and excellent service. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was mediocre and prices high

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Server forgot our meal

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CindyF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loves Sitti. We visited at lunchtime which was great since it wasn't crowded. The waitress was great at explaining items on the menu when we had questions and was attentive. The food was excellent, as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I married into a Lebanese family, and lucky me, Lebanese food has now become something I’ve started to become accustomed to. This is definitely quality food. My wife agreed. My father, who is notoriously picky of an eater, loved it. I don’t live in Raleigh/Durham, but I recommended it to my family that lives here. I definitely plan to come back when I’m in town.

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vipRoLo
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sitti was highly recommended to me so I stopped by for a late Sunday lunch.
The portions are generous so I took 1/2 my meal home. Honestly, the spreads and the lamb dish were much better the next day. I presume because all the spices had time to blend together. Delicious!

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vipAndrea
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent pita and dip trio. Nice beer and wine selection. My salmon was over cooked.

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KevinS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brought friends from out of town and could not have picked a better restaurant. Service was great and the food never disappoints.
This is our favorite place in the triangle.

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ArthurS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

waited a long time for food. very expensive place for amount of food. Mgr said they would comp us drinks but they did not and I was in a hurry.

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DebraM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for husband . Selection of vegan food was good the serving size was good and the server was excellent.

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vipClaudeZD
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service are always solid in this downtown eatery. Very pleasant with authentic cuisine.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining area is warm and inviting, the food is fresh and savory, and the service was excellent. A perfect spot for a meet up with friends or date night!

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diciny
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, great food. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS! Sitti never disappoints. First time sitting out on the courtyard and it was delightful. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Not sure what the problem was but the entire outdoor courtyard smelled like sewage or something which really ruined the ambiance and made the overall experience poor. In addition the "Restaurant Week" menu was very average.

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CarlB
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waiter was very attentive though we were of few customers. Good was timely with proper temperatures. I was satisfied with the experience

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty, as always, but meat portions are definitely smaller than in years prior. Filet kabob didn't taste like filet, more like a sirloin.

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yardman
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 in our party, the servers were attentive, knowledgeable and engaging. Everybody's meals were excellent, lots of flavor and appealing in appearance. Definitely a keeper.

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AndK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not the best menu and ambiance, would not recommend

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dctraveler
Raleigh
64 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

we shared the Triangle Restaurant week offering of lamb ragout over goat cheese polenta, with bacon wrapped dates as a starter. Everything tasted great, and to end the meal, we had the pumpkin cheesecake. Delicious! Even my husband, who is not a cheesecake fan, liked it.

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vipJulio
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Not our first time here. The portions are more than enough to get full in. Everything tastes great and is fresh. They also have a good selection of wine

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! And great staff!

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CarlaM
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 7...handled very smoothly; not rushed. Food was great! Will definitely return!

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FISHNSKI
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and wonderful food
It was a very nice evening. Go there often when I am in town

Sitti
Responded on November 6, 2021

Thank you very much, we appreciate your high praise. Hope you'll be back in town again soon!

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vipGlazeBakery
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was first time my friend and I got to see each in almost 2 years and we chose this location. The food was great and service was spot on.

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vipAnotherTriangleResident
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had a good meal here, whether for lunch or dinner. The fresh pita bread offered at every meal is worth the price.

Sitti
Responded on November 6, 2021

Thank you very much, AnotherTriangleResident. We do pride ourselves on our pita, so glad you love it. What's your favorite entree when you're here?

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RAFAFER
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very good food, menu a bit limted to the quite "standard" libanese dishes.

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Mayfray
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way. Jalapeno Business cocktail was so good!

Sitti
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you Mayfray! Jalapeno Biz is my personal favorite as well. Come see us again soon.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Sitti
Responded on October 29, 2021

Glad the staff did a great job taking care of you, Tom! Appreciate you writing us the positive review. What was your favorite dish on your visit?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, casual and comfortable vibe, excellent staff!

Sitti
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to write us a great review, come see us again soon!

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kevin
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

After we looked over the menu I settled on either the turkish pizza or the lamb chops. When I ordered I was told the pizza oven wasn't working. No worries, I'll have the lamb chops, but they were out of the lamb too. Sadly those were the only two items I was really craving and should have just paid for the awesome drinks we had and left but we remained. The pita bread is really good and some of the dips were good but overall it was a disappointing visit.

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was our first time at Sitti, and we were there to celebrate our daughter's birthday. The ambience was very nice. The hostess knew it was our daughter's birthday mentioned it as soon as we got there, which was a nice touch. The food was good but not outstanding compared to the ambience of the restaurant. That may be more us than Sitti, though, and I am sure others may enjoy their cuisine more than we did. One thing I will say: they had lots of vegetarian and gluten free options - excellent!
Our server, Destiny, was great! Also, my daughter was thrilled to get a free dessert for her birthday. That was a lovely surprise. The molten lava cake she ordered was incredible. The accompanying ice cream was outstanding, and while we were a bit meh about our entrées, we will definitely be back for dessert!

Sitti
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you Michele for taking the time to write a detailed review for us. Glad we made your daughter's birthday special, and that Destiney took great care of you. I made sure to pass along your positive feedback to her. Do you mind my asking what you had that you felt didn't compare as well to the ambiance/service? I like to pass along any feedback we get to the kitchen, to try and address any issues.

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Bueller
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tasting food and environment. Matt is an excellent waiter.

Sitti
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you Bueller, for the positive review. Matt is one of our best, glad he took excellent care of you. Come see us again soon!

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JulioR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good and the services is great.

Sitti
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you Julio. Glad you enjoyed your visit, and appreciate you leaving us a great review. Come back and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch on a friday with a friend. The food was delicious, drinks even better (try the Beirut Berry), and our server Colby was so friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you!

Sitti
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you very much. Can't go wrong with the Beirut Betty, it's one of our staple drinks for a reason--though I'm partial to the Jalapeno Biz myself. Glad to hear Colby did a good job of making your experience memorable. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipJeffS
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best "babba" in RDU!
Wonderful service and we can't believe we don't eat there more often

Sitti
Responded on October 29, 2021

Heck yeah! I can't believe you don't eat here more often either, if we have the best baba in the area! Thank you for the high praise Jeff, and we better see you back for some more baba ghanouj soon.

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MichelleM
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here a lot and will continue with such a great gluten-free/vegan menu

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CarmenM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I've been to Sitti a few times over the last year. My last visit was yesterday, on a Friday at lunch. I enjoy the ambiance. This time, I sat in the courtyard, and it was charming. Our server was helpful and attentive. But, the food is not up to expectations, and rarely is. I got the muhammara, which was by far the best thing on the menu. The chicken souvlaki was dry and came with half of a Roma tomato and a slice of cucumber for all of the veggies. The overly expensive vegetable platter "to go with your dips" was a ridiculous upcharge for dried-up baby carrots, a small number of cucumber slices, and a few sparing pieces of other vegetables. I will say, however, that the smoked pear salad was amazingly flavorful, and appreciated. The menu just needs more work to give it the oomph it desperately needs.

Sitti
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you Carmen, for taking the time to provide us with constructive feedback. I've given your input to our kitchen, and wanted to apologize for the chicken shawarma and veggie platters not measuring up to the mouhammra and pear salad. Appreciate the kind words about the atmosphere and service. Next time you're in, please don't hesitate to let staff know if a dish isn't to your liking--we are happy to find you something else more to your tastes, as we never want to have a guest leaving hungry!

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FAQs

Sitti offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 239-4070.

Sitti is rated 4.6 stars by 2875 OpenTable diners.

Sitti does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://empire-eats.myshopify.com/products/150-empire-eats-gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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