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Sitti

4.5
4.5
2957 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 239-4070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Catering is available. Please email amy@empireeats.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Reservation Specialist: (919) 239-4070

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Cross street

    Hargett

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available as well as two parking decks located within a block of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    R-Line stop # R-19 (free bus line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. S

    Sjjj

    Raleigh

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious lunch at Sitti with family...hummus and baba ghannouj and warm tasty pita was a tasty starter before entrees. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambiance and look forward to returning soon.
  2. S

    Skv123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Sitti! Great atmosphere, amazing food, and very accommodating service!
  3. MB

    MicheleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I hadn’t been to this restaurant in many years and it was such a treat. Food was delicious and the service was excellent and very attentive and knowledge. The chicken we ordered was so moist-the best I’ve had in a long time!
  4. d

    darrins

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food quality was below what we have been accustomed. Preparation was over cooked, twice. The service was lackadaisical and without urgency. Disappointing performance from a favorite restaurant.
  5. TD

    TyDiva

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love the appetizers, but the entree was kind of bland
  6. C

    Charlotte

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Good quality food, good service. Definitely marketed to the older crowd with lack of spices. Drinks were better than expected. Would have liked an acknowledgment of birthday that was included in reservation. Good for casual lunch
  7. JF

    JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a great leisurely lunch. Food was great as was the service.
  8. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    consistent restaurant all around. Food and service good.
  9. AM

    AulicaM

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Server was very knowledgeable about the menu and answered all of our questions. Had a reservation but arrived early and they seated us immediately.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a tasty vegan meal during national vegan restaurant week. They offered a 3 course vegan meal with several options to choose from on each course. Service and environment were very nice.
  11. G

    Graciela

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Great food and service!
  12. G

    Gregg

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday day. She’d never been. I’ve been many times. Love the tasting platter. Maybe replace double dips (hummus And baba ghanouj) for just one and add grape leaves. You were out of lamb for the mixed kabobs which kind of sucked because I can get chicken and beef anywhere but lamb is more special. Service was pretty good. Everything was delicious.
  13. JP

    JerryP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Food and very lively atmosphere. Red Pepper Hummus is definitely a must to try.
  14. l

    lklk

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and location in downtown Raleigh! Love the Sitti Tasting!
  15. G

    Growlers

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, quiet courtyard, highly recommended!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    For our monthly dinner out with another couple, we came here as our friends had not been here. They were very much impressed with the food, location and atmosphere. Our waiter could and should been more attentive; never asked if we wanted drinks, only stopped by once to fill our water glasses and was not very engaging.
  17. JN

    JennyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food! Would definitely go back again! Loved the peppers!
  18. SW

    SamW

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Lebanese food. Enjoyed the Sfiha pizzette, The Sitti platter with the baba ghanouj, hummus, chicken shwarma and salad was tasty. Family of 5 had a great time.
  19. JG

    JeanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitti is the amazing place with gourmet food for any occasion. Thank you!! We’re loving it 🥰
  20. HM

    HeatherM

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always look forward to Sitti! The food is always absolutely incredible. Cocktails are wonderful. Shareable plates are delicious - especially the hummus and feta dip. Baklava is delicious as was the Ashta. Strongly recommend the Jalapeño Business and 137 South cocktails. Such a treat to eat at Sitti.
  21. l

    likegreatfood

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal met all expectations and the service was as one would expect from tier 1 restaurant. The Lebanese food and wine were wonderful and most satisfying. I would highly recommend Sitti to anyone wanting a great meal when they are in the Raleigh area.
  22. R

    Rich

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitti is one of our favorite restaurants, great food, great service, great location!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time back and it was every bit as amazing as the first. The food combinations are unique and authentic. The patio has a great ambiance, perfect place to have a meaningful dinner with great food and ease of conversation.
  24. SB

    SusanB

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As always the food was wonderful and the dinner portions large enough for a fun lunch again the next day. I was a bit disappointed in the speed of service given we were there early before the crowds but once the server came she was was very nice and helpful.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing
  26. DD

    DonD

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    It had been a few years since our previous visit, which had been a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, this will be the last time. To begin with, the street level seating does tend to be quite noisy, making conversation difficult, so we asked to be seated in the lower level, which is quieter, but which had been taken up by a large private party. While the appetizer of baba ganoush and the accompanying pita was decent , both of our entrees were disasters, especially the salmon that I had ordered to be served medium, but which came way overcooked as to be barely edible. My wife's kabob dinner was slightly better, but the meat was near flavorless with very little spice. and the accompanying "grilled" tomato was raw. We also made the mistake of ordering a Lebanese rose, from the Bekaa Valley, and as it too was tasteless. We have lived in and visited several Middle East countries, including Lebanon, but no restaurant would survive for long in the region with these offerings.
  27. W

    Whoisyou

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food quality high. Nice ambiance.
  28. P

    Paul

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Even with one waiter serving half the restaurant, the food came out quickly and we were tended to properly.
  29. H

    Howard

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Disapponted. Food (Kabob) overcooked to the point it was tasteless. Appetizer of three spreads salty and little taste. Cocktail described with cucumber, and I expected a slice. Instead, many limp pieces of vegetable to the point that one couldn't draw through the straw Possibly Lebanese food not supposed to taste like Mediterranean which I was expecting and to which I compared this dinner. Server was charming. Too bad she couldn't overcome what she was serving.
  30. s

    staceyp

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is unique and declicious. Service was excellent, lovely atmosphere. Could have used some low background music.
  31. RM

    RitaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    First time at this restaurant. As an eatery it is average. Nothing really sets it apart from similar places in the area. The service was slow. I ordered the chicken kabob plate. Meat was dry and all the accompaniments with the exception of a small blob of mashed potato were dry. There could have been a better combination on the plate. However, that was all I had so I can’t honestly tell anyone not to go there.
  32. R

    Rey25

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inside it smells like my own Sitti’s kitchen and it’s wonderful. Authentic flavors and great quality Lebanese food, what else could you possibly want? This is a go to for me, especially when family comes to visit or I’m feeling homesick. Absolutely recommend, I just love it
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some people are terrible at managing their unruly children - other than those morons - Sitti was impeccable.
  34. SN

    SabrinaN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ian was very helpful & attentive. Good service was great, no long waiting. Atmosphere was lively.
  35. BR

    BenReviews

    Charlotte

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had been wanting to try Sitti for so long and it did not disappoint. The restaurant if a popular Raleigh eatery and worth it too. The inside is nice and they have a courtyard as well. One note I would make is that we sat in the front part by the window at 4pm and it was very hot there due to the sun. Once we put the shades down, it was better but that part is definitely warmer. That said, the food and service was excellent. We tried a variety of small plates and I loved my shrimp kabobs for the entrée. They were so tasty. It is a great place to eat in downtown
  36. J

    Julio

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was extremely disappointed with this last visit. We have always had great experiences here. This time was totally opposite. This was our first time in the downstairs dining room. The ambiance is not as good as the main level dining room. Not a big deal. The sever was very slow to come to us. It took a while to get our drinks and we had to wait for 30 minutes to order our food. The food was not as good as it usually is. I ordered the chicken kabob and my wife ordered the shrimp kakob. The chicken and shrimp were dry and the rice tasted like it had been warmed up. We decided to try the baklava and it was hard and tasted old. Not sure what happened but this is something we were not expecting.
  37. JC

    JoeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great as always. Staff is knowledgeable and food is exquisite.
  38. SW

    SaraiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My courtyard meal was the exact experience I’d hoped it would be. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent! I will definitely be returning
  39. GS

    GloriaS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was great. Nothing special with the food (3.5). Lots option to choose from.
  40. P

    Phil

    Raleigh

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food (best pita around!). We are repeat customers and we will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

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

Sitti is rated 4.5 stars by 2957 OpenTable diners.

Sitti does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Sitti

137 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hargett

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available as well as two parking decks located within a block of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    R-Line stop # R-19 (free bus line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (919) 239-4070

  • Catering

    Catering is available. Please email amy@empireeats.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Reservation Specialist: (919) 239-4070

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