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Sitti

4.5
4.5
3004 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 58 times today

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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What 3,004 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Healthy

  • Raleigh

    Healthy

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  1. CL

    ColetteL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    We went for restaurant week and had the beet and olive duck with zatar crusted polenta and roasted vegetables. The duck was three slices 2” long, it was cooked perfect but the sauce destroyed any good. The sauce was supposed to be beets and olives, it was so flavorless, tasted like water. The color was beautiful but the flavor was bland. The polenta was supposed to be zatar encrusted, no flavor to the polenta and the veggies were steamed not roasted. There was no color to the veggies nor seasoning.
  2. F

    Fifi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was amazing, and I am still recalling how great the staff made me feel as well as how healthy the food was. It was also with beautiful presentation.
  3. F

    Foody1

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to Sitti during Triangle Restaurant Week. We had the roasted duck and it was delicious! We love Sitti, it is consistently good. The food,ambiance and service are always excellent. We will be back again and again!
  4. CV

    CarrieVH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoying an outstanding dinner with amazing service as part of Raleigh’s Restaurant Week! Red pepper hummus, expertly prepared octopus, beet and feta salad, meatball soup, duck with figs and polenta, harissa chicken that was so tender served with roast chick peas, a semolina cake with ice cream and puff pastry with figs. Just incredible. And our server, Eli, was so attentive and helpful! Thanks for a wonderful evening!
  5. WF

    WendellFoodie

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was excellent, staff was courteous, friendly and prompt. The dips were tasty and flavorful, and my husband enjoyed the shawarma. However, the roasted vegetables were overly salted to point of being inedible, and the kafta was greasy with a tough texture.

    SittiResponded 6 days agoThank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We wouldn’t be able to improve our service if it weren’t for people like you who provide us with honest feedback like this. Please know that we’ll be looking into it immediately. We hope you will give us another chance to make this right.

  6. AP

    AmyP

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great wait staff and ambiance
  7. RD

    RobertaD

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I came here for resturant week! The menu was amazing and had a four course meal for $45. The food was hot, ready and flavorful. The place itself had a good ambiance the music wasn’t loud and we were able to chat and catch up. I felt like their menu was a good variety for being a limited menu. Our server did a great job and was very nice and attentive. I also got their winter spritz cocktail and it was delicious ! Would recommend. (Sad I only took one photo) also parking was easy and there was plenty of street parking we did come on a Tuesday though!
  8. AP

    AmyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Get the 3 dip appetizer!!! Excellent Farfel with best assorted roasted veggies ever. Excellent curry. Mixed kabobs were amazing. Wish we would e saved room for dessert. Excellent cocktails and mock cocktails. We will definitely be back!!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    I have experienced Lebanese food before and the food is great, my waiter was amazing but even when I had a reservation for one they put me in a big table. Organization skills are not the best. The overall experience was ok.

    SittiResponded 6 days agoWe’re disappointed to hear about your sub-par experience, and we’ll strive to do better. We apologize for the frustration, and would appreciate another chance to earn your business.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome; we will be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Overwhelmingly mediocre. Food was fine. Nothing exceptional but the service is terrible. I’m fairly confident the server was high. Everything was slow, a nuisance to him to provide a water, just absolutely nothing to write home about.

    SittiResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. This is not how we aim to run our business. We’re currently making adjustments to make sure a visit like this doesn’t happen again. We appreciate your feedback, as it’s helping us to improve and ensure a better experience for you next time.

  12. KS

    KristalS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining experience with delicious food!

    SittiResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time and leaving us a 5 star review!

  13. CV

    CVC1

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was excellent, but service was really slow - perhaps the restaurant is short-staffed. If service had been better, then perhaps the price of the dinner would be more justified.

    SittiResponded on January 17, 2023Dear CVC1, thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We wouldn’t be able to improve our service if it weren’t for people like you who provide us with honest feedback like this. Please know that we’ll be looking into it immediately.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great cocktails and food, our server was so sweet and helped with options.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Apps and drinks were good, entrees were ok, service was ok.

    SittiResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you for taking the time to share this experience with us. Details like these are vitally important to us so we know what we can do to make it better next time.

  16. MS

    MaryS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We have been to Sitti often and last night was very disappointing. The service was slow and the food was not up to par.

    SittiResponded on January 17, 2023Dear Mary, we’re disappointed to hear about your sub-par experience, and we’ll strive to do better. We apologize for the frustration, and would appreciate another chance to earn your business.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We waited quite awhile for a server. He was not especially engaging. Our food was delivered to the table next to us and then brought to us. The hummus was not prepared correctly. It was extremely thick and had no flavor other than beans. When we let the server know he said he could bring us more but that it all came from the same “vat” and would taste the same. He did not acknowledge that something was prepared incorrectly. The solution we came up with was to request lemons and add lemon juice and olive oil from the table. Our chicken artichoke dish had only a few tiny pieces of artichoke, not enough to even be aware that artichoke was part of the dish.

    SittiResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you for the honest feedback. Allow me to apologize on behalf of the team here at Sitti. We’re working to resolve these issues right away. If there’s anything else we can help you with in the meantime, please contact us here- 919.239.4070 and ask for the General Manager Ciara.

  18. JP

    JeffP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I passed a PET scan with no findings.
  19. VV

    VVGH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Mostly good. The food was great, but was delayed a lot more than we would expect. One of our orders was what was a "small salad" on the menu, but the salad that was served was large - the bill said so too. The server was very good to begin with, but half way through, he seemed to have lost interest in us. Don't know why that might have been. The tables were a bit too close to each other. A bit more spacing/ better layout would make the ambience a bit better. Overall, good. We will visit again.

    SittiResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you for taking the time to share this experience with us. Details like these are vitally important to us so we know what we can do to make it better next time. If you have any additional suggestions for how we can improve your experience, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 919-239-4070.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Our waitress was terrible. Only time I’ve had bad service here. Hopefully bad

    SittiResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We wouldn’t be able to improve our service if it weren’t for people like you who provide us with honest feedback like this.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live Sitti! The food is always beyond, exceptional service and great ambiance!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Sitti is always a good dinner choice and has many different options available for those adventurous or with a more simple ordering preference.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always.
  24. ST

    ST33

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and service
  25. E

    Elissa

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious Middle Eastern food, good service, and options for my pescatarian in laws.
  26. L

    Leedo

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I have eaten here before and had a great experience so this may have been an off night for the restaurant. The meal was just okay. We were seated at a small two top. We ordered appetizer salads which were just fine, but the onion was a little strong. The complimentary pita was a nice idea and hot. Both of our entrees were not very good. Beef kabobs were under seasoned if seasoned. The other entree was also bland with nothing outstanding about it. The waiter never removed the plates from the salad and I had my back to the room and was never able to ask him to remove them. On a small two top this was far from ideal with no room to eat. The kitchen runner also delivered an appetizer to our table in error. Our experience to this waiter seemed unimportant.

    SittiResponded on January 17, 2023Dear Leedo, we’re disappointed to hear about your sub-par experience, and we’ll strive to do better. We apologize for the inconvenience, and would appreciate another chance to earn your business.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve Lunch. Had not been to Sitti in a while because of Covid and other reasons. Forgot how much I enjoy the food Will be returning very soon
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    The food seemed very bland, and the menu did not have a lot to offer.

    SittiResponded on January 17, 2023We would not be able to grow and develop without feedback like yours. We are currently working on menu edits and coming up with some new and exciting additions. Please come back and give us another try soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Red Hat with anniversary!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was to die for. I highly recommend the goat cheese stuffed peppers.
  31. KB

    KathleenB

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun spot. Great food!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food , very friendly staff . We went here to celebrate our 34th anniversary and look forward to coming back !
  33. CP

    ChrisP

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was great, busy for an early Saturday time. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Our group wished there were seasonal menu specials.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic, food and drinks were amazing! We will be back soon.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    It was very busy and even though we had a reservation it was 10 minutes past the reservation time before we got a table. We never received water refills or the seasoned oil for the bread we were promised but the service beyond that was ok. The food was great.
  36. HB

    HeatherB

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    As always, the food was amazing. We sat 30 minutes before we were acknowledged. We did have a reservation and somewhere to be afterwards. But when our server finally came to us she did a fantastic job and got us out in plenty of time. I think the restaurants are suffering from lack of employees, but they made up for it in speedy service when they could and the food and drinks were wonderful. We just all have to learn to be patient in these times.
  37. TC

    TrishC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Us ladies has an awesome time enjoying several appetizers and a carafe of sangria.
  38. RS

    RickS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great variety, good portions. Don’t skip the pita bread unless you really have to
  39. SL

    StaceyL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    During lunch yesterday, our server disappeared after delivering our bread. A separate server delivered our food. I asked that server to please bring some extra dressing for my salad. He did not. I eventually got our server's attention about 20 min after receiving my food and asked to bring extra dressing. She did not. She also never followed up or brought us our check so we had to pay at the hostess stand. Unfortunately, this was the first time my colleague had been to Sitti so not a great first impression.
  40. LK

    LauraK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch with friends and had a great meal for a good price. Loved sharing dips and apps at Sitti.

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 3004 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 58 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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