Sitti

4.7
2745 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 2745 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoshuaW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Overall poor

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MorganT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely incredible! Everything was perfect and i will most definitely be returning!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific; wonderful food.

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been a number of times and enjoyed our meals. Today we ordered lunch entrees for the first time and are glad we did. We had the Chicken Artichoke and the Samkeh (salman) Harra. Both were excellent. We try to stay away from bread but it was impossible with their fresh baked pitas and olive oil. William, our server, was very personable and enhanced our dining experience.

Sitti
Responded a day ago

Hello and thanks so much for your great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience! William is a new member of our team and I will be sure to reward him for your praises. Hope to see you back again soon!

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PamB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

always like this restaurant but we had early reservations and when got there we were taken to the very back of the restaurant, there were only 2 other people in the restaurant! Told the hostess we wanted to sit in the front area, we were then taken to a table right in the sun, again, not good, so I took a seat at a table and just told the hostess this was where we wanted to sit. It finally worked out but thought it was crazy that we had to go thru a lot to get a decent table

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vipMLT3
Raleigh
41 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My family and I went here for my Birthday dinner. It was our first time. I don’t eat meat but I found enough for me to eat and the cocktails were great! It was very good! We will definitely be back!

Sitti
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us!

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cSquared
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband and I were in from out of town and we are beyond upset that we can't make Sitti a regular destination for eating or taking out, being many many states away! We had a fantastic meal from start to finish, ordering almost a dozen dishes (mostly starters and sides, but a tasting entree as well--and dessert!!) and loving them all. I have Celiac Disease and was comforted by the staff's knowledge as well as the huge variety of naturally gluten-free options. I went "off-menu" with my drink, combining the house-made nonalcoholic lemon drink with tequila, and it was fantastic. Absolutely loved this restaurant. Well done!

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Martha
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful time! Our waiter, Josh, gave helpful onsite on wines and food as it was our first time here. We loved being able to try new foods and learn a bit about Lebanese culture. Will absolutely return!

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capitalistpig
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In short: The food is amazing, the service was outstanding, and the atmosphere is perfect. Have a meal at this restaurant- you won't be dissapointed.

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vipRachelK
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous, and the staff is outstanding!

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vipBruceD
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always look forward to coming back to Sitti. One of my favorites in Raleigh. Interesting takes on Mediterranean dishes. Fresh ingredients and great flavors. Great cocktails also.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - always top flight staff - great ambiance - always a pleasure!

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TomA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was top notch...

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Keith
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome staff ...perfect. Very tasty Mediterranean/ Lebanese food.

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you Keith for that amazing review! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything here at Sitti! Come visit us again soon :)

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vipsuzannebernstein
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My single critique would be:
*SALT is heavily used in the preparation of food.

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you for the honest feedback Suzanne, we appreciate this and take it into account! We hope to have you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your feedback

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Matt
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Lebanese food and cocktails. Price point was good with excellent food.

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you Matt! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal here at Sitti and hope to have you back again soon!

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KathleenB
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was very good. Went there for a family lunch with my daughter and had a great experience. Would definitely go again.

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you Kathleen for joining us here at Sitti! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time and look forward to having you and your family back again soon!

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Enjoyed the ambience. Service was excellent. Will be coming back for sure!

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you Danielle! We look forward to having you back here at Sitti soon!

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Beverly
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome time, there's nothing bad on the menu, you can't go wrong! Lots of vegetarian options, amazing meat options, everybody wins!

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you Beverly! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us at Sitti! Can't wait to have you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was my husbands birthday . Fried cauliflower was not cooked well.

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AmyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn’t have enjoyed my dining experience more! Absolutely delicious meal, in a wonderful outdoor (and appropriately distanced from other dining tables) courtyard. Service was professional, energetic and knowledgeable! I highly recommend!

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much Amy! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience so much :) We hope to have you back again soon for another round of delicious food, drinks, and great service!

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Eatdrinkbemerry
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious birthday dinner. Great service. Most delicious cocktail I've had in a long time.

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

We are so happy that we could help you to celebrate your birthday and bring a memorable moment into your life! Thank you for choosing Sitti!

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Outdoordiner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio outside was wonderful. The tables were spaced far apart and the space was really pretty. The food was, as always, delicious.

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here, and thankful that you appreciate and noticed our socially distanced dining spaces! We take the precautions very seriously and wish to keep everyone as safe as possible! Thank you for choosing Sitti and we hope to have you back again soon!

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HeatherB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, as always. And we had an exceptional server who was very personable and took great care of us.

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for the great feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your whole experience! Come visit us again soon!

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EvanK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was entertaining but not invasive. Mathew was attentive to our needs and paced our food in a timely fashion.

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

I'm so happy to hear that Mathew added such a great aspect to your dining experience here! Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again!

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JonathanG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitti is an excellent dining choice in DT Raleigh. I recently visited and sat on the patio. It was a lovely accompaniment to our delicious food. Very romantic and chill experience.

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you Jonathan! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Sitti! We hope to see you again soon

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SteveM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Fresh, delicious food, outstanding service, lovely courtyard, what could be better! The answer is nothing! Celebrated my birthday at Sitti and thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. Matt our server is a true professional and made my special day that much more special. I even received a delicious free desert, candle and all! I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.

Sitti
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much Steve! We are so happy to have been a part of your special day and hope to see you back here again soon!

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vipVanman
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Sitti never disappoints.

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CTCrwy
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! The Lebanese Reds were good and the lamb chops were perfect. Highly recommend the bacon covered dates.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitti is one of my favorite restaurants so I was happy to see that it was open for dinner during the pandemic. It hasn’t missed a beat!

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raemulder
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food & service - in all my dining here, I have yet to be disappointed!

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SherryT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful atmosphere. Although we were running behind due to weather, they still honored our reservation! Food was spectacular and we were not rushed.

Sitti
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you Sherry for the honest and positive review of your time here at Sitti! We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again!

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brianh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, nothing to write home about. Restuarant was cold and drafty and we were not sitting anywhere near the front door. Our server Matt did a good job taking of us. Will try the restaurant again in warmer weather and see how it goes.

Sitti
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for the honest feedback, I hope you join us again soon

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Scott
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Waiter was awesome. Service was quick. Will definitely go back.

Sitti
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you Scott for the time you took to review Sitti! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and can't wait to have you back at our table

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day celebration

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JustWantAGoodMeal
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went To celebrate Valentine’s Day. We were seated immediately with our reservation. The place looked clean and the tables were spaced apart. The food was great, especially the hummus dip trio. The drinks were good and our server was very attentive. If you like Mediterranean food this place is a must

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Will
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took my girlfriend there for an early Valentine's Day dinner and we loved it. The cocktails and seafood were great to start dinner and the waiter helped us choose our entrees. I got the lab chops and it was one of the best meals I've ever had.

The décor is cool and the restaurant is fairly quiet. There were people in suits and other people in polos so there isn't really a set way to dress.

I loved Sitti and will 100% go back.

Sitti
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We really appreciate the support and hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

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

Sitti is rated 4.7 stars by 2745 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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