Sitti

4.7
2779 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 2779 people are saying
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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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely spot on the patio. Server was awesome and gave great suggestions. Definitely come back again when in Raleigh.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our first wedding anniversary and we were blown away. Middle Eastern/ Lebanese is probably our favorite cuisine and Sitti is the best we’ve had. We sat in the shared outdoor area in back and it was an incredible setup. The menu was extensive with plenty of vegan options and many more that could be made vegan quite easily. Our server, Matt, was knowledgeable, thoughtful, and quite attentive to our needs. He’s also quite funny! My wife and I look forward to going again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service couldn’t even get the order right. When I asked him to write the order down. He said that he’ll remember it. Obviously he couldn’t. So disappointed when food comes missing couple of orders not just one or two. Five items were missing and he rudely said that’s what you ordered but if you want something more I’ll get it for you.

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ThomasL
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had three appetizers, one entree and three drinks. Everything was excellent, it was a great value and our service was outstanding.

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MichelleM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place every thing for vegan, gluten free, gf/vegan, and vegetarian. I got a great deal with a great variety of food would definitely recommend this and come back again soon. Great for large groups as well though better to make reservations for quicker seating

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EveP
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service. Everything we had was made to perfection.

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ChrisC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the warm pita with delicious olive oil!

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HaleyH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful patio area and nice indoor view of downtown. Great service and fair prices

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masudi
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Asked waiter for salt and pepper and hot sauce..he must have forgot..had to go up to the hostess and ask her..
Waiter didn’t ask if I needed refill on my sweet tea..a hostess brought me a fresh glass..
Maybe he was new..??

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food and pleasant atmosphere on the patio but the service was lacking as the staff at the host stand was rather rude.

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GuruS
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Enjoyed lingering over a socially-distanced lunch in their outdoor space.

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vipRebecca
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Baklava was frozen with warm spots. Not very good at all and actually awful. Server never asked how the food was; gave issues of providing a real menu. This restaurant seems to have gone downhill.

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Duke
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Lebanese dishes, with a wide variety of that wonderful cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was great. Had lamb chops, pizza, and a pistachio cheesecake that was all delicious. Service was also great!

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SummerR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place to eat. The food was delicious and promptly delivered to our table. Our server was awesome and super friendly as well. The patio area I highly recommend!!

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vipjamapa
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We really enjoyed the food; 5 of us shared various dishes. Couldn't find our server most of the night and had to ask others for drinks and other items.

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WhiskeyTango
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good, service was slow and inattentive at times but overall I would definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The best lamb I’ve had in a very long. Drinks stiff. 10/10

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alejduar06
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sweet, large outdoor patio! Food and drinks were delicious. Good service - great spot for a date!

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JulieH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Everything was full of flavor. The dip trio was really good especially the Feta dip. Pita was made fresh and served hot.

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Dawn
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious. The server was very helpful recommending menu items!

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Redtex
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

artichoke chicken was very hard and 'fibery', What I could eat tasted good though. Waiter was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice middle eastern Cuizine.
Our favorite was the balsamic glaze pizza and Darius salad and the babaganush was nice too!

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MariaC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around! Delicious food, cocktails, great service & a beautiful courtyard for out door dining!

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DonnaN
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was engaging and prompt. Food, as usual , was excellent

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Marsh
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Ate outside and enjoyed the large patio. Sitti may have had a shortage on servers on our particular night as we didn’t always get our servers attention when needed. At one point three of us were trying to get his attention.

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RebeccaB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! We are never disappointed. Everything was excellent.

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ManuelZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service and beautiful ambiance!

Sitti
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for your amazing review Manuel! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us

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JoshuaW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Overall poor

Sitti
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hi Joshua. I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. If it is possible, could you provide some specifics that way I can address any issues with my team. Your feedback is always appreciated and we are always looking for ways to be better!

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MorganT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Sitti
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hi Morgan! Thank you for such a rave review! We can't wait to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Always great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific; wonderful food.

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WilliamH
Raleigh
2 reviews
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 on April 10, 2021

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
4 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

Sitti
Responded on April 5, 2021

Hi Pam! Thank you so much for your feedback. I apologize for any confusion upon finding the perfect table for you and your party. However, I am so happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your requests and find you a comfortable spot. We try our best to seat guests in a way that is optimal for us to give the best service as well as give equal opportunity to each of our servers who depend greatly on your gratuity. Thank you again for your review and we hope to wow you again soon!

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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 on April 5, 2021

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
7 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!

FAQs

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

Sitti is rated 4.7 stars by 2779 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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