Sitti

4.7
2698 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 2698 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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fred
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

each week the family and i try new RR. the food was okay -- was in Middle east a few times so not exactly brilliant. The server was awesome, and the manager was awesome. the seating was awful, it was 45F inside and we where sitting in the wind tunnel caused by the hostess. the manager was forced to open the door ( 35F outside at 6 pm) and ownership made her keep open,,,, we did not know of seating down stairs, nor where we offered by the hostess. not be best experience

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a very nice meal! The bacon wrapped dates were delicious! It was a nice quiet date night

Sitti
Responded a day ago

We are so glad you two enjoyed your time at Sitti! We hope to see you back for many more enjoyable evenings :) If you two are cocktail or wine lovers we do have a Martini Monday $7 martini's and our Wine down Wednesday with 1/2 off bottles of French and Lebanese wines ;) Something to keep in mind for future date nights!

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vipSummerS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It's a shame they have to leave the doors open. It was cold during dinner.

Sitti
Responded 6 days ago

Summer, thank you for your helpful feedback! We do take every review into consideration, and appreciate the time the customers take out of their day to give us helpful information on what we are doing great and what we can do better! We hope you understand that having the door open currently is for your safety and the staffs to keep air flow in the building. Even though it was chilly, we hope you enjoyed your meal! Please join us again on a warmer evening inside or outside! We'd love to see you!

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TheBigJP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Food was pretty good. Wasn’t quite up to the expectations that others had left about the place. Did find 2 fruit flies in bottom of my water after I had pretty much finished the glass. Server was attentive and kind.

Sitti
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thank you for the honest and helpful response. We at Sitti certainly aim to do better, and I will be discussing not only the quality of food with the staff but the issue of the fruit flies in your glass as well, that is not acceptable by any means. We truly appreciate your feedback because it helps us to be better in the future. We hope to see you back again soon so you can see how wonderful of an experience Sitti should be!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sitti's outdoor patio provides a nice ambience at night, with the up lights & lots of heaters to keep us warm. The Blushing Date cocktails were tasty, as well as the lamb stew entrees. My husband's lamb shank was a little "dry" but even so, he ate every bite. The bacon wrapped scallops and baklava stuffed pears were very good also.

Sitti
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and that the atmosphere was to your liking! We hope to see you again soon!

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TaraK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Sitti, I've been coming here for years and it never fails.

Sitti
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your patronage Tara! We appreciate you continuously supporting us and are so glad you've continued to enjoy the food we have to offer :) Hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Was so confused as we were lead out the back door through the rain to a different room. None of the nice atmosphere we wanted. Had to continue to wait for our server for long periods of time - not the usual good service we used to. On our way out we walked back to find the actual restaurant full of beautiful young people.... While the older ones and those with kids where stuck in a far away room... Left a very bad taste in my mouth and I don't think we will be back. So much for making reservations - when we walked to the back I kept on asking where are you taking us and was given no answer. So sad since we use to love this place :(

Sitti
Responded on January 4, 2021

Hello, I am so very sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. We try to do our best to make sure each and every guest receives the best food and service attainable. I have certainly addressed my team with what we could have done better to ensure that you enjoyed your time with us on NYE. In the meantime, I hope that you will give us an opportunity to do it right next time. I will be reaching out for further discussion.

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DeanaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Sitti was outstanding - every thing from the appetizer (stuffed grape leaves to the dessert (pistachio cheese cake with a baklava crust) and everything in between. I really enjoyed the salmon entre and my husband loved the prime rib. I'd definitely go there again and I'd recommend it to my friends and family.

The only con was that the huge space they were using for social distancing was a bit echo-y, so it seemed a bit loud and difficult to have a conversation while the server was talking to a table on the other side of the space.

Sitti
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to say these kind words towards our menu options and your experience! We know that the space due to social distancing as lost a bit of its warmth, but we hope to make that up to our customers by having a safe environment to enjoy with family and friends during these strange times. We hope to see you at Sitti again soon!

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MaxineO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Used to be our go to for a great meal, but this last visit...
Not quite what it used to be 😕

Sitti
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and I'm so sorry to hear that the experience fell short from what you had grown accustom too in the past. We always aim to have not only exceptional service, but exceptional food as well. We are making adjustments to our food and the menu to ensure only positive experiences in the future. I hope you allow Sitti to WOW you like we have done previously, and you join us again soon!

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vipDowntowner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always - we ate with family for lunch.

Sitti
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We appreciate your support and hope to see you back with us soon.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food, love the wine selections, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Delicious food

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vipFreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzing
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Just an FYI. If you dine here have a coat, gloves and winter hat with you. They have the front door propped open due to COVID. Which means you will be dinning in a freezer. The entire staff even had winter coats on. It was so cold we saw people leave. Good food and good service. But, we won’t be back because of their open door policy. If you are going to subject customers to this, at least let them know up front.

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TiffanyT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night! Whitney has amazing customer service and bar tending skills! We appreciate all the recommendations as well! And the baklava was to die for! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time! Food was amazing and the cocktails were supreme!
Made date night great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Will be back!

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MelR
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive and delicious array of Mediterranean food. We split a tasting and had more than enough food for two. Especially loved the ambience and attentive (but not obtrusive) service. Seating was spaced well for social distancing and I could tell the staff took Covid precautions very seriously. Highly recommend!

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Hiren
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

the service was poor from the server, explaining what food should I be ordering as first timer, what it comes with etc. Ignored a few requests as well. I personally wouldn't come again.

Sitti
Responded on December 2, 2020

Hello Hiren, Thank you for your feedback and I am very sorry to hear about the unpleasant service you received. I will definitely address this with my team to ensure this kind of table-side manner is not continued in the restaurant. I am very sure that, if given another chance, you would see the very hospitable and inviting experience that we usually provide. I would personally like to see to it and will reach out to you to make things right and offer you a chance to see our best. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service outstanding. Great outside patio

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Evelyn55
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Foods are just okay.

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Jess
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!! We go back to this place everyone we come to Raleigh! Great outdoor dining!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing. I can’t wait to go back.

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vanessab
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Fantastic service. Tables were placed far apart for social distancing. We felt very safe eating here

Sitti
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you coming and spending time with us at Sitti and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic as always

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viptimothy7134
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continually meets our expectations!

Sitti
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your time in leaving these kind words with us and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Sitti is always a treat! All of our courses were delicious and the Jiddi Courtyard was the perfect place for dinner. The seasonal Moscow Mule was tasty and I recommend that everyone try it!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was very quick and the hostess and servers were extremely friendly and professional

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marya
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to find an outdoor dining option with heaters. Service and food were great.

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vipAlice
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make sure we eat at Sitti anytime we are in Raleigh. The Lebanese cuisine is authentic and delicious. Our favorite entrees after the tabouli, hummus, kibbe and grape leaves are the Okra Stew with Lamb and the raw kibbe, when available. No matter what you order, it will be delicious! Yummy. Ready for another trip to Raleigh!

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JeffC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious. Our waitress wasn't very attentive. We had to flag her down for just about anything. We will definitely be back though.

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vipNorm
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed in the food preparation. The good news is the manager took my meal off the bill after inquiring why I ate so little and hearing my disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening out. Service was great food was delicious and came out fast and we loved the courtyard seating.

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JonS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of our favorite restaurants! We recommend to all our friends and family!

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MargueriteM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitti is always good. We visited just after they reopened after COVID and the food was outstanding and the service was also excellent. They were very thoughtful and careful given the circumstances. We sat outside and it was very nice.

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CCCC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Customer traffic was light (being a Monday on our visit) and the place was half-empty (blame COVID). Due to that the loud table next to us was all we could hear. Service was pleasant, drinks were great, food was served quickly and hot. For not being busy the waiter was very inattentive after our entres arrived.

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DanR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was a bit cold but it was a nice meal. Prices were a bit high. Nice place for a date. Service was very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful experience! Staff was very friendly and attentive without being bothersome. The food was amazing. Everything was extremely flavorful and prepared perfectly. We fully intend to return!

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Doug
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sitti food was good, but not great. Service was excellent and outside dining was well-spaced and enjoyable.

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SweetTeaShops
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The restaurant week menu took a seasonal approach to one of their best dishes and was incredibly disappointing compared to their regular dish. Our server was not only slow but somewhat combative in our questions about the menu, nor did he ever bring a menu after saying he would. The outside seating is beautiful and I would definitely recommend their drinks and ordering off of their regular menu.

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LindsayS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their selection of vegetarian food. I enjoy it each time I visit.

FAQs

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

Sitti is rated 4.7 stars by 2698 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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