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.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is available. Please e mail Amy@empireeats.com
Street parking is available as well as two parking decks located within a block of the restaurant.
R-Line stop # R-19 (free bus line)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
Sitti Ratings and Reviews
Sitti has been my favorite restaurant since discovering it by accident about 8 years ago. I live an hour and a half away, and I’ve made trips to Raleigh just to enjoy a meal here. The food is both creative and authentically Lebanese, but most importantly, it’s consistently delicious. The fresh baked pita bread alone is worth a visit. Highly recommended.
Excellent Mediterranean food! The main dining room is large and open room with lots of tables, some of which are quite close, so if you are looking for intimacy, this is probably not the best choice. But the food, beverage selections and overall environment is excellent! I highly recommend it.
This was a return visit for several of our party of 6 - last time a year ago. And a first visit for 2. While there was nothing bad about our experience, something was missing. The food and the atmosphere didn't "pop" as before. Didn't feel as special. Cant put a finger on it, just kinda okay. Maybe it's the newer and hard to get in restaurants in the downtown area that set this apart. I wouldn't discourage anyone from eating here- just maybe would not be top on my list.
Absolutely amazing!! Sitti has wonderful food selections, the service is friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is relaxing. I also appreciated that the portions were not too big but just the right size and the staff was very accommodating. Overall, a fabulous experience and will definitely be returning.
A disappointment... First time in Raleigh and at Sitti and we were disappointed... Only wanted glasses of wine so asked for a taste of a red blend... WIne was old and vinegar tasting so we asked for a taste of another... That one was fine but when the two full glasses of wine came, it was the first as it tasted terrible... We should have sent it back but the waiter was a bit busy with lots of other tables and I didn't want to create a scene by going to the bar...
Our three spread appetizer with pita was tasty and ample for both of us... My main was a salmon dish that was good but not great... The second was one of the specials for the evening Lebanese seasoned lamb chops... They were tough, over cooked and the fennel was under cooked and tough to cut... No steak knife so tough chops and under cooked fennel were more difficult...
A disappointment, if I lived there I would not return and I sense they are getting by on the past reviews...
I've been wanting to go here since my friends constantly rave about it. The food was fantastic for dinner before an event at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Server was new but was very attentive and friendly. Our entree was accidentally delivered to the table next to us bu we weren't in a rush and our server was very apologetic and we got dessert for free that night. Definitely recommended especially on Monday's when the French/Lebanese wine bottles are half off!
The service and food were amazing. The owner bestowed a complimentary bottle of champagne when they realized we were celebrating a wedding. The wait staff was friendly, made fantastic recommendations and checked on our party quite frequently. Food was absolutely delish. Great place.
Neither my girlfriend or I had ever been to Sitti. Sitti was quite impressive. Excellent food, drinks and service. Our waiter was superb. I have forgotten his name but he was a slinder tall man with long hair. The moment he spoke to us we knew we were going to receive excellent service. He was very helpful with our drink selection and taking care of us. We will be back!
We had a group of 8 that arrived at different times. Server was excellent in terms of giving us time. Really good food with good choices. Even did separate checks. Nice atmosphere. Had good conversations and everyone had an excellent time. Well worth visiting.