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Sitti

4.7
2126 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(919) 239-4070
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Donaldo Guzman
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Catering
Catering is available. Please e mail Amy@empireeats.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hargett
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Parking details
Street parking is available as well as two parking decks located within a block of the restaurant.
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Public transit
R-Line stop # R-19 (free bus line)
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 2126 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 18 hours ago

Food was amazing!!!!!! Hummus, veggies, and chicken curry

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3.0Dined 19 hours ago

Love this restaurant and whenever in Raleigh it is a must. However, tonight was a disappointment. Our waitress was overly busy and our service suffered. If it wouldn’t have been for other waitstaff, our meal would have been disastrous. Just happy this wasn’t our first visit.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service, as always!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Overall a very good restaurant. The service was prompt and our server was very good. The food was great. The avocado hummus was great and baba ganoush was the best I ever had. The beer and wine selection was also very good.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our food was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the availability of authentic Lebanese wines. Our server was very friendly but he seemed very busy. He checked on us frequently and corrected a "runner's snafu" quickly. Unfortunately, our water glasses were never refilled, even hen mine was empty so I stole from my husband.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our main course came before our appetizer was brought out. The main course was brought out after about tm30 minutes and the food was warm at best. The server also forgot our side salads. The restaurant was average at best. Disappointed! I won't be back!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First time was great. This time eh. Service was very slow even though it was 4:30 and not crowded. Pita was terrible like too much baking soda was used or something. Everything was just so so. Not at all like our first visit. We won’t be back for awhile. We will explore other new and more consistent places.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful food....I had the Sitti platter which gave you an option to try various items and shared with my husband who ordered the chicken kabobs. Excellent choices. There were 8 in our party and we ended up talking 2 by 2as it was difficult to hear.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

LOVE our friends at Sitti!! Nicest staff there is, great food.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food. Loved everything.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food, great vibe, great service. We both had salads - very large and satisfying. I went with the special salad of the day, grilled shrimp with greens, grains, avocado, etc. Very good. Noise level good to allow for conversation with a friend I hadn't seen for a long time.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Simply outstanding food and service. Nothing like it in Raleigh.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The day we went to Sitti was on a Tuesday which was busy due to the Lenovo kick that was going on. My team and I made a reservation ahead of time, while there was a little confusion at the beginning of lunch the hostess and manger made up for it. The service is excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Lovely dinner, wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always enjoy food here, friendly staff, great service, nice menu variety.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Sitti is our favorite restaurant in the Raleigh/Durham area. We usually eat there for all birthdays and anniversaries and have even taken lots of friends there. We've always had a great experience, but this time the food was cold. The bread was overcooked, hard and cold. The chicken kabobs were cold - who wants to eat cold chicken? Even the Sitti rice was cold. The Harissa sauce had ice particles in it. I would still recommend the place in hopes that was just a "one-off" experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We always love eating at Sitti! It's a special treat!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We've eaten in many Lebanese restaurant . But Sitti's cold mezze (appetizers) were delicious - hummus, Baba Ghanouj, and especially Mouhamra (Roasted red peppers and walnut puree mixed with spices and pomegranate molasses, finished with extra virgin olive oil).

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent. I’m picky and have dined in numerous restaurants in no less than 12 countries. I could not have chosen a better place to have a Mediterranean lunch with family in NC. Location, service, ambiance, and the FOOD just excellent. Bravo Sitti!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love it!!! Will be back soon for sure! Everything was great!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was top-notch. The tables are rather broad, and it was quite loud, so it was often difficult to carry on conversation with our friends... but this was on a Saturday night, so understandable. Otherwise terrific.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We went before the symphony, great experience

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner at Sitti. I had the beff kababs and my wife had the artichoke chicken. Both dishes were of excellent quality and quite tasty. I was disappointed with the baklava which tasted quite stale, but the friendly waitress happily removed it from the bill. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This was not my first visit to Sitti, but it definitely reminded me why I always try to come back. The food is absolutely delicious (the appetizer sampler is great because it a little bit of everything and perfect for sharing). The Baba Ghanoush is my favorite. The overall ambiance of the restaurant is so amazing. It's so beautiful and elegant without feeling stuffy or uncomfortable. Our waiter while a bit slow with the drinks was excellent through the rest of the service. I really enjoyed my meal with friends here.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great experience for our anniversary

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food and wine here is outstanding and I’d go back in a heartbeat for that. The service leaves much to be desired and the place is really loud - I’m 30 and could hardly hear my table mates over the din. The 60somethings in our party were hopelessly left out of almost all of the conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My wife and I are regulars at Sitti. The food is consistently good, the portions are generous, the price is very reasonable and the wait staff is helpful. I always go for the dinner specials which are flavorful and seasonal. The hot pita bread is marvelous.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I always love their food and service. Everything tastes just perfect! Good variety for vegetarians.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was great. Was sat downstairs which was great because noise level was good with the larger (8) party that we had.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Sitti is a great spot for food and atmosphere! When it comes to service, I was slightly disappointed as we were seated significantly after our reservation and waited a decently long time for the server to take our order. However, it is worth is for some authentic Lebanese food in a cool downtown Raleigh setting.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We were looking forward to dining at Sitti based on reviews we have read about it. It was a date night for my husband and I and the we sat at a two-person table. The waiter was friendly but not very attentive. Another waiter took our appetizer and salad to the table next to us and then our waiter brought me the wrong salad. He later said he took it off the bill. The hummus was bland and very thick, the salad was not good, and my food was very bland. My husband did like his food. I probably would not go back.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Have been to Sitti many times over several years. Food quality, service, & value all reliably consistent, the sign of a good restaurant. Large menu, all very flavorful, including many healthier options, & have never been disappointed no matter what friends & I have ordered. Love the accompanying pita bread/olive oil dipping to start the meal. Staff friendly, lively & spacious atmosphere, without the deafening noise level of so many other popular dining spots. One of my favorite Triangle restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Sitti was fantastic all around! We had a group of four and got to sit in the front window. The service was quick, the food was amazing, and the experience was perfect. Can’t say enough great things about this place! I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

As always, just a great dinner. Took my wife there for the millionth time. We always love it. Thank yall, keep up the great service. Side note, the roasted veggies are legit!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Amazing Middle Eastern food with good vegetarian and vegan options!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Sitti was such a great time! The hostess Felicia was so warm and welcoming as was all of the greeters . We got there early to bring in our own cheesecake for my mom’s Birthday. It was 75 degrees in February and being from upstate NY I thought it would be great for my parents to sit outside for dinner in February! Felicia graciously showed us their beautiful courtyard and made that happen. Jessie our server was so welcoming and so attentive to our every need. I can’t say enough about the service and the food was excellent! Most of us got the chicken artichoke dish and my sons got lamb. Very tasty !
We will definitely be back !!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

It was a wonderful experience! Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Date was so so, but the food was great!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Really good food! This place is great for a full meal or if you're looking for a glass of wine and some bites to go along with it.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We love Sitti. Our favorite restaurant in Raleigh.

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