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About Sitti

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.

137 S. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Hargett

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 239-4070

Website:
http://www.sitti-raleigh.com/

Catering:
Catering is available. Please e mail Amy@empireeats.com

Parking Details:
Street parking is available as well as two parking decks located within a block of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
R-Line stop # R-19 (free bus line)

Executive Chef:
Donaldo Guzman

Additional:
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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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.

Sitti Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (41)
Good for a Date (38)
Creative Cuisine (30)
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Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Healthy (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Casual (15)
Fun (14)
People Watching (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Cozy (9)
Romantic (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Tapas (8)
Vegan (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great Beer (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Spicy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service ! Would highly recommend to a friend

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good food and service. Not the connoisseur of Lebanese food, but it was fun adventure. Found the experience very enjoyable. The restaurant was very loud however. For me, that was the only drawback.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation, Vegan
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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing. Ambuence very nice too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was an opportunity to introduce people dear to me to each other. The meal was excellent and a perfect pace for visiting.

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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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food3
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service3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place for gathering with friends. Lively but could getalittk loud. Food was excellent. The curry Lamb was delicious!!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Nice experience! Large portions of food with delicious pita.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Sitti never disappoints. Great food and great service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. Definitely recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had friends visiting from out of town and this restaurant allowed us to share good food, great conversation and all in a convenient location.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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food4
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great! However, the acoustic level was too loud. It's difficult to even hear the person across the table from me.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I enjoyed my dish, Chicken Artickoke, and would order it again. The pistaschio cake was wonderful. The meals were a good value, too. Many options under $20.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Skirt steak was amazing. Great service! Thank you.

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food5
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always delicious!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is fantastic get the Sitti taster

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I'm a little biased but Sitti remains one of my favorite restaurants to visit in the Triangle. Fantastic staff, amazing menu, and easy to access location? You really can't go wrong. Love it here and you will too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Organic, Cozy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Scenic View, Tapas, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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food5
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Delicious food as always. Everything is always so fresh!

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Delicious food, great service, and great ambiance.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Salads and entrees all came at the same time. Seemed to want to rush us along.

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food4
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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...

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food2
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We enjoyed meeting our friends here for dinner. Our waitress was very good and friendly. Parking is always an issue in the downtown area where the restaurant is located.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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food4
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Jessica took care of us and she was wonderful! This was our first visit and we will be back. Recommend the Dip Trio (Laban bi Khiar, Avocado Hummus, Feta Cheese Dip) and Kafta Kabob. Amazing pita! Half price wine (Monday) was extra special!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I loved this restaurant. Brought two friends from out of town and we all just loved the service, wait staff, authentic food. No negatives at all

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always a great meal.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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!

-Dustin Wilder

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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vip
 (Montana)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was average. Atmosphere was very loud, so loud I could not hear the other people at my own table and I don’t need hearing aides.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food, nice atmosphere, good service. We would definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Simply Awesome Food....Service was Excellent....Great Job Miriam.....We look forward to returning sooner rather than later......

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding food and service. A little noisy, but not over the top. Great at dealing with food allergy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food is always delicious

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was good, service was atrocious. Waiter kept ignoring our table.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great specials
Curry lamb stew was awesome
Sweet potato appetizer was excellent
Good wine list

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent and authentic Mediterranean food. Great healthy options. Easy for GF or vegan. Definitely recommend the hummus! Great wine selection too.

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