Sitti

4.6
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2622 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We didn’t have the greatest server experience, but the food is excellent!!

S
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was delish... Best pita's & dip anywhere!
Only thing that could have been improved on was the overcooked sharwma!!

MM
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was not great. We have a server who was not at all engaged. Sometimes didn’t make eye contact or didn’t even speak (like when she dropped off the check.) The chicken was tough but I know that is not the norm, just an off night I suppose.

AH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at Sitti and it did not disappoint! Someone random in the restaurant paid for our dinner, which made the experience even better!

M
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

4th visit; first time just as a couple so we've had plenty of opportunity to taste a wide variety of menu options and become familiar with this restaurant. Very similar experience each time; service uniformly less tasty good portion but not delicious. We will go back but probably just for double apps, wine, & beer.

AW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a group of work colleagues to lunch. Great food and service. Very nice outing!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 year anniversary

AE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great time - stellar drink selection and great food.

SH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming to Sitti and I try to recommend it to anyone who will listen.

KO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was a little bland, although great flavors. Just needed to little more spice...

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and reasonably priced. We had lamb shank, shrimp kabob, and falafel appetizer. The house bread was especially delicious.
Place was loud with conversation, having to speak louder for your own conversation. 2-top tables along wall too close, neighbor’s conversation is intrusive.

D
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took my girlfriend to Sitti for her birthday. She loves lamb, and they prepare lamb about as well as anyone in Raleigh, with three or four different choices of preparation styles. We each had a drink from the bar, which was tasty and prepared in the proper proportions. We split the Dip Trio, which was good, as always. As usual, I ate so much of the pita, prepared in house, I hardly had room for my main course. I had the mixed grill kebobs, which were well seasoned and tasty. Finished it all off by splitting a chocolate lava cake with butter pecan ice cream with my companion. A great go-to for a nice night out. Only downside was the ambient noise. We ate later in the evening (8:30 reservations) but found the large tables of younger patrons to almost drown out our conversation. I realize the restaurant is a converted retail space with metal ceilings, so noise echos, but it is definitely not a spot for cozy conversation.

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

If you are looking for a healthy night out, this is not the place. The menu is mostly meat and hummus. The noise level and ambiance is marginally acceptable. Style is a bit flat and tables are very close so it’s hard to talk without being in others conversations.

R
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice, great food, have been here before. Will go back.

LA
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

SF
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal- the food was excellent and service was awesome!

N
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice place to relax with many vegitarian options. Close to everything downtown Raleigh has to offer. Friendliness of waitress was a little lacking, but not horrible. Food was served promptly.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I usually love Sitti. However this visit was not so great. We were seated in the cellar. Not a fan of that area- it was cold. There was little air circulation and the amount of smoke-from either all the candles or something else- was uncomfortable. I actually had a hard time breathing by the end of the dinner. The appetizer was absolutely wonderful but I did not care for the entree.
My service was good. Wine and mixed drink was excellent.
I’ll come back as long as I never have to sit in the basement again.

PE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times. Love the fact that the menu has lots of options -- there's always something for everyone in my party. Hot, cold, spicy... it doesn't matter. It can be loud in the middle of the restaurant but if you can get a seat in the windows, it's easy to carry a conversation.

D
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another celebration of a birthday. We added a person at the last minute and they were able to accommodate us. The food was wonderful and our waiter, Matt, did a great job.

DR
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Everything was excellent! We celebrated an early Valentines Day 2/12 at the restaurant!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our server, Brian, was the best!

SD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere with upbeat vibe. Food is tasty with that unique something special that separates it from the pack. A bit noisy during the dinner rush, but can't keep people from talking.

AJ
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sitti never disappoints! The wine (a Lebanese red blend) was delicious; the food was perfect; and the service was great - we were seated quickly and were not left for long before our order was taken. The only thing that could have been better with our experience was that we ordered family style to share a little bit of everything and we were not given plates other than our bread plates so we were forced to cram all our portions on a tiny surface.

LD
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am Lebanese and I thought the Kibbeh was terrific. We also loved the pita bread. Good experience

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

DP
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from Andrew! Food and wine is always great!

KJ
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time dining here and the food was excellent. Service was a bit slow but improved when that was brought to their attention. Seated near the kitchen though, so the ambiance would have been better elsewhere in the restaurant.

RB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went downtown for restaurant week. We had a delightful dinner and shared multiple dishes. All delicious. We also had a delightful talk with Cashmere - owner. Will be going back to try more!

B
Raleigh
77 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful flavors, generous portions and great service.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We went to Sitti for restaurant week, and while our food and server were both amazing, we were sitting fairly close to the door and froze to death the entire time. The door closes super slowly, so there’s just a horrible draft before it fully closes. On the plus side, their lamb dishes are some of the best I’ve ever had. Just go when it’s warm outside.

GM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only complaint I have about our dinner was that is was SUPER COLD outside and we were seated near the front door.... SO -it was COLD!!!! Suggestion... to close in that little entryway - between building opening and Front door. Especially since so many tables are near the front door.

KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

F
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We often dine here prior to concerts. Food I’d dependably fresh and consistent. Service is quick. They can accommodate large parties.

JV
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely date night with the hubby. I tried the curried lamb stew this time and it was absolutely amazing. Overall very good service and we look forward to coming back in the future with friends.

f
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent wine list and options for vegetarians and vegans. The food and service were excellent. Our server was very helpful explaining the various dishes and making recommendations for wine and beer. Sitti is a great value.

KB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food as usual. Very slow service.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and excellent service!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food!

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