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:
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
$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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, 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
We decided to be smart and make reservations for lunch after the Women's march because we knew it would be crowded. They gave us a booth which was great. Staff was very attentive and the everyone loved their food. Wine selection was very good. We had a fun time.
When weather is cold there is quite a draft when the door is open and makes for an uncomfortable dining experience if your anywhere near the door. I ask for my salmon to be cooked medium rare but it was well done and dry. Chicken swarma was delicious and juicy.
I would definitely consider a return visit.
Sitting is my go to "special occasion" restaurant. The atmosphere is vibrant and hip. The food is healthy, creative and consistently delicious. The staff is attentive, efficient, knowledgable and eager to accommodate the customers. I return to Sitti over and over, especially when I want a comfortable, easy evening out with my husband and/or with friends.
I absolutely LOVED my dinner at Sitti. Truly authentic Lebanese cooking. The warm pita with olive oil and zatar for dipping was heavenly. Generous portions. The service was horrible, but don't let that stop you from going. I highly, highly recommend this restaurant and cannot wait to return!
You MUST try the chicken artichoke dish! OMG! Love this restaurant! Service is excellent! Everyone really seems to enjoy their job, this makes it so pleasant to be there! Lots of history about the building too!
Make a reservation! AND they’re open on Christmas Eve!
Very good food. The kitchen originally mis-timed cooking my lamb chops and my wife's salmon. Rather than bringing out overlooked or dry food, they started over and let us know the problem, offering us a free salad while we waited. Once it came out, it was well worth the wait. They also gave us free baklava for our wait.
Went for our anniversary (1st stop before hitting up the Architect right across the street for drinks, followed by BitterSweet right down the street, so location was a plus). The lamb bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese were unbelievable. We got one of the tasting plates as well which was phenomenal (the one that comes with chicken schwarma). Had a great experience! Will definitely be back and recommend to others.
We live in Durham and don't get over to downtown Raleigh all that frequently but really enjoyed our visit to Sitti: authentic Middle Eastern cuisine creatively prepared and beautifully presented. Excellent service too and nice ambience. We really enjoyed it.
Celebrated my Mother’s Birthday. It was wonderful. She loved it as well as the entire family. Half of us are vegan and the menu options are perfectly suited for vegan friendly lifestyle. My fist visit and definitely not my last. Thanks to the staff as well, they made it that much better. Loved it!
The cocktails were wonderfully created and presented. The service was wonderful, although it was very busy everyone seemed relaxed, conversational and were very friendly. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. It was a special occasion for my family and Sitti made it perfect.
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.
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