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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
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

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/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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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (50)
Authentic (39)
Creative Cuisine (38)
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Special Occasion (37)
Healthy (35)
Good for Groups (34)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Fun (22)
Casual (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Business Meals (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Romantic (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Vegan (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
People Watching (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Cozy (12)
Tapas (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Organic (8)
Great Beer (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Scenic View (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
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·Dined 18 hours ago

Well done! All around great time as usual.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Birthday dinner, cocktails on point. The small plates are amazing. Dessert comped and delicious to end the meal.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We were seated quickly at a nice table for two. Service was a bit slow (10 minutes for us to get water). The noise was pretty standard for that type of night, minimum shout talking. I ordered a glass of red wine that never came. The lamb chops were tasty in a light sauce.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food! One of our favorite restaurants! Strongly suggest Lamb stew or chicken artichoke!

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·Dined 7 days ago

We were here to celebrate my and my daughter in law’s birthdays. Our food was quite tasty, especially loved the lamb chops. The Hors d’oeuvres we had ordered were wonderful. Our waitress was pretty tentative to us. We were over all pretty pleased with the food. The thing that we found a little surprising was we thought our waitress was being thoughtful, and brought us a pistachio cheesecake to celebrate our birthdays, we found a charge for it on the bill for seven dollars which surprised us when we really never ordered it. It was awkward to mention it to her so we left it as it was, probably our own fault for doing that. There was also an extra charge for our salads by a couple of dollars, which again we just let it go. This was my husband’s first visit here, and the extra charges on the bill had him question the service. I know it was only a few dollars, but didn’t think that it was correct. Unless, you do charge for the celebration of her birthday pistachio cheesecake. In that case she should’ve asked first. We still may go back, but it might be a while.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 7 days ago

Anniversary

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Never disappoints! Good service and always wonderful food.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Vegan
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was a special occasion, first not wanting to seat us since we thought we missed our reservation window... the visit turned around when I brought that up. Then they sent us the wrong appetizer and in the end tried to charge us for it (in addition to the appetizer we actually ordered). I indicated it was a special occasion and that wasn't acknowledged at all. That's the worst of it. The food is always good here.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great time. We did a "sample" so to say of several dishes and shared. Did the three cold Mezze dish with the Mouhamra, Baba Ghanouj and Laban bi Khiar with vegtable tray. Don't skip the Mouhamra it's fantastic. We also had the mussels, which was a small bowl with about 8-9 mussels so be aware if you wanted to feast on them it will take a few orders. Then we also had the Beef & Lamb Shawarma. This was excellent and a very generous portion to share. Food was great, will go back. If it's just two of you expect to be seated right next to another couple and unfortunately have to listen to their conversations also

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Absolutely flawless food. Bread was heaven.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We were 15 minutes late for our 10 pm reservation because a prior theater performance ran overtime, but Sitti had no problem seating us and had run out of only 2 things on the menu. We ordered 4 small plates to share among 2 people, which was more than we needed. We also ordered 2 glasses of two different Lebanese wines--very good!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Sitti is consistently delicious; waitstaff is experienced. Favorite appetizer is the Kibbee Mikli.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I really like this place. It's cast corner from the Alexander Square parking deck. I've never had a bad experience here. Sitting is one of my Raleigh downtown favorites.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Organic, People Watching, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was not as good as I normally get at Sitti. Maybe because it was a busy Sat night.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was my first time at Sitti and it was a good experience. Our waiter was attentive, and we enjoyed most of the dishes. 2 of us ordered the lamb chops which were delicious but very very fatty so much so I wouldn’t order again. We are willing to return though and try something else as we enjoyed the flavors in all our meals

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love the food and atmosphere at Sitti. We were there for my birthday. The family loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding food, service and cuisine

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Alway good food. Great place to eat.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was very good, it tasted like my mom's and grandmothers' homemade Lebanese cooking.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We love this place! Hands down one of our favorite restaurants! We always make a reservation!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The cocktails were exceptional. Desserts were delicious. Kid friendly environment and has a kid menu my 9 year old enjoyed.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was mediocre. Server was stressed / tired. Forgot us for a while.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We've been coming to Sitti for a number of years and actually had our son's rehearsal dinner there around 5 years ago. We have noticed the last two visits that it is not up the the standards we were accustomed to experiencing.

I had the chicken with artichoke. It was just ok. I had 3 very small pieces of chicken and a scoop of rice. Not a good value for $16.

Will not be coming back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The service here was excellent. Our waiter was extremely friendly and easy to talk to. The Dip Trio is a must try! Portions are large and delicious. The Kafta Kebab really hit the spot! 5 out of 5. Will come back and try different things on the menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Love the food and ambience.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Made a last minute reservation for a party of 6. Quickly seated, our server did a great job of dealing with us and getting us fed. The lavender honey creme brulee was amazing, especially with the port!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Live 40 minutes away but have made the trip three times in the past 4/5 months. The food is excellent. The place is not overpriced. There is excellent choice as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My mother and I came here for dinner and had a wonderful experience. The menu items were reasonably priced and delicious. I would highly recommend getting the haloumi cheese starter.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Lots of choices - vegetarian and vegan too. Lampchops were amazing. Cheese rolls were also divine. Lovely atmosphere, easy parking, great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Good food and service. Be warned if you are dairy-free -- much of their meat is marinated in yogurt.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Enjoyed the warm and friendly ambience. Food was prepared well with many healthy options. Definitely Raleighs premiere options for Greek food.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We arrived a little early for our reservation but were immediately seated. Lots of delicious items to choose from. Food arrived hot and server was attentive. Portions are large so go with a big appetite! Wine was also excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We always have amazing food and that service was very good!!! When my sister comes from out of town we have to go there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was our 1st visit ti Sitti, and we will be back. The food and service were excellent. Don't miss the brussels sprouts.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food and service was excellent.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fantastic service

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The Lamb Stew was awesome

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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