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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Authentic (43)
Creative Cuisine (37)
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Healthy (35)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Groups (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Casual (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Fun (18)
Business Meals (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Romantic (16)
Local Ingredients (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Vegan (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (10)
People Watching (10)
Tapas (9)
Organic (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great Beer (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Spicy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·Dined on January 13, 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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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food and service was excellent.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fantastic service

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The Lamb Stew was awesome

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·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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was delicious!!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great option for some very yummy vegan meals! Loved it all!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Vegan, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed out visit. The food was incredible and the service was great. Will go back next time we are in Raleigh.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Healthy, Casual, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was fine except the waitress.

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 (London)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The service and everything that we ordered were excellent. The appetizer and entree portions were on the large size and although we usually like to order dessert, we were too full to do so.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our waiter was very personable and attentive -- also a lot of fun. He made our dining experience even better. Everything here was top-notch, though a little on the pricey side.

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My son is Vegan and we are not, and we all had plenty of great choices. Great food and outstanding service. Thank you!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Sitti is always yummy! We went for Christmas Eve and it was GREAT! Our server was so cute and full of personality. We had a wonderful night and a delicious meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Healthy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Sitti was a great place for us to go for Christmas Eve dinner. It was our first time eating here! The food and drinks were great! The service was great! Nice quiet place to sit and eat! We will be going back and recommending Sitti to other people!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Organic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vegan
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food and service? Our favorite restaurant in Raleigh!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent as always ! Service was very attentive , cocktails delicious

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was OUTSTANDING! I absolutely recommend the lamb curry!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love the food!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the ambiance and the food very much. It was a very comfortable night and we enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Cozy, Healthy
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Sitti is a great restaurant to relax after working. The ambience of the restaurant and their lighting, low noise level make it the perfect place to relax and unwind!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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