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Sitti

4.5
4.5
2924 reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 45 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 239-4070

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Catering is available. Please email amy@empireeats.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Reservation Specialist: (919) 239-4070

  • Area

    Raleigh

  • Cross Street

    Hargett

  • 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)

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 2,924 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. P

    Phil

    Raleigh

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food (best pita around!). We are repeat customers and we will be back.
  2. E

    Emily

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always! I love Sitti and their team is amazing. The Jiddi Courtyard is perfect on a fall afternoon. We will be back again soon!
  3. n

    nadaa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it ❤️ Customer service was great and the table was clean and beautiful
  4. LG

    LaurenG

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Everything was just ok
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, sat outside, tables nicely distanced, service was wonderful. We brought our dog and they immediately brought a bowl of water for him. Food is tasty and reasonable and nicely portioned.
  6. CL

    CherylL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Our waiter was professional and attentive. The food was delicious and was brought to the table quickly.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The lighting was very bright and not as inviting as I once remembered. The food was pretty good but again not what I remembered from 2 years ago.
  8. JG

    JenniferG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. All 4 of us loved our meals and appetizers. Service was great. We sat in the basement and it was a cute space.
  9. CW

    CharlesW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is good, service is great. Restaurant is loud. Not a fan of looking at the menu on my phone.
  10. d

    diningkev

    Raleigh

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cheese rolls were delicious. Caesar salad was quite good and a bit spicy. Chicken kabob was good. Chicken was a little dry. Rice was delicious,
  11. U

    Unhappysatisfiedcustomer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The food was not that great and made me feel gross after. Not worth the price.
  12. K

    Kelly

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group enjoyed a variety of tapas, each one was fantastic. Our server was attentive and timely. The food was great and the atmosphere was even better.
  13. W

    Worth

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb food and service. Will definitely come again!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The service was so poor. Had to hunt down our waiter every time. The pita bread was overcooked at every basket. This place used to be great but has significantly gone down. Will not return.
  15. BJ

    BenJ

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great dinner especially with my wife’s food allergies. Very accommodating restaurant. Server Brian was attentive rice and helpful.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious
  17. L

    Lisa

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Unfortunately we had the worst experience in 6 years. I am so disappointed to write this. But they did not make it right or seemed to care. The best thing we ate was the FIRST bread basket and the Labneh and Kibbee Mikli. The 2nd one the bread was raw, totally under baked, white, doughy, inedible. She had to bring a 3rd basket. Everything else was horrendous. The Kafta was drier than a dessert, never have they ever been like that and my daughter's and my Beef and Lamb Shawarma came out freezing cold as if it was either sitting there for a while or came out of a refrigerator. NOT ONLY was the Shawarma cold, EVERYONE'S Sitti rice was also freezing cold. Then some dude came out,( not sure if he was the manager or whoever, didn't address the issue) with a tray of "fresh rice" yes it was piping hot but it had ZERO, zero flavor. That was the worse Lebanese rice we've had ever there and in all of Raleigh. I really truly don't understand what happened in the kitchen that day. We are from Lebanese decent, My dad was Lebanese and I always felt so happy having dinner and lunch at Sitti and I ALWAYS RECOMMENDED this place to EVERYONE before. My brother came from out of state to visit and just wanted good Lebanese cuisine which we do not know how to cook. I was so excited to take him to our favorite place but I seriously was not angry I was so so sad and disappointed that we didn't enjoy our dining experience. Honestly, I just don't know what happened yesterday.
  18. JB

    JordynB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had a 730 reservation and we were told we had to wait because our table wasn't ready and they weren't sure how long it was going to take. We opted to sit at a high top right by the entrance as it was the only other option besides waiting and it was pretty noisy. Not the staff's fault. Didn't ruin our dinner by any means, food was great, server was sweet don't remember her name sorry, but she was taking over for the bartender that had an emergency and was pulling double duty. Give that woman some recognition please. We'll be back for sure
  19. LB

    LaurieB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great but loud.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a nice experience. The food was very good and the service was excellent.
  21. N

    Nicolle

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was fantastic, from the host to the waiter. And the food was the best.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loud, loud
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service. Enjoyed the outdoor seating area. Would return if in Raleigh, again.
  24. MT

    MegaTron

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We’ve been going to Sitti for years but the quality of their food is getting worse and worse. At a time like this when other restaurants like Brewery Bhavana always have superior quality, and not to mention customer service, it’s unfortunate that the quality of the food as well as customer service is poor with Sitti. The entree had burnt pepper and onions, our server forgot to bring a side of the sauce out that we had asked for, the pita bread was cold, the server seemed mentally occupied & in a rush, and the front was definitely not accommodating regarding seat selection, even though the restaurant was basically empty. Lastly, the mouhumra just didn’t taste as great as it did 2 years ago. Overall a poor experience. Likely won’t go back when other restaurants in the same area actually put effort into their food and customer service
  25. TO

    TarheeOnePutt

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service were very good, sit downstairs ....it's much quieter than their upstairs seating
  26. F

    Foodie

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu at Sitti! There were vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Service was great, and I love the outdoor patio option!
  27. EM

    ElizabethM

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place downtown - had appetizers, drinks and dinner. All good and our server was delightful
  28. SE

    SteveE

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always wonderful food, excellent service and creative approaches to middle eastern fare.
  29. SB

    SheraB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance, great service! Perfect for a date or nice casual evening with loved ones.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Food was horrible
  31. JR

    JohnR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food and service was outstanding.
  32. E

    Elizabeth

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff members at Sitti were a joy to be around! They took great care of us and the food was delicious!
  33. A

    Adebayo

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    My wife and I normally enjoy Lebanese food. We have a close friend that is Lebanese so it’s personal to us, and we shared with him that we were going to this restaurant. In our opinion, the portions were small for the price. The flavor was underwhelming. But, the cocktails and sangria were delicious! The drinks were great! The service was on point!!! The food was below average. We spent about $100, and I wish we had gone to a Mediterranean market instead.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was good. Thank you.
  35. AM

    AngelaM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was my first time dining at Sitti. While there was some confusion on who would serving our table, a lovely waitress named Courtney, immediately assumed the responsibility and took great care of us! The food was exceptional and the staff was very friendly! I would highly recommend this restaurant!!
  36. JH

    JenniferH

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails. Fun spot to bring family visiting from out of town! Lots of shareable options to make it a dining experience!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    11/10. My date was spectacular
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was very bland. I ordered the kibbee and Lebanese curry with lamb. No taste, no seasoning, nothing.
  39. AQ

    AngelaQ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our daughters engagement and we had a lovely time!
  40. CM

    CarlaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Poor service, the waiter never came back to fill even our water, he took the order, brought it and completely disappeared, it was disappointing since we were celebrating a special occasion. Their prices are not on par with the experience . Not coming back to this place again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sitti offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 239-4070.

Sitti is rated 4.5 stars by 2924 OpenTable diners.

Sitti does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Sitti

137 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Hargett

  • Area

    Raleigh

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • 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)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (919) 239-4070

  • Catering

    Catering is available. Please email amy@empireeats.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Reservation Specialist: (919) 239-4070

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