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137 S Wilmington St, Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
+1 919-239-4070
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
137 S Wilmington St, Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was okay... not a big fan of the way they treated our group or the terrible parking! Will NOT be going back... very over rated!

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit and I’m hoping that since they were trying to feed a lot of people, buffet style is the reason it wasn’t very good. The lasagna was soggy and bland. Drinks were watered down so I wasn’t very impressed.

Thank BobbiP2003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I downtown Raleigh for business and Sitti was recommended. Very different menu choices from Kibbee Mikli to Lamb Bacon Dates as an appetizer and Samkeh Harra (salmon) to Za'atar Crusted Duck Breast for an entrée. I selected the Curried Lamb Stew which was devine (contained...More

Thank USPSD8
Reviewed 3 January 2018

My partner and I enjoyed dinner at Sitti on New Years Eve. It was our first time at this restaurant. I have nothing but positive things to say about the food. We ordered the dip trio (Baked Feta, Hummus and Baba Ghanouj) which was a...More

Thank WanderingHokie
EmpireEats, General Manager at Sitti, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much for spending your New Years Eve with us! I am so glad you enjoyed you enjoyed your Samkeh Harra - it is by far one of our most favored dishes! I apologize about the chill in the restaurant, we are working...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I liked this restaurant but I didn’t love it. We went for NYE dinner and were seated at a great table on time! We ordered a bunch of the Hot Mezze’s so that we could taste a lot of different items. The pumpkin hummus with...More

Thank GoGoGidgetinMD
EmpireEats, General Manager at Sitti, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much for spending your New Year's Eve dinner with us! Ordering a selection of Mezze to share is such a great way to get to experience dinner at Sitti. I have given the feedback of the overdressed salad to our Chefs, I...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner at Sitti on a very busy Friday evening and were very glad that we had made a reservation. Our server Mark made excellent recommendations. We both had the lobster bisque and shared the lamb and beef shawarma followed by the lamb sirloin...More

Thank Stucolco
EmpireEats, General Manager at Sitti, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience. I have also shared this review with your server, Mark, to which he was very appreciative that he was able to provide a special night for you....More

Reviewed 29 December 2017

I had a delicious lamb plate and the honey-lavender creme brulee. Great service. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive. He gave great recommendations. Wonderful ambience--airy, open, and easy to hear one another. Great substantive booths. The hummus apps--would appreciate a larger serving of each...More

Thank MadelynGreg
Reviewed 26 December 2017

I dined here on Christmas eve and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The tastes are so authentic. The warm pita bread with olive oil and zatar was amazing. Both of us loved our meals. The service was very uneven however. Go for the food and turn...More

Thank JD28204
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Nice downtown Raleigh location. Parking can be a challenge, but it IS the city. Service was good, food was fresh. We had the Falafel as an appetizer and the Grilled Vegetable Kabob and Vegan Samkeh Harra as entrees. Nice to have a Lebanese restaurant in...More

Thank Swaha155
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Relaxed and casual, but somewhat "urban minimalist upscale" - definitely a nicer setting (more like a nice cocktail bar) than most Mediterranean restaurants. Good Lebanese food, good variety and a nice bar & wine list

Thank bradreeder
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 S Wilmington St, Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
  • Public Transportation: R-Line stop # R-19 (free bus line)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-239-4070
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