137 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 239-4070

Downtown Raleigh developer Greg Hatem first envisioned a restaurant honoring his Lebanese heritage more than five years ago. Three years later, he teamed up with the Saleh family, owners of the area's Neomonde restaurants, to open Sitti, a tribute to their common Lebanese culture and to their grandmothers, or sittis, who were the caretakers and teachers of their home country's culture, faith and food. Sitti in downtown Raleigh honors those ancestors and carries on the Lebanese tradition of welcoming guests with delicious food and endless hospitality. Sitti's chef Matt Scofield has created a fresh, authentic menu of dishes with subtle spices and rich, imported Kalamata olive oil and featuring an extensive offering of mezze, entrees and house-baked flatbreads. Although each dish is traditional, small twists here and there represent the unique crossroads between the Lebanese home country and the home here in North Carolina. While culinarily distinct, Sitti is warm and inviting, from a communal dining table to the antique Art Deco bar featuring Lebanese liquors, wines and beers.