Downtown Raleigh restaurateur and 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 the grandmothers, or sittis, who were the caretakers and teachers of the Lebanese 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.
Our chef has created a fresh and authentic menu featuring an extensive offering of mezze, entrees and house-baked flatbreads. 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.