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List: Best international restaurants in the Triangle

Posted August 19, 2018 10:13 a.m. EDT
Updated August 19, 2018 12:59 p.m. EDT

— In the mood to try something different? These local gems were your picks for best international restaurant in WRAL's 2017 Voters Choice Awards.

Taverna Agora

Taverna Agora is known as the place for authentic Greek cuisine in the Triangle. The restaurant features brunch, lunch and dinner and has a rooftop patio.

Address: 326 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

Bida Manda

Owners say Bida Manda is home to the only Laotian cuisine in downtown Raleigh and is one of the first Laotian restaurants in the county. Sanskrit for father and mother, siblings Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha say they named the restaurant Bida Manda as a way of honoring their parents in Laos.

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Address: 222 S. Blount Street, Raleigh

Neomonde

Neomonde is much more than a restaurant -- it's also a bakery and market. The business was founded almost 40 years ago by four brothers who came to America from the mountainous region of northern Lebanon. Family recipes are still used today to serve customers hot meals and authentic desserts.

Best bakeries

Address: 3817 Beryl Road, Raleigh and 10235 Chapel Hill Road, #400, Morrisville

Brewery Bhavana

Come to Brewery Bhavana for the environment, stay for the fantastic food and beer. This one-of-a-kind brewery, flower shop, library, bookstore and dim sum restaurant features 40 beers on tap, a full menu of Chinese appetizers and entrees (from dumplings to peking duck) and a beautiful meeting space.

Address: 218 S. Blount Street, Raleigh

Sitti

Sitti comes from downtown Raleigh developer Greg Hatem's vision of opening a restaurant honoring his Lebanese heritage. He teamed up with the Saleh family, the owners of Neomonde, to open Sitti, a tribute to the grandmothers, or sittis, who were the caretakers of Lebanese culture, faith and food.

Address: 137 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh,


This list was compiled from WRAL's 2017 Voters Choice Awards finalists, which awarded businesses, people and services in more than 100 categories, including best barbecue, best blogger, best pizza, best biscuits and more.