Pita El Saha

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Update: Closed in May 2012.

Like many of the other restaurants that populate Marshall Street, just off of the SU campus, Pita El Saha gives the immediate impression of a college spot.  However, don’t let the rundown overhang sign fool you.  For an alternative to the predominantly pizza and sandwich spots, El Saha is a refreshing taste to the Marshall Street line up.  It is forced to compete with the more commercial chain of The Pita Pit, which is right down the street.  However, El Saha gives you much more variety, and just feels more like a college atmosphere. 

When to go:

Like many of the places on Marshall Street there’s never really a bad time to grab a pita.  Most students will relate El Saha to a late night drunk food stop, but it can also be a great place to grab lunch on the go.  However, 2 a.m. is the time of choice for most.  Just be prepared to run into everyone from that girl in your science lab to even your T.A.   Bottom Line:  The bars close and the Pita’s keep cooking.

On Tap:

They don’t serve alcohol or beer at Pita El Saha.  Bottom Line: You usually have plenty of alcohol in your system before you stop by for your drunk food fix.

Blue Plate Special:

One of the best things about Pita El Saha is that you can get pretty much anything you want on a pita.  There are over 20 different types of pitas to choose from and plenty more toppings to pile on top.  You can also choose to make your pita a sub instead, however most stick to the restaurant’s namesake.  The best part has to be the price though.  No matter what pita or sub you get, it’s only $4.35.  Those prices are better than the nearly $7 pitas down the street at the Pita Pit.  Bottom Line: You go for the prices, and stay for the food.

The Scene:

It may not look like much from the outside, or the inside for that matter.  However, Pita El Saha thrives on students.  It’s one of those places that reminds you you’re on a college campus.  Bottom Line: Who needs atmosphere for good, cheap food in college?

The Crowd:

Pita El Saha attracts a broad range of people.  However, for the most part the small restaurant grabs the attention of Syracuse University students.  Though it may tend to look a little run down on the inside, it just gives off the vibe of a college hotspot.  The workers behind the counter are never shy to start up a conversation, and neither are the other drunk guys in line.  Bottom Line: It’s a great place to end a night, and strike up a friendly conversation.    

The Deets:

Pita El Saha is located at 137 Marshall Street right next to Cosmo’s.  It is open until 3 a.m. everyday, and delivers until 2:30 in the morning.  Bottom Line: It’s a great stop on your way home from the bars.

Review by Travis Eldridge


137 Marshall Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 474-7565

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