Delicious jewel in Little Italy! My friend ordered and enjoyed an appetizer dish of hummus with lamb, which (with bread, soup, and salad on the side) was more than enough. For me, I found the Fatah w/ Lamb to be delicious - the lamb was tender and the broth/bread tasty; a great blend of textures and flavors. The soup was spicy yet flavorful; the salad fresh and nicely dressed.
The tables are sparsely set, the walls are bare of decoration except for mirrors on all sides, the colors are dark and almost foreboding (in contrast with the bright facade outside). Don't let that put you off! Stay, order, eat, and be happy.
Or ... as I did my first visit when I was alone and unsure ... order a Lamb Shawarma sandwich for $5 "to go," and get ready to be surprised.
I spent a lot of time in the MENA region, mostly UAE, and this place brings back great memories.