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La Fia
La Fia

La Fia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lafiawilmington.com
  • Phone: (302) 543-5574
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Sikora
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for any catering requests. Our bakery is happy to customize a catering menu for any type of event.
  • Entertainment: La Fia is located across the street from Live at the Queen Theater. You will also find the Delaware Grand Opera House and easy 3 block walk down Market Street and the Dupont Theater at the Hotel Dupont less than half a mile away.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking on Market Street. There is also a parking garage across the street from La Fia; 516 N King St, called Colonial Parking. It is approximately 450 feet from the parking garage to La Fia.
A word from La Fia
Travel down historic Market Street towards the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware and you will find La Fia Bakery Market and Bistro. Located on the corner of 5th and North Market Street in the vibrant neighborhood of LOMA, La Fia is the newest adventure from Chef/Owner, Bryan Sikora.

La Fia is a dynamic artisan bakery, gourmet market and bistro by day. In the evening, La Fia transforms into an elegant, sophisticated destination for dinner. Chef Sikora's farmstead approach to food embraces the finest products from local producers, seasonality, and carefully sourced imported ingredients. The food culture at La Fia represents the true rustic nature of European cooking.

From the whimsical craft cocktails, thoughtfully selected wines, and craft beers, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the bar.

The menu will change weekly with surprise daily additions to highlight seasonally available ingredients.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Fabulous atmosphere, great food, great staff. Two of us had apps, entree, dessert, bottle of wine, cappuccino for $150. It's a treat place, but all things considered, that's a steal for the level of food and service you get here."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "A treasure in downtown. A lovely old building of red stone across the street, the World Cafe at the Queen across another street. Service was attentive but not obsequious. Waiter was knowledgeable about the beers, recommending one based on my partner's usual likes and giving me a sample of the newly added sauvingnon blanc before I ordered. We had a mix of small plates and an entree - all were well cooked and imagined. I had lamb.The waiter said it came medium rare, but know that it was pretty rare. Not a problem for me, but if you are looking for something less rare, speak up. Fresh ingredients;inventive combinations. Wonderful bread. Loved the ambiance - not too noisy on Thursday - important as I like being able to hear my tablemate. Go!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "6th time there and 6th incredible experience. This is truly one of the best restaurants my wife & I have had the pleasure to enjoy."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great diamond in the rough, great food and atmosphere"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Overall food and service is very good, prices are slightly high, but not outrageous, but food is worth it.."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The ingredients are fresh. Love the atmosphere. Great for downtown."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This was our second visit to La Fia. It was my wife׳'s choice for her birthday dinner. We had a great server, and a splendid meal."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "La Fia rates as a top dining experience comparable to the best in any major city. We loved the squid appetizer. The duck and the cod entries were both perfectly prepared as were the accompaniments. The butterscotch pudding was among the best desserts I've had anywhere. The service was helpful and prompt. The ambiance was pleasant and the noise level low enough for easy conversation. We actually stopped at one point to determine if there was background music playing or not: There was, but it was soft enough that it didn't over-power conversation. We highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We went on a Tuesday evening and did not expect the 1/2 price wine deals. This made the evening even better. The Olive Oil Poached Salmon was fabulous! The three of us were very happy with a really great meal. The only issue was the relatively high noise level that made conversation difficult. This is a popular restaurant and reservations are a must - esp on Tuesday and any night that there is a show in Wilmington."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The restaurant was packed on a late July night, but there was no wait, we had the table we requested, and the service was impeccable. Food is artistically presented and delicious. Not one issue with any of our 4 dinners and we enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable evening, never felt rushed. La Fia continues to maintain its high level, a key factor to Wilmington's renaissance."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My first time here- loved everything from the eccentric decor, the friendly service and the outstanding food. We enjoyed everything we ordered and the entrees were the best I have had anywhere. I can't recommend the duck breast enough. My favorite place now and i've already made my reservation to return. A must go!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "La Fia is on par with the best restaurants in Philly and NYC. Their food is farm to table fresh, exciting flavors and combinations. The plates are beautiful upon presentation. Yet the atmosphere is relaxing and not pretentious. The staff is warm, knowledgable and very helpful. We absolutely love this restaurant and can't recommend it highly enough. Standouts are the octopus, ricotta, duck entree and miso glazed black cod. The prices are extremely fair as we found the portion sizes ample and more than enough to fill us. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Took my wife for a nice Friday night dinner. We did not know much about the restaurant, but decided to give downtown Wilmington a try. We were very pleasantly surprised. The wine selection, appetizers and dinner were excellent. Service was very helpful and attentive. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Everything we had was memorable. Food is inventive without being weird. Wonderful flavor combinations, beautiful presentations. But....the noise level was almost unbearable. Wood floors, no tablecloths and a tin ceiling. I do not understand why restaurant owners/designers think this is acceptable. You can still have a great vibe with much less noise. Wine by the glass was a rather chintzy pour. And, yes, the neighborhood was a little sketchy leaving at 10pm. Have been for Saturday brunch also; food just as good. Fewer people there that day so noise was not noticeable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is our second visit in three weeks. The food was outstanding. Everyone in our party felt the same way. So glad that La Fia came to town!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Three of us went to La Fia to have a "grazing" dinner....what a wonderful place to do it as all the small plates are tempting and delicious. Two of us have been to La Fia many times and it was the first time for the third diner. It exceeded her expectations. Each dish was perfection, both in plating and taste. It was so much fun for all of us. They have a lovely wine list to compliment the courses...it's a casual restaurant with a warm feel. The hickory smoked scallops, housemade ricotta, asparagus, red snapper ceviche, and smoked haddock plates were fabulous. The entrees we tried that evening included the berkshire pork which we all agreed was sublime. The evening could not have been more perfect with Amanda's top notch service!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service - love that the menu is seasonal and fresh. You can't go wrong sharing a bunch of small plates accompanied by a wonderful glass of wine."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had been hearing about this restaurant for a while now. (Tried to get reservations for seven of us a few weeks ago for my parents 60th anniversary but that didn't work out.) The food including the cocktails (Spring Garden and the Bourbon Smash) were sublime. We started with the cheese and meat board; two words, bacon jam! I had the black cod and my husband had the Berkshire pork tenderloin for entrees. Both were amazingly good. We split the espresso mousse for dessert and between the two of us could not finish it even though it was amazingly good. Food was tasty and rich. Atmosphere was charming and the service was perfect. We will be back to try other dishes!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The menu portions were small and, considering the quality and quantity served, overpriced. A la carte accompaniments were also highly priced for the quantity. Nice wine selection and exceptional desserts."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went for lunch and took a friend because I had been there before for lunch and loved it. The was no crowd and we were seated quickly. We both started with the mushroom soup. It was quite good with lots of mushroom flavor and a nice consistency. I rarely salt my food, but my friend and I both thought that the soup could a have used some during preparation. I ordered a rare burger on a whole grain bun. I received a burger on a regular bun and I told my server who proceeded to bring out a whole grain bun so that I could move my burger to the right bun. He should have taken it back to the kitchen for this. I also pointed out that it was well-done and not rare. So after a wait I received my quite delicious rare cheeseburger."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "What a great place to dine in the heart of the city of Wilmington."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We were in Wilmington for a day and I happened to choose this restaurant based on reviews. I'm glad we did!! It is a quaint little restaurant on Market ave., so reservations are a must especially on weekends! After trying the inventive cocktails, homemade rolls, and extremely fresh salads....we were allready having the discussion of this place being in our top 5 dining experiences thus far! Every time we took a bite we closed our eyes to take in the amazing flavors in each dish! Definitely a must try if you are in the area...you won't be disappointed!! BTW....the lamb and halibut entrees were remarkable!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our first visit here, given the difficulty in getting reservations for dinner heretofore. We will definitely be back. The food was absolutely wonderful. The service was attentive but unobtrusive. Great addition to the Wilmington dining scene!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Went to Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore for my birthday....why didn't I go to La Fia? We started with the Ceviche and two Manhattans. Perfect. The crab gazpacho was delicious, but the grilled asparagus...major hit. Took it to the next level with the parmesan sauce, prosciutto and sunny side up quail egg w/crispy onions..ummmm. THEN we tried the new summer appetizer...amazing...hickory smoked scallop, royal trumpet mushrooms, white grapes in an ice wine vinegar...supple, sweet, smokey goodness. Main courses were both incredible...how do they maximize every flavor?The wild halibut and duo of beef were wonderful. Capping off the dinner with a caramel semi freddo with stone fruit gelee and compote with the most perfect Vin Santo. bliss....."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "3 meals at LaFia and all have been excellent. This last one in fact was the best. It was our anniversary and we wanted someplace special. They gave us Proseco on the house, which was a very nice touch. The lamb was superb but the duck was also wonderful. We'll be back..."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Had short rib sandwich for lunch. Large bun but only small spoonful of meat and cabbage. Was hungry in 2 hours. Too much starch with fries.People waiting for table so couldn't linger."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Second lunch visit at La Fia. For many years, I had trouble finding a really good lunch spot beyond old standbys like the Green Room and Deep Blue. La Fia is a step up, with great choices and ingredients. I'm not downtown for dinner, but am told it is a great evening selection as well. Our table had the cobb salad. On my last visit, I enjoyed a very good cheese plate as well. You can't really go wrong here. I was a huge fan of Django in Philadelphia...and always enjoy dining in a Sikora restaurant."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The dinner was absolutely outstanding the food was over-the-top"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "No kids for the week, so we got a last minute reservation, which in and if itself was a surprise. Expectations were very high given all the raves we had heard from friends and family. Yet...our experience exceeded those lofty expectations. Perfect mix of delicious food with fast friendly service. Simply awesome."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. The noise level was a litle high. Overall experience eas very good."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food and service out ranks all the other restaurants on Market. Staff very friendly, attentive and anxious to please. ALWAYS make a reservation and never take the chance that there will always be a spot for you and your parety."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant get better? Go for brunch! We love to go to La Fia on Friday nights when I get off the train coming back from DC. It's a fabulous place and way to unwind, the beverages are always perfect and the food exquisitely executed. Pick a dish...any one and & u will be delighted. Finally got there for brunch...the KS mushroom soup...like none other and this is mushroom world. Not saying another word! The spring green salad...get out of here!! How can you make a simple green salad so fabulous. We were fighting over the last bites...spring peas, garbanzo beans, baby asparagus, SOFT boiled egg...buttermilk dsg. The benedict on what?? Their fab gougeres and the crabcake on a housemade english muffin...stop it! Amazing!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Creative dishes and consistently great food. Had a very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Recommended for all who value carefully prepared, high quality and nicely presented food and service with style - not so common in the area."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "the best food service you will find in Delaware!!!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I had heard amazing things about this restaurant, but our experience was only fair. The ambiance was terrific and reminded me of many byobs in Philadelphia that I love. We ordered a lot and were surprised by inconsistent portion sizes - like a huge plate of tuna tartar, but then a small entree. I was excited for the octopus, but it was rubbery. I continue to hear great things about it from other people, but it just missed the mark for my husband and I."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Took NY foodie clients to dinner. Great dinner. Black cod was done to perfection. The wine list is a bit eclectic, but found an awesome Pinot. This may be the best serious restaurant in Wilmington, but its done in an unpretentious and laid back style. Bravo1"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Find this restaurant consistently good. It is small so reservations are a must, especially for evening dining."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had read the reviews recently about long wait times and sketchy service, food that was sub-par and basically just being underwhelemed. I wonder if the people who wrote those reviews dined at the same restaurant we did. The food was inventive and comforting while being sophisticated and inviting. The staff were MORE than helpful. My friend ordered a glass of wine, but wasn't really excited about it. Our waitress brought out 4 more tasting sized glasses until we found one that she was in the mood for. The food was divine. We ordered the crispy duck confit croquette, hickory smoked scallops, pan seared black cod, roasted beets and savory smashed potatoes. Each was absolutely wonderful - and if you go, there's not one I wouldn't recommend."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Although the service was slow, our waiter was friendly. The appetizer which my son and husband shared, was the crispy duck confit croquette with shaved radishes. My salad of kale and baby greens with a lovely creamy dressing was delicious, but ridiculously small, devoured in four tiny bites. The arrival of the entrees was delayed, but It was well worth the wait. The chicken breast was divine with toasted pecans and a smoky pork flavor, sprinkled with black eyed peas. Our son had the lamb with spinach and feta stuffed ravioli as its garnish. The black cod was excellent, with asparagus and legumes sitting underneath. We shared the butterscotch pudding for dessert and it was delightful. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014