La Fia
La Fia

La Fia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lafiawilmington.com/
  • Phone: 3025435574x
  • 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
La Fia reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (127)neighborhood gem (84)special occasion (76)romantic (47)great for lunch (38)notable wine list (29)hot spot (23)good for groups (15)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (11)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • A great find in Wilmington!
    LoveGreatFoodVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    La Fia was excellent!! I was so happy to find a truly great restaurant in Wilmington that feels like it would belong in Philadelphia. The food was top notch, the service was excellent, and the cocktails (while a little pricey) were delicious. We will definitely return to La Fia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was a special occasion meal, our son who lives in DC was in Delaware and treated us to dinner. We wanted to avoid the Restaurant Week menus and had visited LaFia a few months ago, therefore knew that how good the food was. Our meal was delicious, the service very good. The only drawback was a nearby table of very vocal women. Once they departed, the atmosphere changed and we had an enjoyable meal. Interesting that he Washington Post had published an article about LaFia a few months ago…stating that it was well worth the trip to Delaware.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breath of fresh air
    ThreesCompany
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    So many delicious lunch menu options. Enjoyed a delicious and fresh take on the traditional cobb salad with a glass of crisp sauvignon blanc. Large portion, generous pour, clean, bright but cozy atmosphere, and friendly, professional service. Its clear the staff loves working here as much as the patrons love dining here. Bring plenty of loose change for parking meters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely way to spend an evening
    Cheryl
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We got to the restaurant a bit early because, amazingly, the traffic was not as intense as anticipated ...so we just ducked in to see if they could accommodate us ...they had already accommodated us by adding another person to our party (I was not able to contact them through Open Table so I called). They graciously seated us then and we were assigned to a very professional yet charming young woman who was patient with our questions and poised in her responses. The food was delicious...a nice variety on the menu all that we ordered was well prepared. It was such a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diverse menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Not your ordinary menu options. Different twists!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasureble
    Happypatron55
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Absolutely a wonderful place to dine. Perfect for out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    GWofDEVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is the first time we visited this grat find, which was right under our noses. We had a wonderful meal with great service. We are looking forward to our next visit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    VeganKimVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was my 4th or 5th visit. It has been great every time. Delicious food. Great service. Nice ambience. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem of the neighborhood
    delawareepicurious
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner greatly. The space was lovely, the food very good , although portions were a bit on the small side, as was the wine pour. We went on a Tuesday night and the place was full by six o'clock. Reservations are strongly suggested. The service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Wilmington
    JillyeatsPhillyVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Fantastic everything. La Fia is my first choice for lunch in the Wimington area. I often take clients there. Food is ALWAYS great. Had the Pesto Shrimp Salad yesterday, YUM. Ingredients are always very fresh and combined in an imaginative way. I have not had dinner there yet but I am sure it would not dissapoint. BIG FAN!! Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Brian and his team at La Fia always deliver - on food, service and experience. Our favorite downtown spot in Wilmington.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy lunch crowd!
    GDudeVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised when we went for lunch during Restaurant Week, that La Fia was packed! Fortunately, we made our Open Table reservation and were seated prom0ptly and served by the manager/owner. Great food, great presentation, great service all within the downtown borders of Wilmington. Definitely worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • momwhoeats
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The lamb tasted gamey. The atmosphere was great, but the food was average now.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why do I have to ask 3 times
    Andywo3
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food is great but we had to ask for more bread and water 3 times
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time still impressing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    been here twice both times great food and good service number one spot when in Wilmington downtown area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved every bite
    luvmyfoodde
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We started with the octopus which was new to me. The flavor was unbelievable! The veal Bolognese was perfectly seasoned and the fresh pasta delightful. My dessert was a lemon filled spongy cake with delicious fruit coulis. Service was wonderful. Thanks Dennis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Eatsy63
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Incredibly loud -waited 45 minutes for first course- ordered Cobb salad because I like avocado- salad arrived without avocado- the waiter said "we ran out" without an apology- very disappointed since it got such good reviews on Open Table. We went fir lunch during Restaurant Week.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Junie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Table not ready. Very noisy and the food was only acceptable. My experiences have been at lunch in the past and I liked it much better at that tme of day.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Delight
    Cielo
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Selection of cheeses, meats and condiments was a delight. If the bacon jam is offered in the market I’ll stock up. My companion had Lamb Loin, Spinach Feta Ravioli in Preserved Lemon Reduction. Lamb was slightly over cooked but good. Berkshire Pork Tenderloin with Pulled Pork Belly over Fava Potato Puree in Spring Onion Broth. Pork was well prepared and very flavorful. Roasted Mushrooms with Herbs and Toasted Garlic, delicious. We finished our evening by ordering Cheese Cake and Butterscotch Pudding. Both desserts were very balanced and enjoyable. Service was friendly and attentive. The closeness of the table may be an issue for those not accustomed to smaller restaurants and noise level is high. The decor is simple with easy parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laney
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Service was a bit slow for those of us on our lunch hour. One table of two ordered drinks and left before having their order taken. Food is always first rate. It seems as if they perhaps had not contemplated a full house for lunch on a Monday the last week in August.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bustling and good!
    justvisiting
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Got a table at LA Fia to reward my partner for holding down the fort while I was away. Salmon pot, charcuterie and cheese, merguez spiced lamb, gnocchi, and dessert were all spot on. Service was attentive, but not obtrusive. Just an overall excellent night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro excellence
    Pampa
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Congrats on a great food/ambience/service combination. Loved this place and will certainly repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic menu
    Ard12VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Everything was wonderful, food was great, really interesting menu. Loved the options and the size of the plates. Designed for tasting. We had three generations who all enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Fia business lunch
    MissM
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I can't get over how amazing the food is at La Fia! The chef is incredible at showcasing the farm fresh ingredients in every one of his dishes! I have NEVER been disappointed and would recommend this restaurant to ANYBODY! The restaurant filled up with other business lunch goers almost immediately after we arrived for lunch (at noon). The ambiance and noise levels were absolutely fine, even during their busy lunch rush. The service was excellent throughout our visit, very difficult during their busy rush! Our waitress was very attentive and quick, she got us in and out in a reasonable amount of time so we could get back to work! I was impressed by every aspect of La Fia during our visit- So thank you, La fia, for another great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool vibe
    RoseBriar
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The restaurant is nicely designed with cool custom details. It's obviously done on a budget but "tres chic." It's bright during the daytime with lots of views out onto the street, which is very nice, and more intimate at night with comfortable but lower light levels. I was happiest with the appetizers, soups and deserts. They were more interesting than the main course and also very pretty. The main course was good but not "oo-la-la!" good. I have been once for lunch and once for dinner, and will go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous dinner
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Evening - a Gem
    goodcook
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ncsuagger
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great diamond in the rough, great food and atmosphere
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    PinkFlamingo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Everything was perfect. The food was flavorful, cooked to perfection, and prepared with care. The ingredients were obviously the best. It was a bit on the expensive side, but worth it for every once in a while and/or special occasions. The interior is beautiful, rustic and comfortable, but still classy and elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make a Reservation
    OutForLunch
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Overall food and service is very good, prices are slightly high, but not outrageous, but food is worth it..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoy La Fia
    GrettasMom
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The ingredients are fresh. Love the atmosphere. Great for downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Drive
    LMHPhilly
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dining in Wilmington
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    BillR
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday in Summer
    Superfine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely the best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food in Wilmington
    Foodie
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Friday Dinner
    JerseyFoodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, unacceptable noise
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.