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La Fia

4.8
4.8
1635 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian

Travel down historic Market Street towards the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware and you will find La Fia Bistro. La Fia is an intimate dinner destination in a historic building located on the corner of 5th and Market. Chef Dwain Kalup's menu features carefully sourced ingredients reflecting the seasons and local region. The menu at La Fia features small plates, pastas and creative entrees. Our cheese and charcuterie is one of a kind and not to be missed!

Due to the small size of our restaurant we allow 2 hours for guests to enjoy their dining experience. If you feel you need more time please reach out to us directly.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (302) 543-5574

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dwain Kalup

  • Catering

    Please contact us for any catering requests. Our bakery is happy to customize a catering menu for any type of event.

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Menu

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What 1,635 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

  • Delaware

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Delaware

    Best Ambiance

  • Delaware

    Best Value

  • Delaware

    Fit for Foodies

  • Delaware

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  1. t

    twofoodies

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We went during restaurant week and had a lovely meal. Highly recommend the monkfish, duck leg confit, and lemon meringue pie.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for restaurant week, presentation was great, portions were on the smaller side but we still walked away quite full. Absolutely loved the duck confit, don't skip it.

  3. MM

    MaryM

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The overall experience was just lovely. Our server was awesome-she was intuitive, listened to us and knew when to come check on us without overdoing it. The food was yummy-I had the monkfish and the saffron croquettes were a little odd, possibly too much saffron-but my friend's bone marrow dumplings were amazing! I would eat an entire bowl. And the duck leg confit was super delicious! My only complaint-so noisy! There were 2 large tables and both tables had small but incredibly loud children. My friend had never been and we will definitely come back!

  4. JR

    JaniceR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Wilmington Restaurant week visit, menu was interesting & food delicious.

  5. CB

    CherylB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our service was excellent. The food was a fabulous bouquet of flavors. Each plate arrived timely. My Castellano Montepulciano wine was a great pairing with my duck and steak dishes. I absolutely loved this evening and look forward to my return.

  6. R

    Reykjavikian

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was better than I could have hoped for. I had lamb chops, huge portion. My wife had half portion of the rigatoni with a side of brussel sprouts, both were good. But the most amazing thing was this appetizer, white asparagus. It was seriously the best thing I’ve eaten in months, if not longer.

  7. MS

    MiriamS

    Western Australia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always excellent & service incomparable…..

  8. B

    Bucktown

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family service, delicious freshly made food that is out of this world.

  9. S

    Shenaynay856

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Wonder meal, great wait staff. Food is inventive, always a surprise on the menu

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb appetizers. I’ve had or shared most of them, and it is hard to choose. But the crispy duck is a flavor cornucopia not to be missed. (Mint leaves a great touch.) Gnocchi is fantastic. All beautifully presented, which my wife appreciates. Solid selection of wines by the glass. Very nice room. Excellent service - not slow, not rushed. Waiters are attentive but not interrupting conversation every two minutes to ask how things are, which I have always felt was a good balance. My second time there - 5-star meal both times. Will go again for certain!

  11. D

    Daytripper

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Charming from the outside… you arrive to the restaurant through a bright, inhospitable, unappetizing storefront with an inside look into an unkempt kitchen and open top garbage bin. With this welcome, I would have reconsidered proceeding with our reservation if not for the rain. The tables are tight, the music loud, and the fumes from the propane candles overwhelming. Despite these, the service was fine and the food really was delicious. I would not although go back.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great table in the back which was nice and quiet m. Food was delicious - had octopus, onion tarte, a couple of pasta dishes and some desserts - all very nice. Service was great. Not rushed.

  13. K

    Kehayezee

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful atmosphere, amazing food, wine selection and cocktails. Best dining experience of this year. Highly recommend

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best brunches I have ever had!

  15. NY

    NYCLADY

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best bunches I have ever had. The food was absolutely delicious the hostess Natasha excellent. This is a great place I can't say anything bad about this place. You will enjoy the delicious food hospitality, and atmosphere.

  16. TP

    TerryP

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've been to La Fia quite a few times and every visit has included outstanding food and exceptional service. Mothers Day brunch wss no exception. My wife and I left the restaurant, got into the car and looked at each other ; my wife said "That was a delicious meal! La Fia is my favorite restaurant".

  17. FN

    FancyNancy

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in Delaware. Intimate and charming. Attentive service. Love it

  18. GF

    GreenvilleFoodie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Excellent service. Grilled octopus and main entree rib eye steak were charred too much and were very dry. The glaze for steak was all dried up on plate when presented. Had better meals at La Fia before. Very disappointed.

  19. RP

    RachelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always love our experience at La Fia, but it was particularly wonderful yesterday! We took advantage of the Wednesday night prix fixe and were so happy with everything that we ordered! We always get the duck leg confit for our first course, and this time for the 2nd course we had the new ribeye cap steak. As a pregnant person I was sad to order steak medium-well, but even with the extra cooking time it was still the most tender and delicious steak I had ever eaten!!! The bone marrow dumplings and black garlic that accompanied the steak were out of this world. Even the spinach was special! They also made me a really nice mocktail that made me feel like I was drinking even though I wasn't. We always have excellent service and food at La Fia. Highly recommend!

  20. t

    twofoodies

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took our elderly father to La Fia for his birthday and had one of the best dining experiences in a long time. We sat toward the back because our party was large and the space was private, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. The appetizers, entrees, and desserts were innovative and delicious. But what really elevated the experience was our waitress Erin. She expertly handled our questions and orders but went above and beyond to make our celebration extra special. For example, when my husband missed one of the desserts that used to be on the menu, she wrote out the recipe for us so we could make it home!

  21. TC

    TanyaC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Exceeded all our expectations and the ambience was quaint and cozy. Will definitely be returning!

  22. DU

    DULawProf

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Terrific place with an innovative menu. Lovely brussels sprouts are not to be missed. Great halibut. Very nice service. Highly recommend.

  23. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner at La Fia. We were a group of friends and enjoyed every aspect of our experience. Great drinks, great food and amazing service. We will definitely be back.

  24. A

    Anonyme

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious!

  25. R

    Robert

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    The desert was amazing. The meal was just alright, I had the lamb shank and my son had the ribeye steak. Just ...... okayish. A few years ago this was the spot, food has gone down in quality since then.

  26. W

    Wilmingtonlocal2020

    Key West

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was very good but the portions were small and expensive.

  27. KC

    KeithC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    April 19, 2022 Lindsey, the server, was knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. Food was excellent. Never hurried even though it was a very busy night. Wines are superb! Started with an extra cheeseboard - so good and accompanied by tasty fruit sauces. Both of us had the Acqua Pazza as part of a great value prix fixe dinner on Wed. It was excellent. It was a wonderful dinner and evening. Special.

  28. j

    joanw

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It will be included in some of my best meals, and I have traveled throughout Europe with my foodie group and have eaten at many Michelan starred restaurants...two and a couple three starred. The duck confit was perfectly cooked as was the halibut...I am very finicky when it comes to halibut...it was moist, cooked to perfection, and boy, would I love the recipe for the olive oil lemon cake! Chef and staff...great job!

  29. FS

    FredS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great evening at La Fia. From excellent bottles of wine to starters, small plates to fabulous Halibut entrees. The pasta dish was also enjoyed by the other member of our party. We finished with a very tasty Lemon creation accompanied by a delicious sorbet.

  30. MH

    MarkH

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistently inspired. Duck (with a white Burgundy, as recommended) and Lamb (Malbec) were exquisite. Apps and sides outstanding as well. Only problem: No room for dessert.

  31. DE

    DEdiner

    Philadelphia

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Continues to be the most inventive and well executed food in NCC.

  32. H

    Hunert

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our second time enjoying this restaurant. Service by Natasha was excellent. No rush and always there when we needed or wanted her. The duck leg was extra crispy without being over done. Our pasta was plentiful eve though it was a half portion. Wine pours are generous. Mixed drinks don't skimp on the alcohol. Overall this restaurant has a NYC vibe to it which we like. We will be back!

  33. PF

    PetiteFoodie

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This has been my favorite spot in Wilmington to dine at!! You cannot beat their three course tasting menu on Wednesdays! I had the duck appetizer, the halibut entrée and the chocolate peanut butter dessert. All three courses were excellent and highly recommended!!

  34. J

    Jessicam

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal! Truly a gem in the city.

  35. RD

    ReubenD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was awesome.

  36. R

    Resplendent

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish we had from the duck leg confit to the homemade tortellini to the olive oil pistachio cake was delicious and beautifully presented! Add in great service, cocktails and decor and we had an incredible dining experience that we will return for again!

  37. CV

    CindiV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding meal. We were a group of 4 and enjoyed a bottle of wine, shared appetizers and ordered individual entrees, finishing with dessert. We were delighted to find our table positioned in a spacious alcove. Though the restaurant was packed with diners, we could hear one another clearly and felt like we had our own unique space. Our server was Natasha. She was delightful and knowledgeable. We tried an assortment of dishes and all of them tasted as good as their presentation.

  38. LH

    LisaH

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the best meal I’ve had in a while! We ordered the endive pear salad followed by the halibut both of which were excellent! The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. We will be back again!

  39. JY

    JaneY

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was nothing less than brilliant and the service was excellent. Our charming waitress guided us through the menu and we appreciated her recommendations. The gnocchi was absolutely succulent. Highly recommended!

  40. JP

    JanP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a small treasure for pre GRAND venue. Natasha was a gem.

FAQs

La Fia is rated 4.8 stars by 1635 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for La Fia

421 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dwain Kalup

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

  • Phone number

    (302) 543-5574

  • Catering

    Please contact us for any catering requests. Our bakery is happy to customize a catering menu for any type of event.

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