La Fia

4.8
1473 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Travel down historic Market Street towards the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware and you will find La Fia Bistro. Located on the corner of 5th and North Market Street in the vibrant neighborhood of LOMA, La Fia is the first restaurant in Wilmington from Chef/Owner, Bryan Sikora.

La Fia is a bustling bistro by day serving a diverse menu of small plates, specialty salads and sandwiches and some select Chef Specials. 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. The food culture at La Fia represents the true rustic nature of European cooking. La Fia has an eclectic menu of Italian and European influences.

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

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vipDEdiner
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Amy

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CynthiaB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delightful meal and great service - our steak was perfect and creative accompaniments, and the luscious chocolate dessert was amazing! Thank you!

MM
vipMovieMark
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit back to La Fia in many months due to the pandemic, and we were not disappointed. The food was exceptional: inventive, flavorful, well-prepared. We especially liked the grilled octopus first course, but our entrees -- branzino and marinated chicken -- were also outstanding. It was good to be back in one of our local favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food and drinks, our favorite restaurant in Wilmington.

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OkeyE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender- wish I remember her name. She rustled up a great spicy habenero dip to accompany my dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food! Very inventive menu, incredibly fresh and delicious. Kudos to the chef for the exciting sauce/fringe tastes… they made the dishes. Had red snapper, duck, octopus and we both had branzino entrees. Everything was superb!

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CarolC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there the Wednesday before with the three course meal and loved it so much we brought our neighbors back this week. Food is outstanding. We loved everything. Lauren is a sweetheart.

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vipPBSEHS
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Wilmington. Hands down. All aspects of service are excellent.

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vipRachelN
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for La Fia to celebrate my mom's birthday.
6pm reservation for outdoor dining. We had great weather, and La Fia has made additional effort to make their outdoor area special with beautiful plant/flower arrangements that were throughout their outdoor seating area.
Our server (Natasha?) was amazing. She was super friendly and made our dinner more fun. The food was delicious and creative as always. It wasn't my first time here but it was my mom's first time, and she was blown away. Can't wait to dine there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite
Never disappointed
Exceptional

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BillyH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very unique and creative menu. Interesting choices and combinations

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PatrickH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at La Fia! We went to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was her first time there and she was very impressed. The attention to detail with the food and service was excellent! Homemade food and so good!

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vipJulieN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

we waited an hour for our meal and my fish was un edible. It wasnt fresh at all and La Fia used to be my favorite restaurant. The wait was truly not acceptable.

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RussellP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to dine in Wilmington.

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KatiJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful evening here. The food was tasty and unique, and the service was fabulous. We will definitely be back.

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vipSHARPKNIFE
Jacksonville
156 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

First and last time at La Fia. Very disappointed despite multiple favorable reviews. The entrees were good but not impressive. In fact, one of the meals was chicken in which the portions were more like appetizers. Maybe more of a place for locals, I guess.

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and amazing presentation. I would definitely come here again. The only reason I chose the loudest option, is there was a party with people who were very loud and it is a quaint environment. Still would highly recommend. The gnocchi was out of this world!

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JodyJ
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never had a less-than-delicious bite at La Fia. This meal was no exception

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MarkH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fia remains a gem. The new chef has carried on the vision set by the owners, with resulting new dishes but continuity of their tradition of creativity and excellence. The staff will absolutely nail the wine pairings for you, and the wines are exceptional and reasonable.

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Love2dine
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fia was amazing. The atmosphere was great, the service was excellent and the food was fabulous from our cheese board through to dessert. I'd highly recommend this dining spot.

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Zubee
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They food was phenomenal and the service was attentive without being intrusive.

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JosephM
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, inspired fine dining in downtown Wilmington. We've been multiple times, and the food is consistently delicious and unique.

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vipMomMom
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at LaFia last night. Seabass was perfectly cooked. Seafood Mista with fresh scallops, clams and mussels over Jasmine rice in a delicious broth, and beef shoulder was delicious. Excellent service and price at $35 for a three course meal!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Wilmington, hands down. Excellent menu, fresh ingredients, creative cocktails and the perfect ambiance.

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vipDesh
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The girl that sat us was miserable, not a smile, or welcome. Just looked at us, i said we had reservations. I believe she was asian. However our server Natasha was a delight. Miserable lady brought out our dinners. Left empty handed even though a finished charcuterie board was on the table. That actually was extremely annoying. Perhaps training is in order.

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Slack
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, the Manhattan was very good. Loved the cheese plate. The entree was both different and tasty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Natasha was so friendly and genuine and checked on us just the right number of times. I met a friend for dinner and we sat outdoors. I was waiting for her to arrive, and she had a difficult time finding a parking spot, passing the restaurant several times in the process. Natasha brought us complimentary champagne because of the frustration, which was really kind. I had the sea bass, which was delicious. I will come again to sample more entrees from the menu!

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vipJimWILMINGTON
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an exceptional meal at this restaurant. My wife and I were in for dinner a few days ago and the standards are still quite high. The wine list, although a bit limited, was excellent and the cocktails were fun. The entrées were excellent and no criticism whatsoever. Parking can be an issue depending on the day and what is going on other nearby popular venues. Highly recommend it. I suggest making your reservation a few days ahead as it is a relatively modest sized restaurant and it is popular.

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LadyBear
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been for the $35 Prix Fixe many times before, and while delicious, we found the portions to be significantly smaller.

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williamm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised to find a good restaurant in Wilmington. I try to support individual restaurants and don't mind paying a little more for quality.

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vipFoodies
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We throughly enjoyed our experience at La Fia. The food was excellent: we loved the Master Board, the beef tartare, the “Cacio e Pepe” Mixed Green Salad, and the Rigatoni all'Amatriciana.
So delicious! We ate outside, beautiful weather, and so fun. Excellent service, cocktails, and ambiance. We even got to hear the singer from the King's Bar across the street.

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vipFoodieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great staff! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great price, ate there 2 nights in a row!!

JP
vipJPU1704
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, creative and delicious cuisine and live music wafting over from the Queen as we sat outside on a perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Place !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time celebrating our 2 year anniversary at la fia! We sat at the bar and the bartender was super friendly and very helpful. She really knew how to make a great drink and the food was amazing! We can’t wait to go back! SO GOOD!!!

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vipnephron
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fia never disappoints! Every dish was delicious, creative, well presented. The duck confit was wickedly good. Good cocktails and wines by the glass. We've usually eaten indoors, but this time, even thought the restaurant was not full, the sound level was unpleasantly high: but solely due to a table of six who were literally shouting their conversations. Never ceases to amaze how diners can be so inconsiderate of others :-( But thankfully, it was a beautiful evening and our server, Natasha (she was superb) was able to move us to an outdoor table. We will keep coming back to La Fia. Great food, great atmosphere, great service, great value!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great! Loved the red snapper appetizer and the squid ink spaghetti and the chicken was so delicious!

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vipSteven
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside which was delightful. Duane, the Chef is outstanding. We followed him for Domain Hudson. Every dish was special, we just love his food.
The restaurant is small inside and the tables are closer together than we like, so we try to eat outside, weather permitting. We are older so we try to be extra careful of any possible exposure. We do not trust the unvaccinated to wear masks.

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vipGenieB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat at the bar which was a great experience. The waitress always checked on me to make sure I didn't need anything and was overall amazing. The food was delicious the lamb ribs were falling off the bone. Also the squid ink pasta was delicious and they gave a good amount of crab

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La Fia is rated 4.8 stars by 1473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.