La Fia

4.9
1443 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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodies
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great staff! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JP
vipJPU1704
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Place !!

OT
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
43 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.

GB
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

JK
vipJohnK
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our FAVORITE restaurant in Wilmington. In fact, it’s our favorite in the Greater Philadelphia area. The kitchen is both inventive (coriander-cured snapper) and restrained (penne arrAbiatta cooked to a perfect al dente). Everything was perfect and we so enjoy spending time with the team at La Fia. They and the food are an unbeatable combo.

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vipMari
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We especially enjoyed the small plates. Every dish we ordered were delicious-duck Confit, lamb ribs, wagyu tartar, and octopus. The pasta dishes were fine but not as memorable as the small plates. The squid ink pasta was better than the rigatoni and quail egg ravioli. Skip over dessert. It was a bit pricey and was underwhelming. Will definitely come back for the small plates and drinks. My mom ordered the stone bass and said it was good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall good experience. Food took a little longer than it should have but I think the waitress forgot to put the charcuterie board in with our drink order but in her defense she had a lot of tables to take care of. Charcuterie board and drinks were great. Would def go back again.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Amazing service. Can’t wait to go back!

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Mike
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The La Fia Staff were amazing as they herded us outside due to the fire alarm. They were Beyond gracious to your clients. Food was delicious. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!

TC
vipTumbleCreek
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent cuisine and service.
Outdoor dining ambiance (tablecloths? A little more greenery?) could use a little TLC. But we had a delightful meal and will definitely return!

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TY39
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal and Natasha was a lovely server. Great place to celebrate our 39th anniversary.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. We did small plates this time and it was the perfect amount of food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and drinks. Enough said!!!

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Josh
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place with impressive food. The atmosphere is a bit "lively," so not the place if you're looking for quiet.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food

CC
vipCharmCityEater
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal at La Fia - excellent service, great recommendations, lovely cocktails, delicious food. Sitting at the counter looking out on Market Street was fun, too! Kudos to Chef K for the best grilled octopus I've ever had.

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vipNileC
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always La Fia was excellent. From the food to the service everything was exceptional. My wife and I had an excellent meal. I had the Squid Ink Pasta and my wife the Duck Confit. This restaurant is our go to place when ever we want a Dinning night out. Thanks

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Milkykun
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service, what more can I say? Definitely recommend!

NB
NatalieB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, as always!

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vipskim
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We last visited in February 2020, this is our first return since "sheltering in place"; we ate outside on a perfect day. Wednesdays are prix fixe ($35 for two courses and dessert). Octopus ($5 extra) was very good as was the poke with blueberries and puffed chips. My main course (squid ink pasta topped with dungeness crab) was also excellent, nice chew to the pasta. Ricotta gnocci was okay (I thought it could have been more flavorful). My pavlova was a great dessert, nice balance of sweet and crisp with tart and cool sorbet. My "Red Samurai" cocktail (vodka, yuzu, pomegranate puree) was pleasant (and strong), didn't blow my mind but wasn't a disappointment (as many cocktails can be). Glad to see they've come through the pandemic with quality intact, this will probably become a favorite of ours.

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vipWayneT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was a wow and it has been a while since my last visit. Everything was creative and worth going again.

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Lidia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice ambience, overall great food with a few exceptions (the gnocchi were chewy), good service

RS
vipRobertS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!

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KatieD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky enough to stumble upon La Fia during Restaurant Week and we were NOT disappointed. I am still dreaming about the food - from the bread to dessert & everything in between - WOW! The ambiance is perfect for date night. The bartender was an absolutely stunning specimen with a 1000 watt smile that kept the libations & conversation flowing. I am already planning my return back!

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food was amazing!! Will be back soon!

MC
MichaelC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fabulous experience. The food was amazing and the service was prompt, pleasant and consistent. Could not think of a thing to make it better. Will be back....often!

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Megh
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food the 3 course meal was a little pricey but definitely worth it

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shawnd
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service every time I go. 100% pleased our table of 7!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, as always! We went for restaurant week and will return again.

JJ
JoeJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three of us ate here for dinner during the June 2021 Restaurant Week (thanks for having this!). We each had something different for the 3 courses, and all were excellent. The portions were also very good-sized/large--definitely no skimping. Service was very good, and we weren't rushed. It was a very enjoyable dinner.

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EdwardD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful Wednesday dinner. Think I'll make this a habit.

EI
ExtraordinaryItalian
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant menu, outstanding service and lovely atmosphere. Favorite restaurant in Wilmington

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vipRickonRodney
London
143 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always worried when we return for the second visit to a restaurant that we loved so much the first time. No such worries at La Fia. Second visit was as good as the first. Other than the fact that they were out of both bottles of wine we wanted, everything was perfect. We went with individuals glasses and it was the perfect choice as none of us was drinking much that night. As expected, the service was superb, the ambiance great - like a rustic retreat but in the middle of a bustling city. And the food - so darn good! The qualms egg pasta was the star of the evening but everything, from the squid to the gnocchi, was simply great. We will return may times, I'm sure.

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La Fia is rated 4.9 stars by 1443 OpenTable diners.

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