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La Fia, Wilmington, DE

La Fia

4.8
4.8
1980 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
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 utlizes carefully sourced ingredients reflecting the seasons, local region and local farms. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table
  • 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

What 1,980 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    Best Food

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    Innovative

  • Delaware

    Great for fine wines

1,980 Reviews
  1. maryalicep

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had dinner at LaFia for Citi restaurant week. The food was outstanding and a very good value for the money. We also enjoyed the nice wine by the glass selection. The only thing we did not enjoy was the music. It often had a very thumping vibe, which was torturous to hear.

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  2. FoodDude

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in and my wife and I loved it. We will be going back! Service was outstanding, terrific cocktails, cheese board was delicious and the Wagyu steak entree was out of this world! And priced very well. Not a huge cut of beef but just the right amount. The only complaint was parking. Market Street on a good weather Friday night was a challenge. Plan ahead!

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  3. RickonRodney

    London

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love La Fia. Every time we go it’s been great but last night was truly great. The scallop appetizer was maybe the best scallops dish I’ve ever had. The Fish stew was tremendous, full of deep and hearty flavors. My partner’s pasta was rich in all the right ways. Bravo, La Fia!!!

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  4. emlp

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dinner sitting at the bar on a Saturday night before a concert at The Queen. The food was incredible, service was impeccable, and the Red Samurai turns out to be a wonderful mocktail! La Fia remains the absolute best!

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  5. DelAlum

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're new to the Wilmington restaurant scene and this was another thoroughly enjoyable experience. First, when making the reservation we learned that all the tables were booked and that we had to settle for the "counter." We loved it! We could fine and people watch at the same time. We started with a salad that was crispy and tasty. I could have had more. We each had a pasta. Both were delicious and unique. If you're looking for spaghetti with marinara or meatballs go elsewhere! My only issue with the pasta entrees is that to me I wish the portions were larger. My wife believed the amounts were appropriate. A word of warning-we ate at 5:15 and the place filled up quickly.

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  6. emlp

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful meal at La Fia! Incredible food, terrific and thoughtful service, and amazing cocktails! In short, the best place around—and what an incredible deal the Wednesday prix fixe is! Always a delight to be at La Fia, and to introduce friends to it for the first time!

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  7. TeriL

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We got the table in back corner we requested which was great! Nice and quite so our guests could actually talk and visit and hear each other. Service was good but food was just ok that night. In the past the food was delicious but it was not as great this time around but that won’t dissuade us from going back. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and is small enough not to be overwhelmingly loud and crazy.

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  8. CindyK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was absolutely impeccable, and we will return. However, neither my husband nor myself are big eaters at all, and I would say the portions for the entrées are quite small. Be prepared to order multiple dishes.

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  9. WStork

    Philadelphia

    75 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived on time for 6:00 reservation. Server met us promptly, brought water and drinks, took order when we asked and we waited over 40 minutes for our food. When it arrived we barely had time to eat before we needed to leave for symphony. Server was apologetic and comped our wine, but it was not her fault.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner was an absolute delight. So taste and well presented.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious! Hard to pinpoint one down. I was happy that my Vegan friend enjoyed her meal as much as I did.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal while sitting looking out at the bustling city around us. Service was top notched and the ambiance was perfect.

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  13. KumarR

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service and quiet comfortable ambiance

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  14. JohnK

    Philadelphia

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Fia always delivers. The menu is season and each dish is always an amazing combination of flavors and texture. Get any of their pasta dishes, for years they are packed with such inventive flavors and the pasta is expertly cooked al dente. The duck confit has been on the menu for years and we never tire of it. Same for the octopus. La Fia has been our favorite restaurant for years.

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  15. emlp

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Fia was amazing, as always, from start to finish—food, cocktails, impeccable service and guidance from the incredible servers. It's always a fantastic experience, and especially on Wednesdays for the prix fixe special three course meal, it's such a phenomenal value! I'm so grateful we have such a remarkable food experience in Wilmington!

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  16. AlbertChergles

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A long and lovely meal at La Fia! Cocktail, Duck confit, beet salad, pork chop, dessert and coffee all just right. Not for the thrifty - it worked out to about 100 pp w tip - but we were both very pleased with our meal and our experience

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  17. emlp

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another brilliant meal at La Fia! It is absolutely the best dining experience in Wilmington, and compared to really just about anywhere. We had the Eggplant Milanese appetizer which is just amazing; so distinctive in both taste and presentation, with such bright and deep flavors—just phenomenal. Then I had the duck leg confit which is always incredible: crispy skin, rich flavor in the duck and combined with the different textures and flavors of the accompaniments on the plate. My friend had the scallops, a new starter, as her meal, and said they were amazing. And the chocolate cake for dessert was fantastic. As always, the red samurai cocktails were on point—the most perfect cocktail anywhere. So grateful La Fia is in Wilmington!

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  18. GiselW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time in here and once again we wasn't disappointed, food and service was expectacular

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  19. GiselW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was our first experience in here, we was rea impressed with everything, the food OMG , the recommendations from our waitress was on point, she doesn't disappoint us. We definitely be back

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  20. AndrewM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great dining experience from start to finish for a special occasion. Delicious food, tasty cocktails, and awesome service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual! Don’t miss the duck confit app or the new smoked scallop dish!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son was visiting from NYC. We had a great time as always.

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  23. spicegirl

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven't been in awhile and decided to take advantage of the Wednesday prix fixe deal. It was AMAZING - will definitely return again sooner than later.

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  24. Averyhappydiner

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Fia was wonderful! We had a party of 4, including one vegetarian. We all chose the Prix Fixe menu. Each dish was obviously carefully prepared and absolutely delicious. Two of ordered the Mission Fig Toast, and would order it again in a minute. The entrees were so delicious we shared tasted around the table. Finally, the desserts really topped off the dinner. Each was unique, not something you would find at other restaurants. The service was so good, we felt like we were special guests. La Fia is a very special place.

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  25. Mangle0

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food as always, great wine and cocktails, and excellent service. What’s not to love!

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  26. MegF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a great restaurant and the prix fixe menu was a good value

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  27. RICHARDM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Very good ambience: cozy and moderate noise level. Planning to go back soon.

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  28. JohnW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy LaFia. The $40 price fix menu on Wednesday was excellent. Looking forward to getting back soon.

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  29. MarianneR

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Fia continues to be our favorite place to celebrate a special occasion. We received exceptional service from Natasha throughout our meal. The bar staff prepared top quality libations and the chef and kitchen crew created delicious dishes. Everything was presented with care and attention to detail. The Kingfish Crudo, Grilled Octopus and Brazilian Fish Stew were excellent!

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  30. LisaD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately, my friend and I did not read the fine print at the bottom of the reservation and we were asked to leave our seats after one hour and 30 minutes. Too bad they couldn’t have pointed this out at the beginning of our reservation instead of allowing us order two expensive drinks, and allowing us five minutes to finish them. Left a very bad impression. 

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  31. ladywholikestoeat

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal -- one omnivore and one vegetarian. They were very accommodating and had a good selection for each/both of us. The fig toast was delicious (and they put the pancetta on the side for me so we could share it)! The sauce on the eggplant small plate was especially tasty. And my partner savored the Waygu steak dish. Highly recommend!

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  32. MelissaG

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, definitely not the last. Started with cocktails and focaccia which was light and airy with just the right touch of rosemary and salt and sweet butter. Octopus and duck leg confit were both great starters, can’t recommend the duck leg enough. A little crispy on the outside and tender and moist. The spaghetti with saffron and crab was a perfect blend of flavors with just the right amount of heat. Everyone loved their dishes of pork short ribs and polenta, fish stew in coconut and lime, and agnolotti. Lauren was a great server, offering, helpful suggestions and was well-paced in bring the dishes to the table. We ended the meal with some of the best desserts we’ve sampled in a long time. It was a meal we’ll fondly remember and with so many things to try we can’t wait to return to La Fia. It’s sure to become a favorite.

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  33. JoAnneK

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Easy place to spend a pleasant evening. Nice service and good food

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  34. MiriamS

    WA

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is fabulous & servers are friendly. Highly recommend for a special night or an evening out of the kitchen.

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  35. emlp

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was hopping at La Fia for their amazing Wednesday night prix fixe, which is basically the best deal for the best food anywhere. As always, all of the food was phenomenally good, and even though things were incredibly busy, everyone was totally on point in terms of impeccable service (as per usual; it's an incredible team at La Fia). For the most part we got our usuals and they never disappoint: the Red Samurai cocktails, the duck leg, the bucatini alla gricia, and the saffron spaghetti alla chittara—they were all amazing as always. But the eggplant Milanese, which was a new dish for us, was revelatory: perfectly seasoned, crispy, and beautiful presentation. Definitely something I look forward to ordering again in the future; the only problem at La Fia is there are too many outstanding options! Of course, I ought not forget to mention the chocolate cake. Another amazing experience at La Fia; I feel so lucky we have this place in Wilmington!

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  36. ChrisL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is amazing and resobaly priced and would recommend. Best reaturant in Wilmington.

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  37. JoeF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite for my wife and me. Glad they were open despite the snowstorm

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  38. BarryC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service.

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  39. AliA

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and items matched descriptions perfectly. Knowledgable staff

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  40. johnj

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great from the drinks to the cheese cheeseboard to the entrée!

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FAQs

La Fia is rated 4.8 stars by 1980 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table
  • 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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