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La Fia

4.8
4.8
1680 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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

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  1. JZ

    JackieZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambience were outstanding. Just an overall great experience. Will definitely go back.
  2. LD

    LeeD

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice decor in a cute bistro right on Market Street. Very friendly, unhurried service. Nice bar service and very tasty, well presented and interesting food.
  3. a

    anon

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was my second time in the space of two or three months. The Wednesday fixed price menu is such a phenomenal value; that's why it's so crowded. The wait staff is so friendly and professional, but they seemed a little bit over-worked. Maybe they need more servers or fewer covers on Wednesday nights? I'll certainly come back. There are all kinds of reasons why La Fia is considered to be one of Delaware's best restaurants. The main thing is the food, and the food is exquisite.
  4. C

    Cushy

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    I'm a huge fan of this restaurant. But the host and management need to better plan seating and layout of the restaurant. In an empty restaurant (initially) the host insisted on seating the two of us next to the only other occupied table immediately adjacent! Just ridiculous. It ruined the atmosphere for my guest. Our server was excellent - as always - but her colleague misfired badly when we asked her for help on changing a drink order - we actually got a bucket-load of attitude which was really unfortunate. The kitchen remains excellent but overall, the restaurant needs to up its (management) game.
  5. W

    Wilmington1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We had a 730 reservation but were not seated until 8. The hostess was very disengaged. Rather than being apologetic, I definitely got some attitude from a server at the hostess area when I followed up on the status of our table. I followed up on the reservation note I made about celebrating a wedding but was cutoff. While waiting, my husband asked the bartender about a beer and she said she had no idea because she doesn’t drink beer. They did give us a free appetizer but for the price, it was a disappointing experience. $300 for four people and after we were seated the service was slow and not great. One dish was exceptional but the others were just OK. It will be a while before I return.
  6. S

    Steve

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular! We sampled the Prix Fixe menu on a Wednesday evening. La Fia exceeded our expectations in every regard.
  7. VI

    VegetarianInWilm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were exceptional. It was wonderful to have so many delicious vegetarian options and helpful staff who made great recommendations.
  8. RJ

    RachelJ

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, duck leg confit is always amazing!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! We had the oxtail pasta, the shrimp pasta, and we split the gnocchi. Each dish had layers of flavor and was amazing! The drinks were also excellent. This is the perfect place for a date night or special occasion!
  10. IC

    IronChefMichiba

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Fia is a foodie's paradise in Wilmington. My wife and I love to come here. It's a dining experience not to be missed.
  11. RE

    RizaE

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely experience and great food. Our server Natasha was absolutely great and very attentive.
  12. MR

    MarianneR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent. Dishes were flavorful and beautifully plated. Grilled octopus and yellowfin tuna starters were delicious. The side dish of roasted brussel sprouts was a dish I would return for alone! Diego was a great server and very knowledgeable about the menu. Every staff member that brought a dish to the table also inquired whether there was anything else that we needed. Exceptional service!!
  13. JC

    JimC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren and the female bartender (didn’t get her name) were perfect. Been there a bunch of times and looking forward to next visit.
  14. KF

    KenF

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual outstanding food service and ambiance
  15. D

    Dolton10

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Drink selection was nice. Service was outstanding. Pace of delivery was very good. Food was very good too. Been here quite a few times and always consistent.
  16. KC

    KayC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amy was awesome! The food was amazing…shout out for the chef!
  17. JT

    JamiesonT

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the craft cocktails to dessert, our dinner was perfection. Crispy confit of duck with a tiny crackle of pomegranate seed to start, delectable buttery cod, robust rigatoni and oxtail, and delicious desserts. The service was perfection with a smile. We can’t wait to return!
  18. A

    Anonyme

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food with perfectly sized portions.
  19. TR

    TomR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent!! Best restaurant in Wilmington by far!!
  20. VK

    VictoriaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The melon & cucumber salad was as beautifully composed with herbs and a flower, but definitely not too pretty to eat. It was delicious as were the roasted asparagus. The gnocchi was one of the most innovative and delicious dishes I've ever had. And the chef-made blackberry sorbet truly out of this world! Everything at our table was delicious. Love the vibe, a unique blend of bistro, bakery, hip city bar. A special place with exceptional food.
  21. TD

    TimD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    21st anniversary dinner. Food was great. Cocktails were amazing. Would definitely go back. Highly recommend.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious! Very well presented. However, slow service considering we were only 4 tables. Its more of a sit down for hours, enjoy wine kind of restaurant. If you have time, definitely go
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a great dinner at La Fia on our anniversary. Food was very good (meat and vegetarian options) and our service was excellent, including great recommendations. Looking forward to our next visit. I especially loved the freshly baked bread.
  24. MP

    MargiP

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us had a lovely meal with good service and very interesting small plates/dinners.
  25. LB

    LillyB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    La Fia is a small cute Italian restaurant located on a cute corner of market street. I love the quaint idea of this place. The decor has lots of dried flowers and live Vining plants. The service was good but I was disappointed that there were no specials. I look forward to things outside of the menu that are only there a limited time. Table bread was served which is always appreciated but the butter didn't taste like anything so it was kind of disappointing. I got a side of Brussels and they were delicious! Not greasy but the perfect amount of crisp paired with cranberries and toasted nuts. The portion was huge for $8! The entrées were interesting. The herb crusted cod was cooked phenomenally and had a mustard Spoetzl and leek purée. This was the perfect pairing and was absolutely delicious! The ricotta tortellini was offered in a half or full portion. Although it was tasty I was surprised that the full portion only had 10 small tortellinis. The cod portion was huge compared to the tiny pasta portion. A bit odd if you ask me! Overall a good but not great experience. The table bread needs to be stepped up a notch and the entrées either need to be repriced or portions need to be adjusted!
  26. P

    Peggy

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. I can see why it gets top ratings. The only issues is parking is a challenge and I didn't feel safe on the nearby streets where we finally found a parking spot.
  27. EP

    EllenP

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Delightful waitress!!
  28. TV

    TVenaye

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck is to die for
  29. HF

    HelenF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Fia’s food is the best in the area. The grand pix on Wednesday nights never disappoints. We will return soon and often. Waitress was warm friendly and attentive.
  30. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sublime from start to finish. Favorite restaurant in the region. Couldn’t decide what NOT to order on the menu. The place is that good!
  31. JR

    JacRob

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Been going since they opened and the service and quality of the food has remained excellent. Love our server Natasha - she is the BEST!
  32. V

    Vergomona

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food with amazing flavors, just a remembered from before the pandemic. The onion tarte tatin and the duck breast were just amazing, as was the blood orange sorbet.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, drinks and food all spectacular. Can’t recommend this place enough!
  34. C

    Clem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty dishes and excellent service and enjoyed our first outing to this restaurant.
  35. JK

    JohnK

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the highlight of our week AND extra special for our daughter’s birthday. This season’s menu standouts: bone in lamb shank (enough for a Viking), oxtail rigatoni and the family favorite duck confit.
  36. R

    Roxaroni

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! We had excellent service and delicious food. This was our second time here and we are definitely going back. All the food was AMAZING. I had the German style cod and my significant other had the spicy shrimp pasta dish (forgot the name), and we were both very happy. We also had the grilled apricot salad, which went perfectly with the toasty bread. We highly, highly recommend this restaurant.
  37. A

    Adrianna

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Friendly wait staff, excellent meal! We made choices from the Wednesday Prix Fixe menu and it was all delicious! The seating was a little tight, very up close and personal to our neighbors but it was a friendly crowd and we enjoyed our time there.
  38. BW

    BethW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Fia has become a favorite of my husband and mine, and now my parents as well. We stumbled onto the Wednesday Prix-fixe menu, 3 courses for $35 (drinks not included). I am usually a very meat & potatoes kind of eater, but La Fia is so wonderful that I've been inspired to try new things--mustard greens? Roasted kale? Not in my universe. But La Fia's wonderful food creations inspired trust in me to move beyond my comfort zone, and the new forays weren't just good, they were a delight. Service was friendly, didn't feel rushed, but didn't feel forgotten, either. One last comment: both my parents said that the specialty Manhattan on the cocktail list is the best either has ever had.
  39. C

    Cate

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant dinner to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Our entrees were very good; desert was good; cocktails were average/overpriced.
  40. e

    empress

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was superb—everything so thoughtful and intentional and perfectly prepared. The servers and bartender are always fantastic, among the most attentive (in the right way) of anywhere I've been. We went for the special Wednesday $35 prix fixe, so it was an incredible bargain for three courses of phenomenal food. Perhaps because of the prix fixe, it was packed and loud even at 8:30 pm on a Wednesday night, but it was, as always, among the best dining experiences possible in Delaware—or really, anywhere, because part of the joy of going to La Fia is that you feel like you could be in the best food cities in the world because of how delicious the food is, and how stylish the feel. If they just brought back the truffle and pancetta bucatini they used to have, I literally wouldn't ever go anywhere else!

FAQs

La Fia is rated 4.8 stars by 1680 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 10 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

    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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