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La Fia, Wilmington, DE

La Fia

4.9
4.9
1966 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 16 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 1,966 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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1,966 Reviews
  1. AlbertChergles

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. emlp

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  3. GiselW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. MelissaG

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. emlp

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. BarryC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 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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  24. 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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  25. johnj

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant in Delaware Been here many times and always have a great experience This time we tried the Wednesday night prefixed 3 course menu Lots of choices..we were a party of four so I got to taste a bite of every plate Everything was outstanding!!! Drinks by Diego are the best. !! Waitress was excellent. Thanks Andrea.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was not impressed with the food. Limited choices, small quantity, the fish stew was blend. The short ribs were better. Overall not coming back again. Tough to park there too.

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  28. DeeS

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had never been there and although limited menu everything was fabulous

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  29. MichaelW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, lively, original restaurant. Excellent weight staff, delicious food and a really fun environment. Highly recommended.

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  30. DavidR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food as always; thank you! All good despite the rain!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended! Server was knowledgeable and professional. We raved so much we met the chef

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  32. emlp

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Fia was stunningly good, as always. I had my usual favorites—the duck leg confit, and the bucatini alla gricia, followed by the chocolate cake, and they never disappoint! But I was having dinner with a friend visiting from New York, and he was equally impressed by each of these dishes, which he tried off my plate, and loved the chicken liver mousse (I don't do liver, but he said it was great, and it was an incredibly generous portion with beautifully grilled sourdough accompanying it), the pork short rib with polenta, which I tried off his plate and was incredible, and the yuzu semifreddo, which I know is amazing. Incredible cocktails as well, with amazing, generous guidance from our server. Every time I bring someone to La Fia from out of town, they can't get over how terrific it is—and understand why I'd rather drive the 30 minutes from below the canal than go anywhere else!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious. Service was great and overall it was a great night.

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  34. JamiesonT

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I throughly enjoy dining at La Fia and taking out of town guests. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is welcoming and fun.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exquisite. The chef should be commended. Our waitress was a sweetheart. Can’t wait to go back!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at the bar. Pleasant and knowledgeable bartender. She was wonderful. It is those kind of experiences that keep is coming back

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  37. Super

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our third time dining at La Fia and it was by far the best experience we have ever had at any restaurant. The food was most amazing! and the Service is most outstanding!

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  38. ErikP

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful dining experience. Enjoy dining here every time.

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  39. DavidF

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small, intimate dining experience with great food and service.

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  40. Patrick

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sad to say we haven’t been here in some time, but we will definitely get La Fia back in the rotation! Best cheese/meat board in entire state, not to be missed. Pasta is all homemade and wonderful, but the service is always the best part. Not to be missed, one of the best spots in Wilmington!

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FAQs

La Fia is rated 4.9 stars by 1966 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 16 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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