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La Fia

4.8
4.8
1657 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 17 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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What 1,657 people are saying

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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. MP

    MargiP

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    LillyB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  3. P

    Peggy

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. EP

    EllenP

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Delightful waitress!!
  5. TV

    TVenaye

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck is to die for
  6. HF

    HelenF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. f

    frankf

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent but the portions were very small. The service was excellent. Will come back.
  19. l

    liveforfood

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Didn't go there for a while cuz the last time both service and food were below our expectations. We decided to give it a try in restaurant week and they were back to their standard. Glad we tried.
  20. f

    fcs1

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food great but not what one expects from an Italian restaurant.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food! One of our favorite destinations
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful intro to Ls Fia Bistro during restaurant week with historic interior tin ceiling, artful boho walls, fabulous, creative flavors and attentive service!
  23. t

    twofoodies

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went during restaurant week and had a lovely meal. Highly recommend the monkfish, duck leg confit, and lemon meringue pie.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for restaurant week, presentation was great, portions were on the smaller side but we still walked away quite full. Absolutely loved the duck confit, don't skip it.
  25. MM

    MaryM

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The overall experience was just lovely. Our server was awesome-she was intuitive, listened to us and knew when to come check on us without overdoing it. The food was yummy-I had the monkfish and the saffron croquettes were a little odd, possibly too much saffron-but my friend's bone marrow dumplings were amazing! I would eat an entire bowl. And the duck leg confit was super delicious! My only complaint-so noisy! There were 2 large tables and both tables had small but incredibly loud children. My friend had never been and we will definitely come back!
  26. JR

    JaniceR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wilmington Restaurant week visit, menu was interesting & food delicious.
  27. T

    Tbr7

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for restaurant week- party of 4. Took the mother's out for dinner- they've never been. It's been a while since I was there also. Food and service was good, but-- the music was loud and techno. Not what I thought for a little french restaurant in Wilmington.
  28. CB

    CherylB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was excellent. The food was a fabulous bouquet of flavors. Each plate arrived timely. My Castellano Montepulciano wine was a great pairing with my duck and steak dishes. I absolutely loved this evening and look forward to my return.
  29. R

    Reykjavikian

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was better than I could have hoped for. I had lamb chops, huge portion. My wife had half portion of the rigatoni with a side of brussel sprouts, both were good. But the most amazing thing was this appetizer, white asparagus. It was seriously the best thing I’ve eaten in months, if not longer.
  30. MS

    MiriamS

    Western Australia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent & service incomparable…..
  31. B

    Bucktown

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family service, delicious freshly made food that is out of this world.
  32. S

    Shenaynay856

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Wonder meal, great wait staff. Food is inventive, always a surprise on the menu
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb appetizers. I’ve had or shared most of them, and it is hard to choose. But the crispy duck is a flavor cornucopia not to be missed. (Mint leaves a great touch.) Gnocchi is fantastic. All beautifully presented, which my wife appreciates. Solid selection of wines by the glass. Very nice room. Excellent service - not slow, not rushed. Waiters are attentive but not interrupting conversation every two minutes to ask how things are, which I have always felt was a good balance. My second time there - 5-star meal both times. Will go again for certain!
  34. D

    Daytripper

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Charming from the outside… you arrive to the restaurant through a bright, inhospitable, unappetizing storefront with an inside look into an unkempt kitchen and open top garbage bin. With this welcome, I would have reconsidered proceeding with our reservation if not for the rain. The tables are tight, the music loud, and the fumes from the propane candles overwhelming. Despite these, the service was fine and the food really was delicious. I would not although go back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table in the back which was nice and quiet m. Food was delicious - had octopus, onion tarte, a couple of pasta dishes and some desserts - all very nice. Service was great. Not rushed.
  36. K

    Kehayezee

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, amazing food, wine selection and cocktails. Best dining experience of this year. Highly recommend
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best brunches I have ever had!
  38. NY

    NYCLADY

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best bunches I have ever had. The food was absolutely delicious the hostess Natasha excellent. This is a great place I can't say anything bad about this place. You will enjoy the delicious food hospitality, and atmosphere.
  39. TP

    TerryP

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to La Fia quite a few times and every visit has included outstanding food and exceptional service. Mothers Day brunch wss no exception. My wife and I left the restaurant, got into the car and looked at each other ; my wife said "That was a delicious meal! La Fia is my favorite restaurant".
  40. FN

    FancyNancy

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Delaware. Intimate and charming. Attentive service. Love it

FAQs

La Fia is rated 4.8 stars by 1657 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 17 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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