La Fia

4.9
1409 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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MichaelC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
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 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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shawnd
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EdwardD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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ExtraordinaryItalian
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRickonRodney
London
141 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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LDR22
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food. Just incredible. Delicious, well thought out and well executed.

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vipPaulE
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the variety of small plates that were very tasty. The presentation on the plate was beautiful as well

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PhilipG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good restaurant. Knowledgable staff, fantastic food and excellent wine. Wife and I sat at the “counter” bay window towards the street, made us feel like the only people there. Great evening. Highly recommend.

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vipLori
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was fantastic! We shared each plate and really loved the presentation of the Master Board, and the flavors of the pasta dishes and the arancini were outstanding!

Unfortunately, we were a bit challenged by the service.

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TImothyK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved every aspect of the evening out. The drinks at the bar were well made. The table was available on time. The waitress was fantastic and the food was delicious. Every course was beautifully plated and the perfect portion sizes for sharing. We are definitely going back soon.

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Susan
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food very good, well presented and imaginative. We ordered the charcuterie board as an appetizer which was delicious. Sat outside so the noise level was minimal. Very pricey though. Would go again just for the charcuterie board. Not sure the entrees are worth the price. When I made the reservation I noted that it was our 11th wedding anniversary but it was not acknowledged. Not a big deal at all but a little disappointing.

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vipNipa
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal from the bread through dessert! Loved the music playing and the energy! Started with a beautiful bottle of sparkling Cremant d’Alsace, cheese board, arancini, mixed salad, and octopus. We had the ricotta gnocchi and scallops, mussels dish for dinner. For dessert, the pistachio cake with sorbet and fudgelike chocolate hazelnut bar. We loved every bite!

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Wilmington, Delaware for a few days and it was one of the highlights of our trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Diego, made our dinner special. He was knowledgeable about the menu and the wines and very friendly. I had the fois gras special and my husband had the quail egg ravioli. Both are excellent but the ravioli stood out. We thought that this dish really highlighted the chefs skill and ability to come up with unique and complex flavor profiles. The Seabass that my husband had also demonstrated the chef skills. It’s worth your time to go to downtown Wilmington for this dining experience.

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ValeriaW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it 💕 will be back for more

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Vballmom
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fia was a great find for us when our daughter started at the UDEL. It has been our go to place. Always delicious! We will definitely make a point to come back even though she graduated!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good - the octopus was outstanding as were the smoked trout rillettes and seared sea bass. The pavlova was a disappointment - sticky like taffy rather than light and crisp, probably because it had been stored too long. Overall, therefore, I rated La Fia very good, and I would certainly recommend it to a friend.

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vipJess
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lovely outdoor seating. Noise level was low, great service, amazing food and fabulous drinks. La Fia is one of our favorite local spots!

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vipNoname
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and very good food; second visit, equally pleased than first.

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MarkH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special pleasure to get back to La Fia. Little has changed, which is what we had hoped. The menu is revised and includes some ambitious non-European directions, like their new moqueca, a Brazilian-inspired seafood stew, which was a real departure and a true delight. Great care goes into each dish. We had delicate starters, rich and nuanced main courses, and a stunning dessert -- pistachio tart topped with a bracingly acidic sorbet. The wine list is shorter and by the glass. The selections are inspired, as before, and the wait staff is well versed in pairings.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing, my mom complained about the volume of the music coming from the Queen.

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EdwardD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These Wednesday prix fixe dinners are tremendous and a great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner out on the street. The staff was amazing. It was an overall great dining experience.

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vipRickonRodney
London
141 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner at La Fia. Literally everything we ordered was great with the rigatoni, the duck confit, and the rillette leading the pack. The service was fantastic and the ambiance just perfect. We can’t wait to return!

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great food. The service was spot on. All the staff were friendly and helpful really made you feel comfortable. The only minor thing was noise level. Customers and music combined to make the room a bit laud.
We will be going back the Duck and pasta dishes are fantastic!

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vipZOMA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Service was terrible but the food was great!!!

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SheilaB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a beautiful night and we overheard lovely music from the bar across the street.
The food was above average.

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Csk10
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, drinks and service. Highly recommend!

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LisaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went in a small vaccinated group for the prix fixe special and everything was superb!

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vipCAMILLEK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food variety and quality were excellent. Our waitress was accommodating
and we all were pleased.

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olderguy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Reservation was available on time. Table in window area pleasant. Waitress attentive and the entries were unique.

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vipMelanieD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch on Mother’s Day. We had a reservation, but had to wait about 10 minutes for our table. The food (pre-fixed menu) was excellent and so were the drinks (cucumber gimlet). We had to take dessert to go, but that was delicious as well. We had never been here before, and my understanding is they only do brunch for Mother’s Day, but it was so good that we will definitely return for their regular menu. Thank you!

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CarlaD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Party of six dined on Mother's Day. Seated promptly. Food was excellent; however service was rather slow, especially for the second course. I can only attribute it a possible hiccup in the kitchen, as tables who came in after were served before us.
I won't hold it against them, though, because we always love the food at La Fia!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother day

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Jessicam
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!! Highly recommended

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TomH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.?mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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DaveC
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tasted thru most of the menu and everything was delicious. Gotta try the Lamb ribs! Chef Dwain never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice for dinner.
Worth a drive from Philly.

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La Fia is rated 4.9 stars by 1409 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.