La Fia

4.7
994 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am-2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5pm-9:30pm
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Phone number
(302) 543-5574
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bryan Sikora
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Street
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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.
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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 994 People Are Saying
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner for 6 at La Fia Saturday night was a very nice experience. The staff honored a special request made prior to coming without hesitation. As we were a bigger party (the restaurant is not overly large) they seated us in a tucked away niche in back. It was perfect for our needs. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing. He made sure we were not wanting for drink- refreshing and did not hurry us. We don't get together very often so this was appreciated.

The menu is a bit limited but as foodies and we appreciate the quality of the preparation and the imaginative food offerings. The menu seem to vary somewhat daily which speaks highly of the chef and staff for cooking thoughtfully and strategically. The wine list is not extensive either, but nicely varied, well chosen, and provides something for every taste preference. For appetizers we tried the dates stuffed with bleu cheese (good, but needed a slightly sharper bleu to balance the sweetness, IMO), and a beet salad that was beyond delicious. Three people ordered "Extras" in place of apps: roasted cauliflower with golden raisins, garlic roasted mushrooms, and fried brussel sprouts. The waiter laughed about turning the menu upside down but thought it wasn't a bad idea. We shared all the apps and everyone agreed they were very satisfying. Entrees chosen included a nicely cooked Cobia served with three different types of winter squash which tipped the dish into the fantastic catagory, rigatoni and sausage minus the sausage, and duck confit with a smokey, flavorful vegetable ragu that was out of this world! It was our good luck to not try the bread until well into our meal...because otherwise we would have filled up on it! Seriously, it's that good:) To end the night we shared a tiramisu! Our only criticism is that there was only one vegetarian entre the night we were there. The others will be sad, but my partner and I will make a 2 1/2 hour drive soon just for La Fia.

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RS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply an amazing meal with spectacular service. We cant wait to go back

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CK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First visit to La Fia. Bread was excellent. Minimal beer selections, bottle & cans only. Server was great, entree of the lobster pasta was excellent but quite small. Rigatoni was equally good. Tables were very close, had to shoehorn into our seats & the convo from the tables we were wedged between were intrusive.

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RF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its my go to place if i want to impress someone about the dining quality of Wilmington

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Fia is the best restaurant in Wilmington. Food and service can't be beat. We love it!

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EW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service! We were imediately seated. Our server was fantastic! And the food, absolutely delectable! Compliments to their chef

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DR
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Lunch

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday

Very consistent. Never disappointed.

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WC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service, what else is there to say.

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VK
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diner with friends

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OT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Best restaurant in Delaware. Highlights are duck Cassoulet and octopus. Great wine selection. We look forward to next visit.

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MH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a delight. Several new items, including a duck cassoulet that was beyond belief. It's kind of a fresher take on the classic dish, with a duck leg on top. Best duck I ever tasted. They said it was cooked low and slow. As usual, our server suggested the perfect wines. I saw one negative review of La Fia -- and the fool was criticizing food they don't even serve! This place is the best.

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JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, we enjoyed the food and the service and staff were great. Thanks

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a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great lunch on a dreary day. Food was first rate and the waitress was as helpful as could be. I had the caesar salad with hangar steak which was perfectly ccoked. Other entre salad with bacon and avocado was excellent as well. A pleasure for lunch.

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GV
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Try the special wild boar chili. A knockout! And kudos if you can guess the spice (we had to ask).

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TG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DSO) dinner. Everything was stellar from the cocktails to the shared dessert. The service was also fabulous. We won't wait until the next DSO concert before we return!

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JT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine Food, Fine Wine, Fine Service. We have been several times and have always had a great dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved the food and the service at this place. It has to be one of the best places in Wilmington. Total gem

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience for an overnight in Wilmington. Octopus was incredible, homemade pasta cooked perfectly, and pork chop was wonderful... Our only food critique would be the toast "points", which were a bit oversized and non-descript (fois gras)/too vinegary (tapenade) for our taste.

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B
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Crowded tables and stingy pours on The cocktails and wine glasses.

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m
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal and ambience! My only complaint is that it has a limited menu; would have liked to have had a few more choices. Everything else was wonderful!

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SS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The pasta entrees were delicious, although a bit pricey. The warm dates appetizer was very tasty, but very small portion. The bread was outstanding with a nice crust and multi-grain taste. Nice wine list, but the amount in the glass was not generous. The building that La Fia is located in had a lot of character and nice ambiance inside. Our waiter was lackluster and not attentive and distracted from the overall experience. This restaurant is a a welcome addition to downtown Wilmington and I wish them much success, but they will need to be aware they are close to over-pricing their menu and offer better service by their staff.

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HB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful, the duck was to die for. My wife love the drinks and our waitress was the best. Over all it was great, we haven't been able to stop talking about the restaurant yet. We told our friends and family members about it.

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B
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my go to place when I want a special dinner or lunch .....food is always excellent and service first rate...it is not a big restaurant so reservations are recommended and if you can steal a table by the window is a good place to do some people watching.....it can be loud when the restaurant is full but well worth the visit....Queen is across the street so a good place to caught a drink and a few apps to enjoy before the performance

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BG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Service was good too. Really enjoyed this restaurant

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S
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. The menu offered several unique options and the cocktails were fantastic as was the food.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really liked this spot, very cute decor and lighting and great farm to table food. The bucatini pasta was so good.

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MR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

V nice place. I dined by myself and found it comfortable and with enough ambiant light to read my Kindle

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VG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Second visit. Limited but varied menu from delicious pasta dishes to game to steak. Both visits were great.

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MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always get a great meal! Also, I like the rustic decor and the location on Market Street.

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G
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful menu. Amy our server never missed a beat.

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h
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a large group for a birthday, and service got off to a bit of a slow start, but everyone was very kind. The food was wonderful, as it has been consistently on our last several visits. I appreciated their allowing us to bring a homemade cake, for which they charged an understandable and reasonable fee.
Cocktails and wines were all good.

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GS
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful cheese board, pork duo and ravioli. Boardeaux wine was impeccable. Service was caring and timely. La Fia never disappoints.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to La Fia. Both exceptional evenings. We arrived earlier than our reservation,but we were seated promptly and at our favorite table(last one in the back). Our server, Diego was great. Knowledgeable of both the wine list and menu items. He was attentive and interacted with other guests as well
We shared appetizer's, eggplant toast and the grilled octopus. Both were excellent. My wife chose the Cobia and I selected the Duck Breast. We thoroughly enjoyed each entree.
We were celebrating our anniversary and I had noted in my reservation that my wife loves any dessert with apples. The kitchen staff made her a special dessert, Apple Epineida(sp)
We highly recommend LaFia for any occasion.

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DD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch here and was able to sit outside on a lovely day!

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A
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and great cocktails (lemon drop martini, Manhattan, old fashioned are all excellent) - and THE BEST service by Lindsey. She is spot on with recommendations based on what you tell her you like and don’t like. Charcuterie board is divine.

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B
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time here. We will definitely be back. The service was outstanding, our server Lindsey was very attentive to our needs. The food was amazing and worth the splurge. Give La Fia a try, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

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l
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed this restaurant,; food was delicious and mildly unique. I like that ever item was on the actual menu rather then listening to specials. I love the ambiance of the location and service was excellent. My only complaint, it’s so loud! If you have good hearing, you’ll be fine, but us older people, not so great. I would still go back!

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service ! Nice ambiance ! We will be back

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go after a trip on or before going on the train to or from NYC

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