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About La Fia

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.

421 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am-2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
5th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 543-5574

Website:
http://lafiawilmington.com/

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.

Catering:
Please contact us for any catering requests. Our bakery is happy to customize a catering menu for any type of event.

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.

Executive Chef:
Bryan Sikora

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

La Fia Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (37)
Good for a Date (31)
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Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Cozy (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Romantic (14)
Casual (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Business Meals (11)
Healthy (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (5)
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Great for Brunch (3)
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People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

La Fia is a great addition to downtown Wilmington's restaurant scene. We went for dinner before theater and to celebrate my husband's birthday. I had a beet salad and quail with chestnut stuffing. He had tuna crudo and lamb chops. Everything was delicious. The portions were ample and we both felt very satisfied with our dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My wife and I celebrated out 27th wedding anniversary with you on Thursday night.
First visit in a while and we were pleased to find that La Fia has kept up the standards that we have always come to enjoy.
The food is always top notch as well as the service.
My thanks to all involved.
We promise to visit more often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

1st time there for lunch, and it was louder than i remembered it being at dinner. We were there to talk business over lunch and it was too loud for that. Food was great as always though, and service was good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great little restaurant if you are in downtown Wilmington.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Tuna Tataki and pesto shrimp salad were delightful. Excellent hostess and server. Lunch service was prompt, but not rushed. Always satisfied at La Fia!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Every wonderful thing said in the other reviews is TRUE. The food here is FANTASTIC. Servers and staff, though clearly overworked, are ALL cheerful, pleasant, and a delight. There was not a single dish here that was average or poor. Both of us found the appetizers, pasta, and mains to be fabulous. Had the octopus, buccatini, bass, and pork chop. Wines were all well paired and the server (Amy) was very knowledgeable and her suggestions were spot-on. The Merchant cocktail was also delicious. I would be happy to make a detour here anytime I travel the I-95 corridor

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food and wine were fantastic! My Sirloin steak was cooked to perfection which is hard to achieve even in the best steakhouses. Apple crisp was so good I cannot wait to go back for more. Service was professional yet friendly, and attentive!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

I love this place. We were in town on business and went 2 nights in a row. Great to eat at the bar. The beet salad and octopus was amazing. I wish there was a La Fie in NYC.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fun, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Seems to be slipping a bit. Still the best food in Wilmington, by far. Could use a little more attention to the little things (service not consistent, place settings were not complete at each table with missing napkins/utensils, upkeep could improve by fixing the wall bruises). Again, menu and food are terrific. Just could use a little more TLC as it gives the impression that no one is staying on top of the restaurant.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

La Fia is a gem. When they say everything on the menu is a special, it’s true.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food is excellent. The wine list is ridiculous; very expensive. Most wines are well over $50/bottle. The one bottle that was $45 was sold out. Really need to get some more reasonably priced wine options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We grabbed appetizers before the ballet and enjoyed good service and food. The prices are a little high; be smart and ask for wine by the glass prices before ordering. I was dismayed when I got the bill and the "house Chardonnay" was $15/glass. I had ordered 2 not realizing I was spending more on wine than an entree! Otherwise, a gourmet meal with excellent service. The cheese board is very delectable and is $22. I have also enjoyed brunch on a Sunday when it is offered. This is a good choice when you have some money to spend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Randomly picked this site per the reviews on open table. Everything was delicious. Interesting menu combinations. Intimate setting. We had a great dinner then we walked down to the Grand Opera House to catch a show. I will return again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our 2nd visit to La Fia. Once again, we were extremely pleased with our dinner, the service, ambiance, etc. We will definitely be back again. The charcuterie is magnificent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent meal as usual. Pleasantly surprised by the new menu!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A pleasant surprise. None of us had eaten there before, but we made a reservation on the strength of the Open Table reviews, and we weren't disappointed. Definitely recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

In a word extraordinary!
There is CULINARY power in this place. Great ingredients prepared with respect. Seasonal nuance.
Classical cooking with on trend additions. Love it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is our go to place for dinner before heading to the Delaware Theater Company. We are never disappointed; well, I was disappointed that the duck breast was not available. But our server highly and enthusiastically recommended their new pork chop from some heritage breed. So I ordered it. It was absolutely fantastic. Probably the best I've ever had. My dining companion ordered the rack of lamb and it was also great. But we both agreed that the pork chop was the star of the evening. We shared a great apple crisp with vanilla bean ice cream to finish the meal and it too was great. This will continue to be our go to place to dine before the theater!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Seared Tuna Tataki was perfectly prepared and bursting with flavor. Service was prompt for lunch and the waitress acknowledged that this was a return visit for me. This made me feel appreciated. Reservations are highly recommended; the cozy space fills up quickly. I will definitely return!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent overall experience, as usual. We've never been disappointed at La Fia.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food was delicious. The tuna was perfectly seared.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised to have such a great meal - in Wilmington of all places. The place was a well oiled machine with wonderful food and great service. I'll definitely return when back in town.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Good experience. Good was solid if a tad salty. Foie gras was a bit strange (served cold) and the butterscotch pudding was not butterscotch pudding but the bucatini and lamb were both very good.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent menu, food was fantastic. The atmosphere was nice, not cramped like many places in the city. Our server Diego was excellent. He really knew the menu and offered great suggestions when we asked. Again, the food is exceptional, some very creative dishes with local ingredients.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I had the most amazing dinner a few weeks ago and came back for the same thing. I started with the heirloom tomato salad and I had the lamb entree. Both were incredible and my second time having them. For dessert I had the apple crisp with vanilla ice cream and that too was amazing. It’s definitely big enough for two people to share but I ate the whole thing myself. Service was ok. It’s always tough eating alone because they don’t always pay too much attention to you.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our cocktails were perfect. It was restaurant week so there was a three course menu which included almost the entire daily menu. Each course was artistically presented and tasted wonderful. Our server/bartender was spot on with his recommendations and very attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Overall positive experience - food very good, service attentive. But we went during restaurant week and maybe saved some money but portions very small - more of a tasting menu. Server said that normal portions are twice as large. I guess that's just the way it goes.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

The staff seemed overwhelmed, and even though we were patient, the original server could not even remember our order for drinks, and returned after 10 minutes to ask us what we ordered again.... three other waitresses filled in, and we never saw Matt again...
But the food was great, and hope to give them another try soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

My boyfriend and I have been to La Fia many times, we decided to take his father to show him since he was in town. As always, amazing food and it was restaurant week there as well so amazing price for the dinner we got. Also our server was excellent this evening, made great recommendations and answered all of our questions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We went there for Restaurant Week on a date night, and we couldn't have been happier with our experience, which included well-crafted cocktails, excellent wine, and dishes that were creative, prepared with care, and obviously made from the highest quality local ingredients. Even the butter for the bread was outstanding. I especially recommend the grilled octopus first course.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great service and environment

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

First time there for our anniversary celebration. I ordered the Sea Bass and he ordered the Lamb entrée - both were excellent. Service was also excellent. We had heard rave reviews from our friends and we were not disappointed!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I had the best lamb dish I have had in years. So delicious and amazing. The service was great as well.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great atmosphere, delicious food and great service. A must go restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Reservation was made on line and the table was ready when we arrived. Waiter was prompt and knew the menu well and made good suggestions. Food was well prepared and presentation was good.
Will go there again for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Excellent service - friendly, knowledgeable and attentive w/o being obtrusive at all. My wife had the Don and Son Pinot Noir (as did I with dinner) - velvety smooth and delicious, I had a pretty good Old Fashioned. The cheese board was outstanding and very generous at $22 -
I couldn't finish my main course! We really took our time with this and were not even a bit rushed. For the main, she ordered the Smoked Black Cod, I had the Mushroom Ravioli. Both were mouth-wateringly good. No room for dessert. Only caveat: noise. La Fia was packed - on a Wednesday night! - and we had to turn up the volume, if you will, to hear each other. A lively room, for sure. Not sure I'd come back for a quiet, romantic dinner, but we'll definitely be back for the food and service. I would definitely recommend reservations.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Overall very good. The server was good but not overly pleasant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

La Fia was a great find! The service, food, cocktails, & ambiance were awesome! Will definitely go again when visiting our daughter at UDEL. Charcuterie was the BEST!

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Fabulous, as always. The food is just so good and so consistent. I do have to say, I miss the grilled ceasar. But the fried chicken salad is my new favorite. Love this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A spectacular experience. Excellent food customized to our interests. Natasha was an amazing server. Couldn't have had a more enjoyable experience.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas
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