La Fia

4.7
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1301 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.

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JoeM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and a thoughtful setup during these particularly tough times. Only feedback I'd give is to block the outside tables from walking traffic better. Service was great, let us change from outside to inside so we could finish our meals without having to deal with the water main fixes happening near our table. All the food was delicious.

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VeronicaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service amazing, very special menu for Brandywine Restaurant week prepared by chef Dwayne AWESOME!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our waitress was wonderful. We felt very Covid safe.

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been here before and it was just as good as prior visits. Excellent food. Great service. Will be back again.

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YogaGirl
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful and delicious.

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RyanZ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a cozy corner table and a great meal at La Fia! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal on Tuesday for Restaurant Week! The food was out of this world good, my husband even said “I don’t deserve to eat this good” - we actually ordered 3 of the pre-fix menus for restaurant week and weren’t disappointed. The duck confit and polenta stood out as first courses and the pork ravioli and shortrib were perfection! Our server Lindsey was super attentive and offered great recommendations. We were never left looking for anything! Don’t miss out- go to La Fia today! The best meal you’ll get in Wilmington, hands down

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MikeC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was very good, the restaurant had a nice charm to it. Will definitely go back again.
The only concern I had was that even though paper menus are used because of Covid-19 , one of our menus had a stain on it, meaning that it had been previously used, so I felt the need to wash my hands after ordering.

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vipAveryhappydiner
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door, until we left, the whole experience was wonderful. We started with a glass of wine and the cheese board. We were also given a basket of toasted bread. Every cheese was wonderful. I don't normally appreciate lavender in food, but the lavender in the nuts was so subtle, they were delicious. My husband and I both had the cod, and highly recommend it.

We would often recommend La Fia to our friends. It is a little bit out of the way for us, but we always feel like we had a special dinner at La Fia.

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vipJohnK
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Wilmington. Inventive dishes, solid wine list, fun drinks and the BEST grilled octopus on the planet.
They rotate dishes and add new things seasonally. For Fall the pork ravioli and kale salad with figs are divine. We’re already planning our next outing.

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vipRenee
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was spicy and delicious. Very different cod fish-too salty- the seafood risotto was wonderful- in a chili broth and spicy.the pasta masa cavatelli-the taste of jalapeño pesto without too much heat-
The waitress was a real foodie and enhanced our meal with her descriptions of what to order and of our food
And how it was made.
We will definitely go back

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TonyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate outside and the weather was better than expected. Clear night and the wind was blcked by the surrounding buildings. The food was great with an abundance of different flavors. Service was also great and very attentive.

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Dennis
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I love this restaurant. My wife is very particular with food quality. La Fia has some excellent dishes. The Duck leg is outstanding, as well as the Beef Tartare, Albacore Tuna Crudo. The Pork Ravioli is also very tasty. The cuisine has many new French-American dishes, as well as Italian and even Scandinavian elements. Some dishes are slightly sweet for us, but other people may like that. The cocktails and service are both excellent. Their Market Manhattan is wonderful. Really nice place overall.

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shannonl
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LaFia, everything is always perfect! Even during a pandemic, LaFia never disappoints!!

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vipKevinV
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were happily surprised by everything. Our waitress's name was Natasha and she was extremely polite and helpful with helping us to choose our app, entrée and desserts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always excellent, so happy they have survived the virus and doing better culinary than ever

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Chris
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service was perfect. Highly recommend the short ribs and the duck.

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PHILIPA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good as well as the service. I would recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a wonderful meal after eating at home for 4 months. The chef is amazing and really hit the mark on every course.

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vipDagmarR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I love this please, nevertheless this meal was my least favorite.

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Natasha
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Reservations made at 6:30p on a Saturday. It was pretty busy our waitress was amazing. However we weren’t able to put in a dinner order until an hour later. My date’s plate was warm, however my steak was lukewarm at its best. By the time our food arrived it was super chilly outside HOWEVER they were very accommodating and were able to seat us inside. Cocktails weren’t the greatest either. But beautiful decor (inside and outdoor seating)

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed entire experience. Great choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team was amazing

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
374 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. The steaks were cooked perfectly. We would highly recommend. Nice restaurant.

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DebM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delectable dining! My new favorite restaurant. Fun cocktails. Killer duck confit. Warm atmosphere. Can’t wait to return.

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vipEdwardD
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great 3-course dinner at La Fia This is a great value, why not advertise it.

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vipDEdiner
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is reaching very sophisticated levels with new chef. Both appetizers and entrees were excellent as well as surprising. We dine out way too frequently and this was the best and most sophisticated meal we have had locally in years.

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vipEdwardD
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 3-course meal (even if dessert was sold-out). Thank you!

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vipPBSEHS
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food available either indoors or outdoors. The menu is always changing and has something for all tastes. The octopus salad was the best I've had (even in Europe). The cocktails are also fabulous. This place is at the top of our Foodie list.

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DAVIDB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great inspired food, nice outdoor seating and service.

JK
vipJohnK
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this place for its ambience and service and especially for the inventive dishes and drinks. The rye gnocchi is one of the most unique and beautifully composed ever. And of course, the octopus (and standard in the menu) is amazing and regularly reimagine just to keep things fresh.

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Jason
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was exceptional. My wife seafood risotto and had braised lamb ragout. Fresh ingredients full of flavor.
We will be dining there again soon.

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vipSteven
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Domain Hudson had been our favorite restaurant, then Chef Duane left for parts West. Now he is back at La Fia, his time away has sharpened his craft. Our meals at LaFia since his return have been superb. We always order the chacuterie, Chef Duane prepares his own smoked and aged meats. Our daughter does not eat liver, but she loves his pate.
Our meal on Tuesday could not have been better. Diego our server and mixologist prepared wonderful drinks. I believe everyone in Wilmington knows LaFia. With the addition of Chef Duane the restaurant has stepped up to a new level.

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KimD
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great all around! Our favorite place! Never disappoints!

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vipJenniferV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 2nd meal at La Fia. We came here almost 2 years ago, and it was just as good then. I’ve traveled across Italy, and had meals there that were not as good as this. Highly recommend - both the service and food are amazing.

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Yazz
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants! The menu is small, but every item on it is fantastic. I took my server’s recommendation & tried the zucchini cake for dessert... HIGHLY recommend!

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bhug
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It's tough to want to try and find anything subpar. Online reservation was easy, hostess was friendly, server was informative, prompt and helpful. Food was outstanding. Had seafood risotto, octopus appetizer and masa cavetelli. My girlfriend's Cosmo drink was yummy. Decor is soft, not overpowering and cool looking. If I could find anything, it was the light fixtures are dusty. But in my second trip in two weeks, La Fia is my favorite Delaware eatery. Chef Dwain's dishes are creative and excellent and staff were perfect. Drove from Galena, Maryland so it was about a 50 minutes one way. We can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Will be back soon!

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vipTerryK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to La Fia from out of town. Our reservation was for 8:15. Due to traffic we didn’t arrive until 8:50. The staff were so accommodating despite the fact that the last seating was at 8:30. They didn’t rush us at all. The food was spectacular AS ALWAYS! Lindsay, our server, was just delightful!! Thank you for a fabulous relaxing evening! Can’t wait to come back!!
Fondly Terry and Tom Cekoric

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food. Basically perfect.

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La Fia is rated 4.7 stars by 1301 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.