Traditional Italian cuisine
Traditional Italian cuisine is alive and well in Farmington Hills, Mich. The owner and staff are warm and engaging, bending over backward to make you feel special. The decor is Italian opulent like the elegant days of Las Vegas. The traditional Italian dishes like veal piccata, filet with zip sauce, etc. melt in your mouth and the garlic is heaven.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent we
The food was excellent we had a wonderful experience and Steven the waiter was outstanding The only negative comment is when we first arrive three men were standing at the door the receptionist was on the phone and we're not it's not acknowledged approximately 3 or four minutes come to find out it was one of the owners other than that I would give it 5 stars. Very special and Romantic
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wow! Having worked at The
Wow! Having worked at The Ritz Carlton, I appreciate great service. From start to finish it was first class! Driving up to the door and noticing the well kept grounds. Inside beautiful, clean, and everyone with smiles and happy to greet and serve you.
We can't wait to go back! Great food, great service and clean and beautiful!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the "6-course" option that you can add on to any entree for $10! A couple of very expensive items on the menu, but for the most part, entrees were reasonable. Great, romantic atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful dining room in a
Beautiful dining room in a beautiful setting. The filet was just as delicious as I remembered it from the original Lelli's downtown. We did miss the relish tray and side of pasta with our meal thoug!!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am always happy with the
I am always happy with the food choice. I dine out quite frequently (4-6 times per month) for dinner and often for lunch. I am impressed with the high quality of your staff from the valet on through the rest of the experienced waitstaff and the congenial hostess.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Greeat service, food and good proces. Terrific for most ocassions.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was Great!!! Just like the original Lelli's. Great for a special occasion or drinks on the deck.
We've enjoyed the food and ambience at the original Lelli's on Woodward and at the new location on Opdyke. Add golf to the mix and you have the perfect combination!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Lelli's a number of times and each time we loved it. The food is excellent - the wait staff is very nice. We have introduced quite a few of our friends to Lellis and they were not disappointed. We will be back and bring more friends.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chicken Parmesan is one of
Chicken Parmesan is one of my faves. I had the best EVER at Lelli's. The chicken was thin and temder and the cheese was wonderful. However if you are expecting a side of spaghetti with it, No, No, No, not at Lelli's. Their signature is mashed potatoes, So be warned if you want to change it.
Hubby had the meat ravioli and also thought it was the best ever. Their sauce is very tasty.
Also we had enough left over to take home dinner for tomorrow.
Our server seemed kind of dour at first, but seemed to warm up as time went by.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to Lelli's many times, and are never disappointed. The food and service are terrific. We recently hosted 100 guests at a rehearsal dinner in their indoor/outdoor party room.....what a fabulous spot for entertaining. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating, the food was amazing, and overall, reasonably priced.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was superb! Too
The service was superb! Too much food and we forgot about "moderation". Attempted to polish it all off. Big mistake. Should have taken the soup & pasta home so we could have truly enjoyed the entre.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just what we have expected from Lelli's over the years. We used to frequent the downtown location for years until; it burned and then started to go to Auburn Hills. We have moved permanently to Florida (7) years ago but always want to have the famous filet when we are In town. My wife loves the Zip sauce!!!!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Sea Bass, wow.
One of the owners walks through the restaurant checking details including chatting with customers; that's how 100% is maintained, constant quality control.
Call back confirmation for online reservations, & to discuss special requests, is a great way to begin the dining experience.
Our meals were superb!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive but very nice. Seemed
Expensive but very nice. Seemed to be a little overpriced. Food and service very good thought. Could use a selection of Craft Beer not much of a selection.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The veal was excellent as
The veal was excellent as was the sauce. Our waiter was very knowledgable. I recommend ths place for lunch!
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food but...
The food was excellent, as always. Our waiter was very nice but I had to ask a different waiter for more coffee, more butter. Ours was not attentive enough.
The restaurant was quiet and lovely when we first arrived at 6 pm. Around 7 pm it started to fill up and became very noisy. I was glad we were almost done with our meal.
It is very dark inside so when we went out, the outside lightness took some getting used to. I wish they could find a way to allow the outside light in.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate outside on the terrace overlooking the gol course. Service was excellent and food was delicious. We are looking forward to going back soon, this has become our favorite restaurant in the Detroit area.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the food
Recommend the classic and filet. One of the est ever. Very memorable.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had requested a quiet booth and mentioned Anniversary. It was a Sunday and they easily complied with a very private booth and acknowledged the occasion. Everything we had was fantastic. Portions, presentation and tastes exceeded expectations. Will certainly make a return visit.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I recommend this restaurant. Wife and I had a great evening. Food and service were excellent. Ambiance was plush. The staff are all in black tie tuxedos, so it is a special occasion type of place.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, as always
I can not be objective, I Love this place. The Lelli Burger is one of the absolute best lunches you can buy in the region - period. Dinners are always a special occasion, great service, great selection, well presented and great tasting. For this meal my wife went with the filet Oscar and I had the pan seared scallops and salmon. The steak was done perfect and the Oscar was full of sweet crab. Both the scallops and salmon were melt in your mouth great. I can not wait to go back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Service
We always have a wonderful dining experience whether it's formal seating or eating in the bar/lounge area. Service is perfect and with personality. It's nice to see an ecclectic group of patrons as you look around, varying in age, dress, ethnicity, heritage etc. Food is fabulous.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking for a dining experience that took us back to the days when Detroit boasted some of the best restaurants and found it here! Lelli's on Woodward was a favorite and the tradition lives on in Farmington. Service and food were every bit as good as the original. Visit from Mark was a special connection with the pride of ownership that made Detroit restaurants great in their heyday. Hard to find quality like this in the world of impersonal chain restaurants.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most enjoyable Evening
I was with my new love of about 7 weeks and the evening at Lellis made our 1st Sweetest Day together most enjoyable.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a business lunch
Great ambience and excellent service. This is close to my office and is a great spot for me to entertain out of town customers. Very classy atmosphere, great service and food.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The fillet mignon and minestrone soup lunch was wonderful. It brought back memories of Lelli's in Detroit.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Atmosphere is great. Can't find a place like this anymore. Romantic, cozy nice but not pretentious., food was great. expensive but worth it!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality and Customer Service
Quality and Customer Service
I live about a mile from this location. I have gone there twice in the last month. Had great food and wonderful service. I don't know why I haven't gone there more often.
Would definitely recommend.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, no problem for individual checks within a group. Accommodated individual allergy requests. Surprised by valet only parking with a designated fee.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful. Sandy,
The food was wonderful. Sandy, our server, was very engaging, and a good sense of humor. Knows the right questions to ask, and leads nicely into food suggestions (drinks, appeitziers, etc). It was a wonderful birthday dinner!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We drove from Eastpointe to enjoy my birthday dinner at Lelli's. Dinner selections were awesome, hard to choose from so many excellent choices. Very nice dinner.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This 3rd generation restaurant is our family favorite. From the moment you arrive, you are treated like royalty. Our waiter, Lorenzo, was superb. Their filet mignon is like no other you have eaten....you can cut it with a butter knife.....
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our evening was terrific.
Our evening was terrific. The service and food topped our expectations. Enjoyed the atmosphere and would recommend the restaurant to others for a special occasion or just friends getting together.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I needed to find a special place to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner this year. We lost my dad unexpectedly earlier in the year and I wanted to make a new holiday memory for my mom. It was actually through Open Table that I found Detroit area restaurants who were serving Thanksgiving dinner. After a bit of research, I made reservations at Lelli's; having never been to Lelli's before and only knowing of the Lelli's tradition. We were not disappointed. The service was very good, there were some unique choices on the special Thanksgiving menu. We would like to go back to enjoy the regular menu. Ambiance of a very traditional Italian establishment. I would consider this an expensive restaurant, but perfect for a special occasion.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM