Lelli's of Auburn Hills

4.7
869 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Come to Lelli's Restaurant for a fine dining experience you can't find anywhere else. Lelli's was opened by Irene and Nerio Lelli in 1939 and has been serving Northern Italian dishes to the Detroit metropolitan area ever since.
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HeatherH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were greeted by the lovely host, till the moment we left, we had the most wonderful experience. The bus boy, the waitress, all around great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Lelli’s. I cannot say enough about the attention to detail, quality of food and the excellent staff. We are never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Derrick was great!!

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ArthurZ
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food excellent, great service…even the valet

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vipMikeM
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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DanicaW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Steak was amazing as usual. Also had a few bites of the lobster which was also phenomenal. When we arrived one of our three waiters informed us that they were out of about 5-8 dishes- I think due supply problems since our reservation was at 5:30. The appetizers weren’t as good as usual would be my only note. I had shrimp cocktail and they were very, very small. The person I dined with had oysters and said that they were the worst he’s had. But overall delicious and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never have a bad experience here. I always order the palomino pasta and it’s always, amazing!!! The Lellis shrimp is a must! Whatever you order, it’s going to be delicious.

And we can’t forget Micheal, who is always awesome too.

Mimi A.

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cmdoyle
London
36 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and cocktails were delicious, and our server (Duane) could not have been more helpful and professional. The overall bill is quite pricey, but the Lelli's experience is well worth it for special occasions, and I highly recommend this Michigan landmark.

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LoriannK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CarrieAnne’s service was great! Very accommodating! Beautiful ambiance!

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KLBailey
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Allison was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good all around…

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HarrG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food but we were there over 2 hours. Too much time between courses.

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vipjimh
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have gone to Lelli's since med school in Detroit. The traditional serving has stayed the same but i was disappointed in steak. I looked forward to it and it was dry and salty. Sad but not the memory i have of lelli's

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JW00
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The atmosphere, food, and service were all sub-par for the experience you receive here and the price point you pay to dine. Highly overrated and unfortunately disappointing.

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vipLuv2dinem
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Birthday diner from my wife. Lamb chops were superb, eggplant Parmesan did not agree with my wife’s stomach

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service
Delicious

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Shirleyd
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Cannot wait to return

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vipJameswhite82
Detroit
62 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a treat to have a full course Italian meal. The food was fantastic and the service was awesome. Mitchell did a great job taking care of us.

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NancyH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing…start to finish!!!

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CJRowland
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. With the price of beef going up I think the value of the coupon should go up as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Im deeply disappointed in our experience last night. My filet was burnt. Everything else was pretty good. But they did not give us the dessert either that was part of the cost of the meal. The server said a manager would speak to us. That didnt happen.

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vipBentleyBoy
Detroit
55 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always was spectacular. Best filet & zip sauce ever. Minestrone soup is superb. The chicken Marsala was fork tender and delicious. Always love coming here. A very classy restaurant like all great restaurants “used to be”. I hope it’s still around in 100 years!

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SondraT
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely wonderful.

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KarenC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best filet in town! It is in the expensive side but worth it. You get great service but expect a dining experience not rushed. You get courses and depending on if you get there traditional Lelli’s or Ala crate it’s great. Enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great !

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Food was done perfect and presentation was lovely.

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chilidan
Orlando
78 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. I had the filet, done perfectly and very flavorful. A do again.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitchell was fantastic. Our meal was perfect. The filet is the best steak we’ve had in Michigan.

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LeahS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food as always! Waitstaff was very helpful.

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ShawnC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the table side ceasar was amazing!

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Unfortunately we weren't served our very first drink for 50 minutes. I've never experienced that before. Food was pretty good. Probably because of staffing the waiter was overwhelmed. I ordered lamb chops and got salmon. But I ate it "salm" lamb. I really want to give them another chance though. But it was not a pleasant experience all around

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great tasting food I ordered alacarte a T bone 28oz dinner came with veggies and potatoes though I had them hold potatoes. The steak cooked perfectly and took leftovers for a steak and egg breakfast at home the next day. My boyfriend had the 6 course meal enjoyed the filet immensely. The restaurant in need of a cosmetic update note the duct taped electric extension cord on the ceiling. Tacky.

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ElaineB
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant was way overpriced. The quality of food has really fallen yet their prices have gone up. Only thing that was truly delicious was the lobster and we spent close to $500 on dinner. Very disappointing. This use to be one if our go to restaurants.

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SamuelC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan Carlos is the man and the food was great while staff was friendly and accommodating

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MarkM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and excellent service! Will definitely be back!

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DiningMom
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Lellie’s. I had been there several times before for business dinners and had always had great experiences, so what better time to introduce Lellie’s to my husband than for our 25th wedding anniversary dinner. You don’t find many fine dining experiences like Lellie’s any more and the experience, food and service is worth the money. (The only improvement recommended would be to the exterior, as it it starting to look a little run-down; but once you step inside, you think you are in a different place - beautiful and elegant.)

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good dinner. Service was excellent and a nice quiet atmosphere . Value was very reasonable.

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. I love everything about it and the food is exceptional every time I go.

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JamesA
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic as usual and the service is always amazing! Only critique is I ordered the perch and the size of the six pieces were very small for the price of that dish.

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vipLarryT
Detroit
41 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We told Chad, our server, we wanted to have a quick bite to eat with a couple of carafes of wine.
Our selections were two from the list of appetizers: Tenderloin Tips and Shrimp Cocktail, accompanied by their house cab.
Every single morsel of tenderloin was like large cubes of prime filet: Fantastic!
Rather than three large shrimp with tails on, they served six good-size ones without the tails, along with a very tasty cocktail sauce. Simple for two, just fork one, dip it and eat it. Nice!
The wine exceeded both of our expectations, and at $9 was a great value.
Chad brought the check, we paid, and were on our way home in 45 minutes. Perfect!

FAQs

Lelli's of Auburn Hills does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lelli's of Auburn Hills also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 373-4440.

Lelli's of Auburn Hills is rated 4.7 stars by 869 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.

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