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Lelli's of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI

Lelli's of Auburn Hills

4.7
4.7
973 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 373-4440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Call General Manager Rebecca Lelli for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Lelli's can accommodate anywhere from 10 - 200 people in a private dining area that includes a wide screen television for multimedia presentations. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Lelli's. Customized menus can be created for any group and we can accommodate most any food allergy or restriction.

  • Private party contact

    Edward Brown - General Manager: (248) 373-4440

  • Neighborhood

    Auburn Hills

  • Cross street

    Between M-59 and University Dr.<br />

  • Parking details

    We offer valet as well as self-park in a secure, well lit parking lot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 973 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Italian

  • Detroit

    Good for special occasions

  • Detroit

    Italian

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  1. M

    Mike

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian restaurant with exceptional food and service.
  3. JW

    JanetW

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was good as always Although the restaurant was cold and drafty.
  4. BB

    BentleyBoy

    Detroit

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service is ALWAYS outstanding! Our waitress Rhonda could not have been better. My ribeye steak was to die for! A bit pricey, but so is everything lately. They could have dialed down the air conditioning. Cold enough outside for the heat to have been on instead. Will definitely return.
  5. RM

    RMac

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best of the best. Food is consistently delicious and the service from David was top notch, especially his tableside caesar salad
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our favorite “ go to “ Resturant . Extensive menu; great steaks, various pastas and veal, always great flavor and service!
  7. t

    twofoodies1992

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The steak was delicious, and the kitchen knows how to cook a medium rare steak. The waiter was kind of a jerk. It is very expensive! So the service could have been better.
  8. DS

    DougSmith

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Except this past year, we visit a few times a year. Food is always outstanding as is the service.
  9. D

    Dougt49

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing as always. Decided to get the veal chop this time and was not disappointed.
  10. DP

    DebraP

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Quiet Would go back again
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old world fine dinning excellence!
  12. SB

    SallyB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husbands birthday and every single thing was perfect. From the hostess to all of the staff and our expert waiter. It was the best and we will be back❤️
  13. BG

    BruceG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent. Portions are large so be careful ordering salad.
  14. f

    foodsnob94

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    I called ahead of time and let them know we are celebrating a birthday and requested a nice booth. The person that took my call said we won’t put you in the booth that everyone walks pass and near the front so we’ll get you somewhere in the middle of the dining room. We show up and of course they put us in the booth they said they wouldn’t put us in so I had to ask them to move us. Where they put us wasn’t much better but it was better than the first one. Our server had no clue we were celebrating a birthday so we had to tell him which defeats the purpose of putting that in your notes when you book thru opentable so they obviously don’t read what you write. I will say the food and our server , David, was excellent. The only thing was he came out with desert with a candle on it, which was cool and when I paid the bill, I noticed they didn’t even take the desert off to recognize your birthday like every restaurant I’ve gone to does. Overall… good food and service but they don’t pay attention at all to the details of a special occasion. This was my first time there as well so next time I go, I’ll just go to the bar and eat and will definitely not go to celebrate anything.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, just like we remembered! The server, Juan Carlos, was great too!
  16. ES

    ElaineS

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent as always. Short staffed like everyone else but waitstaff worked their tails off to provide good service. Can’t go wrong with Lelli’s.
  17. M

    Maxi

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in and were greeted by the smiling friendly hostess, we felt extremely welcomed by the staff. The waiter was so professional , warm and knowledgable, it was almost shocking after our restaurant experiences of late at other venues. The two young busboys were absolutely the best; extremely polite (referred to us as "Sir"/ "Mam" !) , attentive and charming! They actually seemed to take pride in their jobs. Empty plates and glasses never lingered for long on the white tablecloth. It is evident that the proprietor/management has done a stellar job instilling traditional restaurant etiquette and service values in their staff. Last but not least, the food was pure, traditional Lelli's perfection. The same quality that originated long ago with the Lelli Family in Detroit. Pride of ownership could not be more apparent.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great service
  19. SG

    SharonG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!! Went for my MIL 80th birthday and server was excellent, the atmosphere was so nice and relaxed at lunch, food was excellent and the whole experience was exactly what I wanted for her birthday celebration!
  20. NB

    NancyB

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With cousins!!
  21. NE

    NagiE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good ambience, taste, service, and timely delivery.
  22. DR

    DaleR

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chad was a great asset to the whole experience, would highly recommend for any occasion
  23. DL

    DeniseL

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! We love it!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are return customers. Everything was great…the food the wait staff…especially Duane. We ask for him every time.
  25. GS

    GeorgeS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Just like the good old days
  26. MS

    MatthewS

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We arrived on a very demanding night for the staff. And despite some difficulties and losses of some customers that evening, the staff performed admirably with Grace and professionalism. I recommend anyone planning to dine at a venue of this type plan to make a long evening of it, enjoy the conversation with your other guests and above all, be courteous and talk with your servers as if they were your friends.
  27. e

    erich

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The wait staff was too attentive. Very nice and cordial.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    I thought it was going to be a pleasant experience… I bought a Groupon (forgot to use it.., but that just means we will be back there soon haha before it expires!) and thought it would be nice to dress up and go on a date with boyfriend. We were skeptical when we first walked in, the waiter was really nice, explained everything on the menu to us as it was our first time there. Appetizer was great. Salad was a bit sour (too much dressing), soup (forgot to take picture, was too eager to start feasting) was sooo yummy! We ordered the Traditional 6-course meal with the 32oz dry-aged Porterhouse. And then had a raspberry sorbet and pistachio spumoni for dessert (3-layer ice cream; like napoleon ice cream but instead of strawberry, it was pistachio-layer) My night was ruined when someone from across the booth I was sitting in said a racial slur in my direction (they looked directly at me, peered into my soul). So Disrespectful, in my opinion.
  29. D

    Dinner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service- great experience. In town for a business meeting and found this restaurant on Open Table for lunch. Great find!
  30. JP

    JenniferP

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a beautiful restaurant although a bit dated in some places. I enjoyed the gorgeous fresh flowers everywhere and attention to detail. The servers are dressed in suits and my glass was never empty nor my dirty plates on the table.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite place to eat when in town - the food is memorable and the staff are amazing.
  32. PN

    PeggyN

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great traditional Italian food in an classic old style atmosphere, feels like you stepped back in time to a traditional classic Italian restaurant.
  33. NL

    NisiLuvs04

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeted happily at the door and seated at our favorite table (without even asking), this couldn’t have been a more wonderful evening. We told our server, Justin, that we were attending a concert later that night and his service was perfection. He didn’t hover or rush us, but he kept things moving along seamlessly. The food was as delicious as always, as were the cocktails, and the dining room was as elegant as usual. We love this place!
  34. p

    pmcg2015

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A delightful dinner e,perience with out-of-town friends. KariAnn was great.
  35. OS

    Open4Sue

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner and drinks before a concert and were very happy with the food, service and atmosphere.
  36. GC

    GayleC

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was extremely slow. There was a singer performing and it was very distracting. food was good
  37. C

    Cheryl2

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and service. No. Not good. EXCELLENT!!
  38. S

    Susan

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent Waitress very nice Great experience
  39. KB

    KennethB

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  40. KK

    KristenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the ambiance was classic steakhouse. We were celebrating a birthday. The staff was amazing, thoughtful and attentive.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lelli's of Auburn Hills using the Order Online button. Lelli's of Auburn Hills also offers 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 973 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Lelli's of Auburn Hills

885 N Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between M-59 and University Dr.<br />

  • Neighborhood

    Auburn Hills

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer valet as well as self-park in a secure, well lit parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 373-4440

  • Catering

    Call General Manager Rebecca Lelli for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Lelli's can accommodate anywhere from 10 - 200 people in a private dining area that includes a wide screen television for multimedia presentations. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Lelli's. Customized menus can be created for any group and we can accommodate most any food allergy or restriction.

  • Private party contact

    Edward Brown - General Manager: (248) 373-4440

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