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Lelli's of Auburn Hills

4.8
4.8
955 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 16 times today

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 up to 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.

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

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

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What 955 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Special Occasion

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Italian

  • Detroit

    Romantic

  • Detroit

    Special Occasion

  • Detroit

    Italian

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    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great service
  2. 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!
  3. NB

    NancyB

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With cousins!!
  4. NE

    NagiE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good ambience, taste, service, and timely delivery.
  5. 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
  6. DL

    DeniseL

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 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.
  12. KU

    KevinUWS

    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!
  13. JP

    JenniferP

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    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.
  14. 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.
  15. PN

    PeggyN

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. OS

    Open4Sue

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 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.
  19. 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
  20. C

    Cheryl2

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

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

    Susan

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent Waitress very nice Great experience
  22. KB

    KennethB

    Grand Rapids

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  23. 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.
  24. p

    prudyw

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Always the best service and food!
  25. G

    Greg

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good service and good food
  26. RD

    RonandDina

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely delicious. The service was very attentive. We were not rushed through dinner. We would go back in a heartbeat.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice experience. It had been a number of years since our last visit. We were please that quality, service, and ambiance was still top notch. Our congratulations to the owners. Curtis
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite place to eat when I come into town! The service, is memorable, and it feels so great in the atmosphere that the restaurants designed. The food, continues to come in several stages, it brings excitement to a dinner experience, that would otherwise not be so exciting or memorable. And the best part of all of this is that the food was absolutely delicious!
  29. MW

    MarkW

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome as always! The service and server was extra special! She was very helpful, funny, and helped us with ordering! She was just a joy to work with! It was an awesome date!
  30. D

    Dfit

    Detroit

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carrie Ann our server was OUTSTANDING! Food was delicious amazing evening
  31. F

    Foodforthought

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The table side Caesar salad was excellent as was the filet Mignon which was prepared exactly as requested.
  32. D

    Demetrio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best filet mignon I ever had. Service is top notch.
  33. LB

    LintonB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    I realize resturants are under staffed, but after finishing our salads it took one (1) hour to for them to serve our entrees.
  34. C

    Candykid20

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I have always loved and raved about Lelli's to everyone. It has been a special occasion spot for me for many years. I haven't been in Lelli's for probably 4 years and I can honestly say...I was disappointed. Our server Chad was AMAZING and definitely the highlight of our visit. While I appreciate the "look" of the restaurant, it needs some updating. For the amount of money that patrons pay for a meal, some of that needs to be put back into sprucing up the place. That leads me to the price of the meal...WOWZA. Last time I was at Lelli's you could get a 6 oz filet "traditional" style (all the courses) for around $50. That price has jumped to $72. I am well aware that food prices have jumped but the meal I ate just wasn't worth $72. The filet tasted great and of course the zip sauce, amazing as always, but my filet had a fatty end that I wound up not eating so my 6oz filet was more like an edible 4 oz filet. The potatoes had a strange taste, almost a boxed potato taste; I basically had to mix them with the zip sauce to make them more edible. Sad to say the soup and salad were the two best parts of my meal. As much as it disappoints me to say this, I'm not sure I'll be returning to Lelli's anytime soon. For a Friday night on Mother's Day weekend, I expected the restaurant to be jam packed; however, they were VERY slow and I can't help but think the less than desirable food experience I had was part of the reason.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great meal, as always. The dining room is a little loud.
  36. MV

    MVP623

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect spot to catch up with old friends we had not seen in a while. Exceptional food, service and atmosphere. 3 1/2 hours of a relaxing dinner flew by in no time. We will be back for sure.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent... I learned to not sit next to a large empty booth as once it became occupied the group was very very loud. Everything was funny apparently because the women in the group loudly and I mean loudly, laughed at basically everything and spoke in the same loud manner, heard everything they were talking about and unfortunately the people we were with speak somewhat softly so our night was kind of ruined. So if you want quiet I suggest sitting in the smaller dining room or in the bar area if it's not very busy.. Again... food was very good.. their filet is excellent and the wait staff very good also.
  38. KO

    KevinO

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was one my wife and I both consider a 5 star true dining experience. There is a difference in eating out and a dining experience. We felt welcomed, not rushed, a true sense of really caring about the quality of the food, the drinks and the service. We were treated like guest in someone’s home. Special thanks to Adre and the rest of the staff for making our evening so memorable.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    This was our first time at Lellis, the experience began well, the hostess was pleasant and friendly. Off to a good start. We were seated and waited 40 mins for our server, ok not a big deal.
  40. BD

    BrentD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Service and food was outstanding. For over $300 for 2 people to eat a nice meal, our table shouldn’t rock back and forth and the seat shouldn’t have stains on it.

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 4.8 stars by 955 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 16 times today
Google Map for Lelli's of Auburn Hills

885 N Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between M-59 and University Dr.

  • 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, 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 up to 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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