Lelli's of Auburn Hills

4.6
856 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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JW00
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service
Delicious

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Shirleyd
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Cannot wait to return

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vipJameswhite82
Detroit
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing…start to finish!!!

CJ
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
36 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
53 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
41 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
19 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
77 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
2 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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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!

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LynnD
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary there and our waitress Rhonda was awesome and the food and drinks didn't disappoint! Would definitely go back.

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jawrox
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mother’s Day dinner. Everyone was
Very happy.

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vipMichaelS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service were great which is why we went there on Mother's Day. The foyer and lobby need some work. The floor is falling apart and both the lobby and foyer is used for unsightly storage of chairs, shovels, salt bags and paper trash. The ceiling tiles in the main dining room are water stained and mismatched which is something you wouldn't see at the Capital Grill, Ocean Prime, Hyde Park, etc. That is the reason for the low score on the ambience. Still, we went for the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Little disappointed with an up charge of 11 dollars for a small side of alfredo pasta but a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service! The chateaubriand was perfection. Great restaurant for a date or special occasion.

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Jwhite
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible waited 3 hrs for my food. Was not pleased when I got it to go

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vipLarryT
Detroit
41 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first restaurant meal in over a year, and it couldn't have been any better. Table-side service, attentive waitstaff, excellent food and fine wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and enjoyed every moment and morsel of food. The food was amazing and we had enough to bring home and enjoy. The waitstaff was fun, considerate and caring.

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MarieW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and customer service! Would highly recommend.

KB
KatherineB
Northern MI
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lellis in Auburn Hills is one of our fave Italian restaurants. Great attentive service, great food, relaxing old world ambiance. A little pricey, but a nice night out.

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ChristineA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We had an 8:00 dinner reservation and we arrived 10 minutes early. We didn’t get sat until 8:45. A server didn’t come to our table to take our order until 9:30. The Caesar was amazing. The lobster was cold and lacked flavor. The service was extremely slow but the staff was all super polite. Because of the late seating and slow service, we will not be back for awhile. Our food should have been too notch for the price we were paying. We spent $400 for 2 adults & 4 kids.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a 7:30 reservation and was not seated till 8:15. We were put on the walk in list and not treated us like we had reservations. Other than that it was a pleasant experience

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kelli
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We had to wait to be seated 70 minutes past our reservation time! Once seated everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and food was prepared above average. Best filet ever!

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 4.6 stars by 856 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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