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Lelli's of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI

Lelli's of Auburn Hills

4.6
4.6
995 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

10:30 p.m.


Booked 30 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 995 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DM

    DonnaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and meal. Celebrated a birthday and our server made it feel special.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    OMG, what happened to the service in this restaurant? Had to go back to the hostess to ask for menus after being seated for an extended period of time. Then the waiter came by and basically tossed them at us and left. No, we won’t be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was very good. Service was excellent. I believe it is a little too high priced for what you get for your money.
  4. S

    Sean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for an all evening dinner experience. Worth the money.
  5. SB

    StephanieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lelli’s has been my husband and my favorite restaurant since we were dating. The ambience is perfect. The food is the absolute BEST. Every bite feels like a reward! I said “it’s not fair I can’t eat here every day!” Love Lelli’s so much!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Heat was not working, restaurant was freezing inside. Food got cold before we got a chance to finish eating.
  7. MC

    MotorCity23JEFF

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything great has it has always been over many decades beginning in Detroit near Woodward Ave and W. Grand Blvd. Top shelf all the way. A constant in a world that isn't always so.

    Lelli's of Auburn HillsResponded on January 14, 2023We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you soon. Thank you very much for the review Jeff. - The Lelli Family.

  8. SC

    SusanC

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, outstanding service. Wasn't thrilled with the Oysters Rockefeller or the table side Caesar salad. They put extra ingredients in the salad so that it did not taste like the traditional dressing. It was good but not traditional. Everything else was great.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Devahn(sp?) was great. The restaurant was really busy, but he stayed on top of everything. His timing with check backs and being attentive to our needs was superb.
  10. c

    char

    Detroit

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The service was terrible! We had to wait for a table for 20 min even though we had a reservation. We had to keep going and finding our waitress for a drink, our food and then our check!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waited for over 11/2 hour and still was not served.
  12. M

    Matman

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on New Year's Eve...and apparently we were not in the minority with that thought because the place was packed. Service at the bar was a little off but once we were seated, "Abe" took great care of us. The food was all cooked properly and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to going back here in the near future.
  13. MF

    MarciaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sadly Lelli's has had to raise their prices significantly making it a special occasion place only. But the food was still excellent and we all enjoyed our meals tremendously.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love lellis and havent been in awhile. It did nit disappoint. Everything was great!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Try he rap was delicious. lol as ‘
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We waited 20 minutes for our reserved table, while our total dinner experience lasted 3 hours…the food was excellent, but the service was slow, causing the food to be served warm, but not hot…the same thing happened to the table next to us…we laughed about it, all night…which made it fun, but in reality, their extremely slow service ruined an otherwise excellent meal 🫤
  18. DA

    DAAK

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food and great customer service. Pricey but worth it for a special experience.
  19. BM

    BigMFG

    Detroit

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    when you have been around since 1939 you know how to do things right.
  20. l

    luckilaura

    Key West

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Usually this restaurant is pretty empty but with the holidays, I did expect a full house. Not sure that the restaurant did however even with reservations. Our meal took almost 3 hours - I wouldn't necessarily complain about that if they would had made sure to serve our drinks within a short amount of time. At one point, someone in our party had to physically go to the bar and buy drinks - not good!
  21. TM

    TMC007

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It was ok- 1st time here: I am a foodie / who eats at a lot of high end restaurants - the bill matched what I spend at other high end premium restaurants but the overall experience wasn’t worth the price tag.
  22. I

    Ironmanklh

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service, great food! Great ambiance!!!
  23. M

    Mike

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian restaurant with exceptional food and service.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. RM

    RMac

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 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
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. DP

    DebraP

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Quiet Would go back again
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old world fine dinning excellence!
  34. 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❤️
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

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

    ElaineS

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 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.
  39. 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great service

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 4.6 stars by 995 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 30 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 />

  • Neighbourhood

    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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