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Lelli's of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI

Lelli's of Auburn Hills

4.2
4.2
1174 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

19:00


Booked 15 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Area
    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
    Gluten-free Options

What 1,174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

1,174 Reviews
  1. JudyMichigan

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I both had filet mignon and it was the best we had ever had. Alex was our server. He was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Even though it was Mother’s Day, I can’t excuse the 1.5 hour wait between appetizers/salad course and entrees. And when the food did come out, steaks were cold, pasta bland, chicken piccata was rubbery. Bad all around. Trying to get beyond it ruining our celebration. And it was VERY expensive…

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a horrible experience

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You really forget where you are when dining here. Quiet, classy and a variety of options that are truly Iron Chef worthy. I have had nothing but great experiences here, and lots of memories were made here! This place is a gem

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, very attentive to our large group and the food was great as usual

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  6. w8drr

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Alex provided excellent service. I will certainly return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for the first time for my BD. It was amazing. We will definitely be returning

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress Amira was outstanding. With 7 people including a 2-year-old, Amira did great handling the various requests and questions. Service was outstanding. Good quality - meat was handled well. Eggplant parm was blah and could have used more seasoning. Not salt but more seasoning. Perhaps a bit of passion. Salad was delicious. Made fresh at the table with a special dressing that got every ones attention in a positive way. Ambiance was better toward the end of our meal. We arrived early (4:30pm) not many people there. It was cold inside the dining area and had a stale odor in the room. Once other guest arrived it did warm up and the staleness decipated. Overall experience was very good. We were happy that Lelli’s had maintained their quality and reputation over the years. Would continue to recommend.

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  9. JenniferB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can never go wrong with Lelli’s! There is a reason they’ve been around so long…consistently excellent food and service. Always a favorite!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over the top service, pre meal dishes make it almost impossible to get to the main course. Desert was great

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  11. dr3ljs

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The combination of delicious food, excellent service, and inviting ambiance makes Lelli's a standout choice for anyone looking for a memorable dining experience. I can't wait to visit again and try more of their delectable offerings.

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  12. Charden

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Outdated and overpriced. Service was decent. Stuck in the past. Food mediocre at best.

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  13. CamilleP

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful Easter brunch; excellent friendly service.

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  14. CHRISTOPHERP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my parents to Lelli's for Easter Brunch. 1st class service and attention to details. My Mom is gluten intolerant. The manager explained the buffet to my Mom, What she could and couldn't eat. The dishes she couldn't eat the manager had made from scratch without gluten and brought to the table. I was amazed. The care shown for the patrons is exceptional. The doorman/valet curteous and smiling. The hostess was inviting. The waiter was able to answer any question. He presented himself well and very accomodating. The service was impeccable. This day in age to get service like that? I fealt as if I was at a Ritz Carlton/Old world Italian Restaurant. The people make the difference. Even the bus boy was talkative and friendly. What a first class dining experience. Can't wait to go back! 5 star!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I must unfortunately say that after many years of enjoying authentic genuine Italian fare the quality here has been substantially downgraded. All from drinks to table side Caesar salad without anchovies to Oyster Rockefeller changes the new line of chefs and wait staff are not what they were at one time. I hope they can figure this out…..

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  16. ChristineC

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were there for a birthday celebration, which was shared at the time reservation was made. Hostess acknowledged, server did not. There was absolutely nothing done to make this a special or memorable experience. The desserts were sub-par. While they may have been good “back in the day,” they were honestly lacking in taste. If I closed my eyes and was fed the chocolate cake, I would never guess it was chocolate because it had no taste . Cheesecake was very average. All three of us had veal for dinner which was good. Server didn’t appear to be familiar with menu, as we asked questions and she was unable to answer. While we could classify this as “good,” we won’t be rushing back nor recommend it to friends as a place “they have to go.” Hopefully our experience was an anomaly and others will find it to be better!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and cocktails! We celebrate my husbands birthday.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience . Best steakhouse around

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  19. Moesacct

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Filets!! Great service!! Highly recommended.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a 7:30 reservation and didn’t get seated until after 8 and then didn’t get to order until 8:30. The hostess was snippy and we didn’t get our bottle of wine until just before our food came which took forever . Our waiter was very friendly and the table side Caesar was delicious along with the rolls that were brought out. Our main dishes weren’t worth the prices

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    If you go, do not have plans for afterward. 7pm reservation and was not seated until 7:50ish. Kitchen was also backed up, did not eat till 9pm. Food is ok, wait staff is good, they are doing the best they can with all of the circumstances that are out of their control. This was my first time visiting after passing by this place for years. Unfortunately it will also be my last. For the price, I will stick to my other favorite high end Resturant’s, that live up to their reputation, service and quality of food. I do believe they had a large party that caused their delays today, but they should have shut down their reservations. I will add they make an excellent margarita.

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  22. RichardW

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    At check in, receptionist not really welcoming, like we were interrupting her. Food was good, but not $180 good. My LI iced tea was watery and not very strong. Wait staff must have been 1st day (for several reasons). Atmosphere kind of downgraded due to other patrons seemingly dressed in work clothes. Pretentious of me, I know, but I would expect a little class in such a restaurant. All in all, we probably won’t go back.

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  23. RichardP

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual the food and service was outstanding. I have heard complaints that the restaurant is to expensive. I disagree. You get a lot of outstanding food. There is always enough to take home for another full meal, perhaps two.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not good at all, don’t go here on Valentine’s Day

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  25. Mohamed

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I understand it’s a holiday. Waited an hour in the waiting room. Finally sat down in a spot where they kept bumping the table with the cart. I asked them to move us. We moved our reservations were at 8:00 pm it’s now 10:30 and I’m sitting at the table writing this review. Won’t come here again.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation but weren’t seated until over an hour later. Then we waited another hour from the time we were seated at our table to the time that the food arrived. They also had a live performer which made it difficult to hear anything. We were there for three hours and the food was good, but it definitely was not worth all the waiting

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  27. StanislavZ

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    did not honor our reservation via open table app. The restaurarant was grossly overbooked on feb 14

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  28. CharlesW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The total experience was great. When it came to the steak I asked foe medium well it was just to much on the medium/ to pink for me side. But over all we will definitely try them again.

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  29. char

    Detroit

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    What a disappointment on Valentine's Day! My sister-in-law and I invited my 28 year old son for his first visit to Lelli's to cheer him up because my husband passed away suddenly. The service was awful!!! We waited 15 minutes for a drink when we first sat down. Then he ordered a filet that was supposed to be medium rare and it was well done. I was embarassed and very sad to spend that much money and be so disappointed.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was such an amazing experience from the welcome , food , service, music and valet parking.

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  31. Davers

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day. Great job on such a busy day. Will be goin back for sure.

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  32. JamesK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine's day dinner. Restaurant was very busy but service was excellent. They were even able to accommodate a table change request with no issue. Servers and bussers were very busy but also very friendly and interacted with us on a comfortable level.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food was perfectly served on time

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  34. BobP

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Karen our server was excellent! Knowledgeable on the menu and wine recommendation was great.

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  35. LouisC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizers (Escargot) were quickly delivered to our table and tasted great. The Filet cuts were cooked perfect (Medium rare). Our waitress was attentive without seeming pushy as was the other staff that checked if we needed anything else.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst food EVER! Pasta was over cooked. Sauce was bland. Desserts tasted freezer burnt. Very disappointing if it was inexpensive…..simply unacceptable for the high cost! $160 for 4 people, no one enjoyed their meal.

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  37. MotorCity23JEFF

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Karen is a delight. She also seemed to know most of the diners in her "station". We liked her very much. From the new CEMENT parking lot (we noticed right away) to the new ceiling we were quite impressed. The booths also looked newer, but I guess they aren't? I have been eating at Lelli's since the 70's (?) on Woodward (maybe 60+ times?) and in Auburn Hills probably 25+ times. Always great food, some experiences are better than others. But, the food last night was among the best ever. For some reason, I guess the kitchen was very slow last night but Karen and Ethan did their VERY best to make things enjoyable. Both Karen and Ethan are outstanding people. We loved out dinner and our servers last night. The only issue was it took about 2.5-3 hours for dinner. But, not matter, we drank some ROTH Cabernet and patiently waited. We had Veal, shrimp and a side of green lasagna. FANTASTIC!!! Thanks. See you again soon!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. The brassy salad is the best. Served in a reasonably time frame. Always enjoy going there.

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  39. Shar

    Detroit

    133 reviews

    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was prepared perfectly, veal chop and perch. Waiter provided a great choice in wine. Highly recommend.

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  40. RobertT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Would have been 5 stars, but was a small insect that would not stop attacking my food...

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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 4.2 stars by 1174 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 />
  • Area
    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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Gluten-free Options
  • 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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