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“Fine dining at it's best”
Review of Lelli's Restaurant

Lelli's Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 131 Restaurants in Auburn Hills
Price range: $0 - $80
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Fine dining at it's best”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

A true fine dining establishment. While we are unable to frequent fine dining establishments, we have been to over a dozen or so over the years (not all reviewed, sorry) and Lelli's follows the blue print to a tee.

White linen table cloths and napkins. Classy decor and style, everyone of the employees is dressed upscale (Host in 3 pc. suit, service people in Tux or black pants, vest, and bow tie)..

The food is very tasty, even more so after a glass of wine (of which they have a 2 page menu to select from). The bring out, in order, at whatever pace you ask for, bread, antipasta plate (a true antipasta plate), salad, soup, pasta, entree, spimoni dessert.

The cost of the full treatment for most of the meals is between $38 to $52 (steaks). You can get a nice Michigan bottle of wine for $20 (in true fine dining fashion, they pour, not you) whereas Martini's will run you $13. So, this is not for the budget conscious. However, if you want a romantic night out or to be pampered at dinner, Lelli's is it.

  • Visited September 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“old world italian”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

good food, but way too much of it. Place is also pretty dated. Fantastic eggplant parm though. Full priced and not the best atmosphere. I think the place needs a refresh but its been around for a long time and I'm sure people appreciate it the way it is.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank elliotnotsam2
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Boulder, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice ambiance, like the Godfather”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

The "6 course meal" was gross. They brought course after course of mediocre food... which I ate to be polite.... and then was too full to enjoy my entree. Order ala carte unless you weigh over 400lbs.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Jacqueline C
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Warren, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Italian done right!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

M wife thoroughly enjoyed the Chicken Lelli and I had the Veal Picatta. The only thing as good as the food was the outstanding service!

Visited July 2012
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Thank Walt K
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Leamington, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“POSH, POLITE AND DELICIOUS”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

This was our first visit and we did not know what to expect but that thought was quickly answered when we drove into the entrance and were greeted by a valet for parking. The staff inside all decked out in tuxes gave us a sense of poshness. We were right. The decore is elegant and the staff well polished. The menu is large and with a great selection. You may confront sticker shock but the portions are well prepared and very generous. Lelli's if for a special night out.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Jim H
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