Lelli’s Restaurant Celebrates 75th Anniversary With 2-Day Event in September


AUBURN HILLS — To celebrate 75 years of service to business partners, community, guests, and friends, Lelli’s restaurant in Auburn Hills is hosting two special dinners  on Sept. 26 and 27.

Each night will host a formal black-tie extravaganza featuring a seven-course dining experience including wine paired with each course and musical entertainment. The dinners will include some of founder Nerio Lelli’s special recipes from Lelli’s original location on Woodward, including homemade Stracciatella soup, sea scallops, and a risotto dish created by founder Nerio Lelli’s granddaughter. A master sommelier will also be attending to discuss the wines being paired with each course and why these wines were chosen. 

Lelli’s is also featuring monthly 75th Anniversary food and drink specials. During July, Filet Oscar and Stracciatella are on the menu, and Lelli’s Blue Diamond Martini is being introduced.

Tickets are $125 per person in advance ($150 the night of the event) and can be obtained by visiting Lelli’s in Auburn Hills at 885 Opdyke Rd. in Auburn Hills or by calling the restaurant at 248-373-4440.