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Lelli’s Restaurant Serves Up a One-of-a-Kind Special to Celebrate 70 years of Fine Dining

Press release September 12, 2009 Food & Wine

Dining specials, elegant and quiet atmosphere, a taste of history, celebrity sightings and more throughout the “70th Year V.I.P” anniversary special


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Lelli’s restaurant, a Michigan dining icon, will commemorate their 70th anniversary by taking its fine dining ingenuity a step further, creating a complete guest “70th year V.I.P.” experience from now through Thursday, December 31, 2009. The “70th year V.I.P.” special will give guests a chance to enjoy Lelli’s signature dish, a six course “Fillet Mignon” dinner for only $29.99 per person.

“We’re elated about our anniversary celebration,” said Becky Thibodeaux (Lelli), vice president and general manager. “This occasion marks 70 years of service since my grandfather Nerio Lelli welcomed his first customer at our original location in Detroit.”

Open since 1939, Lelli’s made its reputation serving the best minestrone soup in Detroit, homemade pastas and a divulged fillet with the famous “Zip” sauce. Now located in Auburn Hills, Michigan at 885 North Opdyke Rd. south of the Palace of Auburn Hills, the upscale steakhouse and Italian restaurant offers the historical taste of class and sophistication through its diversified menu of antipasto, sliced tenderloin, veal, grilled yellow fin tuna and much more.

“My father has told me stories of how my grandfather would serenade with his violin, while my grandmother mingled with guests,” said Thibodeaux. “While partaking in 70 years of dining history, Lelli’s will offer guests our signature meal at an unbeatable price.”

The Special includes: FiletMignon & Potatoes for the main course, Antipasto tray, Soup, Salad, Pasta and Spumoni for dessert (gratuity and tax not included, special available after 4:00 p.m. Monday – Sunday and may not be used in association with any other discounts or promotions). Guests are encouraged to make a reservation by calling the restaurant at: 248.373.4440 and ask for the “70th year V.I.P.” anniversary special.

About Lelli’s Restaurant
Established by Nerio Lelli in 1939, Lelli’s restaurant continues to be an icon in the Michigan dining community. Originally, located on Woodard Avenue in Detroit, Lelli’s is well-known for their signature six course “Fillet Mignon” experience. The family owned and operated restaurantservices top artists, musicians and actors. Recently, voted as the # 1 multiple course meal and # 1 romantic dining atmosphere by the Oakland Press, couples have found Lelli’s to be the perfect place for proposals and family celebrations. Visit Lelli’s online at


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