Leli's Diner in Wake Forest Serving contemporary Italian-American cuisine—and then some—Leli’s Diner provides an authentic farm-to-table experience every breakfast, lunch, and dinner

At Leli’s we are committed to using the freshest, highest quality ingredients we can.
We source as much local and organic products we can. I say this as the Chef & owner with my wife, I am truly honored that you appreciate the quality that we strive to bring each day. I am truly lucky that I get to do what I LOVE on a daily basis. At Leli’s Diner we are committed to using the freshest local, organic, non-GMO products when ever possible. We are also sensitive to your dietary needs
We have a wide assortment that can be made Gluten Free, Vegetarian or Vegan, Please ask your server for more details
As always we are humbled and grateful for your patronage.
Thank you,
Sarka and Joseph Leli



Wood Oven Portabella -topped with roasted tomato, fresh mozzarella, balsamic drizzle $10.95
Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato- Balsamic Drizzle and EVOO $9.95
Fried Calamari–Sriracha aioli or Tomato Sauce $9.95
Mussels * Red Sauce or White Wine Sauce $13.95
Crispy Brussel Sprouts- Pancetta, Shaved Parmesan and Balsamic Drizzle $9.95
Spicy Grilled Shrimp *- Cayenne dusted, Grilled shrimp served with Sriracha Aioli $15.95
Crab Cakes-drizzled w/Garlic &  Sriracha Aioli $13.95
Bacon Cheese Fries- served with house ranch $7.95
Fried Fresh Mozzarella - with tomato sauce $9.95
Onion Rings – Served with house ranch $6.95
Garlic Bread with melted Mozzarella $5.95
Grilled Vegetable Platter $9.95
Eggplant Rollatini- Filled with ricotta, cotto, topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella $10.95
Wings- Buffalo or BBQ with ranch and celery $10.95

      Served with Pasta Salad
Sub Mixed Green or Caesar $3.25
Sub Fries, Sweet Potato fries, Vegetable, Onion Rings $1.75 

 BBQ Beef Brisket*- On Kaiser with BBQ sauce Caramelized Onions and Swiss $11.95
Grilled Chicken* Pesto- On Focaccia with Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato $10.95
Grilled Portobello- On Focaccia with Provolone, Pesto and Roasted Peppers $9.95
Cuban Sandwich- Roast Pork*, Ham, Swiss,  Dijon Mustard, Pickles on Ciabatta $10.95

Ranch Chicken Club- Breaded Chicken cutlet *, BLT and Ranch on Focaccia $10.95
Ruben- Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, 1000 Island and Swiss on Grilled Rye $10.95
Italian Chicken Club- Grilled Chicken*, Prosciutto, roasted peppers and fresh mozzarella on ciabatta with
Sundried Tomato Aioli $10.95
Sausage, Peppers and onion Hero $8.95
Leli’s Philly – Steak*or Chicken* Peppers, Onions, Cheddar $9.95
Chicken Parmesan Hero $9.95
Eggplant Parmesan Hero $9.95
Meatball Parmesan Hero $9.95
Grilled  Rib eye- with bacon aioli, crispy onion, Lettuce, tomato, French baguette $15.95
Fried Eggplant- Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato Basil infused olive oil, Ciabatta $9.95
Leli’s Fish Tacos -Blackened Mahi Mahi, cabbage, pico de gallo, roast Jalapeno cream $11.95
Veggie- Grilled Portabella, Zucchini, Roasted Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella on focaccia $9.95
Blackened Chicken- Pepper Jack, Roast Jalapeno Ranch, Lettuce and tomato on ciabatta $10.95
Italian Grilled Cheese-Parma Cotto, stracchino, roasted peppers on sour dough $10.95
Buffalo Chicken-* chicken cutlet pan fried, buffalo sauce, spicy ranch, swiss, pickles on Kaiser $10.95



Dressings-Balsamic Vinaigrette, Ranch, Caesar, Lemon Herb Vinaigrette, Roast Jalapeno Ranch,                     Creamy Parmesan,  Red wine vinaigrette
Add Grilled Chicken* or Steak* $4.95
Grilled Shrimp (5) or Scottish Salmon*(5oz) $7.95

 Mixed Green Salad  $4.95
Caesar Salad   $5.95
Chef Salad- Sliced Steak*, Grilled Chicken*, Tomato, Kalamata Olives, Tuscan Beans, Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers and Balsamic Vinaigrette $13.95
Veggie Chef- Mixed Greens, Grilled Zucchini, Grilled Portabella, Roasted Peppers, Olives, Goat Cheese, tomato Tuscan Beans and Balsamic Vinaigrette $12.95
Grilled Scottish Salmon*– On Mixed Greens with Artichokes, Sundried Tomatoes, Lemon Herb Vinaigrette $15.95
Grilled Portabella - Mixed Greens with Roasted Roma Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and Balsamic Drizzle $11.95
Italian Salad - Romaine, Mozzarella, Prosciutto, olives, Roasted Peppers, Tomato, Creamy Parm $11.95
Blackened Chicken Caesar Salad $12.95
Southwest Salad- Mixed Greens, Grilled Chicken*, Pico de Gallo, Cheddar, Roast Jalapeno Ranch $12.95
Ranch Chicken- Mixed Greens, herb crusted Chicken, Grape tomato, grilled Zucchini, Roasted Peppers, Kalamata Olives, Ranch $12.95
Arugula- Sliced Steak, Gorgonzola, Walnuts, grape tomato, Red wine vinaigrette 13.95
Greek- Romaine, olives, feta, artichokes, roasted peppers, tomato, red wine vinaigrette $11.95


Burgers *

North Carolina Grass Feed Beef*
*8 oz. Cooked To Order*
Choice of Kaiser or Ciabatta
Served with Hand Cut Fries, Lettuce, Tomato
Sub Mixed Green or Caesar $3.25
 Sweet potato fries, Vegetable, Onion Rings $1.75  

Hamburger*- $10.95
Cheddar Burger*- Classic $11.95
The Twan- Roasted Peppers, onions, mushroom, bacon, cheddar, garlic aioli $13.95
BBQ Burger*- Caramelized Onion, Bacon, Cheddar, Sriracha Aioli (no bbq sauce) $12.95
Pesto Burger*- Fresh Mozzarella and Pesto $12.95
Italian Burger*- Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Fresh Tomato Sauce $12.95
Bacon Cheese Burger*- Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Cheddar $12.95
Mexi Burger *– Pepper Jack, Pico de Gallo, Lime Chili BBQ $12.95
Portabella Swiss Burger *–   $12.95
Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese Burger *- $12.95
Patty Melt*- On Grilled Rye with grilled onions, 1000 Island, and Swiss $12.95
Turkey Burger- Chimichurri, Avocado Salsa, Sweet Potato Fries $11.95
Leli’s Veggie Burger- House made vegan, on house foccacia $11.95

Hand Cut Fries $3.45
Sweet Potato Fries $3.45
Sautéed Vegetables $3.75
Basil Parmesan Smashed Potatoes $4.75
Pasta Salad $3.75
Pasta with Tomato Sauce $3.75
Meatballs $5.25
Italian Sausage Hot or Sweet $5.25
Andouille Sausage $5.25
Salad Dressing -75 cents

Wood Fired 12” Neapolitan Pizza

                Margherita- Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, EVOO $10.95                                                  

  Salsicca- Tomato sauce, Italian sausage, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, fresh mozzarella $12.95         Carnosa- Tomato Sauce, fresh Mozzarella Meatballs, pepperoni, Italian  sausage $13.95                                       Sarka’s- EVOO, Cremini mushrooms, stracchino , arugula and soft egg* $12.95                                    

Milano- Ricotta, fried eggplant, Portabella, sundried tomato and fresh mozzarella $13.95                              

 Le Verdure- EVOO, Sliced tomato, spinach   portabella, fresh mozzarella $13.95                         

Parma- Tomato Sauce, fresh mozzarella ,  prosciutto, arugula, EVOO $14.95                                                   Chicken- BBQ sauce, grilled chicken ,caramelized onion, pepper jack served with ranch $13.95                     

Greek – Sliced tomato, EVOO, spinach, Kalamata olives, barrel aged feta $13.95                                                                    Genovese- Pesto,  grilled chicken, tomato and fresh mozzarella $13.95                                                                      White Pizza – Fresh Mozzarella, EVOO, ricotta, Parmesan $12.95                                                    

 Hawaiian Pizza- tomato sauce, mozzarella, Canadian bacon, pineapple $12.95                                                  BBQ Pizza – BBQ sauce, blackened chicken or Brisket, caramelized onion, pepper jack $13.95

 Calzones - Served with  tomato sauce
Cotto- Ricotta, ham, fresh Mozzarella $12.95
Verdura- Ricotta, spinach, roasted peppers, portabella, fresh mozzarella $12.95
Polpetta- Ricotta, Meatball, fresh mozzarella $12.95

Toppings  $1.00 each
Pepperoni, sausage, white anchovies, ricotta, eggplant, zucchini,  mushroom, Kalamata olives, Arugula, Meatballs, Garlic, fresh tomato
Toppings $2.00 each
Prosciutto, Cotto, Gorgonzola, Artichokes, Grilled Chicken, Portabella, Barrel aged Feta, portabella ,  Fresh Mozzarella

Add chicken or steak $4.25
Add salmon or shrimp $7.95
Gluten free available for $2.25

 Pasta alla Nona- Chicken*, Broccoli, Sundried Tomato, Garlic, EVOO , Cavatoppi $13.95
Lasagna- Bolognese, ricotta, mozzarella $13.95
Penne alla Vodka- With Prosciutto, Peas and Sundried Tomatoes, Pink vodka sauce $13.95
Leli’s Bolognese- Our house made Bolognese sauce with a Touch of Cream, Fresh Mozzarella, fettuccini $14.95
Penne Primavera- Seasonal Vegetables Sautéed with Garlic and EVOO $13.95
Pasta alla Pesto- portabella, roasted peppers and artichokes, sautéed with pesto sauce fettuccini $13.95
Leli’s Pasta- Chicken*, Prosciutto,spinach, Mushroom, Rosemary Marsala Wine Sauce, Penne $15.95
Fettuccini Alfredo- Classic Alfredo $13.95
With grilled Chicken* $15.95
With shrimp * $19.95
With Pan Seared Salmon* $19.95
Shrimp Marinara*- Served over Linguini $17.95  
Joseph’s Best*-Red Clam sauce with shrimp, pesto, linguine $19.95
Seafood Fri Diavolo* – Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Shrimp*, Linguini $21.95
Lobster Ravioli – Saffron Cream Sauce $19.95
Cajun Chicken*- Blackened chicken, Andouille sausage, peppers, onions, Cajun cream, Cavatappi $15.95
Shrimp, arugula-pistachio pest cream sauce with sundried tomato and linguine $19.95
Fettuccini with Meatballs and tomato sauce $13.95
Linguine With Clam Sauce - Baby clams* sautéed with garlic and EVOO, Linguine served  Red or White sauce $17.95

Entrees *
Pan Seared Scottish Salmon* & Shrimp
Artichokes, Sundried Tomatoes, Lemon, white wine sauce, Pesto Risotto $21.95
Shrimp and Grits*- Andouille sausage, Bacon, Peppers, Onions, Tomato, cheddar grits $19.95
Sarka's Meatloaf –Czech Style served with Smashed Potato $13.95
Chicken Piccata- Lemon, White Wine, Capers with Linguini and Vegetable $17.95
Semolina Dusted Scottish Salmon -Sautéed with brown butter, fresh herbs, capers, kalamata olives and sundried tomato served with pesto risotto $21.95
12oz. Rib eye*- Grilled to Order, With Onion Marmalade, Home Fries and Vegetables  $27.95
Schnitzel –Traditional Czech Style Chicken or Pork Served with Smashed potatoes $13.95
Grilled Scottish  Salmon*- served with, Lemon Herb Butter, Herbed Risotto, Vegetables $21.95
Wood Oven Roasted Chicken*- With Roasted Potato and Vegetables $17.95
Chicken Marsala- Cremini Mushrooms, Marsala wine sauce, Linguini and Vegetable $17.95
Naked Chicken”- Airline Breast, Stuffed with Spinach, Pancetta, Provolone, Rosemary Natural Sauce, Smashed Potato and Vegetable $21.95
Chicken Parmesan- Served with penne $17.95
Eggplant Parmesan- served with penne $14.95
Chicken Saltimbocca- Prosciutto, sage, olives, mushrooms, mozzarella, served atop sautéed spinach with linguine $17.95

  Breakfast all day*
NC Latta’s Farm Egg* Plates and Omelets Served with choice of Toast white, whole wheat, multi grain, rye sour dough, gluten free , bagel*, or English muffin, Choice of Grits Hand Cut Home Fries or Fruit


Two eggs* cooked to order- $7.45
With Apple wood smoked Bacon $8.95
With NC Pasture Raised Sausage $8.95
With Ham $8.95
With Country Ham $8.95
With Canadian bacon $8.95
With Corned Beef Hash $10.95
With 8oz. Rib Eye $17.95

 Leli’s Three Egg Omelets *

Cheddar Omelet* - $7.95
Bacon and Cheddar Omelet*-  $8.95
Spinach, mushroom, and Swiss*- $8.95
Roasted Peppers, spinach and goat cheese*- $9.95
Southwest Omelet* – Sausage, Pico de gallo and Pepper Jack Cheese $8.95
New Orleans Omelet*- Andouille sausage, peppers, onion, and tomato $8.95
Ham and Cheddar Omelet *- $8.95
Hot Italian Omelet* –Hot Italian Sausage, Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato $9.95
Denver Omelet*- Ham, Peppers, Onions, Swiss $8.95
Mexi Omelet*- Chorizo, cheddar, Avocado $9.95
Greek*- Spinach, Tomato, Barrel aged Feta $9.95
Grilled Zucchini, Tomato, Provolone *$8.95
Sweet Italian- with cremini and provolone $9.95


Country Ham $4.95
Canadian Bacon $4.95
Corned Beef Hash $4.95
Ham $4.95
Apple Wood Smoked Bacon $4.95
NC Pasture Raised Pork Sausage $4.95

 Leli’s Breakfast Specialties

 Huevos Rancheros- Two Eggs, Black Bean Salsa, Andouille Sausage, Home Fries and Toast $10.95
Eggs Benedict *- Poached Eggs, Grilled English muffin Canadian bacon, Hollandaise $10.95
Salmon Benedict * – House Cured Salmon, Poached Eggs, English muffin Hollandaise Sauce $12.95
Crab Cake Benedict*- Crab Cake, Poached eggs On Grilled English muffin with Hollandaise $12.95
Spinach and tomato Benedict*-poached eggs, sautéed spinach and tomato on grilled English muffin with hollandaise sauce $12.95
NY Style Egg Sandwich*- Two Eggs , choice of Bacon, Ham, Pork roll or Sausage and Cheddar Cheese on Kaiser or Ciabatta $6.95
Breakfast Tacos- scrambled eggs, chorizo, avocado, cheddar, pico de gallo , on white corn tortillas with home fries $8.95
French Toast $6.95
Hungry Person Plate*- Three Eggs, Bacon & Sausage, Toast, Home Fries $9.95
Momma’s Pancakes $7.95
Add two eggs with bacon $11.95
Blue Berry Pancakes $8.95
Chocolate Chip Pancakes - $7.95
Sausage Gravy Biscuits $7.95
Bagel and Lox*- House Cured salmon, Cream Cheese, Capers, Onion, Tomato, Everything Bagel $10.95

Hand Cut Home Fries $3.45
Toast  $2.45
Gluten Free Toast $3.20
Bagel With Cream Cheese $3.45
Fruit Cup $3.75

Danish $3.75
Crumb Cake $3.75
English Muffin $2.95