waiter/hostessJeffery was a great waiter, not hovering, knowledgeable, went out of his way to help make a wine selection. Hostess went out of her way to get us in early due to our early arrival.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerWe had complimentary Champagne because I said it was our anniversary when I made the reservations. Chadd was an excellent waiter. My wife had the red fish and I had a steak. They were cooked ans served perfectly. I would recommend to anyone.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special occasionsI was told that for some reason my reservation did not qualify for "open table"6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMlovely, delicious, a special placeWe've been to Trattoria Lisina for several special occasions. The food is fabulous and the service is always excellent. The wine, the pasta, the antipasto, and the gelato are all outstanding. My only small quibble is that the menu seems to have gotten more traditional lately. Before there were several unique touches to the food; now it seems like classic Tuscan. However, everything is executed perfectly. Highly recommend. The setting is gorgeous, too!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMYou won't be disappointedWe were traveling to the Hill Country and my wife wanted to try a good Italian restaurant. Fortunately we found Trattoria Lisina. Located in the country beside a winery and vineyards, it is in a very pleasant setting. The staff was welcoming, efficient and very helpful. The atmosphere was upscale but comfortable and quiet. We went on a Sunday evening so that may have played a part in it.
I am not big on most Italian food but this was excellent - reminding me of Da Mario's in Rome near the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. Their focus is on preparation of tasteful food and not on globs of cheese, sauce, etc. Reasonable prices on food, wine list was over-priced.
We were not disappointed and we will go back when we are in the area.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHit of our tripWe had lunch here en route from San Antonio to Austin. It was the hit of our trip. Generous servings. Subtle seasonings. Ambrosia! Referred by trip advisor.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!!!Such a diamond in the rough. I am so glad I found this place and went two weeks ago with my mother and had to go back the very next week with my boyfriend. Trattoria Lisinia is definitly worth going out of your way for good food, wine, and ambiance.
Loved it!!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointed!As always - very good. Great food and great service.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTook family for my wife'sTook family for my wife's birthday. It was an outstanding experience enjoyed by all. We have used this restaurant for a number of special occasions with great results on every occasion. My wife and I lived in Rome for two years in the early 90's and Trattoria Lisina is equal to most of the best Italian restaurants across Italy.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemAlthough this restaurant is not close to a city it is well worth the drive. And what a beautiful drive it is! The beauty driving there only adds to the perfect ambience, service, and great food you receive once you arrive. Our waiter was knowledgeable and endearing. We can only hope we get him next time we go.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous SettingWe spent the day visiting wineries in the area and planned dinner at Trattoria Lisina for that schedule. A great day. There was a wedding party going on but in a separate room so they could have all the fun they wanted and we could enjoy our dinner. And it was so pretty outside that we ended up taking way too many pictures. Not to mention we all completely enjoyed our meal selections. I'm looking forward to going again.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceEverything was wonderful. So beautiful & the food is fantastic.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAs alwaysOnce again the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was great. Had some friends in from Bolivar Pen. and they loved the place. Again the staff way excellent and very friendly. The veal shank was cooked to perfection and the wine was perfect with the meal.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMvery nice, will visit againTo celebrate our wedding anniversary, we made a reservation, but arrived early to take in the ambiance of the winery & surrounding grounds. Lovely atmosphere, great food. We will definitely be back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful NightLet them know it was our anniversary via open table and they took great care of us. Wonderful food delivered at a great pace.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and wineHaving lunch or dinner here is always an exiting and tastful experience. The daily specials for both lunch and dinner are recomendable. The staff service shows high level of knowledge of the food and wine and love to help, great service. The restaurant both outside and inside is beautiful, an experience in itself, the view over the Duchman Family vineyard.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect diningMy wife and I have been coming to Trattoria Lisina for several years and have always had an enjoyable experiance there. On several occasions we have brought both family and friends who have shaired the same feelings. We will continue to come to Trattoria Lisina for both casual and special event dining.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Celebrating AnniversaryThe food and service are exceptional as usual. We love to go to Trattoria Lisina since we know it is a perfect place to celebrate special occasions. For example, the waiter was asked and recommended a perfect wine (that was not too dry and not too sweet) for us to celebrate our 42d Anniversary. The meals were cooked to perfection.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMitaly in texasWe love this place and have come here often. The food is what brings us back! It's a 40 minute drive but we do it because this place is worth it. There were 3 groups meeting the night we were there but we still were not overwhelmed by the noise level, partly because 2 of the groups were on the enclosed "porches".
The osso buco, lasagna and scallops were outstanding. Service was prompt and friendly.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Trattoria for itsWe love Trattoria for its excellent food, wine, and romantic atmosphere. The scallops were cooked to perfection. Our server did an outstanding job of anticipating our needs and making recommendations. Trattoria Lisina is a great place to celebrate a special occasion or just when you want to dine on delectable food.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian RestaurantThis is a wonderful Italian restaurant, the appetizers (my wife and I shared caprese salad, my wife had the Ravioli special with chicken and I had the lasagna, both had very ample servings that we both brought home, the flavors were outstanding. We topped the meal with chocolate dessert and it was great.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHIll Country TreasureThe food and wine at Lisina is fantastic. The atmosphere of Lisina is relaxed and very enjoyable. If you are there with a date, get in the outer rooms, a lot quieter and a great view of the grounds. Come early and get a glass of wine and walk the grounds and enjoy.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMterrificThis was our 3rd visit here. The first time was for a college alumni get together, with a set menu - it was terrific. We recently came back, no reservation, but got right in. It was mid week, and food and service was terrific. Our guests were from Phoenix and loved the atmosphere as well as the food. We came back this last weekend and again were not disappointed. We will be back !5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA Special Day at Trattoria LisinaI decided to try this restaurant for my birthday. We had a group of 9 that came out to celebrate with me. First off - it is FAR! Once we arrived, we were stunned by the beautiful grounds. We really felt like we were in the Italian countryside, not the middle of the Texas Hill Country. I really wish we had come a bit earlier so we could have time to explore the grounds and check out the winery.
We had some severe issues with the service provided by our waitress.
However, the place is beautiful and the food was decent. We will probably give it another chance and spend more time there visiting the winery and exploring the grounds.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWow food.This place has amazingly delicious homemade top chef foods. From the homemade cheeses to the gelato. You don't want to miss this Italian delight!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentMy friends and I had a wonderful experience, we will be back many many times. The ambiance was amazing the food superb the wine magnifico.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIT WAS WORTH THE WAITTHIS RESTAURANT HAD BEEN RECOMMENDED TO ME SEVERAL MONTHS AGO BY A FRIEND I HADN'T SEEN IN A WHILE. SHE GAVE ME THE INFORMATION. I LOOKED IT UP AND IT LOOKED MARVELOUS. THEN I MISPLACED IT. I COULDN'T REMEMBER THE NAME CORRECTLY AND I COULDN'T FIND MY FRIEND'S PHONE NUMBER. WHEN MY BIRTHDAY WAS COMING, I KNEW I WANTED TO GIVE IT A TRY SO I FINALLY FOUND HER NUMBER, GOT THE INFORMATION AGAIN AND MADE THE RESERVATION IMMEDIATELY. IT WAS DEFINITELY WORTH THE WAIT. FROM THE TIME WE ARRIVED UNTIL WE LEFT, IT WAS A REALLY GREAT EXPERIENCE--AMBIANCE, FOOD, WAITER (PAUL)--EVERTHING WAS WHAT I EXPECTED. THANK YOU FOR LIVING UP TO WHAT I'D BEEN TOLD. WE LIVE OUT OF TOWN BUT WE'LL BE BACK.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Italian on 290 wine trailOut for a rare night away from kids, we were surprised to see this place has a playscape and changing tables with complimentary diapers and in both restrooms. Despite the welcome attention to families with kids, in the evening it was full of couples and wedding parties. It was bustling and fun, with attentive servers, a realistic old Italy ambiance with beautiful grounds overlooking the vineyard. The menu is smallish, with daily off-menu chef's specials and choices like rabbit, halibut, and lots of veal, but also had pizza and some interesting salads. The calamari was decent, and the bread and olive oil they serve made us both agree it is the best we've had! Prices were mostly in the $25 to $35 range. We will definitely be back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a great experiencefood and service always outstanding - love the OssoBuco5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat feeling. They alwaysGreat feeling. They always make us feel as if they are truly happy to see us. Makes you feel special. The food is some of the best in the Austin area. Service is great.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice resturant!Loved it, the food was very well priced but delicious, the service was awesome and the location was the best part, in the middle of no-where and quiet...perfect for a date.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Treat!Wonderful, as always.... Took Mom for Mother's Day and it was perfect. Thank you!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect as always.You know, it takes something pretty special to get me to drive past The Salt Lick without stopping. Mother's Day was one such occasion. Food always good and the service is consistently excellent. Couldn't recommend more highly.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTook over 2 1/2 hours to eatTook over 2 1/2 hours to eat Mother's Day Brunch. Way too much time between plates. Beautiful setting, very loud in the dining room....5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day locationWonderful choice for Mother's Day brunch, followed by a nice afternoon in downtown Wimberly. Every dish served was excellent, portion size was perfect, and prices were reasonable. Only drawback was feeling rushed by the waitress to place our orders.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI highly recommend the restaurant,I highly recommend the restaurant, food, and didning experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMreviewexcellent food and service Saturday night even those the staff was coping with many large groups for Mother's Day, graduation and prom.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCome here at least once a yearhave celebrated family occassions since it opened.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visit Trattoria LisinaWe visit Trattoria Lisina when we can. We love the limestone outdoor eating area with the big fireplace whether it is in use or not. The food is always superb and the ambiance fills the spirit.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpected surprisefood choices from appetizers through desserts were outstanding and superbly prepared and presented. excellent wine list. my only quibble is the noise level; makes conversation a bit difficult but manageable. would highly recommend trattoria lisina for a very nice experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, great foodBoth times we've dined here, the food and service was exceptional. We held a special graduation dinner here and everyone was impressed with the grounds, food and service. I'd highly recommend it!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodOur food was well prepared and taste excellent. This was one of the top one or two dining experiences we have had in the area. Well worth the drive and the views were great. Price makes it more of a special occasion but well worth it.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, beautiful groundsThe food was good and the service was great. A little pricey for lunch I thought but overall a great experience.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA great experienceGood food, good wine, good service, good atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone going to the Hill Country. Make this one of your stops.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for anniversaries & eventsHad a fabulous time at our anniversary here. Enjoyed the food. Service was excellent - waiter was knowledgable, maybe a little too enthusiastic. View, if you get one, is great. Grounds outside seemed lovely.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at LisinaThe food was outstanding, chosen from a menu filled with interesting choices. The service was superb.
We ate in the large main dining room, near the kitchen and the well stocked wine locker. While the room is large and quite attractive it contains a number of large, hard, flat surfaces, the effect of which is to make the room quite noisy.
Notwithstanding the noise, and the long drive on narrow roads in the pitch black night, this is one of our favorite places in the greater Austin area and we will continue to go often.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance & food!Beautiful scene! I love sitting by the windows to view the gorgeous flowers. The lasagna is my favorite. We went on a double date...and we all loved it!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceThe food, wine, views and staff are amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone for any occasion.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingSome of the best Italian food we've had outside of Italy.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAttentive staff started theAttentive staff started the nice ambiance (in addition to the decor). From appetizers to the dessert food was delicious. It was a special birthday, I was pleased to have the experice.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM