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Trattoria Lisina
Trattoria Lisina

Trattoria Lisina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trattorialisina.com
  • Phone: (512) 894-3111
  • Hours of Operation: Monday Closed
    Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-9pm
    Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm
    Sunday 11am-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael McNeilly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our patio overlooking the vineyard makes a great setting to have from 25-200 people for a plated dinner, or family style dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Jett Minor (512) 221-0773

Getting there

  • Cross Street: FM 1826
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our parking is adjacent to the restaurant with convenient and ample space.
A word from Trattoria Lisina
Situated in the Texas hill country just outside of Austin, this rustic, casual destination, created and owned by the Mandola Family, offers a new dining experience and boasts a widely varied menu of authentic country-style Italian fare and modern takes on classic Italian dishes. We offer an extensive wine list consisting of purely Italian wines. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Food, service and atmosphere were perfect!! Will def go back!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Food was really good, from the anti-pasta to the Rib-Eye cooked exactly like I wanted and dessert with espresso was great. Rustic and nice country Italian setting. Service is good. It is not quiet though, the large group behind us was very loud and sometimes obnoxious. You will not get a quiet evening, room is large, echo's with the conversation of a room full of people. Everything else is great though, I would still recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We were wowed by the food. It was everything promised. The side dining room really lacked the intimacy we were expecting. It felt a bit institutional to is. Maybe the main area feels more special. The service was impeccable. We would go back in a heartbeat and absolutely recommend it."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We had a great time and couldn't believe we were there for over 2 hours. We started with a class of wine outside and played some bocce ball and then had a wonderful dinner."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I've been here twice and have found it to be excellent both times. AND, I seldom give an excellent rating on anything. I will be back and this is a 3 hour drive for me, one way. The first time I was here I got back to the hotel and realized I had left my wallet. I returned the next morning and the restaurant was closed but the manager was there and our waiter had turned in my wallet. I had over $500 cash in my wallet and it was all there. I attempted to give the manager 100 dollars to reward the waiter but the manager refused. I have told many people about this restaurant and I have seen some leaving Facebook pictures of their visit."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The evening was awesome!!! I was looking for a special place to propose marriage to my girlfriend, and Trattoria Lisina was everything for our special day. From the scenic drive, the vineyards, the water fountain, the ambiance, food, wine.... It was the prefect choice for us! And what made the night more special was that she said YES!!!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Overall, our experience was good and I would recommend dining there. Everyone felt that the the food was very good/very good, except perhaps for the Lasagna, which was a good portion, nice pasta layers, tasty meat filling but virtually no sauce, so it was dry and did not have the robust flavor I would have expected. Our waiter tried to be attentive but was over-worked, and one of our entree's came out late, forcing everyone else to wait to eat. Beautiful scenery and location, and the facility is very nice. Reasonable prices. Definately worth the drive out into the country for a special dinner."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We had a window seat, looking out to a Tuscan fountain and garden. The waitress was helpful, informative and cheerful, and very professional. We were not rushed to order and the ambience of the restaurant was excellent. The choice of drinks was good, and the Italian choice menu was the reason we chose this restaurant. The garden salad and the calamari were excellent starters. The lamb and the seafood spaghetti mains were the highlight of the evening and the serves were generous, the Tiramisu was a delightful finish to an excellent evening."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Expect service & experience a Trattoria Lisina. The setting is just picturesque driving through this lush vineyard to the restaurant. While crazy Texas liquor laws don't allow them to serve the wine grown and I'm guessing stomped on site, they do have an extensive wine list. Just a beautiful place. A little loud with the concrete & stone, but the food made it all worthwhile. The staff and ambience make you feel as if you've made it home to your giant Italian grandmother's estate. Warm and friendly near Wimberley, our friends kept commenting that they couldn't believe a place in the 'middle of nowhere could be so busy. We all loved it!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The staff were all very friendly and courteous. The grounds were beautiful. We found the menu selection poor and the food extremely over-priced for its average quality. My $150 for two people would have been better spent elsewhere."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We always enjoy our dining experience at Tratatoria Lisina. Service is impeccable, food delicious and wines wonderful. We have been coming for dates or with our family since it opened. Our only disappointment was the increased price of a meal for our meal."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "we had a party of six for lunch. Wonderful, leisurely meal, great service, beautiful grounds, ambience a 5 star. We enjoyed watching the limos of bridal luncheons arrive, and even a helicoptered group dropped in for lunch and landed adjacent to the vineyard."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The ambience is perfect and the food and service was fantastic. Our dining experience could not have been any better. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Jeff was our server and he did a great job. Attentive service and didn't rush our meal. Our food was good as was the atmosphere. Had a good bottle of the house chianti with the meal. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Una de las mejores comidas italianas en el area Central de texas!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had reservations for 6 for a Saturday night. We had a variety of the dishes: rabbit, pasta, osso bucco, steak and that night's special risotto. They were all good: the pasta was loaded with fresh vegetables that were not overcooked; the rabbit had just the right touch of gaminess, the steak was perfectly cooked, the osso bucco was falling off the bone and the "Texas Polenta" was great with it. The best dish of the evening was the risotto. It was cooked with the top of the line prosciutto. When it came out, I have to say that it did not look that appetizing, but the flavors exploded on the palate."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We went to the Trattoria to show it to friends whose son is getting married in DEC 2014 at Camp Lucy...they like it so much they plan to have the Rehearsal Dinner at the Trattoria! The food, wine, & service were excellent...thanks!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food as always was excellent. We made reservations 2 weeks prior and yet we were seated next to a busy isle with the setting sun in the eyes of anyone at the west end of the table. I know the sun can not be controlled but where customers are seated at that time can. It was very loud and we had to lean forward over the table to have a conversation."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great wine list. The osso bucco is excellent. The choices for a great chianti are excellent. Finished with fantastic tiramisu and an excellent cup of coffee. Best dining experience in quite a while. Well worth the drive."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Best italian cusine in Austin tx ......................................................................"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We had my brother in laws birthday celebration (60 years). We had group of 6 and the food was great and service excellent. Wonderful setting in Texas Hill Country. Remember to go early and visit Dutchman Winery adjacent to the Restraunt."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great food! We had a Lasagna, Ravioli, and Pasta Primavera. All was great. The Cheese Fondue appetizer was also very tasty. The chocolate cake with salted carmel was exquisite, and the Italian donuts were also a hit. Short, but good wine list, moderately priced."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Entrees were served at the same time as salads and appetizers."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I had family visiting from Massachusetts and wanted to take them to a place that reminded me of dining in Italy and Trattoria Lisina was the perfect choice. The food was excellent as well as the atmosphere!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the wine was sublime and the views were outstanding. Absolutely Gorgeous restaurant. You don't feel rushed and can wander the grounds sitting under the lovely shade trees, playing bocce ball, entertaining the kids on the playscape or touring and tasting at the winery. A perfect afternoon."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Is like the Italian Villa , every details remind me Italy , definitely I will back , I was sad that I can't buy a glass od my favorite wine from Venetto , the Amarone , but is ok , fine food , good servicev, my italian friend ,she was a little negative until , she experienced and becomes a fan . Keep the good work. Now u have a client for life."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This Resturant is well worth the drive to its location. Great food, and great service."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Wow, I was disappointed . I di t usually write reviews but I just needed to. this place was a favorite if ours for years , special occasions and always just absolutely delicious, every bite. Always recommended to friends but our last visit was not even close to all of visits I the past. Huge portions of mediocre food... Not up to the caliber In The past. Waiter actually told us the chef left and that the chefs jn the kitchen weren't technically chefs. Just a huge disappointment all the way around. Am very sad to lose what was our favorite restaurant and the most delicious food consistently. Major bummer and let down. I wonder where the chef went to... That would be worth checking out"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Trattoria Lisina is indeed a lucky find. Even though my wife and I have dinned there more than once, it has been each time like making a lucky find in a quite county setting all over again. For us it is a place for anniversaries and birthdays, but it is a place for any occasion at any time. Trattoria Lisina is a one-of-a-kind dinning experience, even for a 150 mile roundtrip."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My wife and I and our good friends celebrated our wedding anniversaries. Trattoria provided the perfect place for us to enjoy a great meal and each others company."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This place used to be better, but it's still very good. Up until around a year ago, they had a lot of interesting choices on the menu. Now they seem to be catering to less adventurous diners."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Trattoria Lisina puts all the Italian restaurants in San Antonio to shame. Authentic gelato, awesome Italian coffee, excellent Italian wines, and even next to a winery and a beautiful vineyard."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Wonderful staff, took care of us from the moment we walked in the door. Food was absolutley wonderful, pork chops were the best I have ever tasted. Wine recommendations were also superb. Could not have asked for better outcome, went for a very special occasion, glad we did!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "If you need a get-a-way and a refreshing dinner, Trattoria Lisina is the place to go. You will feel like you are on vacation. Enjoy the atmosphere, wine and food. Lovely dining experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This restaurant is beautifully placed in a quiet setting with great views. Food is very good and service is outstanding. I was impressed with the knowledge of the menu and wine list of the server. Price is worth it but high enough to limit to special occasion. Only complaint is that the noise level is high and makes discussion difficult at times."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A truly delightful dining experience. Can't wait to return"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "It had been a long time since we'd eaten in a place that the food was so good we were determined to eat every last bite even though we knew our stomaches would hurt for a bit after from being too full. Bring your camera to take pictures outside as the scenery is beautiful!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Have dined at your wonderful restaurant about a half dozen times; each time very enjoyable. What I particularly enjoyed about last time was that I had asked for a table "in the room with windows," and you honored my request. Only hope you can do that for us when business picks up after the summer."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This beautiful restaurant and winery next door is so beautiful to look at, that it's worth the trip into the Hill Country winding roads to discover this hidden gem. My family and I ate there and while I expected the food to be mediocre -- in other words, paying for the scenery in a Tuscany-inspired environment -- everything actually tasted delicious. The Italian menu was impressive and offered a variety of proteins and entrees that would appease any picky palette. We all agreed this is a place we're coming back to. In fact, the area is so beautiful overlooking the vineyards that I would consider having my wedding and reception here if I decided to get hitched again ;-)"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This place is out in the "country". The drive is scenic (no matter which direction you come from) and once you arrive at the vineyard, the view is gorgeous. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the wine and menu. Our food was delicious! We will for sure be back - maybe even next weekend!! Make a reservation . . .they are very busy."
    Dined on 7/11/2014