Trattoria Lisina

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex is the best in the business.

BE
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The calamari was delicious and the cooking oil was very fresh. The Seafood Risotto was to die for - the best risotto I have ever had. We had great food here and would definitely recommend.

UK
Austin
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this place. The ambiance, service and food keep us coming back. We think this is a great place for dates, special occasions or just everyday dining.

JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We have been 20+ times and one of my favorite restaurants. I told everyone it was our 15th year Weddin Anniversary and nothing was done special. Drinks, apps, and desserts were great. Main dishes were terrible. Chicken was overcooked and dry. Also, the dishes were extremely bland. My wife couldn't even finish her meal. Waitress didn't ask if we enjoyed everything and had to chase her down for drink refills.

V
Austin
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took the wife and MIL out for dinner and as usual the experience was just great. Good food, great service, and a beautiful venue.

BB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, great service and the food was delicious.

GW
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here. Food was fabulous from appetizer to dessert, Cassandra was such a warm, helpful and friendly server, bright smile (ask for her if you go). We will come back often. My son and I walked around outside after dining and loved the ambience, and all the happy people enjoying a beautiful Texas evening.

EC
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An always enjoyable dining experience. Management is particularly accommodating of special requests - also friendly, welcoming and efficient. We take out-of-town guests and enjoy on special family occasions as well . . . and dine as a couple as frequently as we can.

PR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Our waiter was well-informed and attentive. Great atmosphere, fantastic food. Plan to recommend this restaurant!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food, service, and ambience.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to place for special occasions and with friends who visit from out of town. We love the ambiance and food!

RB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trattoria Lisina consistently pleases the pallet. Great food, wine & service. We’ll be back, most definitely.

LB
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always make a visit here on our wine tasting weekends. It has become our last stop (on Sunday) on our way back to Houston. We plan lunch here and a visit to the winery. Very good food, Service and Atmosphere. Every new person we bring is delighted at the whole experience! Save room for the gelato!

SM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good wine, friendly staff focused on delivering a great experience

LA
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trattoria Lisina never disappoints! Best meatballs ever. Great pastas, bread, and donuts for dessert! Beautiful grounds.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Just the value for the money.

JC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My girlfriend and I had a great time.
The food was impeccable and the service was really good as well.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Booked a special occasion hoping for a decent table and got a view of the kitchen. Server was inexperienced and clearly thought that our conversation was secondary.

She was either all over us or not to be found. The food was a little salty so I suggest you bring your own water supply.

I live close and have enjoyed this place 5-6 times in the last two months but I can assure you that I won’t be going back. $130 for two people on a Wednesday....You can do much better. Good luck if you go!

CC
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing. The atmosphere is amazing. Will keep going back.

S
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary here and it was excellent! You start out with the most amazing bread that comes with some delicious spices in olive oil. I asked for some balsamic vinegar and it made it even better. My husband ordered the lasagna and I got the fettuccine. Our server made suggestions for both of our dishes to elevate them and we took her advice and I'm so glad we did. My husband added bolognese sauce on top of his lasagna and I added some delicious grilled chicken to my pasta. Both dishes were simply delicious! We ended our evening with the incredibly delicious tiramisu and cappuccino. We are planning on going back and bringing more people along to experience the goodness! Thank you for a great evening Trattoria Lisina!

RK
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. A bit of a drive from Austin, but worth it. Wine was fantastic, food was great, and the service was incredible.

J
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

My food came out bad and a drink was spilled the server never came back to refill my wine or drinks and didn’t address the food issue. Then they forgot about the special occasion that we were celebrating.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars! Food, drinks, price, service, view... a must go!

LG
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience...food is great and staff is knowledgeable of the food and wine selections.

WD
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, outstanding!

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a nice romantic dinner!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

SE
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food: we ordered: the osso buco - can't go wrong, it melts in your mouth. The pollo arostico with green beans - this was the first time we've ordered this in the 5 years we've been dining here, it's a must try and I'll order or again. A side of mashed potatoes, our kids know what's good. A side of Brussels sprouts - they weren't crispy and were greasy this time, but we'll give them another shot next time. We love the bread and olive oil. The kids had gelato and it was good, as always.
The front "sunroom" area was closed to set up for a special event. That's our favorite spot to sit. We felt crammed into the main dining area, especially for 5.15 on a Tuesday.
Our server was knowledgeable, personable, and attentive.
We can't wait to come back.

K
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dining experience as we were celebrating our friend Wendy's birthday. It was her first time to the restaurant. Our Server was very attentive and professional. (Sorry -I forgot her name but her daughter is a hostess at the front). The calamari appetizer is hands down the best in Austin. This is the 4th time I've ordered it and it was perfection (coming from Hawai'i, impressive). The filet and bone-in pork was cooked to perfection too. Even with the manager not delivering our GSM wine and the kitchen running out of the seafood risotto at 6:30 pm, we still left "happy AND content". This restaurant is a hit and I'm glad its located in my backyard.

a
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family reunion

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SP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been a long time customer of Trattoria Lisina, as usual the food was delicious, wait staff is exceptional (our waitress Christian was fantastic). Dining room has great atmosphere, especially the veranda. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and so very enjoyable. The added patio furniture, picnic tables and playground has made it even more family friendly.

ML
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing time in all ways!

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and inviting atmosphere. Beautiful grounds. Waitstaff were extremely personable. Very authentic Italian dining experience

b
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Normally this place is a strong 5 stars. I figure the staff was strained with Saturday night volume. Our server was not as attentive as we’d had in the past. Also 1 of our 2 entrees came out 15 min after the other.

CG
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

I had made a reservation in advance, requested a table in a quiet corner, and then was seated in the noisy area close to the entrance. I was expecting to be seated in the room with all the window and table cloths. ☹️

GB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Food was excellent. Glad we made reservations

LU
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to place for special occasions as well as just treating ourselves. Lovely spot and the staff makes you feel so special. And the food - wow!! They have some of the most inventive Italian dishes ever - and never fussy or pretentious. Just good, filling food at a good value for an upscale spot. Sometime, you might event see the owner there, eating with a tableful of family members joining him. Treat yourself - make a reservation and go to Lisina as soon as you can. You won't regret it!!

CB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing will be back with friends soon. Great job

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing, food came out at the perfect time, prices were descent.

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