Trattoria Lisina

4.8
5889 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5889 people are saying
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KennethC
Austin
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!! Service was amazing!!

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DanielS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and service. We will def be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite celebration and special days restituant. We feel very special here and Sabrina the waitress and cook is tha bomb we love her!!

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Karolina
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Lisina is more than a restaurant; it is an experience and always memorable.
The food is consistently of high quality, and delicious. The staff is always welcoming and the service is excellent. And can't forget to mention the lovely ambience in any season. In short, one of my very favorite places!

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vipExceptionalExperience
Austin
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Curtis was a great server. He knew the menu and ingredients inside and out. We always enjoy coming to eat at Trattoria. The staff is great. Nicole is awesome too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner was lovely and restaurant

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, beautiful location and wonderful service. Would definitely return.

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vipKimberlyW
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had our son & his good friend in from Chicago- they loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food experience in the heart of Hill Country

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vipTheTunas
New Orleans
57 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was our third time eating here. Nice ambience. Good & friendly service. Food was disappointing this time. I had a tough veal osso Buco with no gravy. My wife and daughter had shrimp & scallops over pasta. The scallops were dried out & there was so much salt that the food was barely palatable. I expect better from this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 9year old niece’s bday and we got the best service and the food was very well made and delicious. The restaurant feels very welcoming and family friendly yet high-end in a classic Italian kind of way.
Highly recommend

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VIcki
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we always enjoy the food and atmosphere. We were there for our anniversary. I ordered the Osso Bucco, which normally melts in your mouth, but this time was very tough - still very tasty though. My husband ordered a seafood pasta dish - Taglierini Alla Potofino, which tasted very good, but the pasta portion was not as generous as in the past. No special dessert for the anniversary, which I recall they did before, but maybe not. We will go again as we do love this restaurant, which is so beautiful and full of class and style, but next time would like to sit in the inner dining room and will try some different dishes. Cocktails are always wonderful. Normally this would be 5 stars all the way around. Service was excellent as usual. Still one of our favorite places to go out to!

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Austin78726
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to Trattoria Lisina several times, and usually sit outside. Outdoor seating is difficult to get unless you make an early reservation, but the view is worth it! This time we had to sit inside because it was raining, and the atmosphere was not so nice, but we still enjoyed the meal.

The food was tasty and the waitress was very attentive. Some things are a bit pricey (salads start at $10, draft beer $8 and most wines over $10/glass), but the entrees are priced reasonably, portions are generous and the quality is very good. I have recommended this restaurant to many of my friends in Austin.

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Landerr
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food in a gorgeous setting. Trattoria Lisina is our go to choice for a special evening or celebration.

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vipKevinM
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly felt that we were back in Italy. Everything was perfect.

If you have not been there, make a reservation and go.
You will enjoy and make time for a 2nd visit.

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vipRueduDome
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service in a wonderful setting!

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is very nice, upscale casual. Food is delicious! Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and environment. Cannot wait to visit again.

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vipKmoney
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a awesome dinner and priced right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Trattoria Lisina is our go to place for our special occasion celebrations and to bring out of town guests. Food is always excellent and the setting is gorgeous. We love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was delicious. The waiter had wonderful wine recommendations and gave us in depth description of each of the food items as well.

I would highly recommend!

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Lennonm07
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great wine selection and gorgeous setting.

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Jules
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come from Victoria to Fredericksburg we stop there and it’s always fantastic.

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KensTLove
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, your restaurant is a delight in which to dine; beautiful rooms, beautiful decor and elegant looking staff in their tux-like uniforms. Our server, Sabrina, ranks among the top in our experiences of dining out. Her knowledge of the menus, to include wine was impressive. She described each item for which we had questions in enough detail that it was easy to make our decisions. Regarding help with wine selection, my wife and her sister both told her, in detail, exactly what they liked and after the first sip they told her that the wines were exactly what they were hoping for. She was not hoveringly solicitous, but did treat us like her only patrons. My wife's birthday was made even more enjoyable by your wonderful restaurant and by Sabrina.

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SharonB
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Anniversaries and birthdays are always treated like we are well beloved guests.

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John80
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was outstanding, the table next to us was loud and obnoxious. Offensive, even....our waiteess was ok, but not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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MichelleK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue. Food was authentic Italian and awesome decor and vibe. Waitstaff tremendous. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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DJSR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They seemed to be more focused on two large parties. No ambiance, waiter rushing us, meatballs sub-standard,

Bread and pasta were only good parts.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had girlfriends in from out of town. I wanted to take them to a truly Hill Country experience. We all absolutely loved Trattoria Lisina!!!

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vipRodL
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & service...as always! The Osso Obuco is outstanding!

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AprilS
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Lisina is consistently one of the best restaurants around. We always go there to celebrate special events, like birthdays.

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jeffu
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner lunch or a special occasion. Good food menu somewhat limited but what they serve is excellent. Ambiance is excellent

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vipBroadarrow
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I reserved a table for two, sight unseen, at Trattoria Lisina for our wedding anniversary, and it was a big win.
Nestled amidst a Texas vineyard, the setting and architecture make for an upscale, yet casual ambiance.
We arrived at 7 pm and the place was a little noisy, which was no surprise given the cavernous size of the main dining area and the stone walls. A beautiful setting, but prone to be a little loud. In fact, our server had to come across to our side of the table so we could hear the specials! As the evening progressed, though, either the noise dissipated or we just got acclimated to it.
We started with a Montepulciano d'abruzzo and the Caprese salad. The salad was the best we've had, and the wine was a perfect match for both it and our entrees.
My wife had the 8oz filet. It had a unique smoky flavor from the grill, as did the asparagus it was served with. The steak was really good, and this would've been a 5-star review had it been served at the temperature ordered. Instead, this medium rare arrived rare. We didn't send it back because my wife rarely finishes a steak of this size, and she just cut from the edges. A delicious steak, despite the cooler-than-ordered temperature.
I had the osso buco, served with rosemary in the bone on a bed of seasoned mashed potatoes. It was tender and delicious! A real win.
The serving size was ample, but not grotesque, so we had room for desert. We had both the tiramisu and the salted caramel chocolate cake - not because we were still hungry, but because we couldn't decide between the two! We enjoyed a little of each, then took home a large box of desert.
Christian was our server and he did a great job - attentive, but not overbearing. He was also very knowledgeable and proud of the venue. His effort complimented the evening nicely.
We got out of there for right at $200. Not cheap, but also not crazy for an anniversary dinner with good wine.

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MissK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Crispy duck was over cooked. Server got our drinks wrong three times. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. The food was delicious, service on point and the ambiance was really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, a very memorable experience. A drink at the bar made by Sabrina followed by our lovely server Kristen who took such good care of us along with delicious food created a perfect evening for me and my dad. Molte grazie a tutti!

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Been here several times and have always had a great service.

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Kjktres
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good and drinks are always great. Beautiful setting, nice atmosphere. Asked for a table with a nice view for people coming from out of state. Delivered! Thanks!

FAQs

Trattoria Lisina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 894-3111.

Trattoria Lisina is rated 4.8 stars by 5889 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.