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Trattoria Lisina

4.8
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5391 Reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5391 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sashasez
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Ambience was good. Did I mention food was good? New favorite place❤️

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IdaliaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Wait person seemed inexperienced. Not what I usually have at this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job accommodating our large group. Hot fresh and good

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Rgmart
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Nadia, she along with the staff did a wonderful job!!!

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JacobH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing. We felt special as they had a table ready for us by the fireplace for our anniversary.

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PattyR
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great time at Trattoria. The food, atmosphere, and beauty of the land and buildings are always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With our reservation we were seated immediately. Our server was Fantastic! The food was Perfection! Dessert was Heavenly!
An overall wonderful experience!
Thank you...for making our special occasion Fabulous!!!

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vipODDD
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Been here in the past (before Covid) and all was wonderful. Service was horrible....took forever to get waiter to table, then drinks not brought yet and she wanted to take our order, appetizers served at same time with entrees, one of entrees were no longer available but not told ahead of time, had to ask another waiter passing by for another glass of wine, etc etc

They were pretty busy however many waiters so problem was not being short staffed. I know Covid has made things crazy but things just seemed to not be organized at all.

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LeslieW
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Something for all. Ran out of the osso bucco. We had early reservation 630. Alternate were good but disappointed they ran out so early.

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CarolineR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had our wedding brunch at Trattoria Lisina and like to come back when we have other things to celebrate. Food is always good. This time our service person was in training and there were some minor issues but service is always great.

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AmberJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my fiance's birthday and Trattoria Lisina elevated our experience! We live in Austin and frequent Mandola's. What an opportunity to get out into the country enjoy superb food we trust and enjoy the outdoor ambiance of an Italian Villa with a gorgeous vinyeard and orange and red dripping sunset in the background. Worth the drive, we will be back!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to remind us of our trip to Italy. A combination of the leisurely drive out there, ambiance, food/beverage and service are what keep bringing us back. We dine out frequently and consistently have the best service here. Bar and waitstaff are knowledgeable and truly take their time to educate you about their menu and create a personal experience! Great for special occasions!

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Harry
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Consider visiting the winery also!

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KayR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening- we were able to talk and hear each other! Food excellent, service excellent.

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vipSusanM
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner outdoors, on the patio. I requested outdoor seating when I booked the reservation. Our meal was outstanding. The crab cakes appetizer was delicious! It was real crab pressed together and seasoned appropriately. They were not deep fried or bread-y, as crab cakes often are. My entree' was Osso Bucco. I love it so much! We also shared a hand made thin pasta with shrimp and scallops. We don't eat pasta, normally, but we made an exception because it sounded so good! Our waiter recommended a Chianti that was perfect. Later we got great advice on after-dinner drinks. We had dinner with one other couple. I think we were about the last people to leave. What a great night! I can hardly wait to go back!

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KeithM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

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JimL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Wish full menu would return.

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Dazee21
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious homemade Italian food in a stunning winery setting. Playground for kids while the adults enjoy dinner. Great place to bring out of towners or for a date night!

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AaronP
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was outstanding as always. My only qualm was that our waiter was not very tentative, and we did not receive our appetizer. Our entrees came out, and he came to ask if everything look acceptable. I informed him that we had never received our appetizer. He said he would go get it for us. I kindly asked him to please just remove it from our tab, that we no longer wanted the app now that our entrees were on the table. I love this restaurant and will return. First time that this has happened, and a small oversight like this is not enough to turn me away form this wonderful restaurant.

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lyndamagoo
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent; the ambience wonderful; and the service is outstanding. This has been a favorite of ours for years!

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vipAllison
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time!

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Azcam77
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good quality and freshly made and had vegetarian options. Server was very nice and personable but didn’t know much about wine. We noticed some tables had tablecloths, some without but with placemats and some like ours didn’t get a placemat just a table. Just was odd seeing a mix match of stuff, and for the price point it would have been nice to have a table cloth. Beautiful grounds, worth the trip!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Waitstaff and food was amazing. But it was so loud that we found ourselves almost yelling at each other to speak, and we were sitting next to each other. Even though the food was amazing I would rather dine somewhere a little quieter even if the food wasn’t as good.

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Firestarter
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always top notch! Beautiful atmosphere, great service and amazing food.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Lisina is ALWAYS a treat. Great food, service and atmosphere. It is a gem of a restaurant that I'm glad we finally discovered!

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ATXgal
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table was ready on time. Tables were socially distanced. Our service was outstanding! And the meal memorable too. It was an overall great experience.

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KathyA
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite places in the world! 😀🍷

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JoyL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice lunch and experience. Service was great!

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DawnB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best italian food since we have been to Italy. Absolutely fabulous!!! The winery is beautiful and the staff were incredible. We can't wait to go back!!!

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Breonaw
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm gluten free and Italian is usually of the menu. There were plenty of options for me. We really loved the atmosphere and the service was quality. I see a return visit in our future.

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Thetaz
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual as well as wonderful service

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April
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was good, but not really worth the drive. Definitely making the trip out there is for the ambience of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was pleasant our waitress could not have been nicer. We were not rushed however we stayed within our allotted time limit. Actually we went just a little bit over but not much and we weren’t rushed. We don’t go very often so we make this a treat and it certainly was

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KarenH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables were spread out safely and the staff wore masks, where we felt safe to enjoy one of our favorite restaurants. The food was exceptional. We had the Caprese appetizer and it was fabulous. The grouper special was prepared perfectly. Fabulous experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience at Trattoria Lisina. It truly is a magical place!

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vipRobertoE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful place. Food it’s worth the drive. Nice fresh ingredients.

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droses
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great find in Driftwood. We were pleasantly surprised.

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TeresaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I made it clear that I wanted a salad as my starter and the meatballs as my entree. However, both were served at the same time before any of my companions received their food. Very awkward.

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DavidZ
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Great outdoor dining experience. Recommended to others looking for something unique.

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 5391 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.