Trattoria Lisina

4.8
4401 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.
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J
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful winery, gardens and restaurant! The meal was excellent and we would love to come back soon!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Easter dinner. Trattoria Lisina never fails!! The most delicious food, great staff and a gorgeous ambiance!

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loooive this place!!!

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RB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at Trattoria Lisina. Both the server and the manager made a point to personally congratulate us on the event, which made it even more special! The food (as always) was amazing, and the views on Easter Sunday were spectacular. It's always a go-to spot for us to both celebrate special events and to just have wonderful meals with friends.

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

The single glass wine pours are lacking. You are much better off buying a bottle so you don't get the short end of the pours. Food was good though.

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EI
Austin
181 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took entire family (8) for a wonderful Easter meal. Calamari and caprese appetizers were outstanding. For entrees we enjoyed spaghetti alla carbonara; lasagne bolognese; fettuccine con prosciutto; risotto giorno; pollo arrosto; and a fabulous taglierini alla portofino. If you don't speak Italian, the menu is in English!! Tiramisu is best in the state. Also enjoyed a great white wine from Italy - Gradis Ciutta. This has been our go to place for Easter for past 8 years and also for other family functions and when guests visit from out of state. About a 30 minute drive from Austin, but well worth it for authentic Italian food in a beautiful setting.

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TB
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Well, this was different. We went for our annual Easter lunch experience and it didn't seem special this time. I had reserved a table and we were seated promptly but our waitress forgot to mention the daily specials and when I asked she pulled out a folded menu and placed it on the table without any explanations of the menu items. She never returned to refill our wine glasses from the bottle of wine that we had ordered and our water glasses were not topped off until we were ready to leave. All of our prior wait staff that have assisted us in the past have always been awesome and attentive. I guess it was just the Easter rush and maybe inexperience. We will return because we love the food, wine, and the ambiance. Cheers until next time!

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JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! The food was excellent, the wine was fantastic, and the ambiance was great also. The service was excellent also and we had a great experience. I would definitely recommend this place and I will be back for sure!

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DT
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, service was good, however noise level was extremely loud

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b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere!

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

Great food and unique location. Provided a memorable experience for a special occasion.

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J
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I've taken my husband here for his birthday dinner. It's exquisite & so enjoyable. Absolutely gorgeous, wonderful food, & a winery next door is a bonus!

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

This is a wonderful country setting for a restaurant. And the food is great.

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

Friends in town
Fantastic food with one issue for which they handled very well
Highly recommend this place

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Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Ben was outstanding and the food was perfect as always.

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Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as always! The service, the food, the ambiance - a great time celebrating a birthday.

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Setting is very nice, food was terrific, and server was excellent. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the food and wines.

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B
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had dinner in the veranda last Wednesday. A neat location to look out on the vineyards and to watch the sunset. Shane was our server and he did a great job. He was very personable and professional and had a neat sense of humor. We started out with the meatballs, which are consistently awesome. We finished up with the gelato which was amazing too! We look forward to coming back soon!

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RM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect place for a special occasion even if that occasion is catching up with friends. For me, it was my anniversary. It was perfect. Staff, food ambience great

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JJ
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had visitors from England and after watching the Moto GP in Austin we were planning to stay at a local B&B, so this was convenient and the food was great.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Was pretty loud. Food, however, was awesome. Since it was crowded, service was infrequent. One of the managers came by though and said he was there to help with anything we needed.

Don't worry, would go back any time. Great place.

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1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and relaxing place. True Italian

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EI
Austin
181 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great lunch with our new neighbors. This was their first visit. 4-cheese ravioli special and the risotto giorno special were both fantastic. I had the taglierini alla portofino (pasta with shrimp and scallops) which was one of the best meals I have here in our many visits. Also fettuccine con prosciutto was delicious. Excellent bottle of Gradis Ciutta pinot grigio wine. Try the tiramisu and/or Zuccotto for desert. This is a wonderful Italian restaurant out in the country and well worth the 30-45 minute drive from Austin. Great wine list and the food is always first rate. Our family eats here about 4-5 times per year and are never disappointed. Our server Christian was fantastic and knew a lot about wine.

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DK
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as usual. Never disappointed.

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MC
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, hostess was fabulous as was the wait staff. Thanks!

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m
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

noise level has gone way down since the acoustic ceiling tiles have been installed. Always great good.

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WD
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb! Love the grounds although it was raining when we finished our meal so we didn’t get to walk them but we will be going back.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. We will be back!

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I visited for my birthday last weekend. The favorite meal of my group was the panchetta prawns and polenta. It was a little pricey, but worth it! Absolutely divine. Great ambience and service.

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T
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic and the food was awesome. We enjoyed a nice bottle of Italian wine which was reasonably priced with a great taste. Can’t wait to visit again.

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j
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our group of six ladies was celebrating a 60th birthday. We had a lovely time and the food was amazing. From the warm focaccia and bright Caprese salad to pizza and lasagna- what a pleasure to taste all the flavors. My only complaint was having to refill our water glasses ourselves. We informed the meal server that we needed more water and after waiting a considerable amount of time decided to help ourselves. Problem solved.

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MO
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to make our special occasions perfect and memorable.

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LG
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating (5) birthdays and our server made it so special for us. He was so nice and made our dining experience wonderful!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and it was the best Italian food I’ve ever had! Highly recommend!

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Houston
108 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rigatoni was fantastic. Best ever. The caprese salad was great. Great ambience and wine

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great Only issue was the massive sized pork chop was not cooked quite enough and a bit tough; however, they were very apologetic and removed the meal from the bill. Veal Osso Bucco and braised short ribs were tender and delicious.

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J
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere and surroundings! Great service and outstanding service! Food was superb! We had dinner and it was a Wonderful end to a great day!

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g
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I am having mixed emotions. We were having a wonderful day and a wonderful lunch. We had been to Duchman Winery for a tasting with our Wine and Wildflowers Passport. I inadvertently left the passbook on the table. I called the next morning and, after describing the book, was told that a waitress had said she had it. No calls back. Today I spoke to the manager who says the waitress doesn't have it. The book has my name and phone number in it. We went nowhere else. It is POSSIBLE it got thrown away but it has left a very bad taste in my mouth along with a $75 loss. I have always loved this restaurant but not sure I will be back.

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