Trattoria Lisina

4.8
4386 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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Austin
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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 2 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 4 days ago
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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RM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and relaxing place. True Italian

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IL
Austin
180 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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E
Houston
107 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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GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent bar service, wait service and food! One our favorite restaurants!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time and we were very surprised when we arrived at how nice and beautiful the place was. One of our best experiences ever at a restaurant. Had no idea about it before being told by someone in town. Outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around anytime dining. Loved every meal we have had there .

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DS
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. We’ve gone for special occasions and when friends are visiting lots of choices on the menu, from pizza to ribeye steak and all delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great!

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CM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lasagna and their bread is to die for! Beautiful restaurant.

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HW
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Beautiful venue. Great recommendations on wine from the bar tender. Our waitress was not as informed as we would hope but everything else was EXCELLENT.

Great casual environment.

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

All was well until a guest's plate was cleared while she still was eating and had a fork in her hand.

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant...not just in Texas, but anywhere! Dining here is truly an experience not to be missed. The food, cocktails and staff are outstanding.

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m
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muchas gracias ! Cole Carney mi mesero favorito!

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MU
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but it must be worth it, we keep coming back.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Restaurant is very beautiful and atmosphere is great...we had reservations and were promptly seated. However, after 10-15 min of waiting for a waiter I went back to hostess stand to see if she could find someone to help us. The waitress finally did come but she sure seemed like she did not want to be working that day. Not much food for the high prices. This was our second time here and we drove from San Antonio. Don’t think I will be back.

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BB
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was great, but had to wait almost an hour for our food. Excuse was a large party ahead of us. Our reservation was for 8:30. We love this restaurant and food, but this has happened before.

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The amazing setting and fabulous service always impresses. This time, we had a little snaffu with one of our meals but prior to even commenting, the manager came over, apologized for the mixup and comped the dinner. Certainly above what we expected. Excellent customer service! The food is always good and we have to remind ourselves not to eat too much of the fabulous bread beforehand. The only oddity is that you can not bring in any remaining wine (poured in glasses) from the winery. Not being aware of this, we ended up wasting about a quarter glass each that we had left from our earlier purchase at the winery. No big deal but would have been really good to know beforehand! Overall though would highly recommend when looking for a great all around dinner, service, and setting.

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PC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never, ever disappoints. It is a wonderful experience both in food and atmosphere. A family favorite. Well worth the drive.

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