Trattoria Lisina

4.8
4273 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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JG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful, our waitperson was excellent! I will request a table away from the sun coming in the windows at 4:30 in the afternoon. No shades were available and it was overly sunny for more than an hour. Having to wear sunglasses to eat and visit with our guests was not good. I will know better the next time. Overall it was a good first visit. The grounds are beautiful and all the wine and drinks were exceptional.

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TH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is sublime! The baked eggplant and pork chop are our favorites, but really everything is sooo good!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food in a lovely restaurant. Enjoyed ourselves very much

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CW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cole provided exemplary service for our large party.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and grounds. We were welcomed immediately and seated quickly. My husband had a Treaty Oaks Old Fashioned made craftily by the bartender. Excellent choices for wines. Our server Christin was outstanding, cordial and professional. The meatballs were the best we have EVER had. Pasta was fresh and delicious. I had the pasta with shrimp, scallops, and spinach... amazing and I ate all of it. My husband had the osso buco and it even came with a little fork for the bone marrow. He loved it! Next time we'll try the gelato. Definitely going back with friends and family. Even the drive there from Dripping Springs was pretty and fun! It was a wonderful experience.

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A
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food was amazing! We had the best table in the house, right in front of the fireplace!

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CD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress Christian was awesome! Great recommendations on food/wine and on point the entire evening. She put the experience over the top!

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KR
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional. Everybody in our party said their particular dish was the best they’d ever had.
They even made an off the menu item for our family vegetarian. We were celebrating a birthday and the atmosphere was quiet enough to enjoy conversation. It’s well worth the drive and we will be making reservations in the future.

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

The bread & oil are terrific, had the lasagne it was delicious. We would definitively recommend a visit.

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

We celebrated our anniversary. They sat us in a quiet corner table by a fireplace and put white table cloth on our table (the other tables did not have table cloth). The service, meal and ambience were excellent. Our waiter’s theatrics with the fire was great entertainment too.

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

Wonderful experience! Plan to come back, I already have been spreading the word”.

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

This was my 3rd time here and the food, service, and atmosphere are all fantastic. I had the grilled pork chop with a cherry sauce and my husband had the Rigatoni with fresh Ricotta and sausage. Both were excellent!!! A special shout out to the chocolate, caramel, sea salt cake! Yum!

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

Scenic, awesome food and great service! One of our favorite restaurants in the Austin area. Good selection of wines too!

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Houston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had A very nice dinner there for Valentine’s day. Food was outstanding! Service was awesome. We will definitely be back!

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

Wonderful ambiance, great food and as family friendly as a nice Italian placecould be. Fantastic!

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

We had a great time for Valentine’s Day; the overall experience was magnificent

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

It’s always a pleasure to dine here. The cuisine is outstanding, and I’ve tried everything from pizza, pasta, scallops, and steak. Has always been cooked to perfection. the customer service is excellent and our waitress gave us a great wine suggestion from an extensive list. Never disappointed in our experiences at Trattoria Lisina.

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R
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Steaks were nothing 38.00 s worth of fat. Noisy and over priced for the service and the food. It has completely gone downhill, will never go back.

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RL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended Trattoria to many of my friends. I have never been disappointed with the food or the service. The price for Valentine's day meal was very reasonable.

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

Jane and Justin were great!

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

Competently done italian, as is usual for this very good establishment!

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c
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Trattoria Lisina! The atmosphere is great. It feels as if we are in Tuscany when eating at their establishment. The food is amazing, which is also very important. Very authentic Italian!

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RZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, accommodated my dietary restrictions, service was good. Do think prices are bit high, especially for the area.

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for great wine and food. Fun during summer to enjoy outside dining

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m
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with an amazing ambience. Food was very good but not outstanding and the service was about the same, about what you’d expect for the
Price level.

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A
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful first time experience for three friends to celebrate a birthday. We will definitely be back for the great food, great service and great view.

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!! Great food and service.

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice dining experience, would have been perfect if not for a large, loud group seated near us.

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KH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was just okay and the ambience & location was just beautiful.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my birthday with some friends. Excellent food and service.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Logan was our server and he was very charismatic! Enjoyed the caprese appetizer and the focaccia bread prior to our meal. My boyfriend adored the Manhattan! I had a lovely Montepulciano. He had the lasagna made with a bolognase and I had a King crab ravioli special. The quality was excellent. I would definitely try something else next time. The atmosphere was rustic and it was nice to get out of the city. Next time I would like to explore the garden.

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DE
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure! They were out of the soup I wanted, but otherwise it was awesome.

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Austin
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch for a special family occasion a party of 8. Food was all excellent, and more than one family member said they now had a new favorite restaurant! Service was very good, and I appreciated they didn't automatically tack on 18-20% tip, which I happily added myself. Among the standout dishes, several folks had fettuccine with mushrooms and bacon, a huge rack of lamb, I had a very good gluten free linguine with seafood, the burrata salad caprese, and the vegetable medley contorni. Excellent gelatos, and the tiramisu was enormous and rich.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
The salad was the tops.

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c
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've never had lasagna that I actually enjoyed until I went here. I also mortally despise olives but this place changed my mind. Thank you.

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s
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu specials were fantastic, and service was outstanding. Overall a great evening at our favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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CW
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We’ve visited Trattoria Lisina several times, and been very happy with the food and service, however, this time the meal fell short. I’m sure it was just an off-night in the kitchen, but I’d recommend skipping the New York strip steak and going with the seafood risotto.

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Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Servers were knowledgeable and attentive.

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s
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend this restaurant. They offer great food, service, and ambiance, every time. I do encourage making a reservation as they fill up quick. This place is not cheap, but well worth it.

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j
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine and food were excellent. The service and staff are stellar. The building and grounds are beautiful.
My only complaint would be the acoustics are less than good. It gets load with a full house. Having said that, my wife and I still come every 4 times a year and always enjoy the entire experience.

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