Trattoria Lisina

4.8
4215 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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Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 4th anniversary at Trattoria Lisina, a Hill Country restaurant located on a vineyard that we had driven past many times. We knew the ambiance would be great, and we were pleasantly surprised by the excellence of the food. The service was attentive, and we were seated for our anniversary at a romantic candlelit table near the oversize fireplace. Everything we ordered was delicious. The wine list was well curated and at just over $120 for entrees, appetizers, drinks, and dessert, we felt the value was exceptional. I highly recommend Trattoria Lisina for dates and special occassions.

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AE
Austin
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always and the specials of the day were unique and delicious! The seafood risotto was to die for.....scallops, shrimp and seabass.... every bite was amazing! Always get the meatballs add an appetizer, special treat! The pork chop with thw cherry reduction was so flavorful a feed cooked to perfection!

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JD
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here and it was a wonderful experience. They even put a white tablecloth and candle on the table for us. The food was delicious.

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

Lovely atmosphere, great service! The food was delectable!

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KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, except the food was so salty, it was hard to eat most of it.

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

We celebrated my sisters 50th birthday and had a lovely evening!!

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JF
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to place for special occasions; birthdays, anniversaries, special guests in town. Food and service are always five star Plus!

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EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food in a charming setting. Well worth the drive from Austin!

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KG
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Our Waiter and the Food was excellent. However, this is not a place to go during the winter months should one want a romantic meal. It is very noisy and my wife and I were placed by 2 loud groups. We had trouble hearing ourselves and our waiter.

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WN
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Py was an excellent server The restaurant was packed and she got us in and out being just the two of us.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! Highly recommended for fresh awesome food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with consistently good food!!!

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MT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant and go for special occasions and indulge in their delicious gelato and desserts. The food is amazing and highly recommend.

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SD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Got a tenderloin, it was very rare. I asked for medium well. They took it back to fix it and it came back exactly the same. It didn’t taste good either way with whatever was on top of it some sort of cheese. Husband had pizza that was great. They took the steak off our bill.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time. Great staff

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with good service. The gardens are very beautiful, especially in the warmer months.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special occasion dinner. We got a reservation over a week in advance and came in from out of town. We love the grounds of the restaurant. It is a beautiful spot with views. I also liked that this restaurant did not require special attire and had a friendly vibe. The noise level was comfortable. I liked that it wasn’t too quiet. Food and wine were great. I could definitely see celebrating here again.

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b
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and great food. Ravioli of day is always great!

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GC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Been going there for years but this time, wine and appetizers were great, entree was not up to par as all previous visits. The homemade pasta dish with seafood was dismal. Rigatoni sauce was bland, too much pasta little sauce-flavor absent. Might go somewhere else next time, not worth the drive this time compared to the last many years we have been coming.

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BB
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed by Trattoria Lisina during many visits over the years! The ambiance, tempting menu, consistency of the kitchen, outstanding wait staff, quality of ingredients, and fabulous gelato make this a favorite destination for special occasions or just sharing good times with friends.

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E
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had our first time. Our server told me my dinner cane with vegetables. When the meal came out, I didn't see any vegetables.
Everything else was wonderful.

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R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Tables are too small and wait staff tends to seat everyone bunched up when the entire restaurant is available for seating with numerous open tables. Service lacking. Three of guests served their entree while fourth had to wait so others either had to let their entrees get cold or begin eating and be substantially finished when fourth entree finally arrived.

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F
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience! Every staff member was friendly and helpful, our server was amazing, and the food was excellent. We will definitely be back to the restaurant.

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JH
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to Tratteria Lisina for a few years now. The food and has always been great and the serving staff is friendly and professional.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine! It’s worth the drive,!

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HF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday. Our waiter, Alex, was terrific!!! He gave the birthday person a free dessert of their choice. Alex gave us good recommendations for wine and food and excellent service. All of the food was delicious! Trattoria Lisina is a GREAT place to eat at!!! That was our third time there and we'll definitely go back whenever we can.

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l
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant way to spent a bon voyage party - just enough attention paid.

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CP
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sean was a great waiter. I just wish the customers would dress more appropriately - they used to.

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DR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We forget about this hidden treasure until we revisit them. Great atmosphere, service, food, and wine

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RB
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal and great service. The appetizers and pasta were fantastic and tasted freshly made.

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B
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent place to eat. The service is outstanding and the food is always delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clint and Chase assured us a very happy 80th birthday party. The service made for a very special experience for our very large group.

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PL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a lovely dining experience here due to the wonderful service and great Italian food. I loved the special mushroom and truffle oil risotto and my husband can't seem to resist ordering the seafood pasta. We tried the pork belly appetizer this visit and were bowled over by the glaze -- will definitely order that again. Only dish that I wasn't overwhelmed by was the artichoke fritters which were fine but not particularly memorable.

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HF
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Trattoria Lisina is a beautiful restaurant! We come here for almost all of our special occasions. The food is always spot on. My only suggestions would be to add more shellfish selections on the menu and while service has been very good in the past, our server this time seemed to get lost and was often hard to find for questions, beverage refills, etc. We will definitely be back and highly recommend the restaurant! I would suggest reservations as it is usually booked. Sometimes a Saturday can be fully booked as much as 2 to 3 weeks out.

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RW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. We eat at the Trattoria frequently and have never been disappointed. The food and service are spot on.

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BD
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional! Exceptional! Exceptional! Did I say EXCEPTIONAL?

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing every time!!!

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JV
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Positive: My husbands Filet Mignon was excellent, the duck was good and so were the sides. The place itself is beautiful and a nice treat to visit. The bartender was generous with the drink pours.

Negative: My pork chop was tough enough to be hard to cut. I didn't send it back because that is just not my personality. We had to wait long past our reservation time and there is such limited seating in the front waiting/bar area that we were all freezing having to stand next to the door waiting for our table.

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N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary here. Enjoyed the atmosphere and most of all the delicious food. Hard for us to believe that such good Italian food can be found in Texas. We are from the Maryland.

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