Trattoria Lisina

4.8
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4970 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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SusanO
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very quiet

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful location, restaurant and ambiance. The service and food was excellent. They never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service.

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ashleyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place is beautiful and the service is excellent. Sadly, when my dinner was served, it was cold.

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LandonC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything - food, cuisine, ambiance ... nice country drive to get there.. nice tuscan look and feel ...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and ambiance. Love this establishment.

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Mark
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed taking a couple of friends to Trattoria and they found the meal, the ambience to be as wonderful as we have. Highly recommended.

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vipTonyaS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

We have eaten here several times but this time the food was not as great as in the past. The bread delivered to the table was stale. Our server was ok but did not seem engaged or happy to be at work. Maybe just an off day.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I have always been complimentary of the outstanding service here. This time we arrived before our reservation and wanted to push our reservation 15 minutes to give us time to enjoy a cocktail outdoors. The hostess made the accommodation and we appreciated it.
Our table was ready and we had attentive service, however our waiter, although efficient, did not engage and welcome us, he also did not offer to share specials until we asked. I ordered the wild boar ragu pasta, and later was informed you were out. Odd as it was only 7:00 pm.
Overall the waiter who appeared to be fairly new did not project his voice and articulate his words enough for customers to hear with the bustle going on. Not a complaint more feedback and a growth opportunity for staff.

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DeemieN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Unfortunately after spending much time viewing the menu (we had sent the server away a couple of times so we could make our choices) when we finally ordered, we were told they were out of the two items we wanted. Why didn’t the server mention that up front, especially when we were taking so long to decide. And then we were not offered any sort of “peace offering” (like a free dessert, especially when they were out of the dessert we ordered!!). Normally, I love this place, but the food quality and service was just not up to par.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Great Dinner. I had the asparagus salad which I love and the Fettuccine with chicken. Both were excellent as always.

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TeresaN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you are greeted you feel welcome. Our server was amazing! He was extremely courteous and was around but yet not on top of the table. The food! WOW! I highly recommend the osso bucco it literally fell apart in my mouth!

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CheriC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this place never ceases to amaze me. It's one of those restaurants where one does not mind the price once they take the first bite.

Love, Love, Love this restaurant!!

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DavidH
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great service. The food was excellent. Freshly made pasta, sooo good!!! Friendly servers without being overly present. We will definitely be back and will recommend to all our family and friends!

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LydiaK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I made a reservation several days in advance. I wish we could have gotten an earlier time, but the food was great.

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Capitalvisitor
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

much too noisy, need baffling to keep or contain the noise.

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ScottT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here 4 or 5 times over the years. We enjoy the restaurant grounds nearly as much as the food! The service was good and the food was delicious. The staff are always very welcoming and the prices are fairly reasonable for the quality and size of portions. Definitely worth the drive!

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DavidA
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Trattoria Lisina many times over the years. On our most recent visit, the food and service, as always, were first rate. I think what has impressed us the most is that the Staff is always welcoming and friendly every time we go there.

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Evan
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a frequent visitor and always leave happy. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Warm atmosphere and great wine. A couple of folks in our group got the pork Milanese and did not like it because it was dry. However, everything else was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best duck I have ever had! Perfect combination with the grilled cream corn.

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ClaudiaC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food, the place is lovely, their desserts are delicious...it’s a perfect place for an evening date 😊

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vipKmoney
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food is spot on.

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience.! I reserved a table on line and asked for a window table with a view to the outside and that’s exactly what we got! Wonderful service! Food was excellent!

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cagintx
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a late Sunday lunch at Trattoria Lisina to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were seated at a lovely table by the windows and our waitress was wonderful. She recommended a very nice wine and made great food suggestions. The only thing that disappointed us was when my husband made the reservation, he noted that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Hostess and waitress both acknowledged, however no other special treatment regarding our dessert, etc. It wasn't like we didn't spend a lot on our party of 3, either.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome!

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JimL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going for a long time and is always consistent. We take friends, family and business friends and they are always impressed. Great quality food and great severs!

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WilliamK
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered one of the pizzas and the wild boar ragu for dinner. They were more than enough for 2 people. The flavors in their dishes are incredible. I believe every dish is like this as I have dined here before and we were excited to return.

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JustinaB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food is excellent, but service for that kind of establishment should be better. Our waitress that called herself EZ first came to our table and asked where we get that purse at, she liked it, we told her and she then said well I got negative 12 dollars in my acct so I cant afford it. Needless to say we were all looking at each other like..did she really just say that . We were celebrating our Birthdays and marked the box when the reservation asked if it was a special occasion. We did not even get so much as a Happy Birthday from our waitress. Refills were hard to come by and whenever you asked for something it was always a joke of we ain't got that..nah just kidding. If we go back I will asked not to be placed in her section.

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Cliff
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Excellent drinks and can’t beat the atmosphere.

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AmyF
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Trattoria Lisina is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food. They have a good variety of dishes that take care to reference authentic Italian recipes. The service is excellent as well.

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JorgeF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The food is great, the atmosphere is great, the service is great. The house wines are great which completely surprised me as I have had some pretty bad local wines but not here. Love it!

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Alexa
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The hostesses are very young and seem to be very distracted. We arrived 15 minutes early and they told us we had to wait because our waiter hadn’t gotten to work yet- even though the restaurant was pretty empty. While we waited we watched them play with each other’s hair and roll eyes at each other or their boss and basically chit chat. It was just immature and unprofessional for such a nice establishment.

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VanessaR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always have a great dining experience at Trattoria Lisina. Our food was phenomenal and our waitress was kind and attentive. We will definitely be returning the next time we are in the Driftwood area!

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SusanM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my Mom’s 89th Birthday. We had a party of 14. When I checked in with the hostesses at the front, I was carrying a large box of birthday cupcakes. She offered to take them from me and keep the cupcakes in the refrigerator until we needed them After the meal I ask our waitress for the cupcakes. She then ask me if I knew that there was a cake plate fee? I said no, but that I would agree to pay it. I had no choice. We had just spent close to $500 on appetizers, salads, entrees and drinks. The restaurant charged me $2 a person to eat cupcakes. I won’t do that again.

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AxelT
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Some of the dishes like Osso Buco and the Calamari were top, the pasta was a little too long cooked and not al dente, overall still a very good Restaurant.

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vipMarkB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service are consistently outstanding. Attention to detail is evident in everything they do - clean windows to spotless wine glasses.

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Mark
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Tegan, our server, was truly outstanding. We’ve been to Trattoria Lisina many times, and this was the best ever. Could not have been better.

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vipDianaA
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So far the best place in dripping springs!!! Thank you!!!

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ExecLady
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. So beautiful. We will absolutely come back.