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Trattoria Lisina

4.8
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5325 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5325 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeffS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely place. Our Server suggested to add a meatball to are lasagna. Great suggestion! We were very pleased with all of our food choices . Delicious!

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hilly12
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Lisina never fails to please in every way. It's the perfect setting to get away and enjoy the sights of a beautiful winery and ristorante. Upon arrival you are met with the sight of row upon row of grapevines followed with the tantalizing aromas of quality cuisine as you approach the entrance. Just like in Italy, food and wine are taken very seriously here and if you are looking to enjoy local fare and roadside charm, this is one of the best casual and unpretentious places to dine.

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Lorrainelynk
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit, are experience is exceptional. Trattoria Lisina is are go to for any occasion!

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MichaelO
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The halibut was excellent. A good contrast with the thinly sliced Brussels sprouts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pollo Arrosto is out of this world delicious!!!!!!!! #RoastedChicken

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cindy
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Really large, so distancing (for covid), felt safe. Did not take away from the ambiance at all. Caprese salad, calamari, tiramisu, meatballs...all wonderful. Spaghetti sauce was only thing slightly disappointing. Would DEF go back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Everything was great. And, the scallops may have been a tad old-one of our guests was

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ChristiW
Austin
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome as usual-seafood risotto is amazing!
Sabrina was taking care of our table - hands down amazing person! She remembered us from our last visit and definitely makes your visit great.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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Casi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We have been coming here for several years. We went for my birthday. The service was atrocious, but the server’s attitude was even worse. The food was over an hour in coming and was cold and unimpressive. We were so disappointed and surprised. .

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Puppyboy6
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect dinner...beginning with a cocktail and a walk around the perfectly manicured and breathtaking grounds. Our server was bright and fresh and was extremely helpful (including a couple inside tips on food prep for us to try!). We will be back again and again - I love how even though we’re not there enough that they remember us they always treat us like a combination of family & royalty. The best in the Hill Country by far!

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SaraB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and the service was terrific. We totally enjoyed every minute having all of our family gathered around but socially distance. The venue is absolutely stunning! And the wine was divine! I highly recommend Trattoria Lisina, and we will be back as often as we can be!

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MargaretH
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining that felt safe with gorgeous surroundings.

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vipMichaelA
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom’s 88th birthday; everything was top notch, down to the owner introducing himself

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MelesioC
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and drinks were wonderful! Thank you for joyful experience!

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Carol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I ate outside. Sitting in the beautiful, serene garden listening to the fountain and looking across the vineyards made us feel as though we had been transported to Napa Valley. The cocktails and amazing food reinforced our belief that we must be on vacation. We will return!

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GregM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grounds were beautiful as we had wine outside before our dinner reservation. The food was delicious. I would go back just for the tiramisu.

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MGKDBK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Brought 3 of our 4 meals out and told us 3 times it would be just a few minutes more. It was over 15 minutes and the other 3 were finished eating when 4th meal showed up

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The asparagus salad is unbelievable!!! The garden was gorgeous, and the weather was perfect!

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EdwardK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Samantha was incredibly good. Outstanding.

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BrettB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant on a gorgeous property! Delicious food. We enjoyed one of the best crab cakes we have ever eaten & we are from LA. Definitely going back!

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service (thanks Marcus!), the atmosphere was great, the wine was fancy-honestly 10/10 could not recommend this place enough!!

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Alberto
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people, good service and excellent food! Our favorite place to celebrate special occasions with family!

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bmsatter
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an amazing evening the other night at Trattoria Lisina. Service was excellent--Sabrina was friendly, helpful and always two-steps ahead of our thinking. The meal was one of the best Italian meals I've had. I think the only one I've had better was La Taverna in Hong Kong. Austin is blessed to have such a great restaurant in its vicinity. We'll be back for sure! Thank you.

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AprilC
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with a more limited menu, the food was delicious. Great service. Location is so beautiful. Can't wait for a chance to go back.

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BenC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome!
Great food and ambiance.
Fully recommended!

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Maleach55
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Say outside on a fall day. Beautiful day beautiful setting.

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous been there many times and will go again

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RichardW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, social distancing well done. This restaurant is one of my favorites in South Texas.🌹

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JamesP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great food and wine!

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Jimbo
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! The food was excellent as was the quality.
The structure is an inspiration and the wine was perfect.

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LucindaC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for food, wine and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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CodyD
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a warm and inviting atmosphere. Food and wine excellent. It’s like Damion plucked a section of Tuscany and dropped in a beautiful section of Texas hill country near Driftwood. Jennifer, our waitress, was very accommodating and attentive adding to our memorable experience. We will return often and recommend Trattoria Lisina to everyone we encounter.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

I’ve been here a couple of times before but this time the service was quite slow.

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Duchess
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for special occasions or just a quite dinner/lunch for two. We have never been disappointed by the service, the food or the atmosphere!

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BobB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service from our server Nikita. As always great food and the ambiance feels like you are in Italy. Beautiful drive as well from Seguin.

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redrocket
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party had a great lunch before our wine tour. It was a great start to our fun day.

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vipdinner
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most of the entrees (we ordered 4) were excellent....only the pasta came out lukewarm and the noodles were sticking together! We've been here many times so we hope that this isn't the "new normal" for this gem of a restaurant.

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vipTerryR
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Caprese salad was served with unripe heirloom tomatoes that required a knife to cut because they were so hard.
My husband’s risotto arrived but my pizza order was wrong. The correct order arrived after my husband was finished with his dinner. It was a disappointing night. We love Lisina and will be back though.

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JCantu
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited in September with my girlfriend, it was my second time coming. This place never disappoints. The starter bread is amazing, and the appetizers are all great and reasonably priced. The starters, though pricy, are fantastic. The dessert, tiramisu, was amazing as well. If you're lucky enough to have the time to make it out to Driftwood, Texas, this place is a must. The scenery surrounding the restaurant is beautiful, and the staff is very friendly. We asked one of the hostesses to take our picture outside of the restaurant and she obliged with no hesitation (and the pictures came out great!) Trattoria Lisina is a 10/10 restaurant in my books, and well worth the trip out there.

FAQs

Trattoria Lisina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 894-3111.

Trattoria Lisina is rated 4.8 stars by 5325 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.