Trattoria Lisina

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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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4.7
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Austin
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Lisina is a go to for us. We love the food and they have excellent wine choices as well. It's a lovely building and the service is A-1! It our place to go for celebratory events in life.

SC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are great! We have already recommended it to several family members and friends.

T
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We booked for 545pm with kids. We had a one- course meal and gelato and it took almost 2 hours. Server was inattentive and didn’t split our check. I kept asking for things in advance of when we needed them and it did no good- long delays at every stage (wait to order, wait for check, wait to pay, standing waiting for gelato 20 min after we asked for it, etc.) I didn’t see a manager at any point so was not able to give feedback. We were seated next to the door on a very cold day and were freezing the whole time. I had to wear my coat. It was a painful experience.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positive. Had a variety of savories before the main course. Fabulous antipasti.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal with excellent service!

KM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. A little expensive, but worth the price when you see the quality of the food.

LR
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. Husband had filet which was the best and I had lasagna which was delicious as well.

MM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great placeto end our girls birthday wine tour.
- michelle

d
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was our first night out on our honeymoon moon. The restaurant was beautiful, the food was amazing! Our server was not great. She spoke in slang, saying things like chillaxin, no prob, and several other slang terms, which I don’t care to remember. If we had been at Denny’s I’d say the service was acceptable. I spoke the manager who was very attentive. Soon after the bar tender brought us some champagne. We were still extremely satisfied with our experience and look forward to eating there again.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations at 7:30 but we got there early and they sat us quickly . Our waiter was Carl. He was amazing, he knew a lot about the menu, suggested different off the menu options and overall contributed to our good times. We left happy and certainly very full. All I did was make reservations but everyone thanked me so much that I felt I made the dinner myself.

MI
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the fettuccini Alfredo with grilled shrimp while my partner had the lasagna. We both agreed it was hands down the best Italian food we’ve had! 10/10 would recommend to anyone. It’s worth the drive out to hill country from Austin!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration for my wife. Attentive staff, beautiful ambiance

RW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Huge wine list, great food, —a touch of Tuscany in Texas. Worth the trip fro anywhere!,,

DM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at Trattoria Lisina; we had made reservations for Friday lunch. Our server, Jennifer, was very attentive and the food was very good. We ordered the Osso Bucco and Costata di Maiale for the main courses with a side of asparagus. The brussel sprouts with the grilled port chop was a little sour for my taste, but was still good. For dessert we ordered the Tiramasu which was larger than we expected (could share with 4 people). Overall a great experience and we would recommend to our friends.

EG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! We will definitely go back!

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve family dinner
4th year in a row
No balloons this this:(

AB
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food as always. Service was prompt and we had a very enjoyable NYE dinner.

c
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Trattoria Lisina is a beautiful restaurant. The grounds are gorgeous. The food has always been good, but not perfect. Some things to recommend, some to avoid for my taste buds, but nothing that was horrible to call out. Give it a try.
Great service on New Year’s Eve!
Excellent for a date or family dinner.
Will go back
Thanks

CB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round. Food was hot on arrival and service was just right.

GR
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was great. The place is beautiful.

BK
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had 5 at our table. Then the entree’s came only two people received their meals... about 5 minutes later two more entree’s were severed. The last person waited 5 more minutes for their meal, raviolis which was one of the special with a tomato cream sauce. Our meals were all cold by the time the last person received their meal. The server apologized as well as whom I believed was the Expediter. This was awful. I picked this restaurant thinking that this Mandola location would be better. It certainly was worst. Very disappointed with not only the way the food was brought out, but also the quality of the food.

TH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance, service and food. I would recommend for residents or visitors.

EI
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, awesome service and delicious food.

JJ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service in a beautiful setting. The food was good; I had the bucatini with a meatball and my husband had pasta with wild boar ragout. We both enjoyed our meal.

BF
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Ambience was as expected - decorated for Christmas - fireplace lit. We go here every year after Christmas and will be back! Try the Tiramisu - best anywhere.

JH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food, relaxed atmosphere, helpful prompt and friendly staff! We cannot wait to return

MW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to trattoria lisina since it opened, always good food and good service.
Highly recommend.

TM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my wife’s 60th birthday. The food was excellent, service was outstanding and the property was wonderful. It was a memorable experience

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been here numerous times. The food & restaurant are exceptional. Last night, for the first time, they dropped the ball and we waited over an hour for our meal. In all fairness, this is the Holiday season and they had several large party tables ahead of us. They were apologetic after we called their attention to the problem and gave us our choice of a desert.

I still highly recommend the restaurant without reservation.

ES
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Your adding heavy salt into your chocolate carmel cake recipes absolutely spoiled my favorite desserts . And your lasagna was dry, plain and in need of tomato sauce, and it was pure a'a'carte. But kudos to you on your calamari although you skimped on the dipping sauces. Wine by the glass was outrageously expensive. But the ambiance and decor of your restaurant made up for your otherwise bad food and lack of value for the dollar. Lysine used to be our all-time favorite spot for special occasions and our out of town guests. Not so sure we'll be coming back again anytime soon.

SR
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Trattoria, love the food and the atmosphere, the server was fabulous, great suggestions on wine and service was great!

s
Austin
44 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. I love driving out to the Trattoria. It feels like being out in the country. The venue is beautiful any time of year.

NS
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

When friends visit, I try to bring them here. Everyone has loved this place.

LB
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, lovely, lovely! We met my daughter and son-in-law for an early Christmas. It was wonderful from beginning to end. We had the gamut from the menu - filet, ravioli, osso-buco and redfish. Every single entree was perfectly prepared, delicious and beautifully presented. The service was exemplary.
Highly recommend!

LW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Love this place. Well priced and such a beautiful venue.

LM
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Anniversary.
Hate to be negative but your establishment should be selective with the people they hire.
Our waitress Cassandra 12-22-19 12:40 pm was so incredibly awkward and antisocial it made my husband and I uncomfortable on our 3 year anniversary there.
Although she didn’t do anything WRONG, everyone who is in the hospitality business SHOULD be adept at small talk and able to have some conversation w patrons.
Wow....all I can say is please work on educating (can u train people to be somewhat interactive?) your folks to be somewhat friendly.
Thanks.
We will come back for the food but please work on the staff.

MM
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas tradition of finding the best Italians restaurant nearby and Lisina is it! Christian was our server and she was amazing! Wine, dinner, appetizers and all are top notch! Feels like you are in Tuscany!

JM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently moved back to Texas after being gone for four years, and couldn’t wait to have a meal at one of our favorite restaurants. What a treat to see that nothing has changed; great service, outstanding food and variety, and one of the most beautiful venues around. Can’t wait to go back!

BM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious but very expensive! A bit noisy for the mature crowd. The home made pasta dishes are superb. A great place in the Hill Country for a special occasion. Try it out, but have your credit card handy!