Trattoria Lisina

4.8
5437 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5437 people are saying
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were celebrating our daughter’s 19th birthday.

We always love coming to this place and the food is always amazing. Last night’s food was just ok. My daughter’s Lasagna was dry and didn’t have a whole lot of flavor. My steak was cooked exactly to my liking but was a lot more chewy than I’m used to. Other than that, it was a good experience.

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luv2dine
Austin
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday. Like always outstanding food. We were a little disappointed with the meats board, the prosciutto was not the best, it seemed that it use to be a little different.
Overall we always enjoy dining here.

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AileenG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Next time I think we'll sit outside. The $4 mask fee caught us off guard.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Sabrina was our waiter, she was delightful and the food was amazing

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miked
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding in every way. If I lived closer this I would be a regular.

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ChrisF
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Lisina is such a treat for us. The grounds are beautiful and just perfect for strolling and lounging outside with a glass of vino. When it's meal time the food is always delicious and the service excellent. It really is a very special place, and we always look forward to our next visit! :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for our Anniversary dinner. The food was some of the best we have ever had! You have to try the Portofino!!! Our server was Trevor and he was awesome 11/10!! The atmosphere and view was beautiful! We will definitely make the drive out to eat here again!

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HaSa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent pasta and the very best tiramisu anywhere. Food portions are noticeably smaller than per-Covid. Service can use some refinement for the menu prices.

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Yasmin
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Food is always fresh and delicious. Service is great.

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vipKmoney
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place to get authentic Italian food. Need I say more.

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BereV
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Our waitress was extremely helpful in helping us decide what wine would pair well with our food. The tables were all spread out so even though sitting was inside I was able to keep a social distance from others. We will definitely be back!

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BaileyF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gage was an excellent waiter. Great experience overall

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VelmaU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Trattoria Lisina's food is authentic; the service is excellent; the price point is great! We are never disappointed when we dine here. Our friends, who had never been there, loved it too.

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TinaR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going here! Every experience/trip there has been amazing. Food, drinks, service is all A+++

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viptonyp
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

great food, great atmosphere especially outside, but service was and has been subpar last few times I visited. They tend to have young waiters that are not very knowledgeable (I mean when asking waiter his opinion between 2 white wines on the menu and he says one is red, it's clear to me they need to study and know the menu a tad more).

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MarilynM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I had lunch with some girlfriends here and we sat outside under the trees. It was lovely and the food was amazing!! Unfortunately the service left a little to be desired... seems like management does not create a real caring, service-oriented atmosphere for their servers.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food was great!

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ChadS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food. This is our favorite Italian restaurant and our go to for family celebrations.

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TLLllllllll
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Lasagne and caprese are our favorite. Takes us 1 1/2 hours to get there. Always fun. Excellent service

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WalkerP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great location, great service, great food and great ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed my birthday dinner at Trattoria Lisina. Super friendly waitress, terrific staff, excellent food and a great armosphere.

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Scorpio59
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our first time dining at this restaurant and would definitely return. I would suggest getting there early if you prefer to eat outdoors, which has very limited seating. We arrived at 12:15 and still had to wait an hour before seated. Once seated, we had a very relaxing and delicious meal. The osso bucco entree was delicious as well as the meatball appetizers. It was definitely worth the wait.

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PhilH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic restaurant that serves great Italian food. We enjoyed the beef filet glazed with a Marsala mushroom sauce and the osso buco and they make the best Caesar salad! The staff is very professional, which makes the experience more enjoyable. We love Trattoria Lisina!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch— table and window facing the fountain. Beautiful day and drive from San Marcos! Will definitely be back!

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MiguelS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Service, food, ambiance and wine are excellent.

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vipSophie
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit. I took my friend here for her birthday. The food was delicious, service was superb and the ambiance was beautiful. I cant wait to return.

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SheilaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary and the setting was beautiful, started with complimentary Prosecco followed by calamari appetizer...so perfect. We each ordered a seafood pasta and we couldn’t finish our dinner. Our service by Jill was on point and the evening so special.

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KollisE
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurant. It is out of the way, but worth it.

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SheriZ
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat indoors but tables are spaced out safely with the high ceilings, felt very safe. Excellent food and service.

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PattyQ
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing & Gorgeous: like dining in the California wine country. We LOVED the Peach Bellinis, Fried Artichokes, Mushroom Risotto, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Crab Cakes and the Butternut Squash pasta! What a special place to enjoy with the entire family!! Our server Sabrina was the best!

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live 200 miles away but make the drive once or twice a year to visit Trattoria Lasina. It's always fantastic!

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LincolnH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was fantastic as usual. Food excellent. Very personal and attentive service from amazing staff. Well done!

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PeggyD
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are never disappointed with Trattoria Lisina. This is our "go to" for birthday or anniversary celebrations. The food is delicious - even if a little higher priced than "big box" Italian restaurants. They are managing the Covid response well - if perhaps a bit understaffed in the wait service. We still had a long, lingering, wonderful evening in a beautiful site with the sun setting over the vineyard. We highly recommend - although we'd like it to stay just as it is and still be able to get reservations when we want to go.

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EdwardP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants and we gladly drive from Boerne several times a year to dine here. Food is always wonderful, well prepared and creative choices.
Setting is beautiful and service is always top notch!

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AlanN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner during pandemic with four family. First time out in a while. Sat inside. Tables spaced and everyone had masks. The food was great and the service was attentive. Will come back.

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DavidW
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great service. Very cool ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great as usual. Christian ensured that our evening was flawless. The Redfish special was amazing. Hands down best fish dish I’ve had in a long time. And did I mention that they take COVID very seriously? All around a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful afternoon for a patio visit!

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KeithF
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem, with beautiful view of vineyard. The food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to eat 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 5437 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.