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Trattoria Lisina

4.8
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5280 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 5280 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to s restaurant since COVID (March)

The restaurant was extremely clean and the staff made us feel safe

Beautiful place, the table at a window with the vineyards scenery

The best Italian food in Texas

We were celebrating my birthday. Desert was courtesy of the place

Wonderful visit

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KatieS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and building. Food is amazing and service was wonderful

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JudyM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great homemade pasta, generous servings, wonderful ambiance and friendly efficient servers! Altogether pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Our waitress was super and the food was delicious!!

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vipKmoney
Houston
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner. Nice looking property with outstanding authentic italian food.

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JenniferD
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, wonderful service... perfect birthday celebration!

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JenniferE
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply delicious and the scenery is so beautiful!

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Anonymous
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I've had the spaghetti and bolognese sauce and it is very filling. The Lasagna is very good as well. And you can get the lasagna with the Bolognese sauce for extra $. And if you have room try the gelato (any kind, it's all good!).

I've a different glasses of wine there as well depending on what i was eating. The house Chianti is good (not great), the Cabernet is good as well.

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EloinaG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pork chop Was missing a little more flavor. It could have used more sauce so when cooking it would have caramelized to give it more flavor.

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EmilyS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner and our servers were fantastic.

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jwdo3001
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was not as good as times before. The osso buco was very salty. The service was okay, but not enthusiastic. It was my birthday, they knew it, and nothing special was done.

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HenryC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with service and the atmosphere. Plan to go at least once a month.

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vipDianaA
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!! Thank you!!!

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RoyS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am an ex- Sous Chef and I have to say that out of the 5 hot dishes that we ordered I could find nothing wrong with any one of the dishes. The food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere was very conducive to a nice evening for mine and my wife's anniversary dinner, and the wait staff was beyond friendly and knowledgeable. From the moment we entered the building we felt very much at home. From the beginning of the meal all the way until our walk around the grounds with an after dinner drink this was a night to remember. We will definitely be going back and I will definitely be recommending this restaurant to all of my friends.

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Happy
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Service was terrible. I had to ask the person that seated us where our waiter was, we sat there with no service for a long time. Then after we had ordered we were informed they were out of lasagna, requested the “special”, out of that too. Took us 2hours to finally finish dinner. Now we did receive a complimentary desert, which was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms 89th Birthday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mutual birthday dinner with the wife. Will definitely go back.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience through and through. From arrival we were greeted with a smile, pampered throughout our meal and left feeling satisfied. The food was amazing and dessert was the cherry on top. Highly recommend and we will be back!!!

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vipTraveler
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as usual. Dining outside is so enjoyable and a wonderful experience. The food is always delicious and the staff genuine, thoughtful and attentive.

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TheTexasMom
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. We have been here multiple times and everytime it's fabulous.

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melissad
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. One of the bus boys Jared kept dropping stuff but it made it so much fun. We took a picture of him at the end. Who cares is he drops stuff! Promote him to waiter already!!!!

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Juan
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our Wedding Anniversary and was not disappointed with this Restaurant. The food, drinks and service was outstanding. Our server Marcus was very nice, helpful and made us feel welcomed. We definitely recommend and will be going back soon.

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Gary
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food and service! Everything arrives in a timely manner and freshly prepared. Authentic Italian!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday lunch for a friend's 60th birthday. All of our food was amazing - love the meatballs for an appetizer! Our waitress Jennifer was lovely. It was a beautiful day and being out in Driftwood looking out at the vineyards made for a perfect day!

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Buzz
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! We ordered drinks as we awaited our table and were warmly welcomed by every staff member we encountered. The highlight of our experience was a greeting by owner Damian Mandola himself. The continual theme was appreciation for choosing to dine at this beautiful destination restaurant.

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JeffG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time as always!! Wonderful food and friends!

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ChristiW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, you won’t want to stop eating! Wine was excellent too! Great atmosphere and amazing service. Make a reservation early!

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ScottH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time visiting and like the last time we had a wonderful time.
They have a great wine selection and the food is outstanding. We drive 1 hr and a half
to eat at Trattoria Lisina.

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CaliN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing! We brought some friends from out of town, and they really loved it! One of our favorite places to go, either for a date, or with the entire family!

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EricaW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our anniversary weekend and loved it! The building and grounds were gorgeous and so nice when we strolled while finishing our wine. The food was a great value, especially coming from the Dallas area, and delicious! The servers were very attentive and we never were "without" anything we needed. We will definitely go back! Loved it!

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SandraC
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, delicious food and outstanding service!

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vipPATRICKC
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem of the Hill Country. We trying to always bring visiting friends and family at least once during their trip. The facility is wonderful the food exceptional and the service excellent.

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JohnG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dining experience at Trattoria Lisina (as we always do) for my wife's 38th Birthday. Even during these crazy times with Covid, we both felt very safe and the food is amazing 👏

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ArnoldC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressive!!!!Our waiter was energetic and hospitable!

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PaulK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue. Food excellent and delicious. Service good. Handling maddening Covid crisis very well. We're from Georgetown visiting the area for a short get-a-way. If (when) we return, we will most certainly plan to have dinner here again!

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KristenS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner! Staff was helpful but didn’t hover. Food was delicious! It’s such a beautiful place and so worth the drive.

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Kfa62
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Customer service was very nice. Always love it here!

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Tandy
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy with our dinner experience there. The food was wonderful and so was the view of the vineyards. Thank you very much

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VeronicaR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was the first time visiting and we absolutely loved it. Food was outstanding. Presentation was great. Service could use improving, but over all we truly enjoyed the experience

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KarlaM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience dining outside in shaded alcove. Probably the best cocktail I’ve ever had in the Al Sole. Loved the pasta seafood Portofino and prosciutto and arugula pizza. Excellent Rosemary focaccia bread and asparagus salad. Highly recommend

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 5280 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.