Trattoria Lisina

4.8
5810 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 5810 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IvyF
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food & drinks & ambiance were terrific as expected and came out in a timely manner. Only issues we had were that we had an 8pm reservation for 2 and had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. The staff was very pleasant and apologized for our wait. The room we sat in was really cold too.

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vipBigMac
New England
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Everything was perfecto! Young but professional server Jacob. He was knowledgeable about the menu and attentive to all our needs/requests.
Only minor complaint was the noise level. We were seated in the corner of the main room. Kitchen sounds made it difficult to engage in conversation. The walls echo terribly.

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vipBrentS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant we really enjoy the food and ambiance.

LH
LeslieH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my best friend for dinner and we had a great time! We were able to chat and the wine and food was excellent.

DH
DeniseH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuscany in Texas. We absolutely loved it. Loved the food. Loved the views and the ambiance. Five stars ⭐️

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MayraF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good was fabulous and the ambiance was great. The day was sunny and beautiful. The only thing was that they did not have their white wines in stock so was not available to order.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brett was the best server ever and made our experience wonderful. We will request him again!! Food was fabulous as always!

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LUCKY8
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit for family birthdays. The service was just the same for both visits.

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FFPARA203
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Been here several times. Best Restaurant in Hill Country! A must stop if you are in the area touring wineries.

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vipBaretS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We have dined here several times and always had wonderful service and food. We may have had a couple of servers this time who were fairly new. A couple of orders came out wrong and were quickly resolved. Not sure if it was error on part of our server or something in the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner for a friend. Party of 6, and we all love this restaurant! Server was a little slow so we were there longer than expected… but enjoyed our conversation and the ambience. Highly recommend and we will be back again soon!!

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Brandon
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was definitely a great way to spend our 17th wedding anniversary dinner!

PM
PeggyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a little piece of Tuscany in the Hill Country with outstanding service and great food. The ambience is perfect whether a romantic dinner for two, girlfriend get-together or larger family and friends celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the food was better than we could've imagined. Will be back for that bread for sure!!!

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Verona
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Trattoria Lisina is wonderful—the food, service, and atmosphere!

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GwenM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a lovely location for a celebration with a group of around 10 people. The ambiance is wonderful, the noise level, even when busy, is moderate, the food is quite tasty and the service was excellent. If you are cheese grits and shrimp lover try the polenta with mascarpone and Grana Padana with a side of grilled shrimp. It's to die for! The serving of Tiramisu is enough for three and is wonderful. If you're in to chocolate cake, the Torta Cioccolato con Caramello is also huge and delicious.

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BeckyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Customer service perfect..attentive, not intrusive! Wonderful experience!

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LouA
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fine and personable service - we enjoyed chatting with Ashton and want her and same table in September when we return. Food was excellent - much more than we could eat. Have to be careful next time and share a salad in order to save room for dessert. Grounds are lovely - we enjoyed a casual stroll after dinner. Trattoria Lisina came highly recommended from multiple sources and met our expectations.

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CarlosR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too bad you do not allow more than 5 Stars - particularly for food. This place is always phenomenal. Food is terrific, each and every time!

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NathanS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was extremely fresh. Waiters were also pleasant, and food came very quickly. 10/10

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JenW
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Beautiful location for dining although the service was lacking from the start. I think our waitress had a bad day, but thankfully we were not in a rush. The food was good, but the restaurant grounds are the draw.

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Nita
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite dining place for my husband & I. Food & service is always exceptional.

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Teresa
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience, this time was no exception.

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SteveH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my wife’s birthday and everything was perfect I’ll always love going here it’s so beautiful and the food is excellent

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Maryc
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The calamari and lasagna are my favorites. Please get spumoni.

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PaulaT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the experience. The food and service was excellent 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around. Spectacular suggestions by the waitress led us to a delicious meal we savored both at the restaurant and later at home due to how large the portions were. The waitress even made a great wine suggestion to pair!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here many times and we're always amazed at the quality of service, food, and drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipChaz
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Second visit, pretty average. Disappointing. Maybe a second visit jinx.

We'll give it another try

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buzzoff
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We came from my wife’s birthday but it was never acknowledged. Food was very slow wrong things delivered in our dishes came separate times. What staff was fine the rest was not worth our time and money.

JM
JudyM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful very well prepared food. Great ambiance, great wait staff;just first class!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with the wife, celebrating first week without school. We both had steaks and they did disappoint. Beautiful place, beautiful food and just a great venue.

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VeraN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered an assortment of dishes, including the meatballs as a appetizer, several pastas, and meat dishes. We don’t usually eat pasta but this was worth the splurge. Every dish was wonderful. Even the focaccia bread was great. And be sure to order the tiramisu for dessert if you have room. Great food, attentive service, gorgeous setting and lovely ambience. A special evening out.

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vipronl
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed the meal and great service. The Caesar salad could’ve had a little more flavor other than that everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aweome food and service!

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AustinFamilyGuy
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good always great

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CBeats
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I really wanted to love this place. It had great reviews. However, the staff was incredibly busy prepping for an event, and it took an hour to get our order. It was absolutely not the servers fault, she was lovely. The food was fine, but overpriced for the service and quality. I hate writing negative reviews, truly, but ignoring customers for event prep isn't cool.

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 5810 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.