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  1. Distance: 4.54mi
  2. Distance: 9.41mi
  3. Distance: 10.54mi
  4. Distance: 13.28mi
  1. Distance: 4.54mi
  2. Distance: 9.41mi
  3. Distance: 10.54mi
  4. Distance: 13.28mi

About Trattoria Lisina

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.

13308 FM 150 West
Driftwood, TX 78619
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-9pm
Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm
Sunday 11am-9pm

Cross Street:
FM 1826

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 894-3111

Website:
http://www.trattorialisina.com/

Parking Details:
Our parking is adjacent to the restaurant with convenient and ample space.

Executive Chef:
Chisholm Webster

Private Party Facilities:
Our patio overlooking the vineyard makes a great setting to have from 25-200 people for a plated dinner, or family style dinner.

Private Party Contact:
Jett Minor: (512) 221-0773

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Trattoria Lisina Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (92)
Good for a Date (80)
Special Occasion (80)
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Good for Birthdays (77)
Good for Anniversaries (70)
Romantic (68)
Notable Wine List (60)
Scenic View (60)
Authentic (54)
Good for Groups (45)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Business Meals (28)
Fun (28)
Cozy (28)
Casual (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Comfort Food (24)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Kid-friendly (17)
Local Ingredients (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
People Watching (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Seasonal (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Great Beer (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Healthy (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 12 hours ago

We went on a busy Saturday night and had reservations. We arrived early and were seated right away. We had split an appetizer, drank iced teas, each ordered a special, had shared a dessert, and both had delicious coffee. Service was great and food was excellent.

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·Dined a day ago

We love Tratt!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing as always! Keep up the good work! We love coming here for special occasions

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant was comfortable, not crowred.
Our server was informative and friendley.

Excellente wine.
When the food came and we saw our plate, it was well prepared and elegant.
When we taste our food, we knew we were coming back.

I will recomend Trattoria Lisina to anybody and to everyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Another really enjoyable dining experience.

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

As usual....PERFECTION! The food and service were exceptional!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful time and our food was delicious! The service was outstanding and the bread!!! OMG! Have you tried the bread???? To die for!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful venue for a nice dinner out or a special occasion. Restaurant sits adjacent to vineyard and has a great outdoor patio. Bit of a hike from Austin (about 20-30 minutes depending) but worth it.

Restaurant knew in advance of occasion (wedding anniversary) and had prepared a special table in a cozy part of the restaurant. Staff was very attentive. Food was authentic and tasty, wine is all Italian.

Definitely worth a shot.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as always. Frequently eat here. Worth the drive. Great atmosphere. Service was excellent. Have yet to have a bad meal here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Not impressed with the food. Cold lasagna and the steak presentation was awful. Steak was ordered Medium, it was set in top of the potatoes... problem was that the blood from the very bland steak basically turned the mash potatoes into a bloody sponge! Asparagus Was not cooked at all. Now dessert, the chocolate cake was a rock! Tasted like it sat there for 2 days. The restaurant itself is very nice.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent, the food and décor was outstanding. On of the best restaurants in the area

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined 5 days ago

I have been eating there for years, and generally enjoyed each dinner. On this occasion, I had a 5 pm reservation on the Eve of Valentine's. The restaurant had three other tables occupied at the time. The hostess, who did not acknowledge us until the bartender did, treated us just like a walk-in and sat us right next to the kitchen. I politely asked for another table. She responded that "the restaurant had a lot of reservations." to which I responded, one of which is ours. She did not address my comment or the fact that we wanted a better table, and simply walked off. I wanted to leave, but recognized the look in my girlfriend's eyes. I took a breath and weighed the cost of exiting on principle, the possible argument that may occur, and after driving from New Braunfels in the rain for our Valentine's Dinner, my options were limited. Thankfully, our server, who was very good, saw what happened, took some initiative, and moved us closer to the fireplace after conferring with a manager.
I own a restaurant. I hate seeing things like this. It makes me feel like I am at work and legitimately irritates me. I have noticed this trend in restaurants where the hostess is generally the weakest link in the store, and disconnected from the subtleties associated with her title, or the result of her actions. It colors the entire experience, because she greets the guests upon their arrival, sets the tone for dinner, and then she is the last person one see's as they exit. By the way, she did not say "goodbye" or acknowledge us in any way, as we left. I still enjoyed myself, mainly due to the efforts of my server, some good management and the general culture of that restaurant. I am picky about my Manhattans too, and even enjoyed them. The food was good and the other elements of my service were exactly what I have come to expect from this restaurant; and, precisely what any restaurant owner should demand of their staff and management team.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent meal and amazing service (Andrea was awesome).

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was wonderful

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 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely restaurant in a winery setting. Good food, service and atmosphere. Bartender was able to identify and provide an aperitif I have had trouble finding in Texas!! Lovely afternoon lunch!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Outstanding service and food. We will definitely be back for our next special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was a very busy evening. The large table ahead of us took a little longer than they should have so we had to wait a little past our reservation time. We enjoyed ourselves at the bar. Barkeep was knowledgeable and poured some fine drinks. The food was amazing. Best filet I’ve had in a long time. The grilled asparagus was on point. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food except for the vegan. But that’s her issue. We will be back. Without the vegan if we have to.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Recommend reservation- we were very pleased with service, food, ambiance. We will come back! Our waitress knew menu very well & what she recommend was perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food as always, chocolate cake with salted caramel stole the show.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, People Watching, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Phenomenal experience as always. Alex is a fantastic server!

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed the food and the lovely surrounding .The service was fantastic Waitress was very knowledgeable of the foods and wine list The grounds of the restaurant were beautiful and neat .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 10, 2018

A gift for my parents and my wife’s parents included a wine tour and a dinner at Trattoria Lisina. It was wonderful. I would recommend this place to anyone. We’ve never been disappointed and we visit many nice restaurants.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

A regular to take my guests visiting from out of town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was very good but it was the service that shined.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have dined at Trattoria Lisina a number of times over the years, and it has always been exceptionally good, and has never disappointed us. It is not inexpensive, but the excellence of its offerings still makes it a good value. On our most recent visit for dinner on 2/9/18, Trattoria Lisina’s food, service and ambiance were up to their usual standard of excellence. This remains the superior dining experience within a 35 or 40 mile radius.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Trattoria has become one of our favorite special occasion places.
The food is always excellent, our server, Nikki, Was attentive without being intrusive, and the ambiance is always good.
The best surprise is that the steak is fantastic, something that I didn't expect in an Italian restaurant.
Highest recommendations!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We sat at the Chefs Table..Had a great time..

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food and wine and great service from our waiter Shawn who gave recommendations that were spot on.
We sat by the kitchen and found this to be a good spot where the noise was low in a very busy restaurant and we could hear each other’s conversation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had friends in town for a super bowl watching weekend and took a large group for dinner. The food and service were wonderful. It was a very special time together.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The Restaurant is without question worth the drive. The ambiance was more then i could hope for to impress a very special lady. Miles our waiter suggested the salad and the main course, which by the way, was not on the menu, and without a doubt the best I have ever eaten. We will always ask for Miles when we go back. We laughed and joked with him the entire meal. Cost for that food was not enough.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food is so amazing! We loved the homemade pasta and cream sauce! We made reservations for our anniversary and they sat us at a great table with a white tablecloth and a candle. They also treated us to a free dessert! So good!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Disappointed that they did not allow seating in the Atrium overlooking the vineyard.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 31, 2018

It's well worth the drive to experience Trattoria Lisina. Just when you wonder how much further, you come upon a little piece of Italy. Well manicured grounds, gorgeous building, impeccable service and of course 1st class food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We always enjoy our visits. Never a bad experience, and Matt always makes certain we are completely taken care of. Jacob did an exceptional job waiting on us during our last visit. We thoroughly enjoy the staff and the food here each time we come. We feel like guests, not customers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As always, Trattoria Lisina never fails to impress. I love bringing friends here (to "the middle of nowhere" as they put it) and watch their faces as they see the place and experience the wine list, the great menu and the outstanding service. Our waiter, Connor, is amazing. Friendly, very engaged and knows EVERYthing about the wine list and about each wine. Outstanding!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Singapore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

An authentic gem in the Hill Country. Beautiful property, excellent decor inside the restaurant. The waitstaff and hostess were professional and the food was incredibly good. I took my family their on a Saturday night, and the place was hopping. But still we were expertly greeted, seated and waited on. The food was served in a timely manner and the quality of food was as mentioned, excellent. We tried many different dishes; Several appetizers, a Snapper special order, Oso Bucco, several desserts and coffees...Everything was prepared and plated professionally.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were delighted to return after a 15 year hiatus. All was good, but the lamb was outstanding! Next time we will have to include time for wine tasting!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great experience and our waiter Alex was great

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful for long-time friends get together. I'll be back many more times

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