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  1. Distance: 4.54mi
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  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

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (93)
Special Occasion (91)
Good for Anniversaries (89)
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Good for a Date (83)
Romantic (79)
Scenic View (76)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Notable Wine List (65)
Authentic (57)
Good for Groups (43)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Cozy (35)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Casual (33)
Sunday Lunch (32)
Business Meals (24)
Fun (24)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
People Watching (14)
Great for Brunch (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Seasonal (9)
Disabled Access (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We dined as a group of four. All of us have been to Trattoria Lisina many times and considered it an excellent place to dine. However, since the last visit, at least four menu changes have been made, all to the detriment of the restaurant. They are, to wit: Discontinuance of the excellent antipasti bar; minimization of the menu; change to a la cart selections only for at least the pasti courses and price increases. Too bad!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

As always our favorite restaurant in Hill Country. We always bring out of town guests here.

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food5
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

We haven’t been here in a couple years and it seems like since we’ve been gone the portion size has gone down and price has shot up.

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Best restaurant in the Austin area. Call ahead and reserve the PORTER HOUSE FOR 2 - you won't regret it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

It favorite restaurant... ever. Good always good. I had the duck for the first time, over spinach.... really good. Wine list is super. Can't estoy to go back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent place for a nice one on one date to spend quality time to break bread with the love of my life

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I enjoy the pasta as it is so fresh! Everything we get there is awesome! Love going here because it is really awesome food!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The best steak we have EVER had! This was the second time we've been there and we will be back over and over. Service was exceptional! My favorite restaurant ever!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fabulous! Our server was great! Restaurant was beautiful and worth the drive from our stay in Wimberley.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This visit was a Christmas get together with family and, as always at Trattoria Lisina, the food was exceptionally prepared, the selection of wine and beer robust and the atmosphere wonderful.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, People Watching
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was a Birthday celebration and we had a nice time. The table was out on the perimeter and was almost cold.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Not my first visit and certainly not my last. From the appetizer (artichoke fritters) to desert (shared donuts) every bite was amazing. Lovely adult friendly environment, good for sipping wine over a long conversation and a relaxing dinner followed by a walk under the stars. Perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Once again, this place knocked it out of the park! We were a group of 12 and everyone commented not only on the food, but the service was TOP NOTCH! We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My husband and I absolutely love this restaurant. We come here every year and are never disappointed. Food is delicious and service is friendly and prompt. We love the location, beautiful part if Austin. Make reservations!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have frequented Trattoria Lisina for a few years now, and it is always wonderful! The last time we were there, however, we were seated right next to a massive wedding party (with lots of comings and goings and loud conversations, etc...). But It was just a mild annoyance, as all we had to do was ask to be re-seated. We had a lovely evening, as always!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We've been coming here for years. We love it. Since we know how fabulous it can be, they need to up their game on a few of their entrees, it's slipped a little bit, but it's still very good usually (and if they read this, I'll bet they will, because they really care about their presentation and the quality of the meals). Service fabulous, ambience fantastic, a wine country gem in the middle of the hill country, could be in Napa if you were dropped in without knowing you where you were. Beautiful setting. Nice well thought out wine list and well valued. Worth the drive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food in a very nice environment. The menu is diverse, classic Italian, from antipasto thru tiramisu. Wait staff is professional and attentive, with emphasis on customer satisfaction. Food preparation and wait time were good, it was a great nite to celebrate a birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love the location and the ambiance. And the food and service is always wonderful!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

It’s hard to find a restaurant that scores high in every category, this is one that does.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our waiter was attentive and had a grasp of the wines beyond my expectations. The grounds and restaurant are wonderful, so suggest you arrive earlier than your reservation and stroll around a bit and have some wine at the tasting room. One caveat, OpenTable's price info indicates a per person average cost of up to $50 per person, but our tab was well over $50, given the ala cart menu. For our table of 6, not all had wine, not all had an appetizer, not all had a salad, and none had dessert, yet the bill was closer to $60 per person.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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food4
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and service (Travis was wonderful). Entrees came out slow, but the overall service was good. Will return again as the Melanzane Parmigiana (eggplant side dish) was superb!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We always have a great experience here. The food is incredible and the service is always top-notch also.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The ragu is spectacular. As is the lamb and the osso bucco. Tiramisu is yummy.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great spot to enjoy a good meal and fabulous company!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Just married

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great Italian dishes and fish dishes. My Osso Bucco was superb and this was my 3rd time ordering it. The grandkids had a personal pizza and spaghetti with a large meatball. They lived their meals.
We were gathered for Thanksgiving weekend and we all loved our meals.
There’s a playground outside for the kids and nice sitting areas for adults to watch the sunset
Great service and such a beautiful setting-like a visit to Italy.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Try the house wine made from on site grapes!

Also the osso buco is unique.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Scenic View, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great value, good food, excellent service, beautiful setting

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This has become one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the Austin and surrounding area. We had a great time celebrating a birthday with friends. The wine, the food, the atmosphere, the service were all excellent!

Thanks!

Richard

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food and service were wonderful. We enjoyed to atmosphere, very relaxing and stress free.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great Italian / American food served in the ITALIAN STYLE. We only live 5 miles away but save this place for special occasions. Excellent wine list with some local wines included. Enough food that we always take some home and make another meal out of it. We have eaten here 10 times in the past 5 years, with family, friends and just us, and have never been remotely disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have been to your restaurant many times and love it. We feel like we have had a mini vacation after being there. We are lucky to live in Wimberley, and can come often.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our server (Amanda, I think) was extremely kind and helpful. She was personable and easy to talk with, ask questions of, etc. Very respectful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this place. Went for the first time a month or so ago and had to come back for my birthday. The salted caramel chocolate cake was amazing. Pizza was great. You have to try the Brussels sprouts!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have dined here 4 times and always have had outstanding service, excellent food and in such a beautiful setting. Highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have visited this place a few times, not enough! Great experience every time from the wait staff to the wine and food. The restaurant is located next to a winery and they have a nice playscape for kids. We’ve had Christmas parties here and our friends got together for a wine tasting then dinner at the restaurant one night. Private dining for parties as well. Beautiful ambiance, indoor fireplace for a cold night out, great food and a remarkable wine selection with a gentleman that knows everything about wine to help you make your selection. Our favorites are the Caesar salad, pizzas, lasagna, chicken Alfredo with home made pasta! and their bread w/ olive oil/seasonings on the house.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very relaxed atmosphere and our waiter was very helpful in describing the various menu items. Various salads were ordered by our 8 guests and they were all deliciously seasoned and farm fresh. Our waiter timed the delivery of our selections perfectly, the meat balls were outstanding. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Thank goodness for reservations! We were welcomed warmly, sat immediately, and were told service would be delayed but they're try their best to get to us promptly. They didn't lie. We didn't even think service was delayed! Our server was VERY knowledgable and gave great recommendations. Our meal was authentic and very tasty. Portions were enough and didn't leave us feeling engorged. The atmosphere made us feel like we made a trip to Tuscany. Absolutely awesome. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, wonderful ambiance,fantastic service! We were seated late because a large party stayed for three hours throwing off their seating plan,but they were very gracious and the food came out FAST! Worth the drive!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent as always -- but VERY crowded -- again, as always. The bar is fabulous for a waiting room!

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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