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  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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (97)
Special Occasion (90)
Good for Anniversaries (88)
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Good for a Date (84)
Good for Birthdays (82)
Romantic (76)
Notable Wine List (73)
Scenic View (70)
Authentic (57)
Good for Groups (44)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Cozy (32)
Fun (32)
Business Meals (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Casual (28)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Comfort Food (23)
Local Ingredients (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Kid-friendly (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Tasting Menu (13)
Seasonal (11)
People Watching (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tapas (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

It is always great! One of the few places in Central Texas that combines beautiful location with great food and excellent service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

We eat at Lisina with some frequency and this particular visit did not live up to our expectations. Service was average at best (forgetful waiter) and some of the food was below their normal standards. A couple of orders were not accurate. However, the manager did make it right and removed one of the entrees from the bill and the waiter did apologize for our experience. We will try again soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

A fish bone in my $38 evening chef special polenta ruined the meal. No manager apology or visit to table for this is not acceptable in a fine dining establishment. Server never filled water or tea. It was my birthday but no recognition since server was absent. Fellow diner very pleased with pork chop dinner. My grilled asparagus salad was wonderful. We will return, have been there before, but not on a busy, noisy time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

This is over the top dining. Quality, delicious food in the most romantic setting available. I cannot say enough great about this amazing place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Service and food was great as usual. Our favorite is the Osso Bucco.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

As usual the food, atmosphere, views, service, and total experience were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My family and I visit Trattoria Lisina at least once a month! Mario is our usual server and is always very accommodating. Cami at the front always puts up with my last minute guest additions!

Tim and Spencer at the bar are both knowledgeable and so kind to my family.

My friends and family have RAVED about the food.

Angie Caballero
San Antonio, Texas

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Favorite restaurant in all of Austin. Stunning, beautiful atmosphere with exceptional food and service. Right up there with any NYC upscale restaurant. Grounds are beautiful as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Travis our server was excellent! We had a fantastic dinner, and the atmosphere was awesome, celebrating my parent's 60th wedding anniversary!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic as usual.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Trattoria Lisina is always excellent. Beautiful building and grounds, great food and service. Perfect place for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Matt Vegas and his entire staff are polite, professional and some of the nicest people you will find in the Hill Country. Each and every item on the menu is good - we have tried them all - and the meatballs are our favorite!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Business Meals, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The staff did an amazing job of assuring those of us that made reservations that they were watching tables and also were extremely profession and polite. The decorations were awesome as well as the food. We had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

AMAZING AS ALWAYS!!! We go there for Birthday's and Anniversary's and when we want something special!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We haven’t been here in years and were looking forward to going back. Kitchen seemed.... off. Not sure how to say it but the apps came out ten minutes apart and at dinner they served the entree without the sides. Again, almost ten minutes later once everyone finished the side showed up. The waiter handled it well but it was obvious they were out of sorts.

Food was still excellent but sold 4 stars overall.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Trattoria Lisina! The food is always great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband & I started out w/ Black Cherry Manhattan & Italian Margarita - both were excellent and the bartenders were a hoot. Our waiter was young and awkward but tried hard. The foccacia & dipping sauce were excellent! I had fettuccine con fungi (without prosciutto by request)was rich and delicious. My hubby raved about his duck. They've finally added a few Texas wines to their wine list, we tried 2 and liked both. We ended with tiramisu and coffee, which was also good. A very rich meal but nice for a special occasion.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I’ve never had a chance to sit by the kitchen before. It was as great fun. Having had some experience in the industry it was great to see the camaraderie this group has.
My food was excellent! Thanks for finding the mussels supplier again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a memorable time in our visit. Excellent ambiance; a little trip to Italy! Only complaint is that service was a bit slow at the beggining, but rapidly fixed when asked for help. A nice part of the visit was stopping at the Winery, next door, right before our reservation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was outstanding. The service was outstanding overall, but there was a very long wait between when we finished our appitizer and when we got our meal. Nobody spoke to us for that time, which was about 20 minutes. Once our food arrived, at least 4 different people asked us if everything was good. It would have been nice if one of those people asked while we were waiting so long. Thankfully, the food was hot and fantastic, and we weren’t in a hurry at all.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fun, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Mandola and Trattoria Lisina never disappoint. Over the top satisfaction on food, wine, service - the works. The seafood dishes are always outstanding. Greatly enjoyed the calamari and the asparagus salad, both more than enough for our table of 5 to share. Pastas could not be more perfect. All the way to dessert when we shared the chocolate cake and the cheesecake. I certainly intend to visit more often.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was my first visit and I met a friend who has been there many times. It is a very beautiful setting and the food is delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were there with our family from out of town they seated us next to the most obnoxious family of kids!!! The noise level was awful! Service was slow, took forever to get our bread & drinks. Waiter was not attentive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I've been meaning to visit this restaurant for some time now. Finally had a great reason to go when my mother in law was visiting during Christmas break. Wonderful food and service was excellent. Definitely will be going again.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was a great peak into a traditional Trattoria. Service was exceptional and all items seemed to be craftfully selected to create wonderful authentic dishes. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great Italian restaurant on a picturesque piece of land.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I've been going here several times a year but the menu is disappointing. Nothing for kids (grandsons 6 and 8). I would suggest more main dishes and some simpler Italian centres such as eggplant parmesan, veal marsala, etc...

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Another wonderful dinner. The food, wine and overall experience was perfect.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Loved our first visit, celebrating my mom from out of town and dining with in-laws. Can't wait to return in warmer weather to make a long afternoon of it, and let kids explore the playground.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have made a tradition of dining at Lisina for Christmas Eve and always have a wonderful time. We have been fans of Lisina since they opened many years ago. Always a great meal, great service and a great experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had the opportunity to eat here on Christmas Eve and it will be our tradition going forward. The food was delicious and our server was incredible. Calamari, Meatballs, Pizza and Carbonara with home made pasta were all wonderful. Hope you all get a chance to enjoy dinner here.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food and service! Great wine list. My fifth visit and I'll be back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our 3rd Christmas Eve celebration at this restaurant, and as always, we were not disappointed. Great surroundings, great food, and excellent service. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful.. great food n service.. would go again .. nice n efficient waiter.. quiet.. clean.. nice visual surroundings.. pretty landscape.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a reservation for 6:45- we were not seated until 7:30 - this after inquiring several times regarding the status. Very disappointing.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food. Beautiful location.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always love this place. One small dis...
$4 up charge to change a vegetable with another vegetable!!! (green beans to Brussels sprouts, not like either are really expensive)REALLY, such lack of class for such a nice expensive restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is definitely a special occasion location. The food and service are great. We had not eaten here in several years, and we were still impressed with this venue. We will keep it on our list as special occasion places to dine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and service.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Lovely place for an anniversary! Our 47th to be exact. Spencer the bar tender was really great made us feel at home. Food was awesome, just a great night wonderful memory.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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