Trattoria Lisina

4.8
5635 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 5635 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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IsabelA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Delicious food but service felt a bit rushed. Great ambiance!

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IrmaC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND FOOD SELECTION.................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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DonB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious treat when we get down to the hill country!

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MikeC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was outstanding. The food was great from salads to appetizers to the entrees and including dessert.

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SHAUNA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food!! Outstanding service and beautiful grounds!

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RebeccaH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our food on this particular night was outstanding. We ordered the calamari, Osso Buco, and a pasta dish with shrimp and scallops. For dessert, we had the chocolate caramel cake. Unfortunately, our service was lacking. We waited 20 minutes before someone attended to our table. We waited 10 minutes for our table that we had made a reservation for at 4:30. Once we were assigned a waiter, he did a very nice job. Also disappointed about the silly mask required policy. This was about my fifth time eating here and despite the poor intro to the evening, it will not be my last. The food is always stellar.

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AndrewC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I called ahead to informed them I wanted a table by window with view. Business lunch and three of the guests have never been... food ans staff made is a great lunch!

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DebraJ
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, it was a very pleasant lunch experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful Italian food and setting. Inside or outside. Waitstaff is excellent. Love coming here!!

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Robwal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy with friends and family or business associates.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, our server was phenomenal.

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JackieF
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice date night in a special place with great food choices!

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NickN
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Come sempre . . . un ambiente assolutamente piacevole con vera cucina italiana / siciliana.

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edstorm51
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy going to Trattoria, staff is knowledgable, food is always top notch.
I can live off the meatballs, bread and wine...... Shared the Tagliierini alla portofino and the seafood risotto. 5 stares for the portofino......the risotto was good, but a preference for me is that I don't like my seafood chopped. I should have asked.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

The host staff were extremely rude and would not provide any help in meeting the simple requests I had made for our table. It is standard practice for the restaurant to have white table cloths for special occasions and then to accept requests to sit on the terrace. Instead we were given paper place settings and sat next to the kitchen exit. They didn’t give us a server for over 15 minutes once we had been seated. The food and our waitresses were really excellent and redeemed the afternoon but I have been to this restaurant multiple times a year since it opened and this is the worst I’ve ever been treated.

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vipZtraveler
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here at 11:00 am for lunch. Food was wonderful. There were 4 of us, we had the mushroom pizza and the prosciutto and arugula pizzas along with the Caprese salad. Our server was wonderful and perfectly attentive and knowledgeable about the wines. It was a perfect start to our day wandering around the hill country.

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LeeAnnM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall I am super pleased! The food and drink and service are so great. But wearing a mask just to walk to your table is kinda silly... the air circulates, people are not wearing them once they sit down - I don’t think that short walk in wearing a mask is saving anyone. But you do whatever you need to to stay open! We’ve missed being out there and absolutely loved our night.

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had2muchfun
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday but nothing special except verbal well wishes, thought birthday person would get a dessert or something

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MargaretK
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta with prosciutto and peas is delicious!

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vipNicoleW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!! Enough said.

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BrigidB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wondering
Food was excellent’

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LaurenT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was amazing!! The ambiance, service, food...EXCEPTIONAL!!!

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BeckyP
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing treat!! Food was delicious! Service was superb! My friend has special diet needs and she was accommodated making her dining experience a great one.
I hope to return again.

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Fjpr
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The process of getting seated was slow and handled poorly and indifferently We had a reservation yet were handled exactly as all others arriving with us. Once we were seated, finally, the service was excellent as was the food.

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DonnaM
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! Shared the Caprese salad and we both ordered the TAGLIERINI ALLA PORTOFINO as the entree. Pasta was perfect and the shrimp and scallops were delicious. We loved the view from sun porch.

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JaniceS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch, beautiful atmosphere and great food & wine!

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Chipper
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 4th time to dine at Trattoria Lisina and each time was wonderful. We have enjoyed the atmosphere, service and the food is outstanding. We cannot wait for our next visit.

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Deborah2
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's like a trip to Sicily - beautiful outdoor views, fabulous food and wine, and super service. We love this restaurant. We've been here at least 5 times and have never been disappointed.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, drinks and food in an inviting atmosphere. Highly recommend having a night out here. We had steaks and they were phenomenal and cooked to perfection. Large portions, service was 5 star. We will be going back.

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MarkM
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food was great, the mold was great, and it went smoothly beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wait staff was fabulous, the appetizers Caprice salad and antipasto platter had delicious choices. The The lasagna with Bolognese sauce was so good took half of it home and was even better than next day.

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vipKelseyH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Some of the best Italian we've found in the Austin Metro area. Will definitely be back for more!

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ConnieS
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is wonderful. The lady in charge of reservations was very accommodating when we had to change the number of guests at the last minute. Setting is beautiful. One of our favorite places to go.

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MargaretK
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Good service and good food.

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vipMarine782
Austin
209 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six member of our family enjoyed another Easter lunch which has been our tradition for the past 8 years. Appeared to be a limited menu but, nevertheless, some excellent choices and we all enjoyed a great meal as usual. Calamari is cooked just right and the caprese salad was fantastic. Meals of Fettuccine con Prosciutto, Lasagne Bolognese, Filetto al Marsala and Pesce del Giorno were superb. Nice wine list and the blody mary's were spicy and delicious. This is a great restaurant in a lovely "Italian country" setting. Well worth the drive to Driftwood. We eat here several times per year, but Easter is a family tradition.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite spot that I would like to keep secret. But I’m not that selfish.

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Gmoney
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Make reservations early! ;)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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LaramieB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, top notch experience.
Incredible meal, great atmosphere.
5 stars

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MarielR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. My kids really liked the pizza and we always order the lasagna.

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 5635 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.