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Trattoria Lisina

4.8
4.8
6032 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.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 894-3111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Juan Carlos

  • Private party facilities

    Our Veranda overlooking the vineyard makes a great setting to have from 25-160 people for a plated dinner, or family style dinner.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (512) 221-0773

  • Neighborhood

    Driftwood

  • Cross street

    FM 1826

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 6,032 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Austin

    Italian

  • Austin

    Italian

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  1. D

    Daysel2016

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After wedding lunch

  3. b

    bmac121

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dinner location. Loved it.

  4. CW

    ChristiW

    Austin

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3

    Trattoria has been a staple for our family dinners for several years, however, this was by far our worst experience. The service was disappointing from the greeting, to changing tables after 10 minutes because they forgot the server for that section was on break, to the attitude of the server who seemed bothered that we were moved to her section (eye rolling and dirty looks came free of charge from her with our meal). Despite the negative experience on the service side, once the food eventually arrived it was good.

  5. LD

    LaurenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place has everything. Beautiful grounds, amazing food and drinks. Service is great. Pasta dishes are perfection. The pork chop was sooo good. I recommend the hand crafted sangria. Just what we needed on a sunny afternoon.

  6. JH

    JosephH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came here for our four year anniversary, and I will say that I was very impressed. The restaurant was very elegant, the staff was very professional, and the food was the best Italian food that I’ve had so far. They asked if there was a special occasion, so we told them it was our anniversary, and they brought us complimentary champagne. I would recommend this restaurant to my family and friend, and I will be coming back here again.

  7. T

    Traveler

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been going to Lisina for 20 years and it's as great as ever. High end delicious Italian comfort food, comfortable atmosphere and great service.

  8. GC

    GalacticCoyote

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious!

  9. BC

    BenC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place! We’ve been there many times and it’s always a pleasure… 100% recommended!

  10. j

    jfmcdm

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was decent but not as good as I was expecting given what I had heard. Vineyard was very pretty. Room was disturbingly loud. Had to strain to hear my dinner companion and our waitress.

  11. SM

    ShawnM

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Had reservations at 7:30pm for a belated mother days dinner. We arrived at 7:28pm. We briefly waited outside in the court yard area until it came closer to 7:30. Once we checked in the hostess told my wife and I that it would take a minute to be seated while they got our table ready. There were multiple empty tables. We sat ourselves down on a nearby bench. Two couples walked in and were seated immediately. We were seated 10 mins later. Don’t know what the point of haven’t reservations were for. Waiter was mediocre at best. Took another 10 mins to place an order.

  12. MS

    MarkS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really like this restaurant. The food is always great. The waitstaff couldn't be nicer or more attentive. The grounds are amazing.

  13. d

    dave

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Our server Liz was terrific but the host was extremely rude. He refused to seat us at a table that was open by saying they couldn’t service that table, then 10 minutes later another group sat at that table. I hope they fire that guy. But the server was 5 star.

  14. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Too expensive for the limited menu and the mediocre service. My risotto was overcooked, but my wife's lasagna was good. There was a $5 upcharge on the bill for the Bolognese sauce that was not on the menu nor was it mentioned by the waiter. I probably will not return.

  15. DH

    DonnaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This restaurant is top notch. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful, attentive without hovering. The food was excellent and the bread to die for. Their desserts are not to be missed.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Out of town guests with us. Ben, our waiter was excellent. Attentive and helpful with menu options . The food is soo so salty- I’m always looking for a dish that is more health conscious about salt- that is my MAJOR issue with your menu. The taste of your beautiful dishes is masked in unhealthy salt ! Our table was pretty good, but too close to a noisy 8 too next to us with rowdy kids. All fine to have kids, but their waitress couldn’t even fit between our tables to serve their dishes . Awkward.

  17. BH

    BrandieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing date night location and delicious food and drinks. Highly recommend.

  18. SH

    StefanieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing, as usual! We ate here for Mother’s Day, and it was the perfect end to my day. The fillet with mushrooms was tender and so very delicious. I’m not normally a fan of asparagus, but I loved that too.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious… We love Trattoria Lisina!

  20. JS

    JacobS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Portofino was excellent. Gelato was excellent. Champagne chicken was ok. Server was excellent. Drinks (old fashioned, Rita) were good but overpriced. Atmosphere was excellent. Overall a very good experience.

  21. TB

    TexasBubba

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Christian was our table server and he did an excellent job. Our appetizer and fresh bread was delicious. The entrees were exceptional and extremely tasty. The wine was good along with the overall ambiance. We tell everyone about your restaurant and the menu. We will be back! Bon appetite!

  22. DP

    DoctorPat

    San Antonio

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a great place to enjoy the ambience of an Italian Tuscan villa type restaurant with excellent food and service. Homemade pasta, perfectly al dente, foccacia with olive oil. Menu includes specials plus many entrees, salads, and desserts.

  23. DD

    DrDebster

    Austin

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We had a reservation in 10 minutes. It was busy and our waiter had a lot of tables. we had a couple of pasta dishes and a bottle wine. Three of us and the total was $150. Great food and ambiance. Highly recommend!

  24. M

    Mike

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were meeting friends and this was an ideal location. We all ordered something different and everything was excellent.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was scrumptious and our server was top notch!

  26. CH

    CarolH

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place! The food, service, and ambiance are so lovely. We got to treat our new neighbor last night to a beautiful evening. She loved it! Thank you for another wonderful Hill Country experience!

  27. TM

    TomM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have always known that the Food will be Excellent at this restaurant, whenever we visit. Thank you, for keeping your Standards of Excellence, up to date.

  28. DS

    DavidS

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great as always! Service was slower than usual but still good

  29. M

    Mimi

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Love this restaurant!! Food is fabulous and cocktails excellent. Service a bit slow but understand staff shortages now. Noise level quite high so hard to talk across table.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thanks loved talking with Brett. Good customer service!

  31. B

    Birdi57

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish was excellent fresh and perfectly presented. The lemon cheesecake and coffee gelato were a delicious end of meal treat.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely and delicious

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Favorite Italian spot. Took my boyfriend for the first time. Loved it.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, delicious.

  35. CR

    CliffR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place....beautiful grounds and building....excellent food

  36. AM

    AustinM

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a hidden gem off the beaten path but well worth the trek. The food matches the level of ambiance. We will be happy to recommend this restaurant to others.

  37. SH

    SusanH

    Fargo

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and drinks. We love the patio. Unfortunately, we were seated inside (despite request for patio). We couldn’t hear each other due to the noise.

  38. DF

    DavidF

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5

    Reed needs more training, servers standing around 1 server was making faces trying to make server waiting one table. Another one was picking his nose. Aften being a guest for over 30 times this was terrible. Appetizer took 29 minutes , coffee was even slower . The meal was good. Only.1 m as anger checked with us and was very helpful.

  39. BK

    BlackKatMeow

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food excellent, had a reservation and that went very smooth, waiter very courteous & attentive, reasonable wait for meal. Will return again.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful overall experience. Excellence food and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 6032 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Trattoria Lisina

13308 FM 150 West Driftwood, TX 78619

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    FM 1826

  • Neighborhood

    Driftwood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Carlos

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 894-3111

  • Private party facilities

    Our Veranda overlooking the vineyard makes a great setting to have from 25-160 people for a plated dinner, or family style dinner.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (512) 221-0773

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