Trattoria Lisina

4.8
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$31 to $50
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honeymoon vacation

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TaraU
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

embience was great, food was delicious, and service was wonderful...

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BillP
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Tratt staff. You guys are ALWAYS so nice to us and the food is really wonderful. See you again very soon! Bill, Karen and all the grandkids!

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panda
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Beautiful grounds. Wonderful large, airy dining areas. Service was great and the Italian food and chianti amazing. The wild boor and papardelle made our day!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance. AMAZING wine. Definitely will return.

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StaceyL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and incredible ambiance.

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ShelbyL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every year for anniversary and they always make it so special, not to mention the food is always top notch.

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JimG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine and ambiance were fantastic! Totally enjoyable!!

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cagintx
Austin
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are so glad Trattoria Lisina is open for dining again. My husband absolutely loved the seafood risotto, which was a daily special. I had the eggplant parmesan and it was delicious and just enough as a lunch portion. We enjoyed the meatball appetizer and garlic toast and they are as good as we remember. The weather was beautiful for outside dining, had we known that was an option.

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Machetedonttweet
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food and ambiance were great as always. Our server was polite, but not observant which was different than usual. We spent a big part of our meal without drinks. We will be back.

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KyleK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Nothing bad to say here.Will absolutely be returning.

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PetraW
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside by the fountain at a secluded table...if you can not go to Italy, stop by Trattoria Lisina and take a mini vacation. Let the afternoon pass by with good food, excellent cocktails.

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RACY1
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, excellent food, beautiful locale, great service and a nice wine list; worth the trip from Katy.

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RobertB
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often. As usual the food and service was out standing' everyone was practicing social distancing. The weather was sunny and cool, couldn't have had a better day.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary at Tattoria Lisina. It is a beautiful restaurant with plenty of ambiance. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

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AlbertoD
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Trattoria is my family's favorite. Excellent food in a nice relaxed atmosphere, with people that really try to make your experience unique. We were there this past Sunday and arrived just before the thunderstorm was over us, which made the occasion even more special. Good job!

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LindaC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience1

The waitstaff was excellent. We got caught in flooding rains and staff welcomed us to stay there. They were so helpful. Nice to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing experience and food!

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MarkW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready on time. Service was great. Food was delicious.

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TriciaD
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good servings with friendly and impeccable service.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful.. the food was fantastic and service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here, great food, staff, and lovely property!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like you’re in Italy—I’ve never been, but I would imagine that’s what it’s like in some sort of fashion. Our server Shane was excellent. We definitely wished we would have taken him up on his offer of “bug-off” since we ended up getting eaten alive. But nobody to blame except ourselves. Beautiful ambiance, amazing cocktails, and phenomenal coursed out food. Highly recommend and will definitely be going back. 👍👍

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KyleH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations and was seated immediately. Our waitress was very helpful and when we mentioned my dates dairy allergies she was all over it. She even checked to make sure they delivered the correct salad dressing which was very nice.

She helped select a special meal for my date which required her working with the chefs to plan something special.

Overall a great experience here and I will surely be back our next trip to the hill country!

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Debster
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great job at 50,%.... food good but setup and staff attitude superb

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Odell
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t let an Italian restaurant scare you from ordering steak! The ribeye was hands down top five best for my husband and the mashed potatoes they pair it with are to die for! I ordered the chef special of pan seared halibut in a white wine sauce with sautéed spinach and potatoes. One of the best fish dishes I’ve ever had! Absolutely phenomenal! Oh and an easy drinking wine that pairs well with everything is the Mandola Montepulciano and at $32/bottle you can’t beat it!

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love restaurant
Very beautiful setting
Great food
Great service

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Chase and our servers were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great time

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BretS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Amazing ambiance and food. Can’t believe we just found this place after years in the hill country

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KathyS
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants for special occasions. As usual, the restaurant and grounds were beautiful. There was no crowd because we had a very early reservation. All staff was wearing masks and gloves. The tables we significantly farther apart than the previous times we were there. Our server was very attentive. The food was fantastic as usual. Currently they have a limited menu, but it covered all tastes and price points.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful grounds, excellent wait staff and delicious food. We chose to sit outside and there was sufficient distance between tables. We had assumed there was a lunch menu however the menu did not vary from dinner so the cost was much more than I had anticipated; $145 before the gratuity for four entrees, one appetizer and one soft drink.

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KImT
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience!!! Great adaptations to our recent social distancing. We had amazing meals!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wine. Great service.

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MirandaI
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed with the food or the service. Our family in from NY requests we come her every time we visit for the meatballs!

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vipLorrieG
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonder dinner tonight at our very favorite restaurant, Trattoria Lisina, near the end of their first week after reopening during the Corona pandemic. They have done an outstanding job of preparing a safe dining experience for their guests. A large bottle of hand sanitizer is available on the table just as you walk in the door. Many tables have been removed leaving MORE than ample space between diners. ALL of the staff are required to wear gloves and masks. Diners are not required to so that they can eat. I watched as a nearby table and chairs were disinfected when the previous diners departed. This RN was very pleased at their thoroughness. No tablecloths are being used at the present time so that surfaces can be easily cleaned. Disposable menus were used as well. The food and service was superb as always! Diners seemed genuinely pleased to be able to get dressed up and enjoy a much needed break from the house. All were very respectful of each other’s space if needing to pass by, particularly in the restroom where one would wait a ways back while another was washing hands. Pleased make a reservation and join me in welcoming back this very missed favorite!

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Sauerjd
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Trattoria Lucina! Our first restaurant visit after things opened up again. Didn't disappoint! Food and service are ALWAYS wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

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NancyB
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would give it 10 stars if I could. We have not been to a restaurant since the lockdown began, very concerned because we are in a high risk group. Since it is out in the country, away from so many people, we thought we would try. Not only was the food and service EXCELLENT, I really appreciate the steps they are taking to keep us safe. They've removed about half of the tables so they are about 10 feet apart. Every single employee was wearing a mask and I saw them changing gloves between tables.

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Trattoria Lisina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 894-3111.

Trattoria Lisina is rated 4.8 stars by 5047 OpenTable diners.

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