Trattoria Lisina

4.8
5574 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 5574 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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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Being seated near a doorway during a pandemic isn’t the most enjoyable experience because each person coming into or leaving the area has to pass by you and can’t practice social distancing.

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vipInigoA
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally worth the trip! Increíble service, location and cuisine! Authentic and delicious. We’ll be back!

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Andilyn
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the restaurant but was hoping g it was a more intimate atmosphere
The food was very good but wished the menu had more pasta options

KP
KrisP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+/Fantastic destination restaurant with top shelf ambiance, steady and confident execution of casual Italian food

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Kenm
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and we had a great time. In fact, after our meal we went outside to one of the picnic tables and drank more wine. We stayed so long that we had to eat dinner there as well. It was a very enjoyable time with friends.

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Gleelee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was perfect! Not too many items to cause confusion. I had the duck my husband the fillet. Our guests had been before so it was highly recommended. Will definitely be back

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David
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out! Happy to see lots of patrons. The food was amazing and service was very good!

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TerryJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

This was a favorite restaurant, but this visit featured service that was abysmal. Poorly paced, mixed up orders, one meal arriving 5 minutes before the others that arrived lukewarm. Some of the food was very good; other food was extremely salty or not up to the same quality that we had grown to expect from this restaurant.

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vipMarkB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food, beverages and service. Attention to detail is obvious.

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viptxsjewels
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service in a great atmosphere. A new favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 2nd anniversary and couldn’t have picked a more perfect restaurant! Ambiance, service, quality, wine, and great food of course was all top notch! We will definitely return. Matthew was our waiter, and he was knowledgeable about the food, wine, and history of the restaurant! Thank you Trattoria Lisina for the wonderful cuisine.

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TedW
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at Trattoria Lisina. Very good food, great service and great ambience.

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AltonF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faith did an incredible job taking care of us. She was very personable and née the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food tasted amazing, service was great too! However, sides were incorrect and dinner wasn’t served with the sauce the menu noted it comes with. Regardless, it was a minor snafu that our waiter and manager fixed quickly. Will definitely return.

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AaronL805
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, environment. Definitely a great place to visit.

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RichardL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Services was excellent, food was hot and very good. I did not try the wine, but my wife did and she enjoyed it.

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ScottW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday by the fireplace!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place for a special evening. Enjoyed the food, atmosphere and the location. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant

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RobertD
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, atmosphere and cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and wine. We have come here several times on Friday afternoon and have had excellent experience. Fresh seafood, good wine, gelato is fabulouso!

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RamonP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful time. We have been here before and will continue to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was amazing! Our reservation was at 7:45 and we were there LESS than an hour when they were cleaning up and stacking and moving chairs all around us and sweeping! Super annoying! When I pay for expensive food I’d assume that means the wait staff would wait till it is closed to clean up all around us.

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OmegaBirthday
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Our waiter (a New Yorker) forgot to come by to refill our tea & two waters through the nearly the duration of our entire meal — that’s calamari appetizer & salads and then main course. We finally got his attention at the end of the meal, after my mate said she would not eat a hers anymore.
The mista salad was good, the Cesar salad was okay. The Ossa Buca was a bit salty.
I asked for spaghetti & meatballs - extra meatballs & Italian sausages on the side... I got ground-up sausage added, which is not how I’d gotten it before, there. I prefer sausage links to slice and eat like the meatballs.

Those drinks — they need to be topped off as the glasses get to 40% full/empty!

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit, but hopefully not our last! We always can tell a good restaurant by the bread that is served, and the Foccocia bread was delicious! We loved the atmosphere and the wonderful fireplace, we were well treated by our server, Amily, and the food was so enjoyable. My husband had Lasagne, and I had the Roasted Chicken and vegetables.
We were too full for dessert but our server saw us at the Gelato case on our way out and ran over to make sure we had a couples of samples.
Every " touch " we had in our time at the restaurant ensured that we had a pleasant evening! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic! Food was fresh and tasty; and our server - who was training - was attentive, knowledgeable & had a great personality.

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DeniseM
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Our go to birthday celebration destination!

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GarryW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would have given 5 stars for everything if my table had a tablecloth.
Maybe my reservation was too late in day (8:00 pm)?

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything worked well. The food was delicious and the service just the right amount of attentive.

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Carriegene
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. Everything from cocktails to dessert was perfection. We will definitely be back!

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RayS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and restaurant...Friendly wait staff, full bar options, excellent food. The grounds and restaurant are beautiful and it was COVID friendly, with properly spaced tables, sanitizers, masks, etc. that should make folks feel comfortable.

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LaurieH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us we got to dine in the veranda (room) so pleasant, the food was extraordinary, we started out with the fabulous bread, (too die for), had calamari that was awesome, then 2 of us had the one special Halibut all I heard was raves, then another of us had another special and I had the pizza. We did stop by for a taste of the gelato, once again awesome...sure wish we had had room for dessert. Well worth the trip!!!

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fredh
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

not much needs improving. but, would like to more TEXAS wines offered. That, is what I miss.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience to celebrate our anniversary!

DB
DianeB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would highly recommend this Italian restaurant. The food is superior and it is not your usual pizza, spaghetti or lasagna. It is a classy restaurant with more butter and cream sauces from a different part of Italy. The food could not be better. It was a bit pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.

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TaylorB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!!! We will definitely go back

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Eaters2
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our luncheon experience to celebrate our 34th anniversary was all that we expected it be!

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner, wine, and fabulous gelato desert. Portions great, I could take some home. We will come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and environment!

MM
MauriceM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best date night spot ever!! I love this place!!!!!

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 5574 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.