Trattoria Lisina

4.8
4152 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-9pm
Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm
Sunday 11am-9pm
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Phone number
(512) 894-3111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dan Baxter
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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.
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Private party contact
Chase Lairson: (512) 221-0773
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
FM 1826
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Parking details
Our parking is adjacent to the restaurant with convenient and ample space.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4152 People Are Saying
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MD
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The soup was amazing and the salads were refreshing. The table loved the ambiance – one person ordered a steak and loved it. The pastas were all fresh and tasty. Everyone loved the bread. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

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D
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always!

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LD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Per my request they gave us a beautiful table right by the fireplace. I do have to say it was the best seat in the house. The food was wonderful and the whole experience perfect and special for my husbands birthday.

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KK
Austin
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic meal with out of town family, that had not eaten here before. They loved it, and we again were very impressed with our food and service. It was busy Friday night, but service was still very good! Yummy appetizers, mamas meatballs, entrees of pastas and pork chops, every bread you serve, an assortment of sorbets and the doughnuts! All so fresh and delicious. Of course wine and drinks, finishing with coffee. All a wonderful experience.

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l
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience!

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening. Loved the atmosphere, Great service & amazing food.

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B
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for a nice quiet birthday dinner. Enjoyed the beautiful sunset and amazing service from Alex. Appreciated his knowledge of all the dishes and the wines. He made a nice evening very memorable. He didn’t rush us but paced out the evening for us very nicely. The pecan pie and lemon gelato were awesome, as was the entire meal. Thank you for a nice evening!

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PJ
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum! It’s always been a favorite of mine. We recently took my mum in law (who spends a majority of her retired time in Tuscany) and SHE loved every sip and every bite as well.

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RB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views, the wine, and the food. Come for one, stay for all. You can't go wrong with anything off the menu, and I highly recommend to show up with your appetite! The appetizers are excellent, the main courses are superb, and if you don't treat yourself to coffee and a dessert - you're missing out!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great wine and great food! Ben was attentive and on point. Antipasti to Osso Bucco

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! All round! Loved it for a special date night!

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q
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The lighting for the dining room we were seated in was not good. Beautiful setting for a restaurant. Drew, our waiter, was extremely helpful and good.

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B
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! It is always wonderful to dine at Trattoria Lisina. I just love this place. Not only is it a beautiful and charming place to dine and visit, with lovely views of the vineyards, the food is awesome! Authentic Italian Cuisine! My husband ordered the MARGHERITA pizza for $14 and I ordered the TAGLIERINI ALLA PORTOFINO - Thin homemade pasta, scallops, shrimp, fresh spinach & lemon butter for $21. This dish offered fresh pasta with a very mild flavor. Scallops were fabulous! We didn't order wine on this last visit because we were driving and we don't drink during the day, but I have had their wines before and was never disappointed. Our server was very sweet and accommodating. I highly recommend the desert: TORTA CIOCCOLATO CON CARAMELLO - Sicilian sea salted caramel between layers of decadent chocolate cake. Every time we eat here this is what we order. It's very rich so it's best to share this desert.

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H
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary, they were so kind as to give us Avery nice table with tablecloth, and a nice candle. Service was outstanding, food was great. They really made our dinner “special”.

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C
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. I was all set to order the knudi -- which I love -- but the table opted to share the new appetizer selection of pork belly. It was delicious. Everyone at the table swooned. The asparagus salad continues to be wonderful as were all of the entrees chosen which were more than generous. It is a great place to dine with someone you love or a group of friends.

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m
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Noise levels can be very loud making it difficult to have a conversation or hear the waiter. Large parties should be placed in an area where there are not other patrons.

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JP
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing and the service is wonderful! Truly a hill country gem!

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JH
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love trattoria lisina and done there fairly regularly. We were disappointed to find out that the nightly specials were no longer available. We always looked forward to them. But, otherwise, our dining experience was outstanding as usual.

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LU
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service . Little heavy-handed on oil and salt.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were six of us, we all ordered something different, and every dish was outstanding. We shared two antipasti trays before dinner and desserts after. We were stuffed! Our server was wonderful and took excellent care of us. We realized, after we left, we’d spent two hours at dinner! Good food, good company, no one hurried us or tried to rush us out. What a joy! Trattoria Lisina is one of our favorite go tos for special occasions, and we were happy to share the experience with friends who’d never been. It was a wonderful evening.

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F
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, all was lovely! Cool enough for the fireplace and staff allowed us to move close! Service was outstanding and food and wine terrific as usual.

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FL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Our knowledgeable server made our evening remarkable. Absolutely delicious .

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I go here a few times a year. This by far was the best experience i have had yet. Miles was our server and did an amazing job. Food was solid though it has changed a little over time. Atmosphere as always was also great.

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. This was our second time there, and it surpassed our expectations. We'll be back!

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JE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to take kids. Our went outside to play Bocce ball while the adults had drinks before dinner. Service is great, food is amazing.

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KN
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable in both the food and wine choices. Fab food.

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m
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well worth the drive. Every bite of everything was outstanding. A bit loud but understandable.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Waitstaff was great, food was good we had the lasagna. Would like to try other dishes.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous! Outstanding service and food. Sat near the fireplace. Brought a friend from out of state to experience for the first time. Wonderful in every way!

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B
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We brought friends here for their first visit and they loved it. Gavin was our waiter and he did a wonderful job.

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VS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Anytime we are in town we try to eat here. Wonderful sea Bass special this last visit. I hope they add it to the regular menu. Three of us ordered it and would order it next time.

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b
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. I love this place and I am not a big fan of Italian food. Everything I have had here is just fantastic.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely fantastic time and the food was to die for. They were so happy to tweak items for a vegetarian. I will be back for every special occasion. Thank you, Missey

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S
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took out of town family to Trattoria Lisina for lunch last Saturday. They were able to seat 7 of us quickly at a lovely table by the window. Our waiter was attentive, but not overly so. The food was fantastic and our out of town guests who frequently visit Napa said it was much like restaurants you would find there but more reasonably priced here. They raved about their food, and especially the yummy bread.

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M
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! We love to have family dinners and enjoy great wine at Lisina whenever we can!

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m
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner with friends and family

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A
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service from Logan. He was very polite and was able to answer any questions I had about the menu.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time visiting while on vacation in Texas- amazing!!!

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J
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always go for the osso bucobut will attempt other entrees in the future. GOOD friend like cheese pizza the best. Quite a variety of options.

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