Trattoria Lisina

4.7
4062 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
Chisholm Webster
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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
Jett Minor: (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, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4062 People Are Saying
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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always sit up at the bar in front of the kitchen. We get great service and watch the chefs do their thing, and they love to interact with the guests. Food is superb, wine is tasty, service is solid. It is pricey, but worth it.

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T
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant! The food is delicious, and we loved the bread. Great for an anniversary or just a date night!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were celebrating our anniversary. The waiter acknowledge it several times and offered us champagne. There was a wedding party behind a curtain right by our table. That was the only disappointment of the night.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service. Highly recommend this Italian restaurant on the outskirts of Austin. Worth the drive.

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

Chief’s sea food cod special was excellent. The service was excellent.

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

We came for a birthday party for my family who came over here 5 years ago to get married and had their wedding meal with you. They came back to re experience the day. They are more than happy with the table, the food and the couldn't get over how wonderful out waiter was. He catered to all our needs, didn't intrude and was available for everything we needed. Well done and thank you. I come here occasionally too and have always been very happy with everything about the place. Thank you again for such a wonderful evening.

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WM
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been customers of this beautiful spot ever since our son was enrolled in Texas State. We are from a ranch in South Texas that had been established back before Texas was Texas, in 1834!
This is really the only eating establishment that we visit, and we live 150 miles away,...so when we come it is always a treat!
We have recommended this place to many of our friends and family, and will continue to do so.

We hope for the continued success of this piece of Italy.
I don't know what your curriculum for training your employees, but the 'customer care' effort is one that has proven to make this a true Texas Star. Your employees truly take ownership of their work and they take it very seriously to insure everyone who comes in your doors is made to feel as if they are the 'guest of honor'.

Thank you again for your efforts and God Bless you!

Sincerely,

Wayne & Cindy Myers
Broadax Cattle Company
Fagan Ranch
Tivoli, Texas

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TL
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been eating at Trattoria Lisina for years and they never disappoint us. It is an Italian themed restaurant. The food is consistently good. The specials are unique. I had the Coral Cod special when I went and it was fabulous. It had a Louisiana-inpired seafood sauce on it and it was great. Everything I have ever ordered has been great. The service is consistently good. I highly recommend Trattoria Lisina in Driftwood. It is worth the drive.

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CC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had eaten here several years ago. The restaurant is beautiful in a lovely setting. Service was excellent and all the food was wonderful. We will definitely come back soon.

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S
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were exceptional.Teghan were very attentive and friendly.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and attentive staff, and the meal was fantastic.

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JM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff were excellent. have been here many times and never disappointed.

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RF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, service--All were spectacular. Especially enjoyed the prawns and the osso bucco. I would absolutely and unqualifiedly recommend this restaurant to anybody!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent the night at Trattoria Lisina for my girlfriends 22nd birthday and it was a spectacular evening. Everyone was accommodating and everything was well prepared when we showed up for our reservation. Beautiful scenery, ambiance was authentic, and of course the food was excellent. I asked for a romantic seat next to the window and they did us one better by putting a table cloth down with a lit candle to set the lighting. We got the privilege of sitting next to the owner of the restaurant as well and he even seemed to enhance the atmosphere by sharing a few kind words with us and everyone surrounding his table. Truly a fantastic place to share a delicate evening or enjoy some delicious authentic Italian food and wine.

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LB
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The lamb was very grizzly and tough this time. Sauce was excellent. Missed the duck being on the menu.
More seafood please.

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LS
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary with family there. Great food and ambiance. We loved it.

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FD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A nice country atmosphere with welcoming Italian ambience. excellent food, attentive service, good value. Worth a drive from Austin or San Antonio.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trattoria Lisina was great as always. The service is very friendly and helpful.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went there on Sunday, which was our wedding night. The food was amazing, and the atmosphere and service were totally worth the drive out there! We will be there again.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Disappointing. Impressive venue, good service, steak was prepared well but other dishes were bland, particularly the Osso Buco.

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NT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt and his staff never fail to satisfy. This is a wonderful restaurant with excellent food and beverages and equally enjoyable staff.

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z
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Pretty restaurant & beautiful views but the food was just "good." Caeser salad had way too much dressing and some of the lettuce was wilted and didn't look all too fresh. Lasagna looked pretty but the flavor of the sauce was not my favorite. Wine was good. Cheese ravioli was really good. Now that I have been here once, I don't necessarily need to come back. Will stick with my favorite local, family owned Italian joint for more authentic food and better prices.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Only drawback was that brick oven was not working and our little guest was disappointed. They were also out of the gorganzola butter sauce for our meal. Overall the food was great as always.

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DM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent as usual! We ordered a light meal for a change, the pizza was delicious and the arugula topping perfectly dressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Noted in open table it was a birthday but no one acknowledged at the Restaurant until the very end after we paid and they asked.

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m
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent food - lasagna is my favorite - very thin noodles and the filling stays inbetween the layers when cutting it with a fork.

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time. The food was great and they were willing to split dishes so we could share our meals in an almost family style way. The wait staff was attentive, but not overboard and the sommelier helped pick out great wine pairings for our meal.

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KC
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great to come here. Best place in the Texas Hill Country.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I went for our 49th wedding anniversary. They provided a table in a corner that was in a less noisy area. Seated us quickly. Service & food were excellent. We love this place. Great atmosphere and overall setting.

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KW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful osso buco, but I missed the mashed potatoes.

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a
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and recommend it 101%, will be back

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here multiple times over the years and this place remains constant in great food, wine and service.
One of my favorite places to take/meet friends.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

People from out of town visiting

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A
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best. Tagen was our server and she was amazing! Tim, Spence and Clint were their usual fantastic selves, greeting us when we walked in, and recommending fantastic wines!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thank you dinner for a friend. Food was good. Service good. It was noisy since we were near the kitchen. I would have preferred being seated nearer to the window.

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MF
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with a fantastic setting. Teghan was our waitress and was awesome! Thanks for everything.

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Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have been to Trattoria Lisina. Each experience has been exceptional. This last time my husband and I were celebrating our 33rd Anniversary and the staff went out of their way to drape our table with a white table cloth and candles. It made us feel very special.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had our reception here 3 years ago and returned for our anniversary. Everything was splendid.

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BJ
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trattoria Lisina is family favorite, and certainly worth the drive from anywhere in Hill Country. The fare can be as casual or as sophisticated as you want. Charming wine list that doesn’t make it overly complicated, and the Mandola wines are a great bargain. Bring the kids and let them play on the expansive playground / park, while mom and dad enjoy a the scenery (and cocktails!).

We will be back, often!

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance!
Can’t wait to bring the whole family!

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