Trattoria Lisina

4.7
4643 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.
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JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. The food and service were very good.

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

Great evening! Great service! Great food!

But come on Trattoria..... we were a table of 4.
It was a huge celebration evening for us.
We choose your restaurant before hundreds of other options!
It was one of our friends 55 birthday, and we were celebrating our 32nd anniversary.
We had appetizers, endless wine, 4 entrées & coffee.

Our bill was hefty!

With two celebrations going on, I believe a complementary piece of cheesecake, etc would had been a wonderful gesture.
You used to do it
We were told it was something Trattoria had stopped doing!

Small little gestures go along way!

You should totally re-think cutting corners on something so traditional

Kim & Don Perryman
512-633-2075

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

Excellent service our waiter was awesome food was excellent

MR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Really really bad service. From host to server. The
Gentlemen that opened the wine was the closest to professional.

DE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful inside and out. Best food in the greater Austin area.

FW
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Beautiful place and great service. The food was good, but I thought it was going to be much more high class. Pretty much the same as Mandola's. And really loud.

K
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was for a birthday. The occasion was confirmed. Nothing special was done. Actually was a little surprised.

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love Lisina, food was good as usual, waitress was trying to multi task and it was not working for her. She was very pleasant but always had some reason why things took so long or things forgotten. Not the usual standard of service.

g
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very slow service

JC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! It's a bit noisy though and we had a party of 10, which made it difficult to talk or hear anyone not sitting next to you. Overall excellent though!

T
San Antonio
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious as usual. Service was slow but waiters were friendly and accommodating.

DW
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Quite a drive for us to get there, but worth it.

LP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable & helpful to our well informed,culinary savvy guests with dietary issues. He understood their restrictions and made very helpful suggestions for substitutions.
Excellent experience in every way.

ML
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always everything was great. Service timing was a bit off. But always happy when we eat the awesome food.

OT
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times and as always it was outstanding. Had the special of the night which was cheese ravioli. It was super delicious and the right size portion. Nothing went to waste. Excellent place. Highly recommend reservations though.

JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As one would expect from Damien Mandola and his family, this is a wonderful dining experience! The service and food are truly exceptional and of course the ambience is remarkable. I felt as though I was back in Tuscany! My thanks to Alex and his wonderful team and the Mandola family whom I have always respected and appreciated!! Ciao Bella!!!!

VM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat ! Incredible food, good service, lovely ambience. It’s a special place and I wish I could get there every week.

p
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food is awesome, the views are nice, and sitting by the windows is the best. We've been here a couple times and you need to keep a sharp eye on the clealiness of the plates and utensils.

BR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and i went to Trattoria Lisina for our 10th wedding anniversary and were very impressed with the service, food and ambiance! Overall, it was a wonderful time...we will definitely be back! Keep up the great work! Thanks-Brady & Kimberly Rose
Cedar Park, Texas

JT
Austin
54 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food as usual. SErvice was less than attentive. Server had too many tables for what she could handle well.

ND
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The place is very nice. We live about 1.5 hours away but we took our time to come and see the place. The food was excellent and the service was excellent. Strongly recommend.

N
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress was the only thing more unbelievable than the food. Great recommendations. She was spot on with the wine. A shame cannot by there to take with you. Lovely place.

DB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went for lunch on our 51st wedding anniversary. The restaurant was obviously booked for sevreal large groups. Yet we felt like we got individual service. The wait service was excellent. The smoke flavor in our fettuccine almost overwhelmed the actual components of the dish. Our table was OK but the ambient light was barely sufficient for reading the menu. We wmjoyed our wine. We skioped desert on full senior stomachs. We will go again.

RR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience perfection! Fantastic food and service. Will definitely go back.

MB
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined at Trattoria many times ,and feel very lucky that it is close to Wimberley. Love this place!!

MS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food quality and service.
A lovely atmosphere.
Highly recommend!!

MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there early & the staff was friendly & welcoming... they couldn’t seat us in the restaurant until the kitchen opened at 4pm ...sat in bar & had a drink waiting for 4

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, fabulous food, atmosphere is beautiful. We brought kids and they are more than welcomed! Obviously you pay a little more for the food bc it’s so high quality but for us it was worth it for a special occasion.

TB
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Py was our server and she did a really good job. The food was excellent, as usual, and the 3-layer chocolate cake with a sprinkling of sea salt was heavenly. The manager came over and checked on us and was very friendly. We have been going to Trattoria Lisina since it opened and and never disappoints on the quality of food, ambiance, and service. Keep up the great work!

JN
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waiter was either new or distracted. Had to ask for bread, slow bringing wine. Then had to get another waiter to take our payment.

BL
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful setting for an Italian restaurant. Lots of shaded parking places. Friendly and knowledgeable waiter. Great menu selection. Excellent service and food. We'll be back!

TW
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second visit. We had a really nice dinner with friend. The food was excellent, the atmosphere great, and the noise level low enough that we could talk without yelling.

PS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is out in the country near Driftwood, TX. There is a winery associated right next door. The scenery is awesome, the decor very original Italian, the service is next to perfect and the food is almost beyond words-great Italian. It's a little pricey, but I've paid much more for much less in Austin. The place was packed on a Sunday night at seven o'clock. What does that tell you? The restaurant is owned and operated by a world renowned restaurateur and chef and is well worth the drive. Magnifico.

PG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for dining and relaxing in a casual environment!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner/celebration for my sister’s birthday. Excellent attention to detail and the food was outstanding.

Z
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They must have a new chef because their food has been much better in the last few months. Everything we ordered was delicious!

JL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always have a fantastic time when we eat here. The atmosphere and the food is always great! The service is very good and always eat desert which normally we do not do. Their wine selection is very good as well.

AF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner! The food was delicious as always. Tegan, our waitress, was amazing. Her knowledge of the menu and her recommendations were superb. I will always recommend this restaurant for people traveling to the hill country.

A
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trattoria Lisina is our favorite Hill Country resu. We have been customers since their second week of operations.

p
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere. Beautiful setting. Can't wait for colder weather so we can come back and sit by the massive fireplace. Oh so nice...

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