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Trattoria Lisina

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13308 FM 150, Driftwood, TX (FM 1826)
(512) 858-1470
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Situated in the Texas hill country just outside of Austin, this rustic...
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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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful Dining for a Special Event

This was my supper club's March outing, and in mild weather there are few more scenic places to have a nice (and expensive) meal. We had reservations for eight people, but we were quite late being seated at our table on this busy Saturday night. We had to wait at least 30 minutes beyond our 8:00... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
bohemian81
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was my supper club's March outing, and in mild weather there are few more scenic places to have a nice (and expensive) meal. We had reservations for eight people, but we were quite late being seated at our table on this busy Saturday night. We had to wait at least 30 minutes beyond our 8:00 dinner reservation to be... More 

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Lincoln, NE
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408 reviews 408 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This Italian restaurant is worth the drive from Austin. It does take awhile to get here from downtown but it's a scenic drive and the destination is amazing. The views remind you more of Napa California then of Texas. The food and service are both impeccable. I highly recommend it.

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Nashville
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great service by Cameron. We were lucky enough to be seated at the kitchen counter. A clean well run kitchen with incredible chefs. The meal,wine,and Gelato Couldn't have been better. Don't miss this fabulous restaurant. I can't wait to come back.

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Houston
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159 reviews 159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The food here was surprisingly exceptional, for being out in the country. Everyone was satisfied with their order, and I thought the waitstaff was great. The hostesses were quite busy, but also seemed pretty unorganized/flustered. I would definitely recommend getting a reservation because I heard them tell people there was a 75 minute wait.

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Houston, Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

After a day spent touring the Hill Country DH & I finished off the day dining at the lovely Trattoria Lisina. It had been recommended by a brother-in-law who lives in Austin. We had arrived early - about 4:30 and on a Tuesday. We were seated by the windows overlooking the front patio. It had already been a lovely day... More 

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Conroe
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was my second visit to the restaurant and it was just as delicious as the first time. The food is so good. I recommend the asparagus salad, so amazing. Excited to plan my next visit back. Definitely worth going to.

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We've been several times. This place has it all: A beautiful setting (come early and enjoy a glass of wine from the adjacent winery on the grounds). Great food! I recommend the osso buco. And the antipasto mixto. And the hot Italian donuts for dessert. Friendly, attentive service from people who really enjoy working there. Not pretentious at all. Very... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I stumbled onto this venue as my destination was the Duchman Winery next door. This proved to be a delightful Sunday afternoon diversion with stellar service, two great bottles of wine, creative salads and perfectly prepared steak, wood grilled asparagus, mushroom fettuccine, fresh made focaccia and the best coconut cream pie I have ever tasted. A wonderful experience in every... More 

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Five star food. Three star service. My boyfriend took me here for a special dinner. We did have reservations which was good as there was a LOT of people there and it was a Saturday night. The drive out was nice and the restaurant was lovely. They had a fire going which was nice as the day had been rainy... More 

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Driftwood, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I really enjoy the food, wine and service here. Between the vineyard, the hill country view and the beautiful architecture the ambiance is hard to beat. I've been going to this restaurant since 2009 and have seen many changes, but its always met my expectations.They have a little playground for the kids and a bocce ball court that you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13308 FM 150, Driftwood, TX
    (FM 1826)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Driftwood
  • Phone Number: (512) 858-1470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 150
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?