Trattoria Lisina is an Italian restaurant and wedding venue located in Driftwood, Texas. Just half an hour from Austin, this stone house sits on 20 acres of vineyards and offers breathtaking views of the hill country. Trattoria is an Italian word used to describe a casual, family-owned establishment, and Trattoria Lisina lives up to its name. The restaurant is family owned and operated by Damian and Trina Mandola, whose commitment to family is what inspired them to open the eatery. The Tuscan-style villa is a beautiful and luxurious place to make timeless memories, all while enjoying the comforts of home and flavors of Italy.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples arriving at Trattoria Lisina will be greeted by a spectacular courtyard, complete with lush gardens and a large stone fountain. From here, lovebirds will enter the villa, which features arched porticoes and is draped with verdant ivy. Inside, a spacious banquet hall can comfortably hold up to 175 guests for a sit-down dinner and 225 for a standing cocktail reception. This room boasts stone walls, vintage-inspired lanterns, and sweeping windows that bathe the floors in natural light. An enclosed verandah, which overlooks the winery and Oak grove, can also accommodate up to 75 guests in a semi-private space. For those who would also like to hold their ceremony at this stunning venue, a private covered pavilion is available. This pavilion comes with arched entrance ways, wrought iron chandeliers, and a large area for setting up chairs and an arch.
Trattoria Lisina has no rental fee for its event spaces, but engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and receptions do require a minimum food and beverage order. Couples can book the dining room and ceremony site, or rent out the entire property on Mondays for exclusive access to the estate. All weddings come with an event coordinator, who can help plan a fully personalized experience and make sure the big day runs smoothly. Soon-to-be-newlyweds will also be able to avail themselves of the restaurant’s mouth-watering Italian cuisine. Catering packages come with three or four courses of antipastos and entrees that include artichoke and Parmigiano fritters, bruschetta, Bolognese lasagna, and seafood penne.
4 Reviews for Trattoria Lisina
Recommended by 98% of couples
Rachel O. · Married on 01/22/2021
We held our Rehearsal Dinner at Trattoria Lisina and were given exceptional service and food. Because we are in the middle of a pandemic, there were naturally a few hiccups during the planning process but at the end of the day the team at Trattoria Lisina went above and beyond to make our event there as wonderful as possible.Sent on 02/12/2021
Their Director of Events was always just an email away and I felt confident that any question or concern I had was going to be addressed in a timely and professional manner.
If you’re looking for a beautiful setting with great staff to host your next event, make sure to keep Trattoria Lisina at the top of your list!
Mary B. · Married on 06/08/2019
Delicious and Beautiful- A perfect venue for a perfect day!
Chase was the consummate event coordinator! He was responsive, prompt, professional, reassuring and the best part was he totally delivered! The restaurant and garden were beautiful, the service was OUTSTANDING, and the food was incredible! The restaurant staff helped out the on-site wedding coordinator with table decorations and were so responsive to our guests during dinner! We can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so amazing! Thank you!!Sent on 06/10/2019
William B. · Getting married on 04/02/2021
My family celebrated my daughter's career and retirement from the US Air Force at Trattoria Liscina on Christmas Eve. Michaela and the entire staff did a wonderful job of making our event memorable for the honoree and our entire family. The food was superb, the service was excellent and the venue was beautiful. Michaela was so very responsive to all our wishes and went out of her way to make the evening special. It was a little pricey for our small group of 14 but we were thoroughly delighted with the event.Sent on 02/04/2021