If you like Mandola’s then you will love Trattoria Lisina in Driftwood. This is the flagship location for all the Mandola’s and it shows! The food is amazing! One of the specials today is the grilled venison and it was amazing.
All of the pasta is excellent, everything being made by hand from scratch. It is a drive from Austin, but worth it, especially if you just want to take an afternoon drive and get away from town to eat.
I have been twice and the food was amazing both times. I recommend anything on the menu, but it seems that both times I have been I get whatever feature they have for the day.