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La Camera Restaurant Southgate

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Shop MR2, Mid-level, Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 3600
07:30 - 22:30
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Sun 08:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 22:30
Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat 08:30 - 00:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a recent stay into Melbourne to catch up with friends from interstate we dined at La Camera twice. The first time on our own (a couple) and we shared 2 pizzas over a lovely bottle of Pinot Noir from Berry's Creek. The second with our friends the next day when a variety of pastas and deserts were eaten.

Thank O1848DZritap
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Actually went there for breakfast/brunch and the food was delicious - excellent Italian food. Beautiful spot looking out over the Yarra to the CBD. Menu was great and definitely going back for dinner next time! Highly recommend this one.

Thank Tracy H
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had the best ever Calamari starter for lunch. Restaurant has great views of the river and Melbourne city. Great service and friendly efficient staff. Definitely try it if you enjoy good Italian food.

Thank ElizabethDonn
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for your great feedback. You basically describe La Camera to a T...great food, superb views and excellent staff. Grazie Bella :). More 

Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very busy Italian restaurant; need to book. Had one of the best Spritz cocktails since Italy. Meal was prompt & service very good. Food very tasty. Sat outside the main restaurant with good view of the Yarra River which is very pretty at night.

Thank westie02jg
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this review

Hi there. Thanks for the great feedback. Always recommend a booking especially if you prefer a window or balcony seat. Personally the balcony is the best all year round. View speaks for itself!! Cheers Paul Scidone Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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170 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the meals and service at this restaurant. We booked online the same evening via Dimmi on a Friday and they had a nice table on the covered balcony overlooking the river. The waiter was attentive without hovering which is good for an intimate dinner. It is a rather large restaurant with many tables so can be a bit... More 

Thank ozallens
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

La Camera is one of the best restaurants in Melbourne. The quality of the food, the consistently great service, and the creativity of the menu all come together to make a great dining experience, time after time.

Thank Charlynn M
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been here a few times over the past year-a couple of lunches and recently dinner with friends. The menu is varied and suits all tastes, with good vegetarian/fish options and the quality of the food is excellent. Staff give terrific service and the venue is very congenial and with some great views of The Yarra too. We have... More 

Thank Lyn1808
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My title sums this place up. It is ideal for a pre-Arts Centre show: quick, simple, tasty, prices are reasonable. But it is so noisy the staff can't hear (or don't understand) what you are ordering. We had 3 wrong orders out of 6 meals, a very poor strike rate!

Thank nobryan
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good fresh good Good service Friendly staff Pricing suitable for the location and i was permitted to use my entertainment book voucher on Mother's Day. Recommended the salmon I would recommend this to my friends.

Thank Kate R
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a quick bite before the theatre or a long meal with plenty of flavour with family and friends. Food was great the garlic pizza was delicious thin and crispy. All meals were fresh and tasty and service was friendly and attentive. Only disappointment was the wines very expensive for not a great drop. Had to send the first... More 

Thank Annemarie3175

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
Italian, Pizza, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop MR2, Mid-level, Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 3600
La Camera Italian Restaurant Southbank Melbourne offers a welcoming environment where you can enjoy authentic, Italian food, served by friendly efficient staff right in the heart of the Southgate Shopping Precinct.

Whether you’re after a quick bite before work, a venue to host a business lunch, great food in a central location for a family meal, or a pre theatre meal, La Camera has you covered.

Nestled amongst riverside treetops on Southgate’s mid level, La Camera boasts two balconies with stunning views over The Yarra River and iconic Flinders Street Station. The interior is adorned with vintage black-and-white photographs depicting the history of the family that has owned and operated the restaurant since it opened in 2000.

La Camera Southgate offers an array of authentic Italian dishes including unique Roman-style pizzas, authentic Pappardelle Ox Cheek from Trastevere-Rome and by far the most delectable Tiramisu in town. The emphasis is on quality ingredients, and fresh seasonal produce.

La Camera is a touch of Italy right on Melbourne’s door step located in the sport and entertainment precinct and within walking distance to Melbourne’s most popular attractions such as The Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Federation Square, MCG, Rod Laver & Hisense Arenas, Aami Park and Eureka Skydeck.

La Camera is the perfect place for your next celebration, romantic evening out, and the best place to watch Melbourne’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

Relax, unwind and escape, make La Camera your room…where, as is the case with all Italians … “FOOD IS LIFE”.

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