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La Camera Restaurant Southgate

) #72 of 3,376 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ Italian, Pizza,
Shop MR2, Mid-level, Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 3600
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (125 reviews)
“risotto” (49 reviews)
“antipasti” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop MR2, Mid-level, Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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1 - 10 of 755 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Another return visit to La Camera - never disappoints! Nice table on the verandah, as requested; we ordered from the good set-price lunch menu, with generous servings of great, fresh food. Our waitress, trainee Sophia, was very helpful and attentive. La Camera is very reasonably...More

Thank carole2710
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a great walk at The Tan this morning, we decided to walk all the way to Southgate to have lunch at this restaurant. I have seen all the positive reviews and were also told by friends to check it out. We decided to munch...More

Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best Italian food Ive had since Antonios in Echuca. The Tortellini with saffron was so delicious I could have eaten another plate. The Risotto Tartufo was full of flavour. I have now found the perfect canoli as well. The service was impeccable....More

1  Thank KerrylP21_12
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kerry, Great to hear your fabulous feedback. We have just recently launched our new a la carte menu so here's to a great start!! I will give Antonio's ago next time I am in Echuca :). Kindest regards, Paul Scidone

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to the restaurant by hotel staff at the Travelodge Southbank, from word go we were welcomed in to this buzzy restaurant. We were seated immediately and given menus. We ordered and our meals were on our table before we knew it. Our...More

1  Thank FairCritic66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to this restaurant and it wasn't a great one. The restaurant is on the river so a great outlook but the food was less than impressive. One serve (risotto) was enormous, another (salmon) was very much less so. I had a very...More

Thank Debbie T
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Debbie, Thanks very much for your feedback. Very disappointing to hear about the service as we had a meeting to praise the staff for the fantastic feedback over the last 6 week. I will mention your feedback in the next pep talk. In regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy Sunday lunch. Service staff were friendly. Dishes were mostly ok. Italian restaurant you can visit if your in the area. Parking in the basement was a $12 flat fee for weekends, during weekdays it's minimum $20/hr. Ask for an outdoor table on the patio...More

Thank Alan L
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Allan, Thanks for your feedback as it is all helpful. Would love to know what dish you were not happy with so we can give the feedback to the kitchen. Hope we can make your experience a little better next time you're in. Most...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in southbank, quite a surprise. The decor had great images of Italy especially a great one of the Rialto bridge in Venice. The staff were great. We had a simple lunch, soup of the day and the caeser salad which were both excellent....More

Thank Angy Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Camera was a nice surprise during our visit to Melbourne. We decided to have dinner there because it seemed a place where a little child (our grand son) would not bother other guests. A place full of tables and everybody talking. The perception was...More

Thank ChuBrazil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pre-theatre dinner with a group of friends. We were seated on the enclosed balcony on a pretty cool evening but the heating worked a treat. Beer, cocktails and a bottle of wine. They're not cheap but they were good - and the wine was...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank O1848DZritap
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Marilyn R
Reading positive and negative reviews and really confused. Can anyone really recommend this place, we are trying to find a restaurant in the area after the Food and Wine show. thanjs.
1 June 2017|
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Response from Alan D | Reviewed this property |
Thoroughly recommend, we may be going in a fortnight after the Van Gogh display at the NGV.
Geraldine J
Do I need to book for Sunday lunch - for three? Is the deck heated.
29 May 2015|
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Response from westie02jg | Reviewed this property |
La Camera is always busy, so yes you would need to book. If you go to their site you can get a $10 voucher off your meal by entering your email address. The deck has large electric ceiling heaters & is well protected by... More
Is there a dress code?
2 May 2015|
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Response from Birt1964 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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