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La Camera Restaurant Southgate

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” (139 reviews)
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“caesar salad” (9 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop MR2, Mid-level, Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to the restaurant for a dinner after sightseeing in Melbourne. The place is a bit hard to find, it is located on the second floor of a shopping mall (or entertainment center). The menu has a good variety, but we opted for a traditional...More

Thank _tetianafed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to go here for a light lunch before a 1pm show at the State Theatre. A perfect option. Offered the choice of an Express lunch, ($20 for one course and a drink or $30 for 2 courses and a drink) or an A La...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed sitting back, enjoying our Campari Spritz and Negroni whilst nibbling on a delicious selection of tapas style dishes and listening to an enthusiastic trio (Bella Ciao on this occasion) playing/singing Italian songs - most very familiar tunes. What a great way to...More

Thank Grandview301
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for a pre theatre drink/ding experience at Southbank just around the corner from the Concert Hall etc. Friendly efficient service with a reasonably diversified menu and not over priced, in very pleasant surroundings, the outside deck is probably the pick of the seating plan....More

Thank Matt270653
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of friends has been coming here for the past hand full of years for our regular every-few-months catch up (we used to frequent another restaurant close by, until that changed for the worse). La Camera never disappoints - good food, good service, great,...More

1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner with friends. The food was OK. The good news is the restaurant is quiet so you can have a nice conversation.

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had a party of ten visit La Camera for my partner's birthday. The food was lovely with a variety of choices so that everyone could find their perfect dish. Everyone was happy with their dishes ranging from pasta, pizzas and salads. The servings...More

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

Hi Marika, Thanks very much for taking the time to give us some fabulous feedback....we do really appreciate it!! Kindest regards, Paul Sciudone Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love Italian then this is the restaurant to be!! Amazing location overlooking the Yarra and the food was absolutely incredible! We had pizza and pasta and will def be back!!

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

Hi Conrad, Thanks so much for your feedback. Thrilled you enjoyed the La Camera dining experience. We have some unique pasta dishes and our Roman style pizzas are highly sought after. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Paul Scidone Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has the pleasure of dining here on Saturday night to celebrate my wife's birthday after a show at Crown. The food is excellent and clearly matched by the sweet and wine menu. Highly recommend the Bruschetta Con Sarde as an entree to share and the...More

Thank 1964_Happy_jack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this restaurant for dinner. Always get a table on the verandah overlooking the river and Southbank. Fabulous to watch the sun set and the city come alive. Fabulous food, great service, very helpful fun loving staff. Great place to take interstate visitors.

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

Thanks Faye for your very kind words and fabulous feedback. The balconies are definitely the best way to enjoy the La camera dining experience. Kind regards, Paul Scidone Manager

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27 July 2017|
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Response from ElizabethDonn | Reviewed this property |
No it is not
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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.
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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