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La Camera Restaurant Southgate

) #77 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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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 1 week ago via mobile

La Camera was a good experience. The staff were very friendly and very efficient. The meals were large and tasty. Kids menu was very kid friendly! Vegetarian & Gluten free options available. All very reasonably priced too. The dining floor is a little cramped though,...More

Thank Kristy B
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Kristy, Thanks very much for your feedback. Great to see you enjoyed your dinner experience. In regards to the floor space, normally we have more than efficient space to walk around but on the odd occasion, with the seating arrangements for larger bookings, this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times now. Handy if you would like a nice Italian meal before going to the theatre. The food is standard Italian, not fancy, but cooked well with good flavours. So far I have enjoyed both Pizza and pasta dishes here. They...More

Thank Multimuffin
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for your feedback and return visits. La Camera is very experienced when it comes to pre-theatre dining. We have a great system that ensures you get to your show in time and well fed :). Cheers Paul

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good customer service, not a long wait at all for our delicious food. Beautiful views of the river. Great atmosphere dining on the balcony.

Thank Aleasha R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having decided on Italian for dinner, we booked this restaurant as it was not too far from where we were staying. If you are want ambience, there is none, particulary for the price of the meals and wines. Let alone the 90 minute wait for...More

Thank 158karlaf
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for your feedback. So sad to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience. The waiting time for your mains was very excessive. I would love to know which day you dined and whether the duty manager apologised for such...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked online at the menus of other restaurants near the Melbourne Recital Centre and as we were parking under the Arts Centre decided to head to our favourite. We arrived without a reservation, a table was quickly found for us and we were made...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat outside in July with the heater on. Was a good temp and we got to enjoy the view. The downside was it was slow to get the waiters attention. The kids had their usual, spag bol & meatballs. They were ok. Good but not...More

Thank Sol-hol
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to be taken there after a work conference and I was really impressed with the service and the food. Even though we were a large group the individual meals were obviously prepared with care and attentiveness. The Calamari was the best I've...More

Thank Swarovski
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Camera is always a sure restaurant when looking for high quality meals and service. The flavours are divine and each meal is always just right. The staff are very helpful and friendly. A great restaurant!

Thank sprosser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a busy italian restaurant on Melbourne's Southbank in the Southgate centre. We have been here a few times because the food is good and the restaurant is close to where we usually stay. Prices are higher than average for italian food but nobody...More

Thank TimDavison
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late lunch not many people there at that time it has a good view across the river thought my meal was average the staff were very friendly

Thank Stephen B
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Marilyn R
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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
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
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
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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