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La Camera Restaurant Southgate

₹₹ - ₹₹₹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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7:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Shop MR2, Mid-level, Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were brought here by friends while visiting Melbourne and it’s a busy place. Set in the Southgate complex this first floor restaurant has nice views over the river and the city. The fresh fish was as good as I have had anywhere I had...More

Thank magwll
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, Thanks so much for your great feedback. It was great to hear you enjoyed a variety of dishes and you topped it off with Melbourne's best Tiramisu. Kindest regards, Paul Scidone Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Party of 6 pre theatre dinner. Great service, delicious food, good vibe. 5 different meals every one was happy with their dish. Will certainly be back.More

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

Hi Jenny, Thanks very much for your kind words. La Camera is highly regarded when it comes to pre theatre dining and it's not because we have a pre theatre special but due to the fact that we have a great pre thaetre system that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Camera is one among many eating places in Melbourne's Southbank precinct. While the service is efficient and friendly, the ambiance of this rather large restaurant is rather bland; there's nothing cosy about it. Tables and seating are standard, middle-of-the-range offerings. It's a place where...More

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

Hi Peter, Thanks very much for your feedback. After 17 years at Southgate we have had two stages of renovations and the third will be updating our furniture and some rather innovative inclusions similar to what we have done in our bar next door, Waterslide....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here many years ago but suspect is was that company at the time as this visit was great, good italian food, drinks and great staff. Sitting on the balcony overlooking the yarra and at melbournes flinders street station was a real treat.

Thank Gypsy1231
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear you mentioned what we work very hard for... Good Italian fare, drinks and great service. The location of course, speaks for itself. Kindest regards, Paul Scidone Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Hi there, Thanks so much for your feedback and rave review. Great to hear you loved our unique Roman style pizza. I still think our prices are very competitive when you compare it to some Italalian pizza restaurants in the suburbs...Our location and view is...More

Reviewed 8 February 2018

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

1  Thank Peter W
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Peter, What a fantastic review. Thanks so much. Our lunch special has been around for 17 years now and we still think it's one of the best in town...great views, super value, unrivalled variety and pleasant service. We look forward to your next visit...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

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

1  Thank Grandview301
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for attending our first event for 2018. A great mix of Italian fare and traditional Italian folk songs performed by The Bella Ciao Trio in their unique and uplifting way. The Aperitivo is on every day between 4 and 5.30 with a...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

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 4 February 2018

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 3 February 2018

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
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Response from ElizabethDonn | Reviewed this property |
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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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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, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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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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