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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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“pizza” (150 reviews)
“risotto” (68 reviews)
“antipasti” (17 reviews)
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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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Pre Theatre
"Very handy to the Arts Centre, great for a pre-theatre show."
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2. Best pizza and antipasti!!
"The food, service and staff were all excellent."
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3. Idyllic Location
"Yarra river and locality just give that little extra special touch"
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La camera is a fantastic authentic italian restaurant with a stunning city skyline view to its plus.As with every other italian restaurant, this place has a fantastic set of options for pasta's, pizza's, gnocchi, wine, risotto and a good collection of wines as well. Best...More

Thank DannyC3560
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Have been back to La Camera three times now and can honestly say that they have some of the most delicious pizza and pasta dishes. Dessert if you can still fit it in is also a must. With a 70 year old tiramisu recipe that...More

Thank Amy E
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Amy, Thanks for your fabulous review. It always makes us so proud when we get this kind of review. We work so hard to give people the best dining experience so we really appreciate your time and kind words. Kindest regards, The La Camera...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Had dinner here. Good food, wine and view of river. Lots of interesting selections on the menu. Had pasta and it was very good. Service was also pretty good. Food was served up quick.

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food, we were there with a large group so it was a set menu, but the beef brisket was awesome. Staff were friendly and the service was excellent. Love the balcony area overlooking the Yarra River.

Thank glens5151
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great Views of the Yarra and Pleasant Atmosphere on Balcony - We arrived around 5.00pm for an early dinner and it was oh we can accomodate you but you need to be out by 6.30pm. If I was buying expensive wines you wouldn't through me...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 2 couples that went to La Camera on a Saturday night. Booked an outside table that has a great view of the Yarra river and a Flinders St station all lit up. Very friendly waitress who introduced herself and took us through the...More

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

Hi there, Thanks for your thorough feedback. Great to hear that overall you enjoyed the La Camera dining experience. Excuse the mains coming out a little too quick. Sounds like the waitress might have called the mains a tad early. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a family meal on the heated outdoor balcony with views to Flinders Street Station. The service was very friendly with our waitress introducing herself and making a bit of welcoming small talk. The food was good - the salami plate for a shared...More

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

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to give us some feedback. Great to see you enjoyed the majority of the food, but sorry the Seafood Pescatore was not to your liking. It has been one of our staples over the last 18...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the Italian food and fantastic wine. The view of the Yarra river is stunning special at night.

Thank Fernanda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is along the Yarra River side. We asked for a seat at the balcony. Given a very nice river view, in a night of clear sky, we have a very enjoyable dinner. The service was sincere. We ordered bread with tomato, chicken and...More

Thank Cust-HK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place visit every time in Melbourne. Beautiful food great view over the river. Friendly and helpful staff would highly recommend this place.

Thank Kathy M
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Response from ElizabethDonn | Reviewed this property |
No it is not
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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
Breakfast, 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
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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