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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
PRICE RANGE
USD 18 - USD 37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Grill
FEATURES
Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 16 May 2021

Hopefully this was a one off evening as previously we have found La Camera quite satisfactory. On entry the staff were enduring all patrons were registering on the Covid app. This was an excellent start. From the outset we informed the staff that we had...a deadline for a theatre . This did not phase the friendly and helpful staff. However, perhaps the tight timetable caused some shortcuts. The Chicken Parmigiana, and the Veal cotoletta di vitello seemed to have been precooked, then reheated for plating up. Both were dry and the chicken in particular quire tasteless. Come again? not sure after this visit.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 12 May 2021 via mobile

It was such a delight to enjoy an evening at Southbank sitting in the balcony area overlooking magnificent views of the Yarra River whilst we all enjoyed the dulcet tones of live saxophone music and delicious happy hour cocktails. The food was impossibly delectable. The...aracinis, croquettes and focacias were crowd pleasers. The wines and cocktails sublime and my porchetta main meal off the charts outstanding. Service and ambiance made our dining experience a 9.5 out of 10!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

We celebrated my mum’s 70th birthday here and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was fantastic. We had a couple of gluten free people and one dairy free child. They were very accommodating and were thorough in their explanations as to which foods were gf...and df. Thanks for a memorable dinner.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 7 May 2021 via mobile

Some of the very best customer service we have ever experienced in Australia. The calamari was exquisite, the lasagna was perfect. Unfortunately the seafood linguine was disappointing bland in comparison to the other dishes. When this was brought to the attention of staff, they listened...patiently to our concerns. By way of apology, they were kind enough to give us a complimentary dessert. The canolli was delicious. Cannot fault the service from every staff member. Will definitely be back and highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 12 April 2021

This restaurant has it all. Outstanding food, amazing service and very friendly staff. We were welcomed into the restaurant as soon as we arrived.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 31 March 2021

We has eaten at La Camera for lunch several times. We were given a menu, which was fairly mundane, so we asked for the lunch menu We were told that they no longer had a lunch menu. A simple parma was over $30 and a...meal with drinks would have cost around $100, much more than we were willing to pay for lunch, so we walked out.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 31 March 2021 via mobile

Wow it’s wonderful to see LaCamera so vibrant. They have done a truly incredible job through 2020. The service is always professional and friendly. My current favourite is the patata pizza. Looking forward to my next visit.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 29 March 2021

Every time we visit La Camera we feel reassured. The quality is always fantastic, the atmosphere always welcoming and inviting, and the staff are always polite, friendly, and professional, but still make you feel like a friend of the restaurant. I could go on about...the pizza for days. When we want good pizza, there really is nowhere to go but La Camera if you want delicious, perfectly cooked, well balanced pizza that doesn't sit like a brick in your stomach. That's to say nothing of the rest of the menu, which is also brilliant. For celebrations, romantic dinners, and any other excuse to get your hands on some delicious pizza, ragu, or gnocchi, this is the place to do it. My partner and I had our first date here, and we have had many more since, with who knows how many to come.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 6 March 2021

So excited to be out and about again after having been locked in for months. A group of good friends were meeting for lunch, and expecting great food and service. Unfortunately the food did not meet our expectations. I chose: Linguine Alla Pescatora $ 36.00...Fresh linguine tossed with mussel meat, calamari, diced fish, garlic, chilli, crowned with Australian prawns and extra virgin olive oil. (without the chilli) it arrived looking dried up as if it had been sitting for a while. The prawns were few and tiny also dried up. Friends also had meals not up to expectations - eg risotto. "Not the worst she has ever had, but not the best". Another 2 friends chose: Scaloppine Saltimbocca $ 35.00 Pan-fried veal topside with prosciutto, sage, white wine and finished with butter served with zucchini trifolati [slow cooked zucchini with garlic, mint and basil]. One friend said it was not worth the money, being mainly zucchini.... These meals were not cheap - so expected better. The waiters tried hard - but gave the friend who organised it a white wine, when she ordered red. Another friend had ordered a soft drink and it didn't come.....had to request it again. I decided to try a dessert - since I love Tiramisu - unfortunately it did not match my memories of this delicious dessert. The main guy in charge was lovely and did his best. BUT definitely would not go again. Thought with nearing the end of COVID the food would have been much better wanting customers back in the city.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

Beautiful food with beautiful service. All the food was delicious served by attentive staff without the feeling of being over whelmed by them. Will be coming back next time in town.

Date of visit: February 2021
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anthonyrobertm
27 July 2017|
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Response from ElizabethDonn | Reviewed this property |
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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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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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La Camera Restaurant Southgate is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4