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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 good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (161 reviews)
“risotto” (70 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:30 pm 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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Camera Restaurant Southgate
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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Reviewed today

La Camera is fabulous and with my recent experience they outdid themselves with the service and the food. But the extreme noise from screaming children put me off. We got out of there as fast as we could. I know families need options but if...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BelMac633
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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 6 days ago

The service was very friendly and the wait staff engaging Had lovely garlic prawns and a wonderful chicken rissotto

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank D8423LPdeborahc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t do it. There are many great restaurants nearby. Poor food, poor service with inflated prices. Pasta over cooked and no flavour

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bobandsilv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere we were seated on the terrace overlooking the city and the river which was quite beautiful around 8pm we had a share platter for entree which was lovely I had the pork belly which was yummy and my husband had the crumbed veal...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined early after a busy day. The special salad with grilled peach and fresh mozzarella was superb as were our other dishes. Wine and cocktails made it a special dinner. Location is very handy to the hotels at Southbank. Staff were friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, a bit slow service but fully accommodate requirements for event starts. All food was nice and staff were friendly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Patrick181918
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Sat out on the terrace overlooking the river. Cool, breezy. Kind, efficient staff. The tortelloni was simply sumptuous. Will definitely return if I visit Melbourne again

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ryanwM7435DO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lunch special menu is very reasonable - a good choice between about 6 pizzas, similar number of pastas, a few salads and a glass of red or white wine (or softdrink) for $20. My lunch mate and I both had the Pizza Verdure, which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cameron S
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cameron, When it come to quality, value, variety and serving size, it's hard to beat the La Camera lunch specials. And let's not forget the views if you're on one of our two balconies. Kind regards, Paul Scidone Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Italian phrase of good fortune, in bocca al lupo literally means “in the wolf’s mouth”. In the theatre, it is a traditional greeting before the artist entering the stage. Considering that La Camera (The Room) is almost part of the State Theatre, it’s appropriate...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BenOxley
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Ben, Grazie mille for the fabulous feedback. We look forward to your next visit. Ci Vediamo, Paul Scidone Manager

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27 July 2017|
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Response from ElizabethDonn | Reviewed this property |
No it is not
Marilyn R
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.
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
USD 18 - USD 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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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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